Cervical Cancer – Definition, Causes, and Treatment.

Definition Cervical cancer starts in the cells of the cervix. The cervix is the narrow, lower part of the uterus (or womb). It is the passageway that connects the uterus to the vagina. Before cervical cancer develops, the cells of the cervix start to change and become abnormal. Growths on …

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Schizophrenia: History, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

 Definition Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. History The word schizophrenia was …

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Skin Cancer – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

Definition Skin cancer is a common and locally destructive cancerous (malignant) growth of the skin. It originates from the cells that line up along the membrane that separates the superficial layer of skin from the deeper layers. Unlike cutaneous malignant melanoma, the vast majority of these sorts of skin cancers …

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Breast Cancer – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Introduction Breast cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the milk producing glands of the breast or in the passages (ducts) that deliver milk to the nipples. It can begin in the ducts or lobules of the breast. Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.

Definition Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a sleep related respiratory condition, leading to repeated temporary cessations of breathing because of a narrowing or closure of the upper airway during sleep. Core symptoms of OSA include excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, and witnessed apnoea or hypopnoea (blockages or partial blockages of the …

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