In-depth

Symptoms

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Bone marrow biopsy

Aspiration and biopsy are procedures to collect and examine bone marrow. These tests can help diagnose some cancers and other conditions.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this procedure.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Stem cell transplant

Stem cell transplants can bring certain cancers and other diseases under control, or even cure them. Find out what's involved in this complex procedure.

Sep. 15, 2012