Cancer

Multiple Myeloma – Symptoms and Staging

The symptoms of multiple myeloma range from mild fatigue to renal failure and paralysis. It is quite intriguing how an abnormality of a single type of cells can lead to such disastrous consequences. Apart from less morbid variants like an isolated plasmacytoma (single plasma cell tumor), multiple myeloma invariably leads >> Read More ...

Multiple Myeloma – Bone Cancer

Multiple Myeloma or simply myeloma (in Greek Myelos means bone marrow), is known as one of the most devastating cancers affecting humans. Every year around 15,000 people are diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States. Survival for a period of 5 years is seen in only 50% people. Genetic transformation of plasma >> Read More ...

Primary Lymph Node Cancer (Lymphoma)

In primary lymph node cancer or lymphoma, the cells of the lymph nodes (lymphocytes) become cancerous resulting in abnormal and excessive proliferation or growth of the tissues and cells of the lymph nodes. This causes enlargement of lymph nodes in various parts of the body and these swollen lymph nodes are most often >> Read More ...

Lymph Node Cancer

There are two types of lymph node cancer – primary and secondary. When the cancer starts in a lymph node or spreads to it from adjacent lymph nodes it is known as primary lymph node cancer or a lymphoma. If the cancer originates in some other organ or tissue and then spreads to the lymph nodes it is known as >> Read More ...

Characteristics of Benign and Malignant Tumors

What is a tumor? The word tumor is a broad term to identify any growth within the body but has become synonymous with a benign or malignant growth. At times the word neoplasm is used which is essentially a new growth of tissue that has no purpose or function in the body. A tumor arises from uncontrolled or an abnormal >> Read More ...

Causes of Breast Secretion, Nipple Discharge

Nipple discharge affects many women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding and the presence of breast secretions do not always indicate any serious problem. While breast milk is expected in pregnancy and after child birth, other secretions from the breast may also occur in women of any age. Young women may experience nipple >> Read More ...

Can Cancer Cause Diarrhea? Carcinoid Tumor, Carcinoid Syndrome

Cancers Causing Diarrhea The following cancers can (rarely) cause diarrhea: Spread of any tumor (metastasis) into any abdominal organ Hormone-producing tumors causing carcinoid syndrome (read below) or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome(pancreatic or duodenal cancer secreting large amounts of gastrin resulting in peptic ulcers, >> Read More ...

Skin Cancer Prevention: Avoiding Sun, Self-Examination

Introduction Skin cancer prevention includes avoiding the sun and other causes of skin cancer, protection against these causes, regular self-examination, and checking suspicious skin changes by a dermatologist. Avoiding Causes of Skin Cancer Avoiding Sun Avoid direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., especially in >> Read More ...

Skin Cancer – Causes, Risks, Prevention and Treatment

Causes of Skin Cancers The most common cause of skin cancers are ultraviolet (UV) rays, either from the sun, or from UV-emitting lamps, like those in tanning saloons. Both UV-A and UV-B rays may cause skin cancer. Other possible causes of skin cancers include: A high dose or repeated X-ray exposure (1,2) Exposure to >> Read More ...

Skin Cancer Treatment: Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy

Treatment of Skin Cancer Treatment of skin cancer depends on cancer type, stage, location, patient’s age, and his/her general health state. It is a dermatologist – a specialist for skin diseases – who treats cancer. Methods of skin cancer treatment include: Surgery Radiotherapy Chemotherapy Medications >> Read More ...
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