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.
Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. If detected early, this cancer is often successfully treated.
Gonorrhea is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection. Without treatment, serious complications can occur.
Frequent urination and pelvic pain may indicate interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder inflammation. There's no cure, but some treatments offer relief.
Rickets is a severe and prolonged vitamin D deficiency that leads to softening and weakening of the bones in children.
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, a rare condition, may be caused by chronic constipation. Dietary changes may help mild cases.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove uterine fibroids.
Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.
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