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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, ...

Malignant Mesothelioma: The Forgotten Killer

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer affecting the thin layer of tissue that protects the lungs, heart and other internal organs. Mesothelioma occurs in three forms:pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungsperitoneal mesothelioma attacks the abdominal cavity wallpericardial mesot ...

Skin Implant Could Spell the End of Malignant Melanoma

Researchers at Harvard University who put forward a remarkable new treatment for skin cancer for clinical trials are now eagerly awaiting the results.  The novel new technique involves using a tiny implant the size of a fingernail.  The implant is placed beneath the patient’s s ...

What Is Cancer? - A Simple Guide

Everyone has heard of cancer.  It's a sad fact that virtually all of us know someone who has been affected by the disease; but what is cancer and what causes it?  Here's a simple guide.What is cancer?In simple terms, cancer is a disease that is caused by the body’s normal ce ...

The Unanswered Question About Malignant Tumors

This article originally appeared on recnac.org. Yes, plenty of mechanisms cause malignant tumors. Did cancer come from differentiated, somatic cells that are already mutated, or stem/progenitor cells that are already mutated? We still do not know the right answer to the question, but we will k ...

Breast Cancer Breakdown

This article originally appeared on recnac.orgA large amount of cells make up the body. Yes, cells are complex and they grow, split up, and generate more cells. In other words, fleets of regular cells are signs of good health. Every now and then, cells go crazy and create other cells that are irreg ...