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Macular Degeneration – Causes, Symtoms, and Prevention.

Definition Macular degeneration is a common, painless eye condition in which the central portion of the retina deteriorates and does not function adequately. There is no cure for macular degeneration, but it can be treated with vitamins, laser therapy, medications, and vision aids. Epidemiology of macular degeneration The AMD had …

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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 …

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Melanoma – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.

Definition Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines. Melanoma History Although melanoma is not a new disease, …

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Marfan Syndrome – Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment.

Definition Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly.   Normal and marfan syndrome Connective tissue is made up of proteins. …

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