Oropharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer primarily caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), smoking, and heavy alcohol use.
When breast cancer spreads beyond the local area, it is metastatic. Self-exams, lab tests, imaging, biopsies, and other tests are used to diagnose it.
While hearing that you have a shadow on the lung can be distressing, don't assume that it means cancer. Consider other possible causes.
SCAD is a serious condition that causes a tear in the heart’s arterial wall. The first step in seeking medical attention is to recognize the symptoms.
Schizophrenia changes brain functioning and chemical messaging. Learn about neurotransmitters, scans, and early symptoms of schizophrenia.
A virtual colonoscopy uses a CT scan to visualize the colon and screen for colon cancer. Learn about when and how it is used, its limitations, and side effects.
Pheochromocytoma is diagnosed with blood or urine tests followed by CT or MRI. Learn how this is done and the importance of genetic testing.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans sometimes involve an injection of a gadolinium contrast dye to create highly detailed images.
As you go through MBC treatment, your healthcare provider will order numerous tests to see if your cancer has progressed or if it is responding to treatment.
Lung cancer screening is important to identifying cancer in its early stages, which improves the prognosis. Find out who should have it done.
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