What is it? Glioblastoma is a very aggressive type of brain cancer. The symptoms often get worse quickly, and they can include things like headache, personality changes, and nausea. About 15% of brain tumors are glioblastomas. Unfortunately it is very hard to treat, and the average length of survival after diagnosis is only 12-15 months with 3%-5%… Continue reading What happens in glioblastoma, exactly?
What is it? Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that affects the pancreas. The pancreas is a glandular organ near the stomach. Before nutrients can be absorbed from our food our body has to break them down. The pancreas produces digestive enzymes that do this, and releases them to the small intestine. The pancreas… Continue reading What happens in pancreatic cancer, exactly?
What is it? Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a neurological disorder that causes hand movement without the person being aware of or able to control it. Sometimes, the alien hand can do unwanted things like grabbing and manipulating objects, to the extent that the person has to grab the alien hand with their normal hand to… Continue reading What happens in alien hand syndrome, exactly?
What is it? Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of your own cells, and in lung cancer this growth causes tumors to form in your lungs. It can spread to other parts of the body. Typical symptoms include coughing, loosing weight, being short of breath, and chest pain. Every year there are around 1.8 million new cases… Continue reading What happens in lung cancer, exactly?
What is it? Breast cancer is a cancer of the breast tissue. Most commonly it occurs in the cells associated with milk ducts. Cancer is characterized by the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells at the cost of the body’s other ones, and breast cancer is no exception to this. Breast cancer is very common.… Continue reading What happens in breast cancer, exactly?