Cancer

What is Cancer? Development, Growth and Spread of Malignancy

What is Cancer? Cancer can be considered as a disease acquired from genetic damage that disturbs the mechanisms that maintain normal cellular behavior, disrupt the normal control of cell division and death, and result in abnormal growth. Cancer or malignancy differs from a benign tumor in the rate and pattern of growth as >> Read More ...

Secondary Bone Cancer

Secondary bone cancer is a group of diseases, which arise in different tissues of the body, but end with cancerous transformation of bone tissue. Contrary to popular belief, secondary bone cancers are more common than primary bone cancers. Although it does reflect the less susceptibility of the bone tissue to cancerous >> Read More ...

Bisphosphonates in Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common health problem in elderly females. This is mostly because of the abrupt hormonal changes taking place after menopause, and so is called postmenopausal osteoporosis. The word “osteoporosis” perfectly describes the disease, which consists of cellular changes leading to thinning (increased >> Read More ...

Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Multiple myeloma treatment is a highly complicated issue. Not only is the procedure cumbersome, but with each option there are a significant number of pro’s and con’s attached. Understanding the significance is perhaps the last thing on the mind of the affected person due to the life-threatening nature of the >> Read More ...

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 ...
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