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M-Protein Antibodies and Significance in Blood

What is the M protein? Where does it come from, and what does it have to do with myeloma, blood cancers, and kidney disease? M-protein is an antibody—or part of an antibody—that can show up in tests of your blood and/or urine, and its presence...

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How Fibrosarcoma Is Diagnosed

Fibrosarcoma is a diagnosis of exclusion. Blood tests, genetic testing, imaging, and biopsy all may be needed to diagnosis this rare condition. Fibrosarcoma is a rare soft tissue tumor that is aggressive and fast growing. This type of cancer causes...

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Breast Cancer Testing: An Overview of Screening and More

Breast cancer risk can be detected through various tests and screenings. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to managing the condition. Breast cancer is diagnosed through multiple screening tests. Certain factors may increase your risk of...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Ependymoma

This article reviews causes and risk factors of ependymoma, including genetic predisposition, lifestyle factors, and other causes. An ependymoma is a rare tumor that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Like many other types of tumors, how and...

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How Ependymoma Is Treated

Ependymoma is a central nervous system tumor, treated with surgery, prescriptions for symptom management, and alternative therapies. Ependymoma is a genetic central nervous system (CNS) tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord. Ependymomas...

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How Ependymoma Is Diagnosed

Ependymoma is a central nervous system tumor diagnosed through physical and neurological examinations, lab tests, imaging, and more. An ependymoma is a rare central nervous system (CNS) tumor in the brain or spinal cord. Ependymomas more...

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What Is HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer?

HER2+ metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread outside of the breasts. They have too many HER2 cells which help the cancer to grow. Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast begin to grow uncontrollably. These abnormal...

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Symptoms of HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

Symptoms of HER2+ metastatic breast cancer can include pain, shortness of breath, cough, headache, dizziness. HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast and then spreads, or metastasizes, into other...

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How Does Cancer Become Resistant to Chemotherapy?

Both intrinsic and acquired cancer drug resistance is common despite advances in chemotherapy. It results from many factors in the patient or the tumor. Even when treatment is successful at shrinking or stabilizing tumor growth, there’s a risk...

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What Is Acral Lentiginous Melanoma?

Acral lentiginous melanoma is a rare skin cancer found on hands, feet, or nail beds. Early detection is key, but misdiagnosis is common. Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare type of cancer that affects the pigments in a person's skin,...

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