Category: cancer

BRAINSTEM GLIOMA

Glioma is a kind of tumor that develops in the brain and spinal cord. Gliomas start in the gluey supportive cells (glial cells) that surround nerve cells and keep them functioning. There are three types of glial cells that can produce tumors. Gliomas are classified depending to the type of glial cell involved in the …

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ICD 10 CODE FOR RECTAL CANCER

C20 is a billable icd code used to specify a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of rectum. A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis. Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal most cancers, or bowel most cancers) is the development of most cancers within the colon or rectum …

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WHAT IS GOITER

A goiter (GOI-tur) is an enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of your neck just below your Adam’s apple and is responsible for producing and secreting hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Although goiters are often painless, a large goiter can cause a cough and make it hard …

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FACTS ABOUT HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA REMISSIONS AND RELAPSE

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma or you’re at the verge of your treatment regimen, you may have questions about “remission” and “relapse.” Remission is refers to the absence of disease. Relapse, on the other hand, is a term that means the condition has reappeared again after a period of remission. According to …

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SCROTAL MASSES: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Scrotal masses are abnormalities in the bag of skin hanging right behind the penis (scrotum). The scrotum contains the testicles and related structures that produce, store and transport sperm and male sex hormones. Scrotal masses might be an accumulation of fluids, the growth of abnormal tissue, or normal contents of the scrotum that have become …

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TESTICULAR CANCER: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Testicular cancer occurs in the testicles (testes), which are found inside the scrotum, a loose bag of skin below the penis. The testicles secrete male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction. Testicular cancer is very rare when compared with other types of cancer. But testicular cancer is the most type common cancer in American males …

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NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

A paraganglioma is an uncommon tumor that begins in some nerve cells that are scattered throughout the body. This tumor can affect people of any age but mostly shows up between the ages of 30 and 50. The tumor is usually slowed growing and noncancerous (benign). But it can penetrate nearby parts of the body, …

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PANCREATITIS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Pancreatitis caused by gallstones Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that found behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas secretes enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose). Pancreatitis can result as acute pancreatitis which means it appears …

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MALE BREAST CANCER: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Male breast cancer is an uncommon cancer that builds up in the breast tissue of men. Though breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a disease that affects women, breast cancer does happen to men. Male breast cancer is mostly common in older men, though it can occur at any age. Men diagnosed with …

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STOMACH CANCER: CAUSES & SYMPTOMS

Stomach cancer often begins in the mucus-producing cells that line the stomach. This type of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. For the past several decades, rates of cancer in the major part of the stomach (stomach body) have been falling worldwide. During the exert period, cancer in the region where the top part of the …

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