In-depth

Atypical hyperplasia of the breast

Barrett's esophagus

Bartholin's cyst

Breast cysts

Breast cysts are more common in women before menopause. Draining fluid from a breast cyst can diagnose and treat the problem.

Cancer treatment myths

Cardiomyopathy

Colon polyps

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Treatment varies, depending on what's causing the enlargement.

Fibroadenoma

Gastritis

GERD

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis causes your body to store large amounts of iron, which can cause life-threatening complications. The simple treatment is to regularly remove blood.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Laryngitis

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition characterized by white, blotchy patches of thinning skin. This skin disease predominantly affects postmenopausal women.

Liver disease

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Male breast cancer

Mesothelioma

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

Morphea is a skin condition characterized by small red or purple patches that develop firm, white or ivory centers.

Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer includes cancer that occurs in the mouth or on the lips.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States but more common in some other parts of the world.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obesity and diabetes. Lifestyle changes may prevent it from becoming serious.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often fatal. Find out which new treatments offer hope.

Peptic ulcer

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

Rectovaginal fistula

Rectovaginal fistula — Comprehensive overview explains treatment of this complication due to childbirth, Crohn's disease, cancer or other causes.

Salivary gland cancer

Sjogren's syndrome

Soft tissue sarcoma

Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection, particularly in children. However, there are many causes, ranging from the common cold to cancer.

Throat cancer

The most common throat cancers are linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use.

Thyroid nodules

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

Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.

Vulvar cancer

Cancer of the vulva, the outer part of the female genitalia, is rare. It occurs most often in older women.

Aug. 31, 2012