Cancer

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Cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACPMark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Cervical cancer is characterized by the presence of abnormal, malignant cells in the cervix. The cervix forms the bottom part of a woman’s uterus, connecting it to the vagina. In the body, healthy cells divide and grow in a regulated …

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Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Also called: NHL Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is the name given to a group of lymphomas, or cancers of the lymphoid tissue. Lymphoid tissue is part of the lymphatic system. A major component of the immune system, the lymphatic system consists of organs, lymph nodes and lymph vessels. This system …

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Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Lymphoma

Also called: Lymph Node Cancer, Lymphatic System Cancer Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which is part of the lymphatic system. A major component of the immune system, the lymphatic system consists of organs, lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels. This system manufactures lymphocytes and transports lymph (fluid made of plasma and white …

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Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System

Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary The lymphatic system consists of various glands, organs and ducts connected throughout the body. It removes lymph (fluid containing white blood cells, plasma and other substances) from the tissues and returns it to the bloodstream. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune defense system. In addition …

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Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Also called: Hodgkin’s Disease Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphoid tissue. Lymphoid tissue is part of the lymphatic system, a major component of the immune defense system. It consists of a network of organs, bone marrow, lymph nodes and vessels. …

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