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Kaposi’s Sarcoma (04-25-2009)

A relatively rare type of cancer characterized by tumors on the skin. Until the onset of the AIDS epidemic, this disease most often was found in the elderly or those with weak immune systems.  Read More →

Karyotype (12-5-2001)

The systematic arrangement, using photographs, of the 46 human chromosomes of a cell in 23 matched pairs (maternal and paternal member of each pair) by length from longest to shortest and other features.  Read More →

Krukenberg Tumor (12-5-2001)

A tumor of the ovary caused by the spread of stomach cancer.  Read More →

Kupffer Cells (12-5-2001)

Specialized macrophages in the liver.  Read More →

Kidney Cancer (12-5-2001)

Cancer that forms in the tissue of the kidneys, including renal cell carcinoma, renal pelvis carcinoma, and Wilms tumor.  Read More →

Kidney (12-5-2001)

One of two bean-shaped organs that filter wastes from the blood and discharge these waste products in urine. The kidneys are located on either side at the level of the 12th ribs toward the back. The kidneys send urine to the bladder through tubes called... Continue Reading

Karnofsky Performance Scale (12-5-2001)

A scale created to measure patient well-being, where 100 is perfect health and 0 is death. The scale is used to measure the effectiveness of treatment and the prognosis of patients.  Read More →

Kaposi’s Sarcoma (12-5-2001)

A relatively rare type of cancer characterized by tumors on the skin. Until the onset of the AIDS epidemic, this disease most often was found in the elderly or those with weak immune systems.  Read More →

Kegel Exercises (12-5-2001)

Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.? Can help men recover bladder function faster after prostate surgery.  Read More →

Kidney stone (12-5-2001)

 A stone that develops from crystals that form in urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney, in the renal pelvis or in the ureters. (Also see nephrolithiasis.)  Read More →

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