What is Osteosarcoma?

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, which begins in cells that form bones. It is a very rare condition and can also occur in soft tissue outside the bone. Osteosarcoma is most often found in the long bones — more often the legs, but sometimes the arms — but it can start in any bone. Osteosarcoma tends to occur in teenagers and young adults, but it can also occur in younger children and older adults. Treatment usually involves chemotherapy and surgery. Typically radiation therapy is not effective…

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CANCER – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment.   Symptoms of Cancer Signs and symptoms caused by cancer will vary depending on what part of the body…

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Why Does Lung Cancer Spread So Fast

There are many reasons why lung cancer spreads so fast unnoticed. One of the major reason is because lung cancer is usually undetected in its early stages and during this stage, the cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or blood circulatory system. The blood vessels spread more cancer cells faster than the lymphatic system and this seems to be the more preferred route for lung cancer spreading at the early stages. This article is in response to one of our reader’s question.…

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BREAST CANCER

WHAT IS BREAST CANCER? Breast cancer a form of cancer that develops when cells within the breast begins to grow out of control. These cells form a tumour within the breast and these present as lumps that can be felt within the breast or seen on an x-ray. According to a Vanguard Newspaper report, In Nigeria alone, the federal government estimates a breast cancer rate of 102,000 cases annually and an annual date rate of about 72,000 individuals. The report estimates that in combination with cervical cancer, breast cancer makes…

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