Cancer

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 ...

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 ...
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