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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

Urticaria -- red itchy area on skin !!!!!

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                Hives are also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised, reddish areas on the skin. If we were had red or skin colored bumps that appeared and disappeared quickly, then it's unlikely to be simple bug bites. Urticaria involves sudden appearance of itchy wheals on the skin on entire body or some part of it. When an allergic reaction occurs, the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released the tiny blood vessels known as capillaries leak fluid, that accumulates in the skin and causes a rash.          Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction to something that you have encountered or swallowed. When you have an allergic reaction, your body begins to release histamines into your blood. Histamines are chemicals your body produces in an attempt to defend itself against infection and others outside intruders.               Hives might also be caused by circumstances besides allergic. It's not uncommon for people to experience hives as the res

Cinnamon --- a delicious Spice !!

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                   Cinnamon is a spice but is delicious and mild sweet in taste. It is made from inner bark of several  tree species of genus(biological classification) Cinnamon. It is one of the important ingredient and has its valuable place in every kitchen. It has medicinal importance since ancient period. Cinnamon is used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in various dishes.             It is a second mostly used species after black pepper in many countries. One of the most important active ingredients in cinnamon is ' cinnamaldehyde' that gives it flavor and odor. Some experts claim that this spice is useful in controlling blood sugar level in patients of diabetes mellitus as well it also helps in reducing blood pressure. Scientist believe that this compound is responsible for good metabolism also.         The spice is known to have many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti- bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Cinnamon is full of