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The Language of Oncology

24 May

THE DEFINITION  OF NEOPLASIA
As an illustration of the enigma that cancer has presented to physicians and scientists over the years, it was not until the 1920s that meaningful attempts were made to define cancer. In the ensuing half-century,  a number of definitions  of this biological  phenomenon  were proposed, mostly by physicians and scientists but more [...]

Trends and Factors in Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Survival

24 May

In general, the cancer death rates by site for males and females parallel the incidence rates (Fig- ures 1.4 and 1.5), especially with cancers of the stomach, lung, pancreas, brain, liver, ovary, and several other sites. On the other hand, for certain types of cancer, the mortality rates have fallen dramatically  during the past several [...]

Female Orgasm

23 May

WHAT IS ORGASM?
Orgasm is a transient peak sensation of intense pleasure that is accompanied by a number of physiological body changes. In men, orgasm is normally accompanied by ejaculation, which makes the event easily identifiable. In women, however, the achievement of orgasm appears to be less facile than for males and recogniz- ing that it [...]

What is a Sexual Dysfunction?

23 May

What  is a Sexual Dysfunction?
The experimental evidence and theoretical notions presented earlier strongly suggest that for women, sexual dysfunction is not about genital response. The women  in  our  study  who  were  diagnosed  with  FSAD  according  to  strict DSM-IV criteria (42) turned out not to be sexually dysfunctional according to these same criteria because their genital [...]

Sexual Feelings

23 May

Sexual Feelings
Emotions are not determined by distinctive stimuli, but by the meaning the stimu- lus has aquired over time. Recently, Damasio (80) introduced in this context the term “emotionally competent stimulus,” referring to the object or event whose presence, actual or in mental recall, triggers emotion. While there are biologically relevant  stimuli  that  are  innately [...]