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Brain Tumor Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

26 March, 2019
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Generally, cells in our body ages die and are replaced by the new ones. But with cancer, this cycle is disrupted. Brain tumor cells grow and unlike other normal cells, they don’t die. Eventually, cancerous cells keeps growing and more cell are added to this abnormal mass of tissue. Similarly, brain cancer is an abnormal …

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Blood Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Types and Treatment

18 October, 2017
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Blood cancer is a broader term related to cancers that directly attack the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system. There are three blood cancer types, namely, leukemia, which happens due to uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells, lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, and myeloma, which is a cancer of the plasma cells, which help …

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Sienna Ringeisen, CrediHero, Brain Tumour Survivor

6 August, 2015
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15-year-old Sienna Ringeisen, a US citizen, was diagnosed with brain tumour at the age of  2. When her parents found out that she collapsed on to the ground, they called 911 and she was quickly flown to a children’s hospital. The tumour was between the size of a orange and a grape fruit. Before they …

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Harmala Gupta’s story as a cancer survivor, CrediHero

7 March, 2015
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Harmala Gupta is a 61-year-old cancer survivor who got a second chance at life at the age of 34. She is also the Founder-President of a Cancer Charity in New Delhi called CanSupport an organization that enable people with advanced cancer and their families to make informed choices and decisions and to receive appropriate physical, emotional, social and …

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Brain Tumor – Frequently Asked Questions

5 February, 2015
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What is Brain Tumor? Brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in a part of the brain. Brain tumour may be benign tumour (not a cancer) or malignant (cancer). They are found in both adult & children. How do I know that I have brain tumor? What are the signs & symptoms?  Signs & …

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Chemoport FAQs

27 January, 2015
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What is Chemoport? A chemoport or chemotherapy port is a type of implant placed under the skin of the patients undergoing intravenous chemotherapy treatment. It is a small device that enables easy access to the bloodstream. It is primarily used to transfer red blood cells and platelets. Besides, the chemoport can be used to insert …

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Chemotherapy FAQs

6 November, 2014
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What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the terminology given to the form of medical treatment which is given to cancer patients. The drugs are called as chemotherapeutic agents/drugs. What is Targeted Therapy? Targeted therapy is a form of treatment in which drugs act by targeting specific receptors on cancer cells. This form of therapy is less …

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Spine Cancer: Treatment & Recovery Time

10 March, 2014
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Q. What are Spinal Tumours? A Spine Cancer is an abnormal growth of tissue that occurs in and around the spine. Spinal tumour can be primary (originate in the spine itself) – rare, or secondary (metastatic, moving to the spine from another location). The most common cancers that metastasis to the spine are the lung, …

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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 …

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Spinal Metastases: Can Spine Cancer Spread?

10 March, 2014
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What is spinal metastases? Metastases refer to the spread of cancer from its primary location in the body to another organ. Metastatic bone disease (MBD) is the name given to the cancer that begins in an organ like the lung, breast or prostrate, and then spreads to the bone. Spinal metastases is the cancer that …

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Gastric Cancer: Why is there a high risk?

16 November, 2013
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Developed countries in Europe and North America now report a lower incidence of gastric cancer as compared to developing nations in eastern Asia like Japan and China. In India, prevalence of stomach cancer shows variation in prevalence, seen more in men than women and more commonly in the southern states. However, it remains among the …

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