Articles

  • Disease

    Salivary gland tumors

    There are several pairs of salivary glands in different locations: a major pair in front of the ears (parotid glands); two major pairs on the floor of the mouth (sublingual and submaxillary glands); and several minor pairs within the lips, cheeks, and tongue.

    Salivary gland tumors are abnormal cells growing in the gland or in the tubes (ducts) that drain the salivary glands.

  • Disease

    Spinal tumor

    The vertebral column is made up of 26 bones that provide axial support to the trunk. The vertebral column provides protection to the spinal cord, which runs through its central cavity.  Between each vertebra is an intervertebral disk, which acts as a shock absorber.

    A spinal tumor is a growth of cells (mass) in or surrounding the spinal cord.

  • Disease

    Squamous cell skin cancer

    Bowen's disease is a malignant condition (technically, it is an intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma).   Early lesions may resemble fungal infections, dermatitis, or psoriasis.  The diagnosis is made by biopsy (examining a tissue sample).

    Squamous cell cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the United States. Other common types of skin cancer are: Basal cell Melanoma

  • Disease

    Stomach cancer

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Stomach cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach.