When you’re dealing with uncomfortable (or downright painful) GI symptoms, from feeling an urgent need to go to seeing blood in the toilet, the signs might point to an inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis. However, up to 30% of people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis might actually have a limited form of the condition known as ulcerative proctitis, according to the Gastrointestinal Society.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. You probably know there are many types of breast cancer, but it wouldn’t be surprising if you had never heard of metaplastic breast cancer. That’s because it’s an extremely rare form of invasive breast cancer.
You may have heard the theory that using deodorant may increase your risk of breast cancer. One reason for this concern may be that breast cancer is most likely to occur in the upper, outer quadrant of the breast. That’s the section closest to the underarm. To date, there’s no clear evidence linking deodorants to the development of breast cancer.
There’s a two-way link between insomnia and depression. Sleep problems can be both a symptom of and a risk factor for depression.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system. In MS, messages between the brain and the rest of the body are disrupted, causing a wide array of symptoms. In 2020, researchers estimated that 2.8 million people around the world are living with MS. Overall, women are twice as likely to have MS as men, but the ratio of women to men is as high as 4 to 1 in some countries. Learn how MS in men differs from MS in women and why it’s important to seek a diagnosis and earl...
Any change or lump on the chest or underarm could be a sign of male breast cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 2,650 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, and 530 will die from breast cancer.
Aromatase inhibitors are medications that help lower estrogen levels. They’re also called hormone therapy or endocrine therapy. For some people with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer (one of the most common types), aromatase inhibitors are a safe, effective treatment. However, they’re not for everyone with ER-positive breast cancer.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune disorder that primarily affects the central nervous system, so it’s also a neurological disorder. Read on to learn more about how MS affects the central nervous system, what to do if you suspect you have it, and what types of doctors diagnose and treat MS.
A breast biopsy involves taking a small sample of breast tissue so it can be examined under a microscope. Your doctor might order a breast biopsy after finding something suspicious on a mammogram or ultrasound. A biopsy is the only way to determine if a breast lump is noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).