WHAT IS BRAIN TUMOR ?

Learn what is a brain tumor & can a brain tumor be cured?

The growth of abnormal cells within the brain causes a brain tumor. Some cells are cancerous ( malignant) and some are non-cancerous ( benign).

Some are found only in the brain which is also known as PRIMARY BRAIN TUMOR.

Some abnormal cells that spread from the brain to other parts are known as a metastatic brain tumor or SECONDARY BRAIN TUMOR. The growth of tumors may vary from body to body as it grows gradually depending on which part of the brain it is found.

A brain is located in the head. It is th...

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What is cervical cancer?

What is CERVICAL CANCER?

Our female human body has a cervix which is the lower part of the uterus in the female reproductive system that connects to the vagina and uterus.

Cervical cancer arises from the cervix. It is the growth of abnormal cells in the cervix which could eventually spread to other parts of the body like the lungs, vagina, bladder, liver affecting the tissues of the cervix.

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancer in ladies.

The primary risk factor of cervical cancer is HPV infection. HPV infection is Human papillom...

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What is head and neck cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control. Cancer of the head and neck could be seen in some areas of the neck and throat. Cancer in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands.

There are more than 30 areas where cancer of the neck and head can develop. If cancer of the head and neck travel to other body parts then it is called metastasis cancer. It usually begins in the lines of surfaces of the head and neck.

TYPES of head and neck cancer

- Lip and oral cavity cancer

This type of cancer forms in the lips, gums, ...

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What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer starts when cells mutate and grow out of control. Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is cancer that develops in any part of the mouth, including the lining of the lips, gums, tongue, roof or floor of the mouth, inner lining of the cheeks, or upper throat. In the mouth, it commonly starts as a painless white patch, that thickens, develops red patches, an ulcer, and continues to grow. The cancer cells can spread to the other parts of the body. It looks like a persistent crusting ulcer that does not heal when it develops on the lips. Oral Cancer is quite common in men than wo...

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Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Early Signs of Oral Cancer are often mistaken for other diseases such as toothache and the common cold. It is advised to see your healthcare provider if symptoms continue for several weeks or months because the diagnosis of any disease at an earlier stage is necessary and helpful for effective treatment. 

How Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

Oral Cancer may not cause any symptom in its initial stage. Most often, a small and shallow sore (painful, at times) is found at the base of the mouth or anywhere inside the mouth. It may be colorless, red, or white. Sometimes a sore is ob...

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How Can I Prevent Oral Cancer?

Oral Cancer is caused by several changes (including changes in diet, changes in lifestyle, environmental changes, hormonal changes, and others). However, it can be prevented by knowing its real causes. 

Consumption of Tobacco and Alcohol are the major causes of Oral Cancer. Tobacco use of any kind including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, and snuff, is dangerous and can cause Oral Cancer. Other than this, a weak immune system is also prone to cancer. It has been recently observed that excessive sun exposure to the lips has also played a significant role in causing Oral ...

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What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells in the prostate gland. The Prostate Gland in men is responsible for the formation of seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperms. Prostate Cancer is one of the ten top leading cancers in India. It is more common in men of age 45 and above. 

Types

The type of Prostate Cancer depends upon the type of cancer cells, their location, and growth rate. Following are the most common types of Prostate Cancer.

  • Acinar Adenocarcinoma- It is the most common type of cancer growi...

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