Conditions: Cancer and blood disorders

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Acoustic neuroma, also referred to as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous tumor that may develop from an overproduction of Schwann cells that press on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear...


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a rare type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphoblasts (a primitive type of white blood cell)...


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. It is a disease in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell)...


Adenocarcinoma (malignant cancer from gland tissues) is a common tumor of the sinuses, forming on the lining tissues, which are the air-filled areas that make up the inside of the facial bones...


Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a slow growing, neurotropic (tends to grow along nerves), infiltrative tumor that is likely to appear in the sinonasal tract...


Several tumor types can develop in the adrenal glands, which sit on the kidneys. These two small glands produce hormones which help to control certain bodily responses, a balance frequently disrupted by tumors...


Anal cancer forms in the anus, the opening to the rectum that controls the elimination of feces during bowel movements. Two sphincter muscles open and close the anus...


Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow disorder in which the stem cells get damaged and don’t develop into needed blood cells. Aplastic anemia can develop at any age, in any race or gender ?" though it is diagnosed more frequently in: Children Young adults and the elderly Asian-Americans Aplastic anemia can slowly emerge or strike at once, leading to problems that range from moderate to severe...


Next to gallstones, cancer is the most common cause of bile duct obstruction. The majority of bile duct cancers develop in the part of the ducts that are outside the liver and are sometimes referred to as extrahepatic tumors...


Bladder cancer usually originates in the bladder lining, which consists of a layer of surface cells (transitional epithelial cells), smooth muscle and a fibrous layer...