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Acquired Hemophilia: A Life Threatening Bleeding Disorder

Acquired hemophilia is rare and life threatening disease which is caused due to excessive bleeding in the human body. Acquired hemophilia or AH is a rare autoimmune disorder which occurs due to excessive bleeding in the patients or persons who have personal and history of negative hemorrhages in the family. Auto immune disorders like Acquired Hemophilia or AH generally occurs in those human beings whose body’s immune system attacks the healthy tissues or cells of the human body by mistake. In the Acquired hemophilia disorder or AH, the human body produces inhibitors also known as antibodies that mostly attacks or affects the clotting factors of the human body. The body needs the clotting factors which are specialized proteins to clot the blood normally. The person or the individuals those who are suffering from this disease or disorder called as Acquired Hemophilia mainly develops complications like uncontrolled bleeding or abnormal bleeding in the soft tissues, muscles and skin.

New Collaboration Seeks Improved Breast Cancer Diagnostics

Breast cancer is the uncontrollable growth of tumour cells in the breasts. Generally, the cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. There are two types of breast cancers, invasive breast cancer and non-invasive breast cancer. During recent years, there has been an increase in the cases of breast cancer in women. Recently, breast cancer is also being detected in men. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2015, more than 2,000 men would be diagnosed, and more than 400 men would die from the disease.

New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Breast cancer is the most common and widely occurring type of cancer among women that forms in tissues of the breast, usually in the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It can also occur in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within your breast. Early diagnosis of breast cancer is important as it may prevent the condition from becoming critical and ensure a successful curable treatment. The diagnosis of breast cancer is done through breast cancer screening methods such as mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and others. Screening examinations are tests performed for early diagnosis of the disease. The foremost goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. The screening procedure identifies the early signs of cancer, even before the symptoms begin to show.