Breast cysts are more common in women before menopause. Draining fluid from a breast cyst can diagnose and treat the problem.
An enlarged spleen is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Treatment varies, depending on what's causing the enlargement.
Hemochromatosis causes your body to store large amounts of iron, which can cause life-threatening complications. The simple treatment is to regularly remove blood.
Lost your voice? Laryngitis is usually short-lived, and the cause is often simple. But prolonged hoarseness can signal a more serious condition.
Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition characterized by white, blotchy patches of thinning skin. This skin disease predominantly affects postmenopausal women.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer closely linked to asbestos exposure. Find out the signs and symptoms of malignant mesothelioma and how to protect yourself.
Morphea is a skin condition characterized by small red or purple patches that develop firm, white or ivory centers.
Mouth cancer includes cancer that occurs in the mouth or on the lips.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States but more common in some other parts of the world.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obesity and diabetes. Lifestyle changes may prevent it from becoming serious.
Pancreatic cancer is often fatal. Find out which new treatments offer hope.
Peptic ulcers are painful sores that commonly affect the lining of your stomach and upper small intestine. The most frequent cause is a treatable infection.
Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum.
Rectovaginal fistula — Comprehensive overview explains treatment of this complication due to childbirth, Crohn's disease, cancer or other causes.
Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer that often begins with a painless lump in the mouth, throat or neck.
Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection, particularly in children. However, there are many causes, ranging from the common cold to cancer.
The most common throat cancers are linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use.
Most thyroid nodules — lumps in the thyroid gland — cause no problems. But nodules that affect swallowing, produce excess thyroid hormone or are malignant require treatment.
Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.
Cancer of the vulva, the outer part of the female genitalia, is rare. It occurs most often in older women.
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