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- Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) is a condition where abnormal cells grow excessively inside the numerous bile ducts. This growth is about 4-5 inches long, moving bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. Bile is the fluid that helps in digesting the food your body intakes. Cure/medications for Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) This is a chronic disease, and hence, it has no cure. Read More
- Bowen's disease
Typically, Bowen disease appears as a slow-growing, persistent reddish-brown patch or plaque of dry, scaly skin. These lesions may be flat or slightly raised. The lesions are normally not associated with any symptoms, but, occasionally, can itch, ooze pus (if infected), bleed or become crusted and/or tender. In some cases, the lesions may be warty (verrucous), split open (fissured) or, less often, darkly colored (pigmented). In most cases, the Read More
- Breast cancer: breast cancer during pregnancy
It can be more difficult for people to notice signs and symptoms of breast cancer during pregnancy. This is because the breasts normally swell and become tender as milk ducts grow and stretch during pregnancy. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy cause the breasts to change.
Pregnant women should not take small lumps lightly and conclude they are pregnancy-related. They could be the beginnings of cancer. If ignored, there Read More
- Breast cancer: breast cancer in young women
Breast cancer in young women can have different symptoms and they may vary for different people. In certain cases, there won't be any signs at all.
The most common symptom is the formation of a lump in your breast or armpit.
Skin changes: The skin around the breast and nipple area may change unusually.
Pain: People affected by breast cancer may notice pain in the breast area or nipple. Some may cause a prickl Read More
- Breast cancer: getting support
No one should have to face cancer alone. If you are someone affected by breast cancer: getting support, or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it's important to know that there is support available.There are many different breast cancer symptoms, which can vary depending on the individual. Some common symptoms include a lump or mass in the breast, changes in the skin of the breast, nipple discha Read More
- Inflammatory breast cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer. It is typically a very aggressive disease and is called "inflammatory" because the cancer cells block the lymphatic vessels, resulting in changes in the breast (swelling and redness) that make the breast appear to be inflamed. Over 230,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year; inflammatory breast cancers make up only 1%-5% of breast cancers.
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- Male breast cancer
Cure/medications for male breast cancer: Male breast cancer treatment often involves surgery and may also include other treatments. 1. Surgery The goal of surgery is to remove the tumor and surrounding breast tissue. The procedures include: (i) Removing all of the breast tissue (mastectomy): This is a procedure where the surgeon removes all of your breast tissue, including the nippl Read More
- Multiple polyposis of the colon
There is no effective or safe pharmacological treatment for the multiple polyposis of the colon. 1. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) may be used to treat inflammation, but more research is needed to understand how they work to reduce colonic polyps and why they don't seem to stop the growth of cancer. 2. The endoscope can be used to remove the majority of polyps. Then a microscope is used to Read More
Although uncommon, nephrocarcinoma is the most prevalent kind of kidney cancer in adults. The risk factors for nephrocarcinoma are:
Smoking: The risk drops if you stop smoking, but it takes many years to get to the same level of risk as someone who never smoked.
Obesity: Obese people usually have a higher risk of developing nephrocarcinoma or RCC.
High Blood Pressure: This is one risk that does not seem to be Read More
Nocardiosis is a disease caused by bacteria in soil and water.
It most frequently affects those who have compromised immune systems and have trouble fighting off infections, such as cancer patients or those on specific drugs like steroids.
The risk factor for nocardiosis is more in people/patients whose immunity is compromised, mainly those with defects which are cell-mediated. Examples of such diseases / immunocomprom Read More