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Understanding Sarcomas

27 March, 2017
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Sarcomas are one of the rarest forms of cancers that take origin in muscles, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They are known to affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. Depending on the organ they affect, most of the sarcomas are named after …

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Spinal Tumour: Types & Causes

10 March, 2014
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Spinal tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the spinal cord or surrounding the spinal cord and spinal column. The cells grow and multiply uncontrollably. Spinal tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These can classified as primary (originating in the spine or spinal cord) or secondary (or metastatic, resulting from cancer spreading from another site to …