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What Is Cancer? ?>

What Is Cancer?

What Is Cancer? Cancer is actually a group of many related diseases that all have to do with cells. Cells are the very small units that make up all living things, including the human body. There are billions of cells in each person’s body. Cancer happens when cells that are not normal grow and spread very fast. Normal body cells grow and divide and know to stop growing. Over time, they also die. Unlike these normal cells, cancer cells just…

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Cancer of the Pancreas – Pancreatic Cancer ?>

Cancer of the Pancreas – Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer of the Pancreas – Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells within the pancreas undergo changes that make the cells grow and divide uncontrollably. What is going on in the body? The pancreas is a gland located in the middle part of the upper abdomen. Insulin is produced by the pancreas to help the body regulate blood glucose. The pancreas also produces substances to help the body digest food. When a cell in the pancreas becomes cancerous, it grows…

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Tumor – Cancer

Tumor – Cancer A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not invade and destroy tissue. However, a benign tumor may grow very large. Cancerous tumors may shed cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body. This is called a metastasis. Benign tumors do not spread in this way. What is going…

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Cancer

Cancer A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not invade and destroy tissue. However, a benign tumor may grow very large. Cancerous tumors may shed cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body. This is called a metastasis. Benign tumors do not spread in this way. What is going on in…

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Malignancy – Cancer ?>

Malignancy – Cancer

Malignancy – Cancer A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not invade and destroy tissue. However, a benign tumor may grow very large. Cancerous tumors may shed cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body. This is called a metastasis. Benign tumors do not spread in this way.

Thyroid Cancers ?>

Thyroid Cancers

Thyroid Cancers The 4 general types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. Papillary and follicular carcinoma together are called differentiated thyroid cancer because of their histologic resemblance to normal thyroid tissue and because differentiated function (eg, thyroglobulin secretion) is preserved. Most thyroid cancers present as asymptomatic nodules. Rarely, lymph node, lung, or bone metastases cause the presenting symptoms of small thyroid cancers. Diagnosis is often by fine-needle aspiration biopsy but may involve other tests. Except for anaplastic…

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CANCER

SKIN CANCER Definition In this discussion we are talking about a lesion with some substance which may be ulcerated or have a palpable component. We are specifically excluding keratoses and other small surface rough patches which may be the precursors of skin cancer. Use fingers to stretch lesion. Makes it easier to diagnose a BCC Diagnosis This is mostly clinical, by observation of the appearance and features of the lesion. Seeing a lot of these and submitting all lesions for…

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