¿Es lo mismo tumor y cáncer?

Un cáncer es un tumor, pero no todos los tumores son cánceres…

Se llama tumor a toda estructura formada por el aumento de tamaño de un tejido a consecuencia de la reproducción incontrolada de un conjunto de células del mismo.

Se dice que un tumor es benigno cuando las células que lo forman permanecen unidas, formando una masa compacta que frecuentemente incluso se encuentra rodeada por una membrana de contención.

El cáncer o tumor maligno, por el contrario…

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This is my handsome boyfriend Cody. For some reason, I always look at him like he’s a piece of candy (or God’s gift to Earth) when we take pictures together.

He is the smartest, funniest, most interesting person I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling my best friend.

Two years ago, we were told that Cody had a stage three sarcoma. The survival rate for a stage three sarcoma is 56%. Cody pushed through and beat his cancer after a total of three painstaking surgeries, two weeks in the hospital, weekly doctor’s appointments, numerous PET/CT scans, and an entire month of radiation.

In November, about a year since his last radiation appointment, the sucker came back. It’s grown a great deal since then. The results of his biopsy came back today as positive for cancer.

Cody is my best friend. I would do anything for him. We’ve been together for three years, and in the time it took us to get where we are now, we’ve been through so much unbelievable crap that I’m surprised we made it out in one piece, but we did. I have no doubt we’ll pull through this again.

But we need help. Cody’s medical bills racked up so quickly that we can’t even keep track of them all. They’re being sent to collections almost every single day. Cody is neck-deep in debt, and he isn’t even 23 yet. The medical bills never stop, and they’re not going to get any better with the recent unfortunate news.

If you can spare $5, it would mean the world to us. And I know, money is tight right now for almost everyone. If you can’t afford to donate, please read and share this story. Share it on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and any other social networks you have. Please share this. Spread it like wildfire. Signal boost the crap out of this. It is of great importance.

Cody is the most beautiful, kind soul I’ve ever met. He would give the shirt off his back to someone, please, help me return the favor.

I know this post isn’t funny or aesthetically pleasing. I know a lot of you have themed blogs, and that’s fine. Don’t share it here then. Take it to Facebook and Twitter. Share the link. You can even delete it after a few hours, but please share it.

You can read the full story and donate here. If you can’t afford it, please don’t feel bad. Just spread this. Everywhere you can. Please.

Click here to support Zakariye's Medical Treatment by Halima Noor
My mother was on the computer the other day when she saw a video of a young boy by the name of Zakariye Abdi Rashiid Ahmed who lives in Caabudwaaq, Somalia. The young boy had cancer in his eye and to prevent his from spreading the doctors removed his eye. Once it was removed a large and strange t...

Hey y’all please spread this post and if you can donate please do. Wallahi my heart aches for Zakariye and his father. When we called Zakariye’s father he said to us “ Please any muslim and any person in the world who sees this please help me save my son. I will pray to Allah everyday for you if you donate. There is no one who can help my son here in Somalia, he is in pain, please help me. I have no money, no way to get him treated and it is not even possible here in Somalia, none of the doctors here have experience with this type of tumor. Please”

Please guys keep Zakariye in your duaas/prayers and donate of you can if not then please share this post with everybody. You do not have to be a muslim to donate. Let’s give Zakariye a healthy childhood. 


Top: Rodent ulcer of twelve years duration (spontaneous cicatrization [sealing off; stopping spreading])

Bottom: Rodent ulcer of sixteen years duration (Terebant [Piercing] type)

Rodent ulcers” (also known as Jacobi ulcers) are so named due to their rat-gnawed appearance.
They are a manifestation of basal-cell carcinoma (BCC), and while they’re rarely fatal, they have the potential to be extremely disfiguring. Unlike most BCCs, rodent ulcers have significant central necrotization, leading to more tissue damage.

While the extreme destruction seen on these two patients is no longer commonplace in the developed world, treatment and removal of these ulcers can be very expensive, and they often recur, even with treatment. As they don’t often kill and often strike the very elderly, with removal frequently being more painful than the ulcer itself, basal-cell carcinoma is of the few cancers that is often simply monitored, rather than aggressively treated.

In Caucasian people, up to 30% of adults will develop some form of this cancer in their lifetimes. The most common cause is significant unprotected sun exposure, but genetics also plays a role in susceptibility. Thankfully, rodent ulcers are one of the less-common presentations.

Diseases of the Skin. James H. Sequeira, 1919.

Scientists new way to fight cancer: Blowing it up

Researchers from Rice University in Texas have found that they could use nanoparticles sort of like Trojan horses to get inside a growing tumor and make it explode from the inside. It’s essentially surface mining inside the body. But according to Dmitri Lapotko, head of laser science at medical nanotechnology group Masimo Corporation, it’s not without problems.

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A promising technique for making brain tumors glow so they’ll be easier for surgeons to remove is now being tested in cancer patients.

Eighteen months ago, Shots first told readers about tumor paint, an experimental substance derived from scorpion venom. Inject tumor paint into a patient’s vein, and it will actually cross the blood-brain barrier and find its way to a brain tumor. Shine near-infrared light on a tumor coated with tumor paint, and the tumor will glow.

Now, after successful tests on dogs, surgeons have used tumor paint on a about a half dozen patients with brain tumors.

Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

Photo Courtesy of Blaze Bioscience

A 54 year old woman was surgically intervened at Hospital Gandulfo in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, where a gynecological surgical team extracted a 23 kg tumor from her uterus. The weight of the tumor is comparable to the weight of a 4 year old child.

The patient had been perceiving a growth in her abdomen for a year and a half before she decided to seek medical attention. 

Man’s Best Friend: This Amazing Dog Detected A Tumor In His Owner’s Pancreas And Immediately Ripped It Out

If this amazing story doesn’t make you want to go out and get a puppy right now, nothing will.

We all know that dogs are lovable and loyal pets, but a yellow lab named Archie recently showed why dogs are truly a human’s best friend: When his owner developed a tumor in his pancreas, Archie detected it and immediately tore it out!

Now that’s a good boy!

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FDA Approves Study of Scorpion-Derived ‘Tumor Paint’ for Brain Cancer Patients

Seattle cancer researchers are hoping that they will be able to use scorpion venom to fight deadly brain cancer through a new product called “Tumor Paint.”

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the product, developed by Blaze Bioscience, for study in human trials in the U.S.

During the phase one trial, the tumor paint will be used to on an estimated 21 people with a glioma, or tumor in the brain or spine.

In theory the “paint” will light up the tumor with special florescent molecules that will allow surgeons to then remove cancerous tissue more effectively and safely.

The tumor paint is created by utilizing a protein derived from the paralyzing venom of an Israeli deathstalker scorpion. The re-engineered protein, which binds to cancer cells, is then joined with a fluorescent molecule “flashlight” that has been used safely in human surgeries for decades


I did a Craniotomy today!!!!!!!

It was absolutely the most interesting procedure I have done yet and undoubtably my favorite thus far! Makes me seriously reconsider my path to becoming a Cardiovascular First Assist and maybe think more towards the Neurosurgery Specialty! 


A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Our patient had a Frontal Lobe Tumor that we removed and is now cancer free! What a successful day in the OR! :)