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Chemotherapy treatment, risk, side effects and cancer

Treatment for cancer that uses cytotoxic drugs (drugs that destroy cells) to kill cancer cells. About half of people who have cancer receive chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is commonly the treatment of first choice for LEUKEMIA, lymphoma, MULTIPLE MYELOMA, metastatic cancers, inoperable cancers, and as adjuvant therapy

Hypersensitivity reaction - types, symptoms, treatment and allergy

A symptomatic interaction between antibodies and allergens that causes an exaggerated and harmful response in the body, commonly called an allergic reaction. Hypersensitivity reactions range from mild to life threatening in severity and symptoms. ANAPHYLAXIS, the most severe hypersensitivity reaction, is a

Nephrectomy - procedure, surgery, recovery - definition, risks and complications

What is Nephrectomy and Definition A surgical OPERATION to remove a kidney. The most common reasons for nephrectomy are to treat RENAL CANCER, to remove a kidney for live donor KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION, and to remove a kidney that is severely injured due to trauma or malformed due to CONGENITAL ANOMALY. There are three

Sarcoidosis - symptoms and treatment

Sarcoidosis - An inflammatory disorder in which multiple granulomas (nodules of hardened LYMPH and fibrous tissues) form in organs and tissues throughout the body. Sarcoidosis most commonly affects the LUNGS, LIVER, lymph nodes, eyes, and SKIN, though can affect any body structure. The granulomas typically have

Asthma - symptoms, treatment and medications

Asthma - symptoms, treatment and medications

Definition of Asthma Asthma is a disease of the airways that results in narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm) and INFLAMMATION in response to a wide range of inhaled irritants such as pollen, mold, smoke, chemicals, and the airborne debris of pests ranging from cockroaches to microscopic dust mites. This narrowing,

Folliculitis treatment

Folliculitis treatment

An infected and inflamed HAIR follicle. Folliculitis may involve a single follicle or a number of follicles in proximity, and begins with a reddened bump at the site of the follicle that soon progresses to a PUSTULE containing a collection of fluid and cells (pus). The site often hurts or itches. Most folliculitis is

Mast cell

A granulated LEUKOCYTE that resides in tissues throughout the body. When the IMMUNE RESPONSE stimulates mast cells, they release PROSTAGLANDINS, HISTAMINE, and other biochemicals from their granules. Mast cells are primarily responsible for the symptoms that are the hallmark of the HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION: