Category: Conditions

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Basal cell cancer occurs when skin cells undergo cancerous changes. What is going on in the body? Over 500,000 people a year in the U.S. are affected by basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell cancer begins…

Overview & Description Chemotherapy refers to medicines that can kill or control cancer. Chemotherapy medicines target and treat a specific area affected by cancer. These medicines travel to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. Chemotherapy is a systemic…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is an aggressive skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. The incidence of melanoma has been increasing over the last several decades. What…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Lichen simplex chronicus is a skin disorder characterized by an itching inflammation of the top layer of the skin. What is going on in the body? Lichen simplex chornicus may result from an irritation of…

The following are general types of BRMs: cytokines monoclonal antibodies tumor vaccines other immunotherapy Cytokines.┬áThis class of BRMs includes interferon and interleukin-2. These substances are normally produced by the body. These help to fight viral infections and to kill abnormal…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Chapped hands are a result of very dry skin. Dry skin occurs when the moisture, or water, content of the skin is decreased for any reason. What is going on in the body? The surface…

It is well known that men are 7-10 times more likely to suffer from this deadly disease than women. From all types of cancer, lung cancer is now in the second place (for men), the first place being occupied by…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Exfoliative dermatitis is the term for large areas of skin that are covered by a rash. It can be life-threatening in its most severe form. What is going on in the body? Exfoliative dermatitis is…