Mainly found in the ovaries and testicles, germ cells are cells which eventually develop into eggs and sperms. Sometimes germ cells are also found to be left behind in some other parts of the body. Most often, germ cell tumors develop within ovaries or testicles since this is basically the place where they are normally located. However, in some cases, germ cell tumors also develop in other parts of the body as well.
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Skin cancer falls into the category of most common type of cancers. It usually develops due to formation of malignant cells on a specific skin area. It is mainly categorized into three types namely melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell skin cancer. Root cause behind the occurrence of skin cancer is still a topic of research. However, certain factors like overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, growth of irregular moles on body, family history of skin cancer, and weakened immune system are…Continue
Added by Kimmie Rollison on May 25, 2017 at 1:55am — No Comments
Since lung cancer does not produce any noticeable symptoms in early stages, most people are therefore diagnosed only after the diseased has advanced. For this reason it is quite important to learn more about lung cancer signs & symptoms & to undergo early screening which may help people with high risk of the disease. Looking out for these early signs of lung cancer can be very useful.…Continue
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Breast cancer is a life-threatening disease which may occur due to development of abnormal and malignant cells in breast and surrounding region. It has become one of the prime causes of death worldwide. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is the only key to curing this disease completely. However, breast cancer treatment cost may vary depending on fees of healthcare center and patient’s overall…Continue
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Oral cancer is one the leading cancers across the world. Top healthcare reports reveal that millions of people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Oral cancer occurs due to development of unusual malignant cells in mouth region or oral cavity. This life-threatening disease is highly preventable. One should get indulged in regular dental check-up for minimizing the chances of this disease.…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on April 24, 2017 at 3:57am — No Comments
Prevalence of colon cancer in women is increasing day-by-day. This fatal disease develops due to production of malignant cells in large intestine. According to reports, billions of patients die due to colon cancer every year. Habit of smoking, heavy alcohol drinking, and obesity are the major risk factors that may accelerate the growth of abnormal cancerous cells in colon. Health care experts estimate that mortality ratio due to this cancer will double up in upcoming time. However, it is a…Continue
Added by Kimmie Rollison on April 21, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
Headaches, stomach, abdominal and back pains, and other health problems, all of these seem quite minor and manageable. However, it does not imply that we should ignore minor irritants and not take them seriously. Research studies show that even common ailments can be the first warning signs of cancer. Watch out for the following warning signs.…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on March 2, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments
There are several skin cancers which usually develop where they can be seen & so provide a good chance of diagnosing them early. However, it is still critical to regularly examine skin for unusual growths & changes in existing moles. Moreover, it would be sensible to approach a dermatologist if there is anything suspicious. Skin doctors can recognize signs of skin cancer & diagnose the disease in early stages.…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 27, 2017 at 12:07am — No Comments
Breast cancer is characterized as an uncontrolled and unnecessary growth of breast cells. These cells usually form as tumor which can be detected by x-rays and also be felt as lumps. Moreover, these tumors are very harmful if cells grow into surrounding healthy tissues and spread to different areas of the body.
Breast Cancer Care
Though exact cause of breast cancer still remains unknown, factors which increase risk of getting disease are known to be risk factors and…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 8, 2017 at 7:29am — No Comments
Cervical cancer is usually caused due to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection which is very common in women of reproductive age. According…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 6, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments
You see her at the store. She, like everyone else, is just picking up her weekly groceries, but on her, your eyes linger a little longer. Her head is covered in a telltale scarf, and where hair would normally be peeking through, there is none. You feel pity for her, thinking she must be so sad about her hair. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you her hair is the last thing she is thinking about. Because while it takes so many of the physical parts of a person, its deeper blow strikes the…Continue
Added by Emmy on January 13, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments
At the beginning of December, on my birthday I gave myself a very peculiar gift. I found a lump in my right breast. A little round, pea sized, lump. My breath stopped by the idea, by the feeling, by the enormity of it.
What did I do? I went on google. The biggest mistake a person could make? Probably, so. I went to my husband. His breath stopped.
Yank’s worst nightmare? His mom had breast cancer, 23 years ago. Nightmare, shitload of it, the feeling of the biggest fear and a…Continue
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Colon cancer is the second increasing cause of cancer-related deaths across the globe that affects both men and women. However, there’s a better chance no one knows the signs of colon cancer, how familiar a person should be screened, or what puts…Continue
Added by Kimmie Rollison on November 12, 2016 at 4:26am — No Comments
Nine Month Midnight by Marie Bacigalupo was a deeply compelling, at times heart-wrenching story, about grief and the desperate need of a mother to reunite with her dead child. Since losing her four-year old precious daughter to cancer a year ago, Dolores Walsh has been living in limbo, like a…Continue
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A former copywriter and administrator, Marie Bacigalupo studied creative writing under Gordon Lish at the Fiction Center and participated in workshops sponsored by the University of Iowa and Story Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Examined Life Journal; Romance Magazine; New Realm Magazine;…Continue
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Ovarian cancer or Cancer of the ovary signifies a group of different tumors that arise from various types of cells & tissues present inside the ovary. The most common type of ovarian cancer arises from the epithelial cells that cover the outside surface of the ovary. Other, rare types of ovarian cancer develop from the egg-forming Germ cells called as Germ tumors or from the supporting tissue called as Stromal tumors that help in…Continue
Added by Luz J. Peterson on February 2, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
It’s been one whole year since I heard those dreadful words ‘you have cancer’. When you’re going through a difficult time in life, a year can seem like an eternity.
Having gone through 15 months of hospital visits, countless tests, treatments and worries with my son, we were nothing but relieved when his doctor told us that he was doing well and we could extend the time between hospital visits. But life had something else up its sleeve, and only two short days of being happy after the…Continue
Added by Lorinda Mamo on June 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America,
has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer. …
Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments
** Cancer is a giant, life-stealing asshole.
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