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Gastrointestinal Cancer FAQGastrointestinal Cancer FAQ

4 August, 2015
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Q1. What are gastrointestinal cancers? A1. These are cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. These include cancers of esophagus, small and/or large intestine, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, rectum and anus. Q2.  How are these cancers detected? Endoscopy is done to establish diagnosis. Biopsy of the affected/damaged tissue is carried out. Barium swallow test is done …

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Understanding SarcomasUnderstanding 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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Pancreatic Cancer FAQsPancreatic Cancer FAQs

30 April, 2015
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What is Pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is the singular condition of unregulated cellular growth in the form of tumors or cellular aggregation in the pancreas. The organ mainly secretes regulatory hormones in the body and is located below the stomach. Pancreas secretes the ever important blood glucose regulating hormone insulin and many other regulators which …

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Spinal Tumour: Types & CausesSpinal 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 …

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