Alzheimer's disease gradually robs a person of intellect, memory, and the ability to reason, learn and communicate. It's the most common cause of dementia.
Though anal cancer is rare, incidence of anal cancer is increasing. Find out the symptoms and causes of cancer of the anal canal.
Bone cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that begins in a bone. It can affect both adults and children.
Bone metastasis occurs when cancer spreads to the bones.
Breast cancer is the disease that many women fear most. But early detection and lifestyle changes may reduce your risk.
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancerous tumors that most often occur in the gastrointestinal tract or in the lungs.
Castleman disease is a rare illness that affects your lymph nodes and other immune-cell structures of your body.
Epilepsy disrupts the normal electrical activity inside your brain. Symptoms and causes can vary, but medication is usually very effective.
Reduce your risk of esophageal cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.
Frontotemporal dementia is a group of rare brain disorders that affect the lobes of the brain that control speech and personality.
Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease) is cancer of the lymphatic system. Many early symptoms of this cancer resemble those of the flu.
Hurthle cell cancer is a rare type of thyroid cancer. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland is usually required.
Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer. Quit now and reduce your risk.
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer. Chronic sun exposure or a weak immune system may increase your risk of developing it.
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.
Mouth cancer includes cancer that occurs in the mouth or on the lips.
Multiple myeloma is cancer of your bone marrow plasma cells. The disease can make you prone to infections and damage your bones and kidneys.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States but more common in some other parts of the world.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer originating in the lymphatic system. It's caused by abnormal white blood cells, and often the only sign is swollen lymph nodes.
Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system are cancer-related disorders that can cause a broad spectrum of neurological impairments.
A pheochromocytoma is a rare adrenal gland tumor that can produce large amounts of certain hormones and seriously raise blood pressure.
Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurological syndrome that slowly and progressively impairs language capabilities.
Recurrent breast cancer — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer recurrence.
Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer that often begins with a painless lump in the mouth, throat or neck.
If you have symptoms of heart disease, but your doctor doesn't see any blocked major arteries, small vessel disease may be the cause.
Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon cancers that originate in the soft tissues of your body.
Reduce your risk of stomach cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.
The most common throat cancers are linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use.
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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