In-depth

Causes

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is often diagnosed early — when it's most treatable. But even with successful treatment, bladder cancer survivors need follow-up tests for years to come.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia occurs when your body lacks one of several clot-forming proteins called clotting factors. The result is prolonged bleeding, which can be life-threatening.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a common cancer affecting men. But with early detection, you improve your chances of successful treatment.

Complications

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is an uncommon condition that can cause life-threatening kidney failure, especially for children and older adults.

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is the medical term for a low platelet count in the blood. It usually occurs as a side effect of a disease or medication.

Definition

Wilms' tumor

Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children.

Risk factors

Kidney cancer

When kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated early, the chances for recovery are better.

Symptoms

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is the most serious type of allergic reaction. It often occurs rapidly after exposure to an allergen and may be life-threatening.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

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

Cystoscopy

During cystoscopy, your doctor uses a special tool to look inside your bladder for abnormalities.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

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

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Aug. 29, 2014

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