Cancer

Lymphoma – Causes, Complications, and Diagnosis.

What is lymphoma? Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control. Lymphocytes are part of your immune system. They travel around your body in your lymphatic system, helping you fight infections. Your lymphatic system runs throughout your body, similar …

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Cholangiocarcinoma – Description, Causes, and Treatment.

Overview – Cholangiocarcinoma Cholangiocarcinoma or Bile Duct Cancer is a rare and often fatal cancer that affects the bile ducts. The bile ducts are a series of tubes that transport digestive juices called bile from your liver (where it’s made) to your gallbladder (where it’s stored). From the gallbladder, ducts …

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Neuroblastoma- Causes, Complications, and Treatment

Definition Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in nerve tissue of the adrenal gland, neck, chest, or spinal cord. Neuroblastoma often begins in the nerve tissue of the adrenal glands. There are two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney in the back of the …

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Parathyroid Cancer- Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Definition of Parathyroid Cancer Parathyroid cancer starts in the cells of the parathyroid glands. A cancerous (malignant) tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. The parathyroid glands are 4 pea-sized organs …

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Prostate Cancer – Risk factors, Symptoms and Prevention.

Definition – Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland which is found in males that secretes seminal fluids and transport sperm. The fluid is essential for reproduction. The prostate gland is located in the pelvis below the bladder. Just behind the prostate are glands called seminal vesicles that …

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Leukemia: History, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention

Definition Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. In leukemia, abnormal blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Usually, leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells the cells responsible for fighting infection. However, the abnormal cells in leukemia do not function in the same way as …

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