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Answers to common questions about hematology and oncology.

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What are cancer symptoms?

October 2, 2015
A symptom is defined as the signal of disease, illness, injury or a problem in the body. Symptoms are not always easily seen by those who are not…
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What is prostate cancer?

February 23, 2013
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the prostate gland — a small walnut-sized structure that is part of the male…
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What is melanoma?

February 16, 2013
Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells and can be found in any area of the body that contains melanocytes. According to the World Health…
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What is a gynecologist?

January 5, 2012
A gynecologist is a surgeon who specializes in the female reproductive system, which includes the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus…
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What is hypertension?

January 5, 2012
Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. It is defined as transitory (short-lived) or chronic elevation of the blood pressure in the…
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What is leukemia?

January 4, 2012
Leukemia is cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Bone marrow produces blood cells, so individuals who have leukemia have an abnormal production of…
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What is neurology?

January 3, 2012
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system, which include the brain, blood vessels, muscles and nerves…
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What is a neurologist?

December 30, 2011
A neurologist is a medical doctor whose area is the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that affect the nervous system, including…
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What is anemia?

December 20, 2011
Anemia is the condition of having a lower than normal red blood cell count or when a person’s red blood cells do not include enough…
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What is a hematologist-oncologist?

December 15, 2011
A hematologist-oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as…