Cancer

10 Cancer Myths, Misconceptions And Facts

As with any disease, there are many myths and and misconceptions surrounding cancer.  Medical science has achieved a great deal in dispelling many of these myths and misconceptions but several still abound. Cancer is a very serious condition that is potentially life-threatening. It is important to for ever person to >> Read More ...

8 Points To Determine Seriousness Of Cancer

Cancer is serious, irrespective of what type of cancer it is, where it occurs in the body or how large the tumor may be. There are certain factors that make some cancers more or less serious than others but this should not detract from the fact that cancer is a deadly condition. Fortunately the advances in modern medical >> Read More ...

10 High Risk Factors For Colon (Colorectal) Cancer

Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is where a malignant tumor develops in the large intestine, specifically the colon and rectum but may also include the appendix and anus. It is the third most common cancer in men and women and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colon cancer has >> Read More ...

How to Spot Lung Cancer in Smokers and Non-Smokers

As the leading cause of cancer deaths, it is important for every person to known the signs and symptoms of lung cancer. Like with any cancer, early intervention in lung cancer can drastically reduce the chances of death. However, all cancers are largely asymptomatic (without symptoms) or present with mild non-specific >> Read More ...

7 Lifestyle Tips for Lung Cancer Prevention

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects both men and women in the United States. Although treatable, the prognosis is often poor by the time it is detected since the cancer is at advanced stages. However, greater awareness about lung cancer has prompted many people to go for regular screening in order to >> Read More ...

Somatostatinomas (Somatostatin Hormone Secreting Tumors)

Somatostatinoma Definition Somatostatinomas are rare tumors of the pancreatic cells that secrete the hormone somatostatin. The pancreas is not the only location where somatostatin is produced but larger somatostatinomas are most likely to occur in the pancreas. Since this hormone has a suppressive action on most other >> Read More ...

Glucagonoma (Glucagon-Secreting Tumor)

Definition A glucagonoma is a tumor that secretes glucagon, a hormone normally produced in the pancreas and responsible for raising blood sugar (glucose) levels. Glucagonomas are almost entirely found in the pancreas, arising from the alpha-2 cells of the gland, and about 80% of these tumors are malignant (cancerous). The >> Read More ...

Parathyroid Cancer (Carcinoma of the Parathyroid Gland)

What is parathyroid cancer? Parathyroid cancer (carcinoma) is a malignant tumor of the parathyroid gland. It is a rare type of cancer that originates from the uncontrolled growth of the cells of the parathyroid gland. Since the cancer starts in the parathyroid cells itself, it is also known as a primary cancer. If cancer >> Read More ...

Mediastinal Lymphoma

What is a mediastinal lymphoma? Mediastinal lymphoma is a rare type of cancer. More popularly known as primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (or PMBL), it arises in a specialized organ of the immune system called the thymus. Mediastinal lymphoma or PMBL mostly affects young adults. It is a sub-type of diffuse large B-cell >> Read More ...
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