Pancreatic cancer – Survival Rate

The pancreases is an organ that is located near the stomach and performs the functions of producing hormones that control sugar metabolism and of producing enzymes that help the digestive process. Pancreatic cancer results in the growth of cancer ...

Colon Cancer Survival Rate

The colon refers to the tube that begins at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum. The growth of cancer cells in the colon is known as colon cancer Symptoms of colon cancer Pale appearance of the skin Bleeding from the rectum ...

Uterine Cancer Survival Rate

The growth of cancer cells that begin in the lining of the uterus and spreads to the uterus is known as uterine cancer. Symptoms of uterine cancer Some of the symptoms of uterine cancer are: Bleeding between menstrual periods or longer periods Post ...

Dermoid cyst

What is a dermoid cyst ? A dermoid cyst is a growth that has the appearance of sac like structures and is present from birth. There are several other structures that are present in a dermoid cyst such as fluids, hair, skin glands, teeth, etc. ...

Birth Defects

All expectant parents always swing between the joy of having healthy baby and the agony of getting a defective one. The possibility of knowing about a defective child also exists through prenatal screening. Parents assume that all birth defects ...

Necrotizing Fasciitis

What is Necrotizing Fasciitis ? Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial infection wherein the soft tissues are slowly eaten away by bacteria. Necrotizing comes from the root word “necrosis” meaning death, and fasciitis comes from the word ...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and mild viral infection that is commonly found in young children. It leads to the development of a rash on the feet and hands as well as sores in the mouth. The most common cause of hand-foot-and-mouth ...

Graves Disease

What is Graves disease ? Graves’ disease is a disorder of the immune system that leads to the overproduction of thyroid hormones or hyperthyroidism. It is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism The thyroid hormones are essential for the ...

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic plague occurs when an individual is infected by the bacteria causing the infection. A person can be infected by the bacteria that cause the disease through a variety of ways. People suffering from bubonic plague will experience some ...

Vasculitis

What is Vasculitis ? Vasculitis is a disorder that results in inflammation of the blood vessels. The condition leads to several changes in the blood vessels walls such as weakening, scarring, thickening and narrowing. There are various forms ...
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