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  • Elephantiasis Research Paper

    Introduction Elephantiasis or also called Lymphatic Filariasis is a tropical parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and vessels. The disease was first discovered in the year of 1588 by the name of Jon Huygen Linschoten while he was exploring the Western India region. During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing the causes of Elephantiasis, symptoms, and treatments. Causes The causes of this disease are from an infection of a nematode parasite called the Filarial worm. The disease from the worm is transmitted from human to human by the sting of a female mosquito when the mosquito decides to take blood. Once inside the bloodstream, the parasite grows into a full adult worm in your Lymphatic system. Once the parasite introduced to the host the infection begins. Mosquitos carry other worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. Where the reside in the Lymphatic System and invade your bloodstream and slows down the circulation and causes the swelling. The first cause of this…

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  • Lymphatic System Research Paper

    important compared with the blood system. The word lymph comes from the Latin word lymphaticus, meaning, "connected to water," as lymph is clear, nevertheless our knowledge about the lymphatic system is far from clear. Yet, in past decades, a series of landmark discoveries has unraveled…

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  • Intrathoracic Lymphatics: A Case Study

    In a recent study, after reviewing a big sample of 1779 lobectomized patients and analysing their pathological characteristics based on tumour location, it was concluded that the nodal metastasis pattern cannot be predicted depending on tumour location. Therefore, in surgical management of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), complete systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection remains the best option from an oncological perspective. Even though, in the same study 90% of cases with right lower…

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  • Glaucoma Research Paper

    include swelling , enlarged lymph nodes or lumps, pain, weight loss, lingering fever, lack of appetite, and excessive sweating. Lymphoma affects the body because it is messing up your immune system, you can be prone to getting infections and getting sick. Lymphoma can cause swelling in your lower or upper body. Lymphoma affects the immune system. During stage 1 of lymphoma, it is only 1 lymph node area or lymphoid organ such as the tonsils Or it can either be found in only 1 area of a single…

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  • Essay On Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

    Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer and it is the most diagnosed type of breast cancer [Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)1]. Invasive means that the cancer has “invaded” or spread to the surrounding breast tissues [IDC — Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 1]. Ductal means that the cancer began in the milk ducts, which are the “pipes” that carry milk from the milk-producing lobules to the nipple [IDC — Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 2]. IDC has the potential to invade your lymph…

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer can spread through the lymph system, which includes an individual’s lymph nodes, lymph vessels and lymph fluid throughout the body. If cancer cells spread through an individual’s lymph nodes, there is a higher chance that the cancer cells could have spread to other parts of the body. (American Cancer Society:2016) Some individuals do not have any signs of having breast cancer and don’t know until after a routine mammogram. Signs…

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  • Essay On Testicular Cancer

    It could be done by surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Surveillance, and High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant. Surgery to remove the testicle and some of the lymph nodes may be done at diagnosis and staging. Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Way We Were

    That she’d be able to walk, laugh and love like before. But like grains of sand, I watched my faith in the doctors and the medicine, and even in her, fall through my fingers. The cancer attacked her breasts, her lymph nodes, her lungs, her brain. It waged its war in intangible ways too, claiming her her desire to get out of bed in the morning, her ability to drive, patience, sense of humor, self-control, and certain memories, here and there. These were its prisoners. And then my mom became one…

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  • Stage 4 Reflective Essay

    When I was in third grade my grandfather was diagnosed with stage four carcinoid cancer. Stage four essentially means that it has reached the body 's lymph nodes and thus it can infect nearly any part of the body. While this diagnosis was bad, it never hit me how bad it was until sophomore year when he appeared to have suffered from a stroke. We got lucky however and it was Bell 's Palsy, and while that was definitely better than a stroke it was still worrisome, this was the first time I…

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  • Symptoms And Characteristics Of Cancer

    at the primary site of cancer. This may be a lump or tumor, pain, bleeding, ulcers or sores over the skin, pressure over the surrounding organs, hoarseness or cough that does not go away, obvious changes in a wart or a mole, changes in bladder or bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing etc. Systemic symptoms This includes symptoms of the generalized body as a whole. Most of these are common for all types of cancer. These include weight loss, poor appetite, fatigue and wasting (known as cancer…

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