Breast Cancer Diagnosis

What is Breast Cancer? The breast is composed of milk glands, also known as lobes, which create breast milk, and thin tubes known as ducts which carry the milk to the nipple. The breast also contains fat cells, lymph nodes and tissue, vascular tissue such as veins and connective tissue which provide support. Breast cancer […]
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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

What is prostate cancer? In men, the prostate gland is responsible for making about 30 percent of the fluid present in semen. The fluid secreted from the prostate is alkaline in nature and helps to ensure the survival of sperm or spermatozoa. The prostate also contains muscles that help to expel semen during ejaculation. The […]
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Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

What is colorectal cancer? The digestive system is composed of several parts including the stomach, small intestine, large intestine or colon, rectum and anus. When food is eaten, the upper intestinal tract or the stomach and small intestine are responsible for digesting, while the lower intestines or colon absorb all of the nutrients that we […]
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Leukemia Diagnosis

Leukemia The blood is made up of several different types of cells and proteins. Red blood cells are used to transport oxygen to body tissues, platelets help to stop bleeding by “clumping” together to form clots, white blood cells help to fight infection and serum or plasma contains proteins, electrolytes and water. Leukemia is cancer […]
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Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

What is Ovarian Cancer? Women have two ovaries, one of which is on either side of the uterus, each are part of the female reproductive system. They are responsible for egg (ova) production and for secretion of certain hormones including estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer occurs when DNA in cells of the ovary are damaged […]
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Skin Cancer Diagnosis

What is skin cancer? The skin is composed of three basic layers, all constructed to guard and protect underlying muscles, internal organs and other tissues. The epidermis is the outermost layer, is comprised of cells which are continuously produced from the bottom and die as they rise to the top to be sloughed off during […]
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Lung Cancer Diagnosis

What is lung cancer? The lungs are the organ responsible for respiration. They help to rid the body of carbon dioxide and toxins and to bring in new oxygen, necessary for the functioning of every cell in the body. Once the oxygen is absorbed by the lungs, it is transported to the rest of the […]
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Brain Cancer Diagnosis

What is brain cancer? The central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain and spinal cord. It is responsible for all of our thought processes and many body functions. Brain cancer and cancer of the spinal cord occur when DNA in the brain cells and neuronal tissue are damaged and begin dividing uncontrollably […]
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