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Osteosarcoma - Never Disregard a Chronic Sprain in a Child

Osteosarcoma originates from bone-forming cells which are mesenchymal in origin. Osteosarcoma is a very common bone tumor and it is highly malignant. It is common among children and younger adults. The exact etiology causing osteosarcoma is idiopathic. One predisposing factor is rapid bone growth, ...

Coping With Cancer and Other Chronic Medical Conditions

While you are coping with the emotional, physical and other challenges related to a cancer diagnosis, ignoring other long-lasting medical conditions you may have can be easy. But, these conditions and the way you deal with them usually have a great impact on your cancer treatment plan and its succe ...

Does Your Fate Include the “C” Word?

There is a nasty word on the lips to too many people when discussing death today.  Half the time it’s repeated just above a whisper... Cancer.  It hits like a punch in the gut almost every time it’s heard. “She passed away, it was breast cancer, she was only 39.” & ...

Understanding Leukemia

Leukemia is the abnormal increase in white blood cells, which drown out the other blood cell components. These white blood cells are undifferentiated and do not function properly. Leukemia is often thought of as a pediatric disease, and this could not be further from the truth. Statistically, leuke ...