Tuesday, November 24, 2009

brain cancer


What is brain cancer?

Brain cancer is a disease of the brain in which cancer cells (malignant) arise in the brain tissue. Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions. Tumors composed of cancer cells are called malignant tumors, and those composed of noncancerous cells are called benign tumors. Cancer cells that develop from brain tissue are called primary brain tumors while tumors that spread from other body sites to the brain are termed metastatic brain tumors. Statistics suggest that brain cancer occurs infrequently and is likely to develop in about 22,000 new people per year in 2009, with about 13,000 deaths as estimated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Not all brain tumors are alike, even if they arise from the same type of brain tissue. Tumors are assigned a grade depending on how the cells in the tumor appear microscopically. The grade also provides insight as to the cell's growth rate. NCI lists the following grades:

  • Grade I: The tissue is benign. The cells look nearly like normal brain cells, and they grow slowly.
  • Grade II: The tissue is malignant. The cells look less like normal cells than do the cells in a grade I tumor.
  • Grade III: The malignant tissue has cells that look very different from normal cells. The abnormal cells are actively growing (anaplastic).
  • Grade IV: The malignant tissue has cells that look most abnormal and tend to grow quickly.

What causes brain cancer?

Primary brain tumors arise from many types of brain tissue (for example, glial cells, astrocytes, and other brain cell types). Metastatic brain cancer is caused by the spread of cancer cells from a body organ to the brain. However, the causes for the change from normal cells to cancer cells in both metastatic and primary brain tumors are not fully understood. Data gathered by research scientists show that people with certain risk factors are more likely to develop brain cancer. Individuals with risk factors such as having a job in an oil refinery, as a chemist, embalmer, or rubber-industry worker show higher rates of brain cancer. Some families have several members with brain cancer, but heredity as a cause for brain tumors has not been proven. Other risk factors such as smoking, radiation exposure, and viral infection (HIV) have been suggested but not proven to cause brain cancer. There is no good evidence that brain cancer is contagious, caused by head trauma, or caused by cell phone use. Although many lay press and Web articles claim that aspartame (artificial sweetener) causes brain cancer, as of 2009, the FDA maintains that it does not cause brain cancer and base their findings on over 100 toxicological and clinical studies regarding the sweetener's safety.

p/s: uuuu~ im afraid of it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

you make it real

So much craziness surroundin' me
So much goin' on, it gets hard to breathe
When all my faith has gone, you bring it back to me
You make it real for me

When I'm not sure about my priorities
When I've lost site of where I'm meant to be
Like holy water washin' over me
You make it real for me

And I'm runnin' to you, baby
You are the only one who saved me
That's why I've been missin' you lately
'Cause you make it real for me

When my head is strong but my heart is weak
I'm full of arrogance and uncertainty
When I can't find the words
You teach my heart to speak
You make it real for me, yeah

And I'm runnin' to you, baby
You are the only one who saved me
That's why I've been missin' you lately
'Cause you make it real for me

Everybody's talkin' in words I don't understand
You got to be the only one who knows just who I am
You're shinin' in the distance, I hope I can make it through
'Cause the only place that I want to be
Is right back home with you

I guess there's so much more I have to learn
But if you're here with me, I know which way to turn
You always give me somewhere, somewhere I can learn
You make it real for me

And I'm runnin' to you, baby
You are the only one who saved me
That's why I've been missin' you lately
'Cause you make it real for me
Yes, you do, you make it real for me



dear my darling,
thank for the happiness
thank for the sadness
your exists make my life
so meaningful
u're never be replace
i can't find another clone of you
i love you

Aqilah Nik Muhammad Naziman

happy birthday buddy
may god bless your soul
have a nice day
always remember our memories!
-you getting old-

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



setelah lama aku menghilangkan diri dari blog
sekarang aku rasa sudah tiba masa untuk aku kembali
untuk menjadi penulis blog..

terlalu banyak kenangan yang aku pendam
membuat aku mencariCari tempat untuk aku catat
diary terlalu kecil untuk aku..
kerana kenangan aku
xpernah berkurang malah bertambah
tibaTiba hatiku dibawa pergi ke tahun 2oo8
seperti aku berada disaat itu
masa terlalu cepat berlalu
sampaikan aku xsedar ia berlalu
baru saja aku merasakan pemergian 2oo8
dan kini
hanya tinggal sisa aku bersama kenangan 2oo9
yang akan berakhir
pejam celik pejam celik
its almost 2o1o..!
its hard too believe.