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The breasts are two paired structures on the chest wall. The breasts can be affected by infection, abnormal tissue growth (neoplasms) or cysts. Breast Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide.

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The testes are part of the male reproductive organs. They can become enlarged and painful if there is an infection, trauma, incompetent veins or heart failure.

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The prostate is the male reproductive organ just below the bladder. The prostate starts becoming enlarged starting at age 40. Cancer of the prostate is the leading cause of death of men 40 years or older worldwide. Signs of an … Continue reading

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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ present in the neck. It produces hormones that affect metabolism and heart rate. An over-active or under-active thyroid may cause weight gain or loss, hormone imbalances, rapid heart rate or gland enlargement.

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The spleen is an organ in the upper abdomen that fights infections and produces white blood cells. It becomes enlarged in the presence of infections, cirrhosis, liver diseases and auto-immune disorders.

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The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that filter out wastes from your blood and regulate blood pressure. Damage to the kidneys from hypertension, diabetes or medications can lead to renal failure, strokes, a depressed immune system and end stage renal … Continue reading

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The liver is the largest organ in the body that metabolizes all the substances taken into your body. Damage to the liver by alcohol, infections, disease or medication can lead to Cirrhosis, Hepatitis and other liver abnormalities.

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