The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in the region of the neck, in front of the trachea, and below the thyroid cartilage. It has two lobes, and sometimes there’s a pyramidal lobe as well. The lobes are joined...
Bone tumors can be of two different types. They may arise from the bone tissue, and we call them primary bone tumors. But we also have secondary bone, those that metastasize from other tumors and form secondary metastatic masses...
What is Sarcoma? Sarcomas are malignant tumors of the mesenchymal tissue. Mesenchyme is a term used to refer to the connective tissue of the embryo. The origin of the mesenchyme is predominantly mesoderm, but in the head, and neck region...
Patients with ovarian tumors account for less than 3% of gynecological admissions in hospitals. Out of all ovarian tumors, 80-90% are benign, and 20-25% are premalignant and malignant tumors. Benign tumors are divided into germ cell tumors such as...
Luckily for men, testicular cancer is somewhat rare, or at least not as common as other male problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Moreover, testicular cancer has the highest curable rate among all types of cancers, with an excellent...
Every year more than fifty thousand Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The exact cause of the cancer is not yet known but scientists has linked the causes to lifestyle and genetics. Understanding some the factors that may lead...
Kidney cancer is also known as renal cancer, and it is one of the most common types of cancer, usually appearing in adult patients around their 60 years old. There are various types of kidney cancer, and the most...
All types of cancer are considered fearsome and concerning, but colon cancer tends to be one of the most distressing diagnosis because it builds up over time without giving out any symptoms and usually starts causing problems when there’s...
The most common and fearsome type of cancer among women is also one of the most highly preventable and treatable forms of cancer. Cervical cancer screenings have saved thousands of lives by diagnosing alterations early enough to start an...
Pancreatitis is the name given to the inflammation of the pancreas, which may result from different health problems. This gland is placed behind the stomach, in close contact with the digestive system and in communication with the liver via...
Pancreatic cancer is one of those types of silent cancer that will not give out major signs and symptoms until it has grown big enough, possibly spreading to other areas of the body. Since your pancreas is deep within...
Only those who have received the diagnosis of cancer would understand how does it feel. However, most of us have felt a little bump, a mole in the skin, or something alarming us temporarily until the doctor says everything’s...