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urothelial carcinoma

Cancer that occurs in urothelial cells. It can start in the renal pelvis of the kidney, the ureter or the bladder. Sometimes called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)….

non-epithelial ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer that does not start in the lining of the ovary. Types include germ cell ovarian cancer and sex-cord stromal cancer….

apoptosis

A type of programmed (normal) cell death. This is the body’s normal way of getting rid of damaged, unneeded or unwanted cells.

Vaginal cancer

…types of vaginal cancers can be primary or secondary. Primary vaginal cancer Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) – starts in the thin, flat cells that line the vagina. Most likely to occur in the upper vagina. Usually grows slowly over many…

News: Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

…Ms McMillan said. “The new test will detect changes one step earlier than the former pap test. While this looked for cell changes in the cervix, the new test looks for the presence of the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) which…

News: Coffee safe, but very hot beverages can cause cancer

…enhanced cell proliferation in response to cell death from scalding of the oesophageal mucosa. “Studies of other hot drinks, mainly tea, in several other countries, including China, Japan and Turkey, also found that the risk of oesophageal cancer may increase…

polycythaemia

A condition in which red blood cell levels are higher than normal….

kidneys

A pair of organs in the abdomen. The kidneys remove waste from the blood and make urine. The kidneys also produce hormones that stimulate red blood cell production and control calcium levels.

neutrophil

A type of white blood cell that defends the body against bacteria….

mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors

Drugs that block enzymes in the body, which are connected with cell growth and survival….