Leukocytosis; the blood contains to many white cells (infection causes an increase of white blood cells)
The medical field has always been interesting to me since I was a child and the thought of saving a life astonishes me. My passion for medicine has developed as I grew older, especially when my Grandmother was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In 2015, my grandmother was diagnosed with this type of cancer, and we later found out that it spread to her liver and her spine. Her liver was covered with Mets and therefore was classified as stage 4. Her cancer was very aggressive and was extremely hard to control. The doctors tried many types of chemotherapy that physically affected her, but the effect was never positive. I researched her condition and types of treatments for months until I realized there was no solution that her oncologists
Lupus is the fourth leading cause in disability for women. 38% of Lupus patient has been forced to stop working due to health complications from this disease. Patients spend roughly about $6,000 in treatments alone. It is unfortunate that this disease has taken a backseat when it comes to research priorities. Hopefully as time goes by, the attention towards gaining investment will increase before more of the population has to go through this disease that makes it unbearable for an individual to live their
In the US, cancer is the second major cause of death. Cancer is the uncontrolled division of somatic cells caused by defective cancer cells. Usually, when cells divide, they begin to form a layer. Normal cells will experience contact inhibition, where cells can cease to replicate once there is no more space for it to inhabit. However, cancer cells cannot control their division. As a result, these cells form a clump that is commonly referred to as a tumor (neoplasm), especially when the immune system is malfunctioning. Tumors can be benign, harmless and easily taken out or malignant. Malignant tumors block tissues and organs from functioning with each other. Once cancer cells become metastasized, they break away from a host tumor. These free-floating
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the healthy tissues in the human body. The immune system is partly made of white blood cells that fight off disease, in lupus white blood cells think that the healthy cells of the body are diseased, so they end up attacking healthy parts of the body. This results in inflammation and damage to the various parts of the body, particularly of the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lung, blood vessels and brain.
It can cause Excessive sweating, excessive urination, bloated feeling, nausea and a lot of other stuff that really sucks.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain. Due to degeneration or destruction of the motor neurons, muscles throughout the body begin to become weak and waste away to the point that an individual has no muscle movement. In most cases, due to having muscle strength, a patient with ALS will succumb to their disease because of respiratory failure or dehydration and malnutrition. It is a progressive disease with a prognosis of 3 to 5 years after initial diagnosis. There is no cure for the disease as of now. This paper will discuss a more in depth look into the symptoms, diagnosis process, treatment options, medications, prognosis, and ongoing research.
Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the blood vessels of an individual and has an unknown etiology. It is considered as a low-grade cancer because it grows and spreads slowly. However, it can become malignant. It typically starts in soft tissues like the liver or the lung, and can spread to nearby or distant organs. Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma affects about 0.1 percent of the American population with an overall 5-year survival rate of 55% after a standard primary radical treatment. 1,2
Four white walls with a table bed, clock , box of tissue, Highlights and People magazines, concluded with two chairs that will make your butt feel boney after an hour. “ Waiting is what makes you feel like the world is coming to an end, “ says my little sister Charity , just to make the silents break. For the next 30 minutes all you could hear is “ Tick Tock, Tick -Tock of the old fashion clock, the licking of a pointer finger to turn the page, but most of all my mom humming, Rise Up by Andra day. I have ears like a dog, I could hear Dr. Holman, flipping and raising X-rays charts into the light and saying “ IMPOSSIBLE , she’s so young.”
Alkaptonuria (AKU), which is commonly known as the black urine disease, is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder that occurs due to the mutation in the Homogentisate 1,2 Dioxygenase Gene (HGD). The HGD gene is what provides interactions for the making of the enzyme called homogentisic acid oxidase (HGAO). HGAO is the enzyme that helps by breaking down the amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine. Tyrosine is known as a non-essential amino acid with a polar side group and it has a special role to the phenol functionality. Tyrosine appears in the proteins that are a part of signal transduction processes. Whereas phenylalanine is more of an essential amino
"I thought I would die," says Kim Pace who for six months lost more than 30 kilograms, and until then the normal body structure.
Bone cancer isn’t a very common cancer. It accounts for much less than one percent of all cancers.Around 2,300 cases of bone cancer are diagnosed each year. Bone cancer is a serious disease that has multiple different types and treatments.
Since skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer there is, there are lots of statistics for it. Each year, Over 6.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. One in five Americans who live to age 65 will have either BCC or SCC at least once. Over the past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One Person Dies of melanoma skin cancer every 57
The first phase is the chronic phase. Patients in this phase have less than 10% of immature white blood cells. The symptoms are mild with frequent infections, tiredness, and indigestion. The main treatment is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) such as imatinib, nitotinib, or dasatinib.
Complete hemogram was done which was normal except for the reactive forms of lymphocytes were seen. Systemic evaluation was done to examine for any primaries or metastasis USG of neck, abdomen and pelvis was normal. Serum LDH was mildly elevated. MRI head was done which was suggestive of either an inflammatory pseudotumor or a neoplasia of lacrimal gland. Excision biopsy of the lesion done under GA was sent for Histopathological evaluation.