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nerve

a structure made of one or more bundles of fibers that connects the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. Nerves can take signals of sensation to the brain, and send messages from the brain to make a body part move.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

... In a variation of TENS called percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, the ...
in 1965, which claims that when certain types of nerves are stimulated ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation

Cancer Glossary

... neuropathy Search [nur-ah-puth-ee]. nerve abnormality or damage which
causes ... is a type of neuropathy that starts in nerves farthest away from the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=n

Surgery for prostate cancer

... If you are able to have erections before surgery, the surgeon will try not to
injure these nerves (known as a nerve-sparing approach). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-surgery

What are brain and spinal cord tumors in children?

... the large nerve that runs between the brain and each eye). These tumors cause
vision problems. Tumors starting in other cranial nerves can cause ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-what-are-brain-and-spinal-tumors

What is neuroblastoma?

... is a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found
in an embryo or fetus. (The term neuro refers to nerves, while blastoma ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/neuroblastoma/detailedguide/neuroblastoma-what-is-neuroblastoma

Surgery for salivary gland cancer

... pulling) of the nerve during surgery and/or swelling from the operation, the
damage might just be temporary. Sometimes, nerves cut during surgery ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/salivaryglandcancer/detailedguide/salivary-gland-cancer-treating-surgery

What are adult brain and spinal cord tumors? | American ...

... It contains bundles of very long nerve fibers that carry signals controlling ... Also,
most cranial nerves (which carry signals directly between the brain ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-what-are-brain-spinal-tumors