5 High Risk Manual Jobs

With lots of dedication, commitment and hard work, somebody in a manual labour occupation can earn very good money. It’s more than likely that you’ll form a strong bond with fellow employees and be able to see the fruits of your labour immediately.

However, in certain manual occupations, there are various on-the-job dangers and associated risks. Coming into contact with hazardous materials is a regular occurrence while protective safety equipment is never too far away.

The following high-risk manual labour jobs may provide a wide range of benefits, but they can also be extremely dangerous.

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Scientific Study Proves Cause and Effect Relationship Between Diesel Fumes and Lung Cancer

Until recently the scientific fraternity unanimously agreed that asbestos, mustard gas, alcohol, tobacco and arsenic actually cause Lung Cancer. However, after recent scientific studies made public by World Health Organization (WHO) you can now safely add diesel fumes to the list of fatal carcinogens or deadly substances that can cause cancer of the lungs in humans.

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A diesel commuter train at Preston station: the WHO study said as so many people breathe in diesel fumes action needs to be taken. Photograph: Keith Morris/Alamy

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Cervical Polyps

What are Cervical Polyps?

Cervical polyps are small, soft, abnormal fingerlike growths which protrude on the mouth of the cervix, the part of the uterus which is also referred to as the neck of the womb. This is very typically during pregnancy and is attributed to hormonal changes which occur in the body of the woman. During this stage, she may have more than one polyp which can grow in the mouth of her cervix.

Cervical polyps are often less than one centimeter in diameter and are distinguished due to its bright red color and spongy texture. This may be found attached to the cervix through a stalk or at times it may prolapse into the vagina wherein it is often mistaken as a submucosal fibroid or endometrial polyps. Only less than 1% of cervical polyp show neoplastic changes and form cervical cancer.

Are cervical Polyps Cancerous?

Almost 99% of polyps are not cervical cancers but it may cause blockage to the cervix which will result to pregnancy related problems. Moreover, once removed it is very unlikely to re-grow.

Nevertheless, doctors always recommend a biopsy examination of the polyp just to guarantee that it is not cancerous in any way. Furthermore, patients should never be hesitant when the doctor recommends that it be removed through surgery because there is a possibility that it may grow in size and pose more danger to the body.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affects the prostate gland, which is found in the male reproductive system. Today there are different prostate cancer treatment techniques and the treatments vary from one person to another.  The treatment also depends on the risk group that the patient falls into. There are three groups into which cancer patients are usually grouped under such as low risk, intermediate risk and high risk.

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Low risk cancer refers to the early stage prostate cancer when the cancer is just within the prostate glands. In most of the cases, low risk cancer is curable and there are two prostate treatment options and one management option available to the patient. The two options are surgery, radiation therapy and active surveillance is the patient management form. In radiation therapy the methods used are either radioactive tumor seeding which is also known as brachytherapy or external beam radiation. Active surveillance is a form of patient management which is also known as watchful waiting or expectant management and is not a form of treatment. Hormone therapy is another option that medical practitioners often use when treating patients with advanced stages of cancer as well as for older men. Chemotherapy is also another treatment method that is used in prostate cancer treatment however this form of treatment only plays a very limited role in treating this condition. This method too is a form of treatment that is reserved mostly in the case of recurrent prostate cancer or in the case of advanced prostate cancer.

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Different Types of Prostate Cancer and its Symptoms

Prostate Cancer

Prostate is a body gland found in males and it plays a crucial role in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is most commonly found in men who are in their early fifties and is one of the few diseases which lacks clear symptoms. The risk of prostate cancer generally increases with the progress of age and prostate cancer can cause pain, issues in urinating, and can even hamper sexual intercourse. There have been instances wherein prostate cancer has let to serious disorders such as erectile dysfunction.

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