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  • adj. Alternative spelling of noncancerous.


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  • The diagnosis of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome relies primarily on the presence of certain symptoms, including hamartomatous (benign, non-cancerous) intestinal polyps, altered pigmentation of the skin and mucus membranes, and/or a family history of PJS.

    Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

  • Patients are born and develop normally, but are at an increased risk to develop non-cancerous and cancerous growths.

    Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

  • During childhood, polyps are typically non-cancerous, but they can bleed and cause anemia (lowering the level of healthy red blood cells) andblock the intestines.

    Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

  • • Colon-Cancer Markers: Testing for small fragments of DNA circulating in a patient's blood could help reduce unnecessary colonoscopies by distinguishing pre-cancerous colon polyps and early-stage malignancies from non-cancerous bowel conditions, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer.

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  • Kara Kennedy's two brothers have dealt with health issues of their own: Edward Kennedy Jr. lost a leg to bone cancer as a child, and Patrick Kennedy had surgery in 1988 to remove a non-cancerous tumor that was pressing against his spine.

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  • And lastly, we have received notifications from the skin department at Ashford & St Peter's hospital that they would no longer accept referrals for benign moles, cysts, skin tags and other non-cancerous conditions.

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  • Andrews had non-cancerous throat nodules removed in 1997, an operation that initially left her unable to sing.

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  • With the protein blocked, the scientists said drug therapy is more effective in treating the leukemia and also less toxic to non-cancerous cells in laboratory tests.

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  • While many targeted therapies are less toxic to non-cancerous tissue, all tissue and organs need blood vessels therefore Avastin can damage them too.

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  • Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) is a hereditary condition identified by the presence of benign, non-cancerous polyps in the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the colon.

    Juvenile Polyposis


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