Articles by Dr. Greg

Abscess in the Abdomen and Intra-Abdominal Locations

What is an intra-abdominal abscess? An intra-abdominal abscess is a localized collection of pus in the abdominal cavity. The abscess is usually confined to a small area by a barrier formed by adhesions between the abdominal organs and the omentum (the fold of peritoneum that supports the organs). An intra-abdominal abscess >> Read More ...

Diagnosis of Intestinal Polyps and Treatment (Surgery)

Detecting Polyps in the Intestine Colorectal polyps may be felt during digital examination of the rectum in some patients. In the event of minor blood loss (bleeding polyp), a fecal occult blood test may confirm a the presence of blood in the stool. This is, however, non-specific for intestinal polyps and other causes of >> Read More ...

Adenomatous Polyps (Colon) – Colorectal Adenomas, Cancer Risk

Intestinal polyps are the outgrowths of tissue from the gastrointestinal epithelium that protrude into the lumen of the small and large intestine. It can be grouped into adenomatous and non-adenomatous polyps. The colorectal adenomas are the most common polyps and associated with some risk of cancer. Colorectal Adenomas >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Prognosis and Survival Rate

The prognosis of prostate cancer or the probability of relapse following primary therapy depends on the clinical stage of the tumor, Gleason score (histologic grade) and the PSA level before the primary treatment. The other important independent prognostic factors include the pathologic stage of the tumor, invasion of >> Read More ...

Bladder Cancer Diagnosis (Tests, Cystoscopy, Biopsy, Scans)

Persistent hematuria in middle aged and older patients should always be evaluated for bladder cancer. Any unexplained increase in frequency and irritative symptoms related to passing of urine should be checked for the possibility of the bladder cancer. Read more on bladder cancer symptoms. The evaluation of suspected >> Read More ...

Types of Bladder Cancer and Staging of Bladder Malignancy

Types of Bladder Cancer More than 90% of bladder cancer are transitional cell carcinomas and less frequent malignant tumors arising from bladder are squamous cell carcinoma (5%), adenocarcinoma (3%) and undifferentiated carcinomas (like small cell carcinoma and giant cell carcinoma; 1%). Sarcoma, melanoma and lymphomas of >> Read More ...

Bladder Cancer Information (Malignant Cancerous Tumor)

What is bladder cancer? Bladder cancers are malignant tumors arising from the urinary bladder, the hollow reservoir that holds urine exiting the kidney. The most common form of bladder cancer are those that arise from the urothelial lining of the bladder and are known urothelial tumors or transitional cell carcinomas. This >> Read More ...

Treating Advanced, Metastatic, Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Advanced or Metastatic Prostate Cancer In advanced prostate cancer limited to local spread, androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in combination with radiation therapy are the standard measures. ADT offers a 10-year survival in 80% of men with microscopic lymph node spread. This therapy is also used for low, intermediate and >> Read More ...
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