Estudios para detectar el cáncer

El cáncer es una de las peores enfermedades que existe y también una de las que más sufren las personas, para detectarlo es necesario llevar a cabo un estudio que pueda ayudarnos a detectar de manera temprana esta tan temida enfermedad. Existen una gran cantidad de estudios que ayudan a detectar si existe algún tipo de cáncer en el cuerpo, sin embargo no todos estos estudios son conocidos, por este motivo nos hemos dado a la tarea de hablar un poco sobre cuales son los tipos de estudios más comunes que ayudan a detectar el cáncer. 

Existen muchos estudios especiales Tijuana que ayudan a detectar el cáncer, por ejemplo por medio de las radiografías y otros exámenes de este tipo es que se puede encontrar el cáncer en diferentes partes del cuerpo, los cuales incluyen los huesos y organos como el estómago y los riñones. Este tipo de estudios son ideales porque no requieren mucho tiempo, no provocan dolor y en pocas palabras no requieren ningún tipo de preparación especial. Por otro lado también están los estudios de contraste, los cuales si pueden llegar a requerir una preparación e incluso pueden causar algún tipo de molestias y efectos secundarios, dependiendo el tipo de estudio, pues existen varios. 

Estudios de contraste 

  • Angiografía, angiograma, arteriografía, arteriograma: este tipo de estudios se encarga de revisar las arterias del cuerpo, incluyendo las del cerebro, también los pulmones y los riñones. 
  • Pielograma intravenoso: este tipo de estudio se encarga de revisar el tracto urinario, como lo son los riñones, uréteres y la vejiga. 
  • Radiografías del tracto gastrointestinal inferior, enema de bario, enema de bario de doble contraste, enema de bario con contraste de aire: este tipo de estudios se encargan de revisar organos como el colón y el recto. 
  • Radiografías del tracto gastrointestinal superior, ingestiión de bario, esofagografía, estudio radiológico del transito intestinal: este tipo de estudios se encargan de revisar el esófago, el estómago y el intestino delgado. 
  • Venografía y venograma: este tipo de estudios se encargan de revisar las venas de todo el cuerpo, generalmente las de las piernas. 

Este tipo de estudios son estudios de rayos x especiales que utilizan tintes con base de yodo o materiales de contraste como el bario, junto con las radiografías para que los órganos aparezcan en la radiografía y de esta forma puedan obtener imágenes mejores. En la actualidad gracias a los avances en la tecnología este tipo de estudios ya casi no se usan, pues están siendo reemplazados por otros. Por ejemplo antes la angiografía se utilizaba para conocer la etapa y extensión de un cáncer existente y hoy en día para esto se utiliza la tomografía por computadora o la resonancia magnética. Sin embargo estos estudios más “viejitos” no quedan totalmente descartados, pues la angiografía se sigue utilizando para mostrar los vasos sanguíneos que están cerca de un tumor y de esta forma poder planificar mejor una cirugía que ayude a limitar la perdida de sangre. 

La realización de estudios para evitar la propagación y el avance del cáncer son muy importantes, pues una detección temprana es crucial para evitar una perdida en la calidad de vida de la persona a la que se le detecte.

Salivary Gland Infections

Just as there is inflammation in the gum, there can also be inflammation in the salivary glands.

Inflammation may be due to certain factors, such as:

  • Dehydration
  • Medicines
  • Poor hygiene
  • Systematic diseases

In order to know the cause of this pathology, it is essential to identify the reason why this condition is occurring to have adequate treatment.

The salivary glands are divided into two major groups, major and minor. These belonging sections of the oral cavity are the ones that secrete saliva. This substance helps the cleaning of the mouth, serves to prepare food for the process of chewing and swallowing. The minor glands, distributed in great part of the buccal cavity, in the pharynx and the paranasal sinuses, are the ones that are in charge of secreting mucus. Diseases related to the glands include various pathologies: inflammation, infection, obstruction, autoimmune problems, among others.


  • Mumps- Infection of the salivary glands, which are located near the ears, with inflammation. This symptom can be seen reflected in the area of the cheeks and that when the glands are swollen, the cheeks expand, so it is very noticeable. By the other way, it can also present difficulties when chewing, headaches, loss of appetite, and fever. Nowadays, this pathology is fought with vaccination at an early age.
  • Epstein-Barr Virus- Better known as Herpes, is a virus that can be transmitted by saliva and in other cases by sexual contact, by blood or by an organ transplant. The most common symptoms are fever, swelling of the throat and lymph nodes, and oral problems.


  • Mucolele- It is characterized by the presence of a small lump found mainly under the tongue or on the inside of the lower lip. This is a consequence of saliva retention. The bumps tend to be transparent or bluish color so that it may have the appearance of a blister, unlike this, the mucolele there is no pain.


  • Sjögren’s Syndrome- Caused by a disorder of the immune system, causing a feeling of lack of (dry) fluids in the eyes and mouth. This disease affects the mucosa and glands that produce hydration in these two parts.


  • Pleomorphic adenoma- These tumors occur in the tissues where the parotid salivary glands are found. The size may vary, depending on the severity. It can be generated within 50 years of life and is usually more frequent in women.

The constant visits to the dentist in tijuana, are a factor of vital importance since this type of inflammations or pathologies in the salivary glands can be prevented. For the dentist to determine the type of inflammation, a physical examination will be performed to determine in which section the inflammation is found. Scanning through palpitation may tell the doctor if there is a tumor; so this procedure is vital. As mentioned, this type of disease is usually caused by poor dental hygiene, where the accumulation of oral bacteria obstructs the glands, or if this accumulation causes viruses to prolong their stay in the oral cavity, so it is crucial to place particular emphasis on cleanliness. Likewise, the consumption of liquids cleans this type of microbes, keeping the mouth hydrated and fresh.


What Are Dental Crowns And What Can They Do For Me?

Dental crowns are one of the most widely used dental treatments in dentistry. If you have recently visited the dentist and he has told you that you need a dental crown and you have no idea what it is or what it works for, we recommend reading the following article. 

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, also known as a dental cover, is a piece of restoration that is placed on top of a tooth that has been affected and is damaged with the aim of making it functional again and recovering a normal appearance. The main objective of dental crowns is to cover the outside of a tooth that has been damaged but still has healthy bone, so that it will not be affected later on.  

What are dental crowns for? 

Dental crowns are mainly used to help replace a missing tooth or also as a reinforcement for a weakened tooth. So it could be said that its main functions are to repair teeth that have been damaged by some kind of problem, both aesthetic and functional, because the crown not only protects the teeth to prevent future damage, but also looks like a tooth so it is a fairly discreet treatment. These can last more than 25 years if you take excellent care of them, however a crown in good condition usually lasts 15 to 20 years approximately.

What are dental crowns made of? 

dental crowns Tijuana are usually made of 4 different types of materials, according to the needs and possibilities of each person. These 4 materials are: 


This type of crowns are the most recommended for restorations because of their color, since they are the ones that most resemble the natural color of the teeth. The only downside of this material is that it can easily break if the person has a very strong bite, however, it is highly resistant to wear, so in a person with a normal bite can last a long time. 


For this type of crowns, the porcelain is fused to join it to the outer part of a metallic structure with the only purpose of reinforcing the teeth, thus sealing and avoiding the formation of caries. This type of crown is functional rather than aesthetic, because it is much stronger, durable and safe, although this can be noticed. 

Base metal alloys 

This type of crown, unlike the metal-ceramic ones, is made of metals that are not noble, but that reinforces the tooth and help greatly to avoid corrosion. This material is much more resistant to wear and does not affect other teeth at all, however by the color of the material, this can become quite noticeable.

Gold alloys

This type of crown is ostentatious, are made of gold with copper and some other metals, which form a fairly strong material that adheres easily to the tooth This type of alloys are very resistant to wear and fracture. They do not affect or invade other teeth in any way, as the material is biologically compatible with the gingival tissue. 

Dental crowns are an excellent option for people who have damaged teeth and who want to avoid major damage and want to regain the normal shape of their teeth.