Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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Smoking and Cancer
Stopping smoking makes cancer treatments more effective, lessens treatment complications, and decreases the chances of cancer returning.
Blood Clots in Veins, Heart and Lungs
When blood clots form within blood vessels they can obstruct blood flow, which can cause blockages affecting the heart, lungs and other organs.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that occurs most commonly in a leg's deep vein or elsewhere in the body. Severe cases involve loss of limb or even death.
Osteoporosis causes weakened bones and a higher-than-normal risk of fractures. It occurs as people age, but when caught early, it is treatable.
Low Bone Density
Age and lifestyle can lower bone density and increase risk for conditions such as osteoporosis (dangerously low bone density).
Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, causing confusion and memory loss severe enough to interfere with everyday life.
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: PET Scanning
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 25 million people worldwide. Diagnosis is assisted with cutting-edge imaging technology.
Throat Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Throat cancer can affect either the pharynx or larynx, and there are a variety of different types, based on where the cancer is found.
Degenerative and Rheumatologic Spinal Disorders
Degenerative back pain, due to loss of bone or tissue, is often age-related. Rheumatologic back pain is an autoimmune condition.
Today's 3D mammography helps give radiologists a more detailed view to better detect breast cancer. The technology also helps reduce false-positive results.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Benign Breast Findings
Sometimes radiologists see something on a screening mammogram that could end up being completely normal, but that needs to be further tested to be sure.
Interventional Oncology Treatments for Liver Cancer
Interventional radiology treatments can be an effective way to deliver chemotherapy or radiation for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
If you're concerned about colorectal cancer, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about risk factors, detection and treatment.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
About 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer occur in the United States each year, most of them in men.