Brachytherapy Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical tests and procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Brachytherapy that may be used to diagnose or monitor the status of the diseases and conditions listed below.

  • Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung...learn more »
  • Esophageal Cancer Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the esophagus. Risk factors of cancer of the esophagus include...learn more »
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    Esophageal Cancer Article
    • Esophageal cancer facts*
    • What is the esophagus?
    • What is esophageal cancer?
    • What are the causes or risk factors for esophageal cancer?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of esophageal cancer?
    • How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
    • How is esophageal cancer staged?
    • What are the stages of esophageal cancer?
    • What are the treatment for esophageal cancer?
    • What kinds of doctors treat esophageal cancer?
    • What are the statistics related to esophageal cancer?
    • What support is available for those with esophageal cancer?
    • What is the prognosis with esophageal cancer?
    • Can esophageal cancer be prevented?
  • Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart attack...learn more »
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    Heart Attack Article
    • Heart attack facts
    • What is a heart attack?
    • What causes a heart attack?
    • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
    • What are the complications of a heart attack?
    • What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
    • How is a heart attack diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for heart attack?
    • What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
    • What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
    • How is heart attack in women treated?
    • What about hormone therapy and heart attack in women?
    • What is new in heart attack?
  • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast...learn more »
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    Breast Cancer Article
    • Breast cancer facts
    • What is breast cancer?
    • What are the different types of breast cancer?
    • What are the statistics on male breast cancer?
    • What causes breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer risk factors?
    • What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose breast cancer?
    • How are breast cancer stages determined? What are breast cancer survival rates by stage?
    • What is the treatment for breast cancer?
    • Is it possible to prevent breast cancer?
    • What research is being done on breast cancer? Is it worthwhile to participate in a clinical trial?
    • I may have breast cancer, what questions should I ask my doctor?
    • Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
    • What type of breast cancer do I have?
    • What difference does a precise diagnosis make?
    • What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of the same breast or in my other breast?
    • What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate diagnosis?
    • Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
    • What other studies should be done on my breast tissue biopsy?
    • How urgent is it that I make decisions and begin treatment?
    • Should I stop taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
    • Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors, should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
    • I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women with invasive cancer have lumpectomies?
    • Should I start chemotherapy before surgery?
    • If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
    • Should my lymph nodes be removed?
    • What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy, and what are its benefits and risks?
    • Are there any other questions I should ask my doctor?
  • Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay A heart attack is a layperson's term for a sudden blockage of a coronary artery. This photo essay inlcudes graphics, pictures,...learn more »
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    Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay Article
    • What is a Heart Attack?
    • What are the structures and functions of a normal coronary artery?
    • What happens to the coronary artery in atherosclerosis?
    • Who gets coronary artery plaques and what happens to the plaques?
    • What happens to the heart muscle after a person survives a Heart Attack?
    • Can a person have more than one heart attack?