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What is osteosarcoma?

What is osteosarcoma?

Bone cancer: Osteosarcoma is a cancer that begins in the bones, most commonly seen around the knee, but can involve any bone. It can be painful and can also spread to the lungs. ...Read more

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What is chemotherapy?

What is chemotherapy?

Drugs for cancer: Various drugs are using alone or in combination to treat cancer. Collectively, they are called chemotherapy and can be used as single agents or in combinations. Many times biologic agents such as antibodies are also grouped in this category because the are used to fight cancer as well. ...Read more

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What is chemotherapy?

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy: Is a fairly broad term to describe medications given to treat cancer. This is not necessarily limited to intravenous drugs. ...Read more

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What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more

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What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

Cancer: Sarcomas are malignant rumors of connective tissue. The term "fibro" refers to tissues like tendons and "lipo" refers to fat. A fibroliposarcoma would be a malignant tumor with features of fat cells and fibrous tissue in it. ...Read more

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What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

Here are some...: Since funiculitis merely denotes the inflammation of a cordlike structure, which can be spermatic cord, umbilical cord, or nerve roots, would you please specify the site, features including its onset, duration, progress, evolution, etc. so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment? How to do these correctly? Follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is sarcoma?

What is sarcoma?

Cancer: Sarcomas are cancers derived from "mesenchymal" tissues, generally referred to as bone and soft tissue. These differ from carcinomas that are derived from epithelial tissue. Sarcomas are less common and tend to behave differently than carcinomas. ...Read more

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What is cmml?

What is cmml?

CMML: Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/index.

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What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

Brain hemorrhage: an intracerebral hemorrhage involving the basal ganglia and internal capsule, most commonly due to arterial hypertension or bleeding disorders. Treatment is aimed at the specific underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is pnh?

What is pnh?

Anemia: It's an aquired hemolytic anemia which can be treated and somewhat controlled. See a hematologist for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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What is hamangeoblastoma?

What is hamangeoblastoma?

Hemangioblastoma: is a slow-growing tumor of the central nervous system, arising from the vascular system, most commonly in the cerebellum, brainstem, or spinal cord. the treatment is surgical excision or gamma knife radiosurgery. Hemangioblastomas occur either sporadically or in patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?

What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?

Autoimmune: Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc. ...Read more

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What is adinocarcinoma?

What is adinocarcinoma?

A cell type : Certain cell types can help us figure out where a cancer is originating from. For example, adenocarcinoma can originate from several organs, such as the breast, lung, pancreas, kidney, stomach and other organs. It is essentially a cancer cell type. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is haemotology?

What is haemotology?

Hematology: Is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. ...Read more

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What is mammectomy?

What is mammectomy?

Remove tissue: I have not heard of the term mammectomy. Here are 2 terms that may be helpful: lumpectomy-removal of breast tissue that contains a mass (remainder of breast is intact) mastectomy-removal of the entire breast. ...Read more

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What is leukemia?

What is leukemia?

Blood cancer: Generally speaking, leukemia is a form of cancer, more specifically a cancer that usually originates in the bone marrow and then spreads into the blood. There are many different types and subtypes with their own particularities. ...Read more

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What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

Abnl connection: Abnormal connection between organs (ie intestine) and other organs or vessels. ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

Ready made antibodies: Immunoglobulins are mainly used to replace deficiency, in other words people with weakened immune systems who don't produce enough antibodies for whatever reason. Immunoglobulins are used also for other conditions to combat some immunologic problems not otherwise helped by other treatments ...Read more

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What exactly is a melanoma?

What exactly is a melanoma?

Cancer of melanocyte: Melanoma is cancer of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. ...Read more

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