Tag: DIAGNOSIS

Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

Among the three most common gynecologic cancers of the female reproductive system, uterine cancer is the most common in the United States. Approximately 37,000 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer each year. Fortunately, the overall cure rate for uterine cancer is high with greater than 80% of women developing uterine cancer being cured. The [...]

September 29, 2011 More

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome (TS), alternately referred to as Turner’s syndrome, monosomy X, and gonadal dysgenesis, was first described in 1938 by Dr. Henry Turner in a case report of several girls with short stature, no secondary sexual characteristics, arms that bent outwards at the elbows (called cubitus valgus), neck webbing, and a low posterior hairline. These [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Nausea

Nausea

Nausea is a common symptom that is associated with a wide variety of conditions. Nausea is an unpleasant sensation in the upper abdomen often referred to as “queasiness,” which is usually accompanied by an urge to vomit. Vomiting, usually preceded by nausea, is defined as the forceful ejection of stomach contents up to and out [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is carried around in the adult deer tick, Ixodes dammini. It begins as a slowly expanding skin rash and is associated with a tick bite or potential exposure to ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began surveillance for Lyme disease [...]

September 16, 2011 More
Human papillomavirus

Human papillomavirus

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be the most common viral sexually transmitted disease (STD) in this country. As many as 30 million Americans are infected with Human papillomavirus, and each year, an additional 1 million people become infected. More than 80 distinct types of Human papillomavirus have been identified; at least 20 of them can [...]

September 14, 2011 More
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined as severe fatigue of 6 months or longer, with no medical explanation. Four or more of the following eight symptoms must also have been present over the past 6 months, starting after the fatigue: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, joint [...]

August 5, 2011 More