Tag: Risk Factors

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute myeloid leukemia or AML is a potentially deadly type of bone marrow cancer. It is also one of the most common types of bone marrow cancer. The bone marrow is responsible for making new blood cells. But instead of making new blood cells, people with AML make cancer cells. Cancer cells reproduce very fast [...]

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What You Need to Know About Triple Negative Breast Cancer

What You Need to Know About Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple negative breast cancer is a potentially lethal form of breast cancer. The triple negative part of the name takes a while to explain. Cells communicate by means of having receptors for specific bodily chemicals. Each receptor is like a lock that only a specific chemical can open. Cancer cells also contain receptors. But patients [...]

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Risk Factors for Knee Pain

Risk Factors for Knee Pain

More and more Americans are being diagnosed with crippling knee pain. The rise in knee problems is due both to good reasons and bad reasons. But the good news is that knee pain is largely preventable if Americans avoid becoming obese and wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Maintaining a healthy body weight can reduce the risk [...]

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Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are hard salt crystals that form in the urinary tract. Stones that remain in the kidneys often do not hurt or cause problems. But kidney stones usually break apart and are flushed from the kidney into the urine. They eventually block the urinary tract, which can kill a person [...]

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