Cancer

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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Liver cancer: Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Primary liver cancer is a condition that happens when normal cells in the liver become abnormal in appearance and behavior. The cancer cells can then become destructive to adjacent normal tissues, and can spread both to other areas of the liver and to organs outside the liver. Malignant or …

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Malignant mesothelioma: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the thin lining of the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. As the word malignant implies, it is a deadly disease that often has a poor prognosis. Malignant mesothelioma forms in the thin layer of tissue that covers …

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