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When to recommend mammography: NCI, ACS suggest screening at age 40 years

May 21, 2017
The NCI recommends mammography for women aged at least 40 years. Women in this age group should be screened with mammography every 1 to 2 years…
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What is a cyst?

May 14, 2017
A cyst is a closed sac with a defined membrane and division on the nearby tissue. Cysts may contain fluid, air or semi-solid material. There are…
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What is a radiologist?

May 13, 2017
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis of disease and injury by interpreting medical imaging, such as computed tomography…
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What is a hematologist?

May 6, 2017
A hematologist is a specialist in hematology, the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. The medical aspect of…
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What is HPV?

May 5, 2017
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection affecting both males and females and is the cause of nearly all…
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What is carcinoma?

May 1, 2017
The most common type of cancer in humans is carcinoma. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in tissue that lines the inner or outer surfaces of the…
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What is an oncologist?

April 30, 2017
An oncologist is a physician who works in the field of oncology, the branch of medicine that deals with tumors, which is a specific term for…
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What is oncology?

April 29, 2017
Oncology is the branch of medicine that researches, identifies, and treats tumors, which is a term for cancer. A physician who works in the…
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What is a tumor?

April 4, 2017
A tumor is defined as a swelling or morbid enlargement. Although often used as a synonym for neoplasm, the word tumor is not synonymous with…
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What is hematology?

April 3, 2017
Hematology is the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. The medical aspect of hematology is concerned with the…