Anemia, or a low level of hemoglobin in the blood, can be brought on by chronic disease. This includes inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video provides information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.
If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the types of biopsies available and what to expect during the procedure.
The goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage, when it is most treatable. This video takes a look at the three components of breast screening a breast self-exam, a clinical exam by your doctor, and a mammogram.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the US. A low-fiber, high-fat diet appears to increase the risk for this type of cancer. In this video, you'll learn how colon cancer can be detected early and therefore, treated more successfully.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor see directly inside your entire colon using a flexible tube. It can detect intestinal problems such as bleeding or early signs of colorectal cancer. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during a colonoscopy and what to expect given your particular results.
Sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to examine the lower portion of your colon using a thin tube. It may be used to help diagnose certain intestinal problems that can cause symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Abnormal growths may also be detected. This video describes a sigmoidoscopy and how it may inform you about your colorectal health.
Hemochromatosis is a condition in which a person's body is overloaded with iron. The excess iron accumulates in various organs and can cause health problems. This video discusses the possible causes of hemochromatosis, typical symptoms, and what treatments are available.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts used either to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. A screening mammogram is done for women who have no symptoms but are at risk for breast cancer. This video tells you what to expect when you have a mammogram.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types. In this video, you'll learn who's at risk for melanoma, what to look for to help detect this cancer, and what you can do to prevent it.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a type of inflammation that produces pain and stiffness in the muscles around the neck, shoulders, buttocks, hips, and thighs. In this video, you'll learn how this condition develops and who's at risk.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. One in five men will have a diagnosis of prostate cancer in his lifetime. In this video, you'll find out about diagnostic tests available, as well as recommended treatments.
A relapse happens when you return to smoking after a period of quitting usually after the first three months. Most people experience several relapses before quitting for good. This video discusses situations that can trigger a relapse and offers a range of coping skills and behavior changes to get you back on track.
Cigarette smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. But because of the physical and psychological addiction to nicotine, smokers find it quite difficult to quit. This video offers important reasons to stop smoking and a framework of change to help you achieve your goal.
Testicular cancer is cancer that begins in the testicles. Most testicular cancer patients are men 20 to 40 years old. This video offers details on who is at risk for this type of cancer and how this cancer is diagnosed.