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Breast Cancer by Ejona Cekrezi

By at March 1, 2012 | 6:22 am | 1 Comments

Breast cancer is a malignant, metastasizing tumor of the mammary gland that is the primary cause of death for women of ages 35-45. Malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells than can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the human body. Breast cancer usually begins with the formation of a small lump (confined tumor), or as calcium deposits and then more...

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Thyroid Cancer by Randi Enger

By at February 6, 2012 | 8:11 am | 0 Comment

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland. This gland is located in the front of your neck right below your Adam’s apple. When you have a healthy thyroid, it is a little larger than a quarter. The gland makes hormones, those are Calcitonin and Thyroid homone. Calcitonin regulates the amount of calcium in your body. The Thyroid more...

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Pancreatic Cancer: The Basics

By at January 23, 2012 | 7:50 am | 0 Comment

We may not be aware of it, but the human body is a complicated system composed of many different complex organ tissues. These organ tissues work together as a team to keep our bodies functioning. Organ tissues are made of up of trillions of cells. These cells form groups and work together as a unit to keep us going. Our cells have to go through cycles to keep the cell more...

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Esophageal Cancer by Jenny Gavwiner

By at December 28, 2011 | 7:18 pm | 0 Comment

Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is a 25 centimeter hollow tube that goes from the throat to the stomach. It carries food that has been swallowed to the stomach where it is then digested. Esophageal cancer begins in the cells lining the esophagus and can be located anywhere in the esophagus. In the United States, esophageal cancer is located in the more...

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What is Barrett’s Esophagus by Brian Ly

By at December 25, 2011 | 8:28 am | 1 Comments

Barrett’s esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid and changed to the lining similar to that of the stomach. The lining of the esophagus is squamous epithelium, but when stomach acid damages it, it is changed to columnar epithelium. Although this may seem just like a case of heartburn, it is in fact very dangerous because more...

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