OverviewSarcomas are a group of rare cancers that begin in the bones and connective tissue such as muscles and fatty tissue. These cancers consist of more than 70 types. However, in this article we will discuss soft tissue sarcoma which begins in the soft tissue (connective tissue).Soft tissue sarcoma starts in the tissues that connect, [...]
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Overview Thinking of donating blood? That is one of the best decisions you could make to save lives. Millions of people need blood, yet whatever the amount of blood available through donation, it is not sufficient for every single patient who needs blood transfusion. Whether it is your first time, or you have done [...]
Overiew Blood cancers affect blood cells and the bone marrow, interfering with how the blood cells behave and their functionality. This, in turn, affects the production of blood and how the body uses it. The main types of blood cells are: red blood cells which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and carbon dioxide [...]
Overiew Over 5% of the world’s population carries trait genes for haemoglobin disorders especially thalassaemia and sickle-cell disease. World Sickle Cell Day was first celebrated on 19th June 2009 to increase awareness of the disease and its cure among the public. The day brings about active participation of various government and non-governmental organizations, health [...]
Overview Does chemotherapy cause anaemia? Why is anaemia common among cancer patients? Anaemia is a condition that involves having a low level of red blood cells and in that case, the blood lacks enough haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen to body cells and therefore, when there [...]
Overview Blood is made up of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body while the white blood cells fight infections and platelets help in blood clotting. Blood count is a determination of the number of each of these cells through a complete [...]
Overiew A person is said to have anaemia when they have a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells in their body; meaning that the level of red blood cells or the oxygen-carrying capacity is lower than normal. Red blood cells are the ones that carry oxygen around the body and [...]
Overview Blood cancers are cancers that affects the blood cell and bone marrow which help in the production of blood. They can also be referred to as hematologic cancers, most of which begin in the bone marrow. There are several types of blood cancers, the major ones being, leukaemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and [...]
Overiew India is one of the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the world because of its affordable, high-quality medical services. That said, there are many hospitals in India that provide their services to international patients and therefore, it may be difficult to choose a hospital that will offer quality; that is where a [...]
Overiew Labour and childbirth are meant to be a natural processes, ideally without any issues. However, in some cases, certain complications may arise during a part of the labour process, requiring immediate action. The following are some of the complications that can arise, their treatments and how they can be prevented. Excessive bleeding It [...]