This is a rare form of breast cancer which makes 5% of all breast cancer cases. In Paget's disease of the breast, the condition starts with affecting the breast ducts and extends to the skin of the nipple and to areola. Paget's disease of the breast has nothing to do with Paget's disease of the bone, which is a disease affecting the metabolism of the bones.
Women over the age of 50 are statistically more prone to ... more
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon, chronic condition often affecting the arm or leg. It rarely affects other parts of the body. This condition is marked by intense burning or aching pain. Additionally, a person might experience swelling, altered temperature, skin discoloration, abnormal sweating and hypersensitivity in the affected area.
Until now, it is not understood why complex regional pain syndrome happen, even ... more
One of the common, potentially serious bacterial skin infections is called cellulitis, which may spread rapidly; it appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender.
Though cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body or face, skin on lower legs are most commonly affected. In children and older adults, infections on the face are more common. Cellulitis may affect the tissue underlying the skin and can spread to ... more
To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well.
The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more
This is a bone disorder in which scar-like (fibrous) tissue develops in place of normal bone and as the bone grows, the softer fibrous tissue expands and weakens the bone. The affected bone could deform and become brittle because of fibrous dysplasia.
Usually, no signs or symptoms are caused by mild cases of fibrous dysplasia. However, bone pain and deformity that usually develops before the age of 15 could be the result of ... more
For many people, low blood pressure could cause symptoms of dizziness and fainting or mean that they have serious heart, endocrine or neurological disorders, despite the fact that low blood pressure may seem to be something to strive for. The brain and other vital organs could be deprived of oxygen and nutrients due to a severely low blood pressure, which could cause shock, a life-threatening condition.
Despite the fact that blood ... more