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Chondroblastoma Tumors: A Rare Bone Tumor Disease

- Chondroblastoma Tumors Intro: Daniel was an aspiring college athlete. Since a young age all he wanted to do was be a professional basketball player. During practice one day he took a fall and injured his knee. Thinking nothing of it, he went home and did the usual regime. Plenty of ice, elevation, and over the counter pain meds did nothing for the pain. After several days, Daniel decided to see his physician and get his knee checked out so he could be in condition for his tryouts at the end of the month....   [tags: non-cancerous tumors at the end of long bones]

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What are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain?

- I would like to start this essay by saying, I have an interest in covering this topic because I know of a couple people that are very close to me that have been affected by this condition. A doctor found a benign, tumor within my friend’s brain at the age of thirteen, but he is now twenty-four years old and as healthy as ever. My father is the other person I know who had a tumor. A team of doctors found his tumor when he was thirty-nine years old; I was only four years old at the time. His was also benign but it was within a different spot of his brain, unfortunately he passed away twelve years after he found out he had it....   [tags: brain tumors]

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The Imaging of Neuroendocrine Tumors

- Neuroendocrine tumors are neoplasms that occur from the hormonal endocrine system. These tumors can take place in any location of the body; however the most common are found in gastrointestinal and pulmonary systems, islet cells of the pancreatic system, follicular cells in the thyroid, as well as cells in the pituitary, parathyroid, and medullary glands. Most common tumors are paraganglioma, neuroblastomas, pheochromocytomas, neuroendocrine carcinomas, neural crest tumors, pituitary adenomas and paragangliomas....   [tags: Hormones, Endocrine, Radionuclide]

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Types Of Mixed Tissue Tumors

- Tumor cells may undergo divergent differentiation, creating so-called mixed tissue tumors. In other words, it composed of several different types of cells. Mixed tissue tumors are uncommon and quite rare. They can be either benign or malignant tumors. There are three types of mixed tissue tumors, and each of them quite displays with different types of mixed tissues. Pleomorphic adenoma of salivary gland is the most known benign mixed tumor of the salivary gland cancers. This neoplasms(tumors) comprised of cells from more than one germ layer but arising from only one germ....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy]

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Salivary Gland Tumors

- INTRODUCTION: Salivary gland tumors are a morphologically diverse group of neoplasms, which may present considerable diagnostic and management challenges for the pathologist and surgeon. Salivary gland tumors are rare with an overall incidence in the western world of about 2.5 to 3.0 per 100,000 per year. About 80% of all lesions are benign; hence salivary malignancies are particularly rare, comprising less than 0.5% of all malignancies and about 5% of cancers in the head and neck. (1) Most of the studies on salivary gland tumors are in reference to western population and to the best of our knowledge this study is the first of its kind in Indian population....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Cancerous Bone Tumors

- Introduction: Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in the body. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota defines bone cancer as an “uncommon cancer that begins in a bone. Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the long bones that make up the arms and legs.” Bone tumors can be either classified as benign or malignant. Benign tumors “exhibit slow growth, are non-metastasis and non-invasive, highly differentiated, and show a low amount of mitosis....   [tags: uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells]

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Salivary Gland Tumors

- INTRODUCTION Minor salivary gland tumors constitute a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with great histomorphologic variation1 accounting for 11% of all the salivary gland tumours.2 The ratio of benign and malignant tumours in case of minor salivary gland tumours is closer to 1:1 revealing their aggressive biological behaviour.3 Highly cellular variants accounting for 12-15% of the pleomorphic adenomas4 are more likely to undergo malignant change, with 50% of carcinomas developing in cell-rich variants of pleomorphic adenomas.2 We present here a case report of a longstanding palatal cellular pleomorphic adenoma in a 53 year old male patient which gave misleading results following FNAC....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Cancer : An Overview Of Initiation, Tumors, And Treatment

- Cancer: An Overview of Initiation, Tumors, and Treatment According to the American Cancer Society, 2014, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. There will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer diagnoses and 585,720 cancer related deaths in 2014. Based on these statistics, it is reasonable to believe that cancer will affect everyone either directly or indirectly at some point in time. This essay will address how cancer occurs, the characteristics of benign and malignant cells, and the three main treatment options....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Radiation therapy]

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Salivary Gland Tumors and Cell Phones

- A wireless phone is a two way radio, it has a transmitter and a receiver. When a person makes a call then the voice sound is converted to the nearest base station. cell phones have a type of wave called radio waves which carries the information and travels through the air at the speed of light. The waves can be absorbed or reflected by the surrounding objects before it is reached to their nearest base station. The cell phone uses in the past ten years has increased at a really high rate. At the time of 1988 there were approximately 500.000 cell phones established in the USA....   [tags: radiation, damaged DNA]

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Tumors or Lesions to the Hypothalamus Patient

- Tumors or Lesions to the Hypothalamus Patient The Hypothalamus is a small area near the base of the brain just ventral to the thalamus. It has widespread connections with the rest of the forebrain and the midbrain. Partly through nerves and partly through hypothalamic hormones, the hypothalamus conveys messages to the pituitary gland, altering its release of hormones (Kalat, 2003). Any type of damage to a hypothalamic nucleus, such as tumors or lesions, may lead to abnormalities in one or more motivated behaviors, such as feeding, drinking, temperature regulation, sexual behavior, fighting, or activity level....   [tags: Neurology Neurological Papers Research]

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Not Going down Without a Fight: Breat Tumors

- Breast Tumors Breast fibroadenoma (FA) are benign tumor(s) located in the breasts. Although this tumor is not cancerous, patients may decide to have it removed for concern that it may develop into cancer. Breast FA affects approximately 10% of women and accounts for 30% and 75% for all breast biopsies (Kovatcheva, Stoinov, Guglielmina, Seror, & Abehsera, 2013). Currently, treatment centers for breast FA are located in Europe and Asia. Most patients tolerated the treatment well with only a moderate amount of pain and sensitivity in the area treated....   [tags: breast, treatment, procedure, cancer]

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Brain Tumors and Work

- Brain Tumors and Work Going Home after a brain tumor or lesion can be exciting, joyous, and fearful for the whole family. It can be hard to leave the security of your doctors and nurses, even though they are only a phone call away. Luckily social services can help homecoming along with the many laws protecting people with disabilities. Employment The workforce includes many individuals with psychiatric disabilities who face employment discrimination because their disabilities are stigmatized or misunderstood....   [tags: Medical Workforce Lesion Essays]

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Brain Tumors

- BRAIN TUMORS (Meningioma and Oligodendroglioma) I. Pathology A. Meningioma II. Etiology A. No known cause B. Uncontrolled division of meningial cells III. Specifics A. Affected cell - meninges (cover and protection of brain and spinal cord) B. Accounts for 20% of all intracranial tumors C. Typically benign D. Between skull and brain E. Compresses but does not invade brain IV. Symptoms/Signs A. Headaches B. Stroke-like symptoms C. Seizures D. Loss of vision E. Personality changes F. CT scans and MRI’s can determine presence and exact location V....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Diseases Involving Tumors

- ... On the off chance that there is a reason behind why cisplatin is not suitable for you, a related medication called carboplatin may be utilized. However this medication is not a 100% cure because with chemotherapy, there are plenty of disadvantages also for patient. Most symptoms go away after the chemotherapy is over. Anyway once in a while it can take months or even years for them to go away. Sometimes, chemotherapy may cause long term side effects that do not go away. These may incorporate harm to your nerves, kidneys, or hearing (Cancer Australian 2012)....   [tags: medicine, cancer, treatment]

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The Gamma Knife: A Tool for Treating Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

- According to the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS), the incidence rate of all primary malignant and non-malignant brain and central nervous system tumors (CNS) for 2005 to 2009 was 20.6 cases per 100,00 (7.3 per 100,000 for malignant tumors and 13.3 per 100,000 for non-malignant tumors) (Fig. 1) [1]. Figure 1. Average annual incidence rates of primary brain and CNS tumors by age and type of tumor [1]. The incidence rate for children between 0 and 19 years old was 5.13 per 100,000....   [tags: non-invasive neurosurgical technique]

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Current Treatment Options for Adults with Glioblastoma

- Inro/General Info C3: median survival of 14.6 months from dx with standard tx of surgery, RT and TMZ. TMZ current first-line chemo agent. E5: Gliomas are the most common form of primary brain tumors. Grade IV GBM has an overall survival of 12-15 months. Most tumors are past the point of resection when they are discovered. Therefore, healthcare providers must use “salvage therapy” which typically leads to only a 15-16% 6 month PFS. J10: From the time of recurrence, median survival is 6-8 months. Current Standard of Treatment C3: MGMT expression is correlated with resistance to TMZ, but TMZ will eventually overcome this....   [tags: brain tumors]

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Review of Research Paper on Metastasis of Cancerous Tumors

- Introduction Early diagnosis provides the best hope many have in beating cancer. Unfortunately, this is not the end of the fight for many cancer patients. Primary tumors may be successfully treated early, only to later discover they have metastasized to other areas of the body. The common medical definition of metastasis is: The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another. Tumors formed from cells that have spread are called “secondary tumors” and contain cells that are like those in the original (primary) tumor....   [tags: Biology Cancer]

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A Brief look at the Physiological Basis and Neurological Effect of Brain Tumors

- A Brief look at the Physiological Basis and Neurological Effect of Brain Tumors I've always been interested in medicine, and more specifically, in surgery, but I never really knew which realm of surgery appealed to me the most. So I set out on a quest to find where my future in medicine may lay. I spent time with an orthopedic surgeon and loved the carpentry-like style of the trade, and I spent a week with a general surgeon and watched him fix hernias and cut out moles. But the surgery that struck me the hardest, and the one that I vowed to stay the furthest from, was neurosurgery....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Histopathologic Characteristics of Colorectal Cancer in Inner City Minority New Yorkers

- INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most frequent cause of death from malignancy after lung and bronchial cancer in men and women in the United States. The African Americans (AA) are the ethnicity with the highest incidence (68.4 men, 51.7 women) and mortality (31.4 men, 21.6 women) in comparison with whites and Hispanics. 1 From our previous study, we demonstrated that AA has significant lower overall survival rate than Hispanics in our population in southern Bronx.2 We postulated that the discrepancy of mortality in these two cohort of patients who were from same geographical disposition raised the issue of biological risk of CRC and mortality among AA....   [tags: high mortality, agressive tumors]

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Rudolf Virchow: The Link Between Inflamation and Cancer

- Introduction In the 19th century, Rudolf Virchow observed the presence of leukocytes within tumor tissues. This observation made the first possible link between inflammation and cancer. Over the past two decades our understanding of inflammation and cancer has supported Virchow’s observations (1). Up to 15 % of global cancers have been associated to infections, furthermore there is strong evidence that chronic inflammation, and autoimmune reactions can increase the risk of cancer (2). Inflammation can act as initiator of cancer, since local inflammation enriches tissue in oxygen, nitrogen and free radicals that kill pathogens, and can directly cause DNA damage, and DNA mutations (3)....   [tags: tumors, therapeutic strategies]

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Cell Phone Waves and Cancer

- Many people, around the world, use cellular or mobile phones in their everyday life. With the amount of time spent on a cellular phone increasing, so is the concern that these mobile devices, in which we so heavily depend, are now giving us cancer. There is no consistent evidence that connects the use of these wireless devices to any specific type of cancer. Additionally, more research is needed to examine the technology of cellular phones and how people use them. Technology and use habits are constantly changing....   [tags: Brain Tumors, Technology, Waves]

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Your Body is trying to Destroy You! Genetic Mapping Can Help Save You

- ... Another reason is because the National Human Genome Research Institute has new goals to expand the use of genetic mapping which includes finding ways to lower the cost of genome sequencing to less than a thousand dollars. It would be a huge feat but a goal the Institute could manage to realize in the next ten years. ("Decade of Genomics NHGRI Celebrates 10th Anniversary") There was a little unforeseen additional to the National Institutes of Health, which is the Cancer Genome Atlas. The whole goal of this program is to use genetic mapping to its full potential when it comes to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention....   [tags: cancer, tumors, human genome]

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An Analysis and Description of The Brain

- The brain is a very complex organ. The brain is the most important organ in your body. Nothing can function without the brain. Every little thought or tiny little muscle movement originates in a person’s brain. The brain controls everything a person does and how they feel about something. The brain lets a person know if they’re hungry, tired, happy, sad, angry, upset, or excited all while reminding the body’s lungs to breathe, heart to beat, stomach to digest food, and many other involuntary actions.1 While the brain is a very efficient organ, things can go wrong and affect the brain negatively....   [tags: neurosurgery, alzheimer, brain tumors,]

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Brain Cancer: The Cause and Effects

- Genetic diseases have been around for centuries yet, scientists have only started researching these hereditary and genetic nightmares in the past 100 years(Freedman 2). They vary from hemophilia to yellow nail syndrome and, have different causes, effects, and treatments for each. Cancer is a recently discovered genetic disease that has affected millions of people around the world. A particularly deadly type of cancer is brain cancer, this mutation can have dangerous effects on a human’s mind and body....   [tags: genetic diseases, hemophilia, tumors]

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Proton Therapy for Tumors

- Cancer is the form of disease, when abnormal cells divide uncontrolledly and invade other tissues. Cancer is not one type of disease because there are more than 100 types of the cancer spread in the world ( National Cancer Institute 2013). Every third person in the world has a cancer. Based on statistics, in the USA in 2013 the cancer was a cause of death for 580,350 people ( The American Cancer Society 2013). The aim of this project is to evaluate all aspects of proton therapy. It will be argued that proton therapy is the most effective treatment for cancer conventional treatments....   [tags: health, disease, tissues]

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Taking a Look at Skin Cancer

- Cancer is a disease that has been reported to claim millions of lives a round the globe and has many different forms. Cancer is defined as “a malignant form of tumors, which are tissue masses that arise through mutations in the genes that govern cell growth and division” (Starr, 1999, p. 213). Skin cancer is just one of the many types of cancer that affects people and most commonly in the United States. It is a disease whereby cancerous cells are found on the epidermis which is the outer layer of the skin or uncontrolled growth of skin cells....   [tags: tumors, skin, tissue, disease]

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Non-Islet Cell Tumor Hypoglycemia

- Non-Islet Cell tumor hypoglycemia is caused by benign or malignant tumors, especially mesenchymal- or epithelial-derived tumors. In our patient, we have no pathological diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma but we use radiological diagnostic criteria as well-known international recommendation (3, 4). Moreover the history of long standing hepatitis B viral infection confirmed the diagnosis of hepatitis B induced hepatocellular carcinoma. Our patient presented with hypoglycemic adrenergic symptoms with low plasma glucose (below 55 milligrams/deciliter) which were disappeared after rise up plasma glucose, compatible with Whipple’s triads (5)....   [tags: mesenchymal or epithelial delivered tumors]

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How to Prevent Cancer

- ... People with low education are the ones to have cancer due to having not insurance. I. Literary Review Cancer is a term that is used to call diseases where cells divide into abnormal cells causing excessive cells to invade other tissues. The excessive cell causes tumors. The tumors can become benign tumors which aren’t cancerous. The tumor that is classified as malignant is considered cancerous. Men and women need to be informed about cancer and how to prevent it. The population should be educated on what steps you need to take to prevent from obtaining cancer....   [tags: tumors, general screenings]

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Clinical Uses of Electroencephalogram

- ... It is, however, one more factor that must be taken into account when patients are evaluated clinically. In patients with behavioral or other disturbances that could be epileptic in nature, but about which there is some uncertainty, the presence of such activity increases considerably the likelihood that the attacks are indeed epileptic. In patients with an established seizure disorder, the EEG findings may help to classify the disorder, identify a focal or lateralized epileptogenic source, indicate the most appropriate medication that should be prescribed, provide a guide to prognosis, and follow the course of the disorder....   [tags: brain tumors, abnormalities]

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Increase in Cancer Incidence

- Cancer in recent times became an epidemic. In the recently published report from the international agency for research on cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency for research on cancer of the world health organization (WHO), the global burden of cancer has been expected to almost double in the next decade. This trend is not only limited to the cancer incidence but is expected to be replicate in the cancer death or even more [1]. As per the 2012 WHO report, the most common cause as per the incidence globally is lung(1.8 million,13 %), breast (1.7 million,11.9%) and large bowel (1.4 million,9.7%)....   [tags: anesthetics, tumors, immunity]

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Breast Cancer Among Women

- Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the world today and has one of the highest mortality rates when compared to other cancers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). This cancer develops when tumors have formed within the cells of the breast and begin to divide uncontrollably while gaining the ability to metastasize (4, 7, 8). When looking at the statistics, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life time (2, 4). In 2013, there was an estimated 232,340 new cases while in 2014 there was an estimated 232,670 new cases (4, 8)....   [tags: mortality rate, tumors, mutations]

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Mobile Phones Relationship to Brain Tumors

- Since the invention of the first Advance Mobile Phone System(AMPS) which was commercially introduce to the United States on October 1983. Mobile phone users have been increasing rapidly. According to a survey organized by Pew Research Group in 2014, ninety percent of all American adults have a mobile phone(1). This rapid increase of mobile phone users generate the controversy around the safety of this life changing device. I will be sharing my point of view in this conversation.Due to the limited resource of scientific evidence i believe mobile phone has no possible connection with brain tumor....   [tags: infographic project, radio frequency]

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Lymphosarcoma in Horses

- ... The main clinical manifestation of a chronic Q Fever is endocarditis in patients with valvulopathies, vascular infections, hepatitis or chronic fatigue syndrome. All are treated with antibiotics. The treatment for the more acute form is a short course of antibiotics, while the chronic form id (?) will require very long term therapy, 2 years or more, along with serological testing. Theobromine Poisoning Theobromine poisoning is an overdose reaction to the alkaloid theobromine found in chocolate, tea, cola beverages and Acai berries....   [tags: cancer, tumors, diseases]

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Surgery: Precision at the Nanotechnological Scale of Tissue

- Overview of Surgery Surgery has made tremendous progress and changed human’s perspectives; viewed as “no more science than butchery” a couple of centuries ago to now considered to be a solution for many health care problems, like cancer, heart disease, kidney failure and much more. Nevertheless, surgery has not been perfected to provide successful results. For example, surgery performed to remove cancer tumors results in only 45% of patients to be cured with specific types of cancer. However, in order to be successful, the surgery has to be performed incredibly precisely and incomplete removal of tumors can decrease survival rate....   [tags: nerves, blood vessels, tumors, cancer]

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Platinum (Pt) analogues

- Platinum (Pt) analogues are now among the clinically used most efficacious metal-based drugs in the treatment of a variety of tumors/cancers including lung cancer (both non-small cell and small cell), head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, germ cell tumors and, to a lesser extent, breast cancer and gastric cancer [1,2]. However, here the drug action is less- / non-selective, and normal cells, in addition to transformed cells, are also affected, which leads to substantial dose-limiting acute and chronic toxicities [3, 4]....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Tumors, Cancer]

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Uterine Fibroids, also Known as Myomas or Fibromyomas

- Uterine Fibroids Uterine Fibroids, also known as myomas or fibromyomas, are usually benign (non-cancerous) tumors or growths that develop from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are the most common tumors with one in every four women in the child bearing age. Who is most likely to have Uterine Fibroids. Fibroids are the most common in women in their reproduction years, aged 30 to 40, but can occur at any age, affecting at least 20% of all women (Christian Nordqvist May 2009). They occur most often in African American women than Caucasian women....   [tags: benign non-cancerous tumors or growths]

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Atrial Myxoma: Cancer Research

- The cancer I chose to research is Atrial Myxoma. This is the most common form of primary heart tumors. These occur largely in adults, more specifically women. The age range is predicted to be three to eighty-three years of age. In sporadic cases, the mean age is fifty-six. In familial cases, the mean age is twenty-five. Seventy-five percent are found in women. Most of these tumors are benign, meaning they can be removed without causing death or serious injury to one’s body. There are two different places where this cancer can be found; the left Atrium and the right Atrium....   [tags: cancer, heart tumors, atrial myxoma]

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Summary of: Apoptosis in Human Hepatoma HepG2 Cells Induced by Corn Peptides and Its Anti-tumor Efficacy in H22 Tumor Bearing Mice

- Jiang-Tao Li, Jiu-Liang Zhang, Hui He, Zhi-Li Ma, Zhi-Kui Nie, Zhen-Zhen Wang, and Xiao-Gen Xu are affiliated with the College of Food Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University & Key Laboratory of Environment Correlative Dietology, and the Ministry of Education, all in China. Their study of corn peptide effects on liver tumors in mice was funded by a grant from China’s National Natural Science Foundation and National “863” Program. They undertook this study to examine the effects of plant-derived chemicals on cancer....   [tags: corn peptide effects on liver tumors in mice]

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A Case Study of a Colloid Cyst

- A Case Study of a Colloid Cyst Colloid cysts in the third ventricle of are very rare intracranial benign tumors. The cysts are located deep inside which makes treatment of the tumor very difficult. It takes a team of skilled professionals to treat patient with these kinds of cysts. The two people that I will be focusing on are the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon even though there are whole teams of people that specialize in neurosurgery and that see to the patients care pre and post operation....   [tags: Medical Tumors Cancer Essays]

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Useful Technogies Used by Cardiac Tumor Surgeons

- 1. Introduction This document represents the literature review, for some useful technologies used by cardiac tumour surgeons. Government statistics show that in 2013, there were 11,410 new soft tissue (including heart cancer) cases. Also in the same year 4,390 people died. (National Cancer Institute, 2013) This is an area of concern as the technologies are aimed at saving lives, by diagnosing the issues earlier. The criteria that will be looked at throughout the review, will be the impact it will have on heart tumours, how it works, benefits and disadvantages....   [tags: issues, tumors, works, disadvantages]

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Health Promotion for Melanoma

- Health Promotion for Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, but is almost always curable. When unrepaired DNA damages the skin cells, these cancerous growths develop and activate the mutation process to reproduce quickly and form malignant tumors. They are most frequently developed by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds (The Skin Cancer Foundation, 1979). The most common form of cancer is skin cancer and it accounts for almost half of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for 76,250 out of an estimated three million cases of diagnosed skin cancer per year....   [tags: malignant tumors, skin cancer, uv radiation]

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Neuropsychologist and Patient Perspectives

- Neuropsychologist and Patient Perspectives There are many classifications of tumors that compress or destroy the hypothalamus. A few forms are craniopharyngioma, germinoma, and glioma. Symptoms of craniopharyngioma include headaches, visual disturbances, pituitary hormone deficiencies, retardation of growth, and calcification of the sella region in children. Germinoma, also called ectopic pineoloma or atypical teratoma, has similar effects to serninoma of the testis or dysgerminoma of the ovary....   [tags: Tumors Cancer Neurology Medical Essays]

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Malignant Melanoma

- Definition Malignant melanoma is a type of cancer arising from the melanocyte cells of the skin. The melanocytes are cells in the skin that produce the pigment melanin. Malignant melanoma develops when the melanocytes no longer respond to normal control mechanisms of cellular growth and are capable of invasion locally or spread to other organs in the body (metastasis), where again they invade and compromise the function of that organ. Description Melanocytes, embryologically derived from the neural crest, are distributed in the epidermis and thus are found throughout the skin....   [tags: Malignant Tumors, Nursing]

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Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GMB)

- Glioblastoma Multiforme (GMB) is the most common form of primary malignant brain tumor in adults. With the current standard therapy, median survival time hovers just over 12 months. This incurable disease is devastating with a median survival time of 6-8 months from time of recurrence (J10). The current standard of therapy at first diagnosis consists of surgery followed by radiotherapy with concommittant and adjuvant chemotherapy using the agent temozolamide (TMZ) (Multiple sources). In 2003, the United States Food and Drug administration approved the Gliadel Wafer (GW) for treatment of newly diagnosed GBM (C3)....   [tags: primary malignant brain tumors]

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Brain Turmors: Meningioma

- Meningioma represents about 34% of all primary brain tumors and occurs most frequently in middle-aged women (Brain Tumor Primer 49). Meningioma mostly occurs in older women, but a meningioma can still occur in males at any age, including childhood. Majority of meningioma are benign which are slow growing tumors that are localized and non-infiltrating (Brain Tumor Primer 49). A meningioma can be found at the base of the skull, and in the back, lower part of the brain (Brain Tumor Primer 49). The benign meningioma grows with distinct borders because it grows slowly, it can grow large before symptoms are noticeable (Brain Tumor Primer 50)....   [tags: patients, glioma]

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Epidemiology of Primary Spinal Cord Tumours in Isfahan, Iran, 1992-2004

- Introduction Primary spinal cord tumors (PSCTs) comprise approximately four percent of primary CNS tumors. They are typically classified into two major groups: Extradural and intradural. Extradural ones usually arise from adjacent connective tissues. In contrast, Intradural tumors originate from neural, glial, or meningial cells in the spinal cord and are subcategorized into Intra- and extra-medullary. Regarding the rarity, little population-based studies are available for PSCTs. [1] Most of these studies lack uniform pathologic criteria and rarely include non malignant cases....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Kings and Queens: The Tudors

- ... They named her Elizabeth I. After Anne had Elizabeth, she kept having miscarriages and at one point gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. At this point Henry gave up on her and Anne was eventually arrested and executed for adultery and treason against the king (“The British Monarchy” 1) In 1536, Henry and Jane Seymour get married. In that same year Jane becomes pregnant with a baby boy, who she later gives birth to and names the baby boy Edward VI. Jane ends up dying two weeks after the birth of Edward; some believe it had to do with complications during the birth....   [tags: king henry VII, england, history]

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Famous Monarchs in Eurpean History: The Tudors

- Between the years of 1485 and 1600, England was ruled over by a new dynasty—the Tudors. The Tudors were some of the most famous monarchs in European history. There were six Tudor monarchs. The first Tudor monarch of England was Henry VII. The next monarch was Henry VIII, his son Edward VI, Jane Grey, and Henry VIII’s two daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I. Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I are the best-known monarchs; however, all the monarchs experienced both success and failure during their reign....   [tags: England, dynasty, monarchs]

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Tutors Theorizing the Writing Center

- Central to the theorizing that is current in writing center scholarship is the concept of collaboration between tutors and students. Because of the overarching framework of social constructivism that currently drives theorizing in a multitude of disciplines—e.g., composition, literature, history, sociology, anthropology—it is not surprising that writing center scholars also use this framework to question the kind of knowledge that tutors create in tutorial sessions (see Grimm 1999, Murphy 1995, Carino 1995, Hobson 1994)....   [tags: Education Learning Papers]

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The Success of The Tudors in Dealing With Their Problems

- The Success of The Tudors in Dealing With Their Problems The Tudors faced a great deal of problems in their reign between 1485 and 1603. Their start of their reign was the start to modern age. All rulers of The Tudors experienced very difficult problems. First of all, Henry VIII experienced a lot of problems; Henry had married his brother's widow, Catherine of Aragon, in 1509. Catherine had produced only one surviving child - a girl, Princess Mary, born in 1516. By the end of the 1520s, Henry's wife was in her forties and he was desperate for a son....   [tags: Papers]

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Michael Hirst's The Tudors and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall

- Fidelity is an f-word that everyone can appreciate. It refers to honesty and loyalty—total and complete devotion towards someone or something else. But fidelity means more than just one thing. It can refer to the relationship between significant others, between a king and his court, and between a cardinal and his closest man. In fact, fidelity can be split into two other words that encompass all parts of it: faithfulness and fealty. Employing examples from Michael Hirst’s The Tudors and Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, fidelity will be seen with new depth and clarity, and hopefully, f-words can be seen in a new, more positive light....   [tags: fidelity, tv series analysis]

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A Training Guide For College Tutors And Peer Educators By Sally Lipsky

- Summary, Scope and Organization of the Book A Training Guide for College Tutors and Peer Educators by Sally Lipsky defines the role and importance of peer tutors’ on college campuses, the importance of promoting active learning, how to incorporate critical thinking and questioning skills, assessing students’ learning, collaborative learning and group work. Furthermore, this book defines tutoring as a proactive process, the value of diversity and students, online assistance, and a summary of effective peer lead sessions....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Tutor]

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Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar

- Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar Communication in any form requires a protocol. The evolution of language from sounds into words is proof of that. People recognized that in order for two people to understand each other, they must have a common code that will allow each one to transmit and receive signals accurately. If the word “red” signified two different colors to two different people, for example, then there would be a breakdown of communication. Language has grown complex over time and in its current form, it enables users to communicate with precision and nuance....   [tags: Teaching Writing Grammer Education]

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Factors Affecting Professional Development Plans of General Practitioners

- This project studied both the internal and external factors that helped and hindered development plans where General Practitioners were introduced to Practice Professional Development Plans and Personal Development Plans with a General Practice tutor. The associate General Practice tutor network and a facilitator, in addition to having received a copy of Professional Development: a guide for general practice. The method used was of qualitative approach to facilitate triangulation of the data, providing cross-data validity checks....   [tags: facilitate, tutors, participants]

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Hypoxia-mediated Selection of Cells with Diminished Apoptotic Potential in Solid Tumours

- Cancer: Necrosis vs. Apoptosis Cancer is the second leading cause of death in humans. A cancer cell is a cell that has mutated from its original form and will often grow at a more rapid rate than normal. The body has built certain mechanisms to protect itself from these types of cells. One of the physiological processes the body uses to kill off these cells is apoptosis. Apoptosis is sometimes called "cell suicide". When the body detects that a cell's DNA has mutated and cannot be repaired, the cell will somehow trigger itself to self destruct....   [tags: Biology Cancer Necrosis Apoptosis]

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The Place of Strategic Dialogue in Collaborative Learning

- The Place of Strategic Dialogue in Collaborative Learning The tutorial interaction in writing centers provides beginning writers with an essential element not found in other types of student-helper interaction. Unlike the usual colloquium that occurs in most classrooms, tutoring offers a one-on-one setting whereby a student can directly consult with, discuss, and turn to an experienced peer for help with as many steps of the writing process as possible. This unique setting offers a chance for tutors to address students’ individual needs using strategic dialogue....   [tags: Peer Tutoring Tutor Tutors Essays]

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Children And Their Effects On Children

- When first finding out that their child has a brain tumor, parents will likely be in complete shock, having a considerable influence on the family. Many will start back tracking to symptoms that their child had experienced. Parents blame themselves since they did not understand what all of the symptoms signified. In this situation, it is vital that a nurse or doctor takes time to talk to the family, express sympathy, and inform them on what sort of process their child will need to go through. Time and again, this causes the parents to become anxious, also causing the child to become concerned....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Brain tumor, Benign tumor]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Pituitary Adenomas And Carcinomas

- (I)Pituitary adenomas and carcinomas are two types of pituitary tumors that develop when abnormal new growth occurs in the pituitary gland. Cancers of the pituitary gland are referred to as pituitary carcinomas. These types of cancers are very uncommon and mostly seen in adult patients. The causes, treatments, risk factors, and diagnosis are all being examined in studies to identify ways to detect and prevent pituitary carcinomas early. Below the hypothalamus, located at the base of the brain is a small pea-sized structure that sits in the sella turcica known as the pituitary gland....   [tags: Hypothalamus, Growth hormone, Endocrine system]

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The Rise Of The United States

- The Rise of Cancer in the United States Tasha Robertson Digital Medicine Professor Kenneth Powell 24 November 2015   Cancer is a disease that has claimed the lives of millions, it’s a disease that so far has no known cure, and has many different forms. In the United States cancer has been on the rise. Cancer is caused by external factors, such as tobacco, an unhealthy diet, and infectious bacteria, and internal factors, such as inherited genetic mutations, hormones, and immune conditions (Webmd)....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Mutation, Immune system]

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The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

- Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533, in Greenwich, England. Elizabeth reigned queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. Elizabeth never married, and died a virgin, sometimes called “The Virgin Queen” (Gale 2). Elizabeth was born to King Henry Tudor VIII and Anne Boleyn; she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. This paper will prove Queen Elizabeth I was a woman wholly devoted to her country and brought it much prosperity and growth; these qualities made her the most respected leader of the entire history of England....   [tags: English monarchs, the Tudors]

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The Elizabethan Era and Gender Role

- Elizabethan Royalty (The Struggles of the Crown) The Elizabethan Era was from 1533 (the birth of Queen Elizabeth 1) till 1603 (death). Queen Elizabeth was the one who was responsibly for what happened to the country during this era. Being part of the Elizabethan Royalty was a tough and challenging task, the Elizabethan Royalty played an important role with religious conflicts for power between neighboring countries, having the constant pressure to produce a successor, and had to endure sexual discrimination against the Queen for being a woman on the throne of England without a male counterpart....   [tags: Monarchy, England, Tudors]

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In Vivo Quantitative Phosphoproteomic Profiling Identifies Novel Regulators of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Growth

- LNCaP xenografts mimic many of the features of human prostate tumors making them a valuable model to study the mechanism of progression to CRPCa (12, 18). In order to obtain an overview of these mechanisms LNCaP xenografts were grown orthotopically in intact and castrated mice. The analysis of tumor growth show that castration resistant LNCaP tumors (CR-LNCaP) proliferate at a higher rate than androgen sensitive tumors (HS-LNCaP) at the time of harvest, 60 days after surgical orthotopic implantation (Figure 1A, B)....   [tags: oncology, diagnosis, treatment]

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Queen Mary The I

- Queen Mary I Mary Tudor was born on February 18, 1516 at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, England. She was the only child of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, to survive through childhood. She was baptized as a Catholic shortly after her birth in 1525. Henry sent his daughter to live on the border of Wales. When Mary was two and a half years old, her dad had her life planned out for her, like who she was going marry and where she was going live (Queen Bloody)....   [tags: The Tudors, British history]

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The Legacy Of Cancer And Cancer

- Throughout history trends and certain things seem to be reoccurring. Cancer has been one of those things that have been seen throughout history dating back to ancient times. The oldest description of cancer comes from around 3,500 years ago, discovered in Egyptian literature. The description was found in a part of an Egyptian book on trauma surgery, under the name Edwin Smith Papyrus. The American Cancer Society states “It describes eight cases of tumors or ulcers of the breast that were removed by cauterization with a tool called fire drill” (Early History of Cancer)....   [tags: Cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer staging, Oncology]

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Pancreatic Cancer

- Pancreatic cancer is when malignant cancer cells are found in the tissue of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ found behind the stomach, in front of the spine. It is divided into three different sections: the head, body, and tail. The head is located at the wider end of the pancreas and the tail towards the narrow end. The pancreas is made up of two different glands. They are the exocrine and endocrine glands (Bethesda, 2013). The pancreas has two different functions. The exocrine gland secretes a pancreatic juice into the intestines....   [tags: health, pancreatic cancer]

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VHL Tumor Suppressor Gene and Their Protein Products

- Introduction to Tumor Suppressor Genes and Their Protein Products The other critical step in tumor initiation and progression, beside the activation of oncogenes, is the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. Under normal function, a tumor suppressor gene (TSG) acts as a negative regulator for cell growth control by limiting cell proliferation and tumor development. For tumors to develop, it was found that both copies of the TSG must be lost either through mutation or deletion of the gene (1)....   [tags: oncogenes, cancer medicine]

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The Discussion Of Green Fluorescent Protein And How They Are Used During Whole Body Imaging

- The topic of my article is the discussion of green fluorescent protein and how they are used during whole-body optical imaging to detect tumors and metastases. The reason I chose this article is because people who have a history of cancer are not getting body screening at an early age which can lead them to trouble later down the road. It’s daunting to find out one has a tumors and even more frightening to not be able to see the progression and severity of it. The main reason why malignant tumors such like cancer are so severe is due to their ability to spread throughout the entire body, known as metastatic cancer....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Breast cancer]

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Breast Cancer

- Breast Cancer as the most common cancer in Iranian women affects women at least one decade younger than their counterparts in developed countries. The highest frequency of malignancies has been observed in the 40-49 age groups [1]. It is commonly accepted that estrogen and its receptor have an important role in the pathogenesis of breast malignancies. Breast tumors are classified based on ER status to ER negative and ER positive tumors. About 40% of breast tumors are ER negative [2]. ER negative tumors in comparison to ER positive tumors tend to have worse prognosis and less likely to respond to endocrine therapy....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Patient With Progressive Pain and Neurological Findings

- CASE A 27-year-old female presented with worsening neck pain and weakness of the extremities. She stated that the pain has been intermittent for the past two years but worsened in the last three months. She described the pain as a constant dull ache that is an 8/10 in severity. She explained that the pain radiates to both shoulders, slightly more to the right. Ibuprofen did not relieve the pain. The patient specified that the weakness of her extremities is present in her left arm and bilateral lower extremities....   [tags: Medical Case Studies]

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Are Cell Phones Dangerous?

- Cell phones are one of the greatest inventions in the world. We can imagine how life would be without cell phones. Cell phones are very handy; it can make our communication easier. Also cell phones can provide us with everything, like relaxing with music, browsing the internet, chatting on social networking sites or playing games. Unfortunately cell phones are not risk free. Using cell phones involve emission of EMR electromagnetic radiation, which is a dangerous sort of energy wave, is produce by modern appliances that surround us in everyday lives....   [tags: communication, radiation, energy]

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Genetic Disorders Affect Millions Of Americans Today 's Society

- Genetic disorders affect millions of Americans in today’s society. According to Living with a genetic Disorder there are an estimated thirteen million Americans affected by some sort of genetic disorder. One of those disorders is Neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis is a disorder in which the cells of your nervous system do not grow properly. This disorder can be genetic, which means it was inherited from your mother, father, or both parents. Those who are affected by Neurofibromatosis have tumoral growth; they may appear underneath the skin or tumors may appear on the skin surface....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology]

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Cell Phone Can Cause Death By Brain Cancer

- In Contemporary society, the ringing phone, the ding of a text, the downward gaze, and the entire world of information at one’s fingertips in any private or public space at any time of day has become commonplace. Due to modern work, societal demands, and ease of accessibility, cellphone usage is at an all-time high for both numbers of users and the amount of use. The comfort and convenience of cellular technology and all the trappings within, overshadows the prominent danger of the radiation released from the phones....   [tags: Mobile phone, Mobile phone radiation and health]

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Development Process of Breast Cancer Cells

- The purpose of this essay is to identify the processes through which breast cancer cells develop and to discuss the pathology and methods diagnosing as well as various treatments available. Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among American women, producing more than forty thousand fatalities annually Mohammad et al. The malignant tumors are made up of different sets of observable sets of characteristics that resulted from the interactions between the various breast cancer cells genotype and the environment....   [tags: detection, effective intervention]

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Symptoms And Treatments Of Cancer

- 1,685,210 cases of cancer are projected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2016 by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and 595,690 people are expected to die in 2016. Cancer is caused by an overgrowth of cells that causes a tumor to form. Some cancer is treatable but others are not. Cancer can occur in any part of the body. There are two forms of tumors which progress into cancer, benign and malignant. Benign tumors are usually easy to remove and do not spread throughout the body while malignant grow faster and can spread throughout the body....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Eye, Tumor suppressor gene]

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The Real Meaning of Brain Cancer

- Around New Year's Eve, HHH FFF’s husband noticed changes in his wife's personality. Soon after, she was diagnosed with primary central nervous system lymphoma, which arises in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. A few weeks before her 29th birthday, CC had a seizure and was later diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma, a slow-growing, low-grade brain tumor. One Valentine's Day, BBB collapsed with a seizure. Emergency room doctors diagnosed him with a high-grade glioblastoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of brain tumor....   [tags: brain tumor, radiation, environmental factors]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

- According to the American Cancer Society, Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).When cells divides it causes cancer which then changes from an normal call to what’s called a cancerous cell that requires gene alterations....   [tags: Health ]

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Urothelial Carcinoma Presentation

- Patient history Past medical history is notable for hematuria, hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, Warthin’s tumor of left parotid, pleomorphic adenoma of right parotid, tubular adenoma and adenomatous polyps of the colon, thyroid disorder, tonsillectomy, pilonidal cyst and arthritis. Hospital course A 79 year old male presented with gross hematuria and palpable right kidney hydronephrosis. Ureteroscopy found blockage of the right ureter by a mass and biopsy revealed features consistent with papillary urothelial carcinoma favoring high grade....   [tags: Urothelial Carcinoma]

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Research Paper on Breast Cancer

- According to the American Cancer Society, Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably....   [tags: Breast Cancer]

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Cancer: What Everyone Should Know

- Cancer: What Everyone Should Know Cancer bombarded an estimate of 1,638,910 people in the United States alone and killed roughly 577,190 people (cancer.org). Nearly half of the people who were diagnosed with cancer died, why. It is not because Oncologists are not caring for the patients properly or that cancer research is not progressing. It is simply because awareness about cancer is at a bare minimum. It is true, some cultures dedicate the month of October to Breast Cancer Awareness, but Breast Cancer is not the only cancer that intrudes people’s bodies....   [tags: cancer, tumor, disease, cancer awareness]

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The Word ' Oncology '

- The word ‘oncology’ comes from the Greek physician Galen who used the Greek word for swelling (oncos) to describe tumors (Eversley, 2016). There were numerous theories on what caused cancer, what made it worse, and ways to treat it that were discovered and practiced by numerous physicians dating back hundreds and hundred of years ago. These ancient physicians may not have referred to themselves as ‘oncologists’ specifically, but still paved a way for modern medicine to grasp a better understanding of cancer....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, American Cancer Society]

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