Posts Tagged ‘Tumor’

Acoustic neuroma removal

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Neurilemmoma; Vestibular Schwannoma)

Acoustic neuroma removal – Definition

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor. It grows on the acoustic nerve, which runs from the brain to the ear. This type of tumor typically grows slowly. It may cause hearing loss, balance problems, facial numbness, and headaches.

Kidney cancer

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Urinary and bowel-related organs conditions

(Renal Cell Carcinoma)

Kidney cancer – Definition

Kidney cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the kidneys. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located just above the waist, on each side of the spine. Their main function is to filter the blood and produce urine by which the body rids itself of waste products and excess water.

Familial adenomatous polyposis

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Urinary and bowel-related organs conditions

Familial adenomatous polyposis – Definition

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare, inherited type of colorectal cancer. FAP results in the development of hundreds of polyps inside the large intestine.