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The lungs are the two spongy organs in the chest. They are responsible for inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide. When cancer cells form in the lungs, a patient is said to have lung cancer. Cancer cells may spread to the lymph nodes. They may even reach the brain. When lung cancer has spread, it […]
The pancreas lies behind the lower part of the stomach. Its main role is to produce enzymes needed for digestion. It releases hormones to manage blood sugar levels. Different growths can happen in the pancreatic tissue. Some are cancerous, while some are not. Pancreatic cancer begins in the lining of the ducts. It is hard […]
Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a type of protein implicated in certain types of cancer. BTK sends signals to cancerous B cells, telling them to proliferate. As a result, cancer cells are able to grow and spread. To combat this, BTK inhibitors are prescribed. Blocking BTK can help disrupt the signal of cancer cells. BTK […]
Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) is cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It affects chromosomes, causing abnormal changes. As a result, high levels of abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow are produced. Cancer cells overcrowd the blood and damage healthy cells. It is considered chronic because it progresses at […]
The basal cells are located under the skin and are responsible for producing new skin cells. A sold skin cells die off, new ones replace them. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a type of cancer that forms in basal cells. It often manifests as small, transparent bumps on the skin. It is believed that exposure […]