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What is Colorectal Carcinoma?

Colorectal cancer or colorectal carcinoma is a cancer of the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are 2 distinct forms of cancer, but have many similarities. Before we delve into the details, a basic understanding of the digestive system is essential. The main function of the digesti ...

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 ...

Avastin: New Drug for Cervical Cancer Approved by FDA

The chemotherapy drug Avastin, made by Genentech, (a unit of Roche) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use against late-stage cervical cancer. This is the seventh indication for the drug, which is also used to treat other cancers like colon cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer. T ...