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Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system, the complex network of nerves that transmits messages between the brain and other parts of the body. Such damage can cause impaired movement, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, numbness, tingling, and pain. A few facts about the various types of PN are presented here.
Each year, >200,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. Primary brain tumors comprise approximately 40,000 of these diagnoses.
Each year, >200,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. Primary brain tumors comprise approximately 40,000 of these diagnoses.
Thyroid cancer represents only 3.8% of new cancer cases annually in the United States, but occurs approximately 3 times as often in women as in men.
Including both children and adults, the American Cancer Society’s estimates for 2016 predict approximately 6590 new cases of ALL (3590 in males and 3000 in females) and approximately 1430 deaths (800 in males and 630 in females) attributable to the disease.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents and represents almost 1 of 3 cancers found in these populations.
With national and international organizations recognizing November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and November 13 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day, there will be countless opportunities to show support and help raise awareness of this disease. Presented here are a few statistics about this deadly form of cancer.
Lymphomas, cancers that begin in lymphatic cells of the immune system, can be divided into 2 main categories: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
In recognition of May as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and May 27 as the American Cancer Society’s Don’t Fry Day, here are some details about a few types of skin cancer.
The first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was designated in March 2000. Since then, organizations throughout the country have dedicated March to increasing awareness of this disease and encouraging Americans to be screened. Here are some statistics and current information about colorectal cancer (CRC).
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