Articles tagged with: malignant tumors
What Do The Early Symptoms of Brain Cancer Include?
Brain cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the brain which leads to the formation of tumors. These tumors can directly affect many essential functions of the brain including those relevant to memory, muscle control and feeling or sensation. Not all brain tumors are cancerous but the ones that are made up of cancerous cells are called malignant tumors. When a tumor is made up of cells that are not cancerous they are referred to as benign and usually do not cause any problems. Early symptoms of brain cancer may include things like difficulty walking, frequent loss of balance, difficulty talking or hearing, nausea, loss of appetite, memory loss, weakness, changes in eyesight, vomiting, headaches and motion sickness. Some other symptoms that may be noticed are changes in a person’s [...]
What Are The Kidney Cancer Stages and How Is Each Treated?
Kidney cancer is a cancer that begins in the kidneys with the most common type being renal cell carcinoma. This disease affects the kidneys ability to properly produce and regulate the production of red blood cells. When too many red blood cells are produced it leads to the formation of tumors. Because there are two types of tumors this may not lead to cancer in every situation. Benign tumors are tumors that are non cancerous and do not spread to other areas. These are generally easily removed and do not return. Malignant tumors however are cancerous and can and do spread or metastasize to other parts of the body. If not detected and treated these tumors can be life threatening. There are four kidney cancer stages. Which stage is determined by the size and location of the tumor present [...]
How Is Kidney Cancer Diagnosed and Which Kidney Cancer Treatment Is Best For Me?
Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in your kidneys. The most common type of kidney cancer found in adult cases is renal cell carcinoma. The kidneys are responsible for cleaning or filtering the blood and removing waste and excess water thus making urine as a way to expel these products from the body. The kidneys are also responsible for producing red blood cells. When the kidney produces more red blood cells than the body needs this can result in the formation of tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors are usually not life threatening and are fairly easy to get rid of whereas malignant tumors are much more difficult. Malignant tumors are cancerous and in some cases life threatening. When a person is diagnosed with this disease there are several treatments [...]
Determining Kidney Cancer Symptoms
Cells are what make up the tissues or organs of the body. Cancer is a disease that begins in the cells. The type of cancer you have is determined by what parts of the body are affected. In the case of kidney cancer the kidneys are affected. The appearance of kidney cancer symptoms is your body’s way of letting you know there is a problem. The kidneys are what the body uses to produce urine. It is also responsible for making substances that help to control blood pressure as well as producing red blood cells. Under normal circumstances cells form and separate to produce new cells as the body has a need for them. When these cells get old they die and new ones replace them. When this happens it causes new cells to grow before they are needed and prevents old ones from dying when they should. [...]