In-depth

Lifestyle and home remedies

Yoga

It's not just posturing. Yoga can help you reduce stress and improve your health and well-being.

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Unexplained weight loss

Unexplained weight loss: Symptom — Overview covers possible causes of unexplained weight loss.

Tests and diagnosis

Bone scan

Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.

Breast biopsy

After detecting a suspicious breast lump, your doctor recommends a breast biopsy. Find out what's involved in the procedure.

Chest X-rays

Even with today's high-tech medical devices, the basic chest X-ray remains an important tool in diagnosing various conditions. Here's a look at how it works.

CT scan

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

Mammogram

Mammography can lead to detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.

MRI

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

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can detect changes within certain tissues or organs early, often before disease progresses.

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.

Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormone therapy for breast cancer is used to treat breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones.

Mastectomy

Mastectomy — surgical removal of all breast tissue in one or both breasts — is an effective treatment for many types of breast cancer.

Radiation therapy

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

May. 24, 2011