Cancer

Wilms Tumor – Causes, Diagnosis, and Complications.

What is Wilms Tumor? Wilms tumor is a rare kidney cancer that is highly treatable. Most kids with Wilms tumor survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives. Also known as nephroblastoma, Wilms tumor can affect both kidneys, but usually develops in just one. Doctors believe that the tumor …

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Rhabdomyosarcoma – Pathophysiology, Staging, and Prognosis.

Introduction Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma (tumour). Fewer than 60 children are diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in the UK each year. Most of them are younger than 10 years old. It is more common in boys than girls. More children than ever are surviving childhood cancer. There …

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Stomach Cancer – Stages, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Definition Stomach cancer develops when cells in the lining of the stomach grow and divide in an abnormal way. Tumours can begin anywhere in the stomach, although most start in the glandular tissue found on the stomach’s inner surface (mucosa). This type of cancer is called adenocarcinoma of the stomach …

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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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