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What Color Is The Leukemia Cancer Ribbon
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Tumors within the body have a completely different color than when they have been fixed and processed for pathology interpretation. Many times the lung is dark or mottled and black, but this can be due to smoking or other pigments. Tumors are usually yellow-tan-white to pink or hemorrhage. They are hard with dense scarring in many cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphoma: It's cancer that is considered a lymphoma or of the lymph nodes/glands. Decades ago many died of this but soon doctors found out how cureable it was with radiation and chemotherapy. Even in advanced stages a cure can be achieved. Unforunately there still are some people still die of this despite treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and unusual. Primary skin cancers like melanoma from pig. Mole or squamous cell, or basal cell all have their own futures, for any suspicious, non healing lesion should seek help of a professionals for early detection and cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many : Many people refer to leukemia as "blood cancer" even though it can also involve the bone marrow and lymph system. It is caused by immature white blood cells becoming cancerous and multiplying. The are many different classifications of the many leukemias we know about. I attached a website that goes through this in detail and can hopefully answer any other questions you have. ...Read more
It is not incurable: Sometimes it is curable. It depends on what type of cancer it is (some have a better cure rate than others) also it depends on the location of the cancer and how it was diagnosed. Pancreas cancer is notorious for being discovered late because of a lack of symptoms. If it has invaded blood vessels, other organs or distant lymphnodes the chance of cure is very poor. Also most patients would... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It used to be seen: In elderly men of mediterranean origin, a purple raised lesions most commonly on extremities, and it was quite rare. However, it became the hallmark skin finding in the early aids epidemic, as immune systems deteriorated, these lesion occurred all over bodies. Interestingly, as immune systems recovered, many of these lesion involute indicating a strong importance of immunity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malignant: I am not sure what you mean by cancer process. Cancer is the transformation of normal cells into malignant ones. Usually it involves the genetic material of a cell. The hallmark of a malignant cell is its uncontrolled proliferation. When it comes to function, it doesn't function as a normal cell would. Uncontrolled proliferation leads to invasion and then spread locally and distantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?
CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor. ...Read more
Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more
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