RENAL CANCER

RENAL CANCER DEFINITION:- A malignant tumour of kidney cells. RISK FACTORS:- Tobacco use Smoking Occupational exposure to industrial chemicals Obesity Dialysis SIGN/SYMPTOMS:- Hematuria Flank pain Weight loss Nausea, vomiting, fever Night sweats... Read more »

LUNG CANCER

LUNG CANCER DEFINITION:- Cancer arising in the epithelium of the air passages (bronchial cancer) which is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of lungs. RISK FACTORS:- Cigarette smoking Radon gas (generated... Read more »

LIVER CANCER (HEPATOMA)

LIVER CANCER (HEPATOMA) DEFINITION:- A malignant tumour of liver, originating in mature liver cells. RISK FACTORS:- Chemical toxins Cigarette smoking Alcohol use Cirrhosis, hepatitis B and C. SIGN/SYMPTOMS:- Right upper quadrant abdominal... Read more »

LEUKAEMIA

LEUKAEMIA DEFINITION:- A malignant disorder of blood forming organ (spleen, lymphatic system and bone marrow) characterized by an abnormal increase number of white blood cells called blasts. It is a cancer of... Read more »

LARYNX CANCER

LARYNX CANCER DEFINITION:- Cancer of larynx is an malignant growth of vocal cords or any portion of the larynx. CAUSES:- Mostly occurs predominantly in men older than age 60 Tobacco use Smoking... Read more »

GASTRIC CANCER

GASTRIC CANCER DEFINITION:- Cancer that begins in the mucus-producing cells on the inside lining of the stomach (adenocarcinoma). INCIDENCE:- Incidence increases with age. More common in men. RISK FACTORS:- Inflammation of stomach... Read more »

COLON CANCER /COLORECTAL CANCER

COLON CANCER /COLORECTAL CANCER DEFINITION:- It refers to malignancies of colon and rectum. It is a malignant tumour arising from the inner wall of the large intestine. ETIOLOGY/RISK FACTORS:- Age (40 years... Read more »

CERVIX CANCER

CERVIX CANCER DEFINITION:- It is the cancer of neck (Cervix) of uterus. The tumour may develop from the surface epithelium of cervix (squamous carcinoma) or from the epithelial lining of cervical canal... Read more »

BREAST CANCER

BREAST CANCER DEFINITION:- Development of cancer cells in breast. INCIDENCE:- The incidence of breast cancer is known to be raised who started menses at an early age. TYPES:- Intraductal Tumours: Development of... Read more »

BRAIN TUMOUR, CEREBRAL TUMOUR AND INTRACRANIAL TUMOURS

BRAIN TUMOUR, CEREBRAL TUMOUR AND INTRACRANIAL TUMOURS DEFINITION:- It is an abnormal, multiplication and proliferation of brain cells. A tumour is a mass of cancerous cells within the brain. TYPES:- Gliomas: Tumour... Read more »