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  • Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction After Breast Surgery
    Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.
  • Breast Cancer: Diagnosis
    It is important to remember that a lump or other changes in the breast, or an abnormal area on a mammogram, may be caused by cancer or by other, less serious problems.
  • Breast Cancer: Introduction
    Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women in the U.S. Once breast cancer occurs, cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, making it life-threatening. The good news is that breast cancer is often found early, before it has spread.
  • Breast Cancer: Lymphedema After Treatment
    Whenever the normal drainage pattern in the lymph nodes is disturbed or damaged—often during surgery to remove the lymph nodes—the arm may swell. This swelling, caused by too much fluid, is called lymphedema.
  • Breast Cancer: Surgery
    Surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible is the primary treatment for breast cancer. Today, women have many surgical options and choices.
  • Calculating a Due Date
    First, determine the first day of your last menstrual period. Next, count back 3 calendar months and add 1 year and 7 days to that date.
  • Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
    Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.
  • Calluses and Corns
    Detailed information on calluses and corns
  • Cancer and Pain Management
    Oncology clinics usually offer several pain management choices for any procedure that may be painful, such as a bone marrow aspiration or lumbar puncture.
  • Cancer and Tobacco
    All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.
  • Cancer Diagnostic Imaging
    Imaging—X-rays, CT scans, MRIs—is a process that produces pictures of body structures and organs. It is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities, to determine the extent of disease, and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Cancer Overview
    Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.
  • Cancer Treatment Team
    Your cancer treatment may involve several types of health care professionals who, with you, form the "cancer care team."
  • Cancer Treatment: Overview
    Detailed information on the most common types of cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, biological therapy, and cancer clinical trials
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Carbon monoxide poisoning is a life-threatening emergency. It occurs when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes are inhaled.
  • Cardiac Conditions and Diseases
    Detailed information on the most common cardiovascular diseases, including full-page descriptions detailing the most common types of heart disease, related symptoms, diagnostic, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, ICDs, and treatment information
  • Cardiac Procedures
    These procedures are often used in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Cardiac rehabilitation programs can be conducted while a person is a hospital inpatient or on an outpatient basis.
  • Cardiac Sarcoma
    Cardiac sarcoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that occurs in the heart.
  • Cardiomyopathy
    Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively.
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