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Wet macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision (the ability to see what is directly in front of you).

Whipple’s surgery

The Whipple procedure is the most common operation used to treat pancreatic cancer. It involves removing the head of the pancreas, part of your small intestine (bowel), gall bladder and part of the bile duct. Sometimes part of the stomach also has to be removed. The end of the bile duct and the remaining part of the pancreas is then connected to the small intestine.

White cells

White cells or white blood cells are part of the body's immune system and defend it against infection.

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