Osteoporosis Risk in Younger Women

Top of the page Osteoporosis Risk in Younger Women Topic Overview During childhood and teen years, new bone grows faster than existing bone is absorbed by the body. After age 30, this process begins to reverse. As a natural part of aging, bone dissolves and is...

Immunotherapy for Cancer

Top of the page Immunotherapy for Cancer Immunotherapy uses the body’s own immune system to treat an illness. This type of treatment can restore, boost, or redirect the immune system. Immunotherapy is a type of biotherapy. Biotherapy uses living substances to...

Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Top of the page Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Topic Overview Tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands are common during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. These problems are usually caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, and they usually go away after...

Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer

Top of the page Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer Surgery Overview Mastectomy is removal of the breast. Other nearby tissue may also be removed if it appears that cancer may have spread to these areas. All mastectomies remove the whole breast....
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