Doctors use many tests to find, or diagnose, cancer. They also do tests to learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body from where it started. If this happens, it is called metastasis. For example, imaging tests can show if the cancer has spread. Imaging tests show pictures of the inside of the body. Doctors may also do tests to learn which treatments could work best. For most types of cancer, a biopsy is the only sure way for the doctor to know if an area of the body has cancer. In a biopsy, the doctor takes a small sample of tissue for testing in a laboratory. If a biopsy is not possible, the doctor may suggest other tests that will help make a diagnosis. This section describes options for diagnosing this type of cancer. Not all tests listed below will be used for every person. Your doctor may consider these factors when
September 23rd, 2019 | medical health
There are 4 main types of leukemia, based on whether they are acute or chronic, and myeloid or lymphocytic: Acute myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (AML) Chronic myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia (CML) Acute lymphocytic (or lymphoblastic) leukemia (ALL) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
August 30th, 2019 | miscellaneous
When it comes to inventions and research, the medical science industry is always one step ahead. This is because modern ways of living, lifestyle changes, and rise in environmental degradation and fall in food quality is giving rise to many new epidemics.
August 28th, 2019 | medical health
How many times have we seen a cupcake being taken away from someone’s hand just because they’re diabetic? Common misconceptions about this health condition are the reason why myths are born. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes with blood sugar levels higher than normal, you don’t instantly need to begin starvation.
August 28th, 2019 | everyday life
Sleep disorders are quite common and are challenging medical conditions. Learn more in this infographic below:
July 30th, 2019 | fitness
Osteoporosis is characterized by bone loss and is primarily concerned with bone disease. It causes bones to weaken and break easily if you fall or even from minimal bumps. Osteoporosis means porous bones because bones have larger holes as compared to healthy bones when observed under a microscope. The tissue structure becomes abnormal due to loss in mass or density.
July 26th, 2019 | blood heart circulation
People who have diabetes need to maintain their blood sugar levels to keep their condition in check. High blood sugar is also known as hyperglycemia and can be a cause for concern to people with diabetes with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
June 24th, 2019 | medical health
According to the National Network of Depression Centers, around 20% of Americans suffer from depression at some point in their lifetime. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the mental health condition has become one of the leading causes of disability in individuals aged between 15 and 44.
June 24th, 2019 | brain nerves
Being the 10th leading cause of death in America, brain cancer is one of the deadliest medical conditions known to mankind. According to the American Cancer Society, cancerous brain and CNS tumors are expected to claim the lives of over seventeen thousand American adults this year.