Cancer

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 ...

Kaposi Sarcoma (Cancer) in AIDS and HIV Negative Patients FAQ

What is Kaposi sarcoma? Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer of the lymphatic vessels and blood vessels which is seen mostly on the skin. Less commonly it may also occur in other tissue like that of the mouth, other parts of the gut and even the lungs. Kaposi sarcoma is a rare cancer but has become more common in recent >> Read More ...

Cancers in HIV / AIDS, Types, Reasons and Skin Pictures

HIV/AIDS Cancers Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gradually diminishes the immune defenses. This is a result of the virus targeting a specific type of immune cell – the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. It opens up the body to a host of infections that affects various organs throughout the body. Some of these >> Read More ...

Diagnosis, Staging and Survival Rate of Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of breast cells which invades and destroys surrounding tissue and may spread to other parts of the body. It is also referred to as a malignancy or malignant breast tumor and must be differentiated from a benign tumor which is abnormal mass of normal cells that is less serious in nature. >> Read More ...

Breast Cancer Types, Risks, Spread, Signs and Symptoms

What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a  malignant tumor that develops in the breast tissue and rapidly invades the surrounding tissue. It is the most common form of malignancy in women in Western countries, with the exception of skin cancers. Apart from other risk factors, identification of breast cancer genes BRCA 1 >> Read More ...

Breast Tumors (Benign and Malignant) Different Types, Diagnosis

A swelling or lump produced in any part of the body due to abnormal growth of tissue is known as a tumor. A growth that is found within the breast tissue is known as a breast tumor. It may be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although the detection of a breast tumor may be alarming for a woman because of the >> Read More ...

Colorectal Cancers Types, Symptoms by Location and Spread

Pathophysiology of Colorectal Cancer How does colorectal cancer develop? The pathogenesis of colon cancer is complex. Colon cancer results from the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations that happen in a specific sequence over a period of time. The genetic alterations may result from sporadic mutations or from >> Read More ...
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