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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Prognosis

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       Cancer - a life threatening disease. It is an autoimmune disease, where some of the body cell grow out of body's control and spread throughout the body. These abnormal body cells start destruction of normal body cell.       Cancer is due to some genetic changes in DNA structure of body. The normal body cells have a life span , but when there are such type of changes in DNA, these body cells do not die, rather they grow up and disturb the function of normally working cells.       There are some common cancers such as Lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, etc. There are some rare cancers also, that do not occur in general, and they may have no spreading speed as these common cancers have.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, is one of the rare type sarcoma.        Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is generally a flesh colored or reddish purplish colored firm patch of skin. It occurs generally in the middle layer of skin. From there, it c

Hiccups !!

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          Hiccups ( in Hindi-Hichki) !!!          We have all had them; in this article we will see about hiccups, like where they come from? what are the causes and treatment for them.           The hiccoughs are strange little sounds that can escape from our mouth without warning. They are medically known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter. It is an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the muscle called Diaphragm (Diaphragm is a muscular structure at the base of the lungs which separates chest cavity from abdomen.) followed by rapid closure of the vocal cords (our voice box).           Hiccups occur when a person's intake of air becomes momentarily blocked. It can happen for no apparent reason. It is usually a minor nuisance, but prolonged hiccups can indicates an underlying medical problem.           Possible common causes of short term hiccups include -  Over eating, eating spicy food, drinking carbonated beverages like soda, a sudden change in air or temperature, swallowing

Benefits of Eating Banana !

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                      Banana is one of the super food that contains, lots of healthy nutrients. This is a good source to build up muscles. It the tropical fruit grown by people from the ancient time.           Some study suggest that it contains antidepressant properties.  Folate is recommended to reduce depression, and banana is one of the good source of folate.           Bananas are good for our heart. They are packed with potassium, mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout our body, which is required to keep our heart beating. Bananas may not be overflowing with calcium, but  they are still helpful in keeping bones strong.         According to study, they contain an abundance of fructo-oligo-saccharides and these are nondigestive carbohydrates that encourage digestive friendly probiotics( good and helpful bacteria in our gut) and enhance the body's ability to absorb calcium.                 Bananas are known for their potassium content with one medium size b

What Is Leukonychia Of Nail ?

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            Fingernails and toenails may seem like such a superficial part of our bodies. We cut and shape them when they grow too long. We sometimes make them attractive by painting them, but probably don't think too much else about them - unless one of them gets injured or infected.          N ails are generally a pinkish colour. A white nail describes the appearance of one or more fingernails and/ or toenails that are partially or completely white in color.  Many of us have experienced about white spots on our nail, and we may ignore it.            This whitish discoloration of the nail is described as Leukonychia. this white spots may be due to persistence nuclei in the cell of the ventral nail plate that is also called true leukonychia, or to a pallor of the nail bed which is apparent leukonychia.          For some people, the white spots may appear as tiny dots speckled across the nail. For others, the white spots may be larger and stretch across the entire nail. The spots ma

What Is A Lipoma Lump?

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                      Lipoma appears as small, soft lumps and is classified as a tumor, but it is usually harmless. It is the most common tumor to form beneath your skin. people of any age can develop a lipoma, but very rarely it is seen in children. About one of every thousand people can have a lipoma.           A lipoma can form in any part of the body beneath the skin, typically appear on the neck, shoulder forearms arms, thighs, etc.           They are classified as benign ( non cancerous) growths, or tumor of fatty tissue. A lipoma feels doughy and usually is not tender, moves readily  with slight finger pressure. The fatty lumps of rubbery tissue are usually symmetrical.               The cause of lipoma is not fully understood. Middle aged men and women show the tendency to get them more than children. Genetic factors likely play a role in their development. L ipoma can from inside muscles or internal organs, but this does not happen often.                Lipoma can usually be d