Breast Cancer

Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’

Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and hope. Share on PinterestWhat is a more helpful approach when it comes to discussing survival rate estimates for late stage […]

Cancer / Oncology

Lymphoma rash: What to know

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in immune cells called lymphocytes. When lymphoma affects the skin, it may cause a rash that appears as one or more scaly, reddish-to-purple patches, plaques, or nodules. A lymphoma rash, such as mycosis fungoides (MF), can be easy to confuse with other skin conditions, such as psoriasis […]

Dermatology

Causes and treatments for hair loss

Possible causes of hair loss include: 1. Androgenetic alopecia Share on PinterestPossible causes of hair loss include androgenetic alopecia, pregnancy, and telogen effluvium. Androgenetic alopecia is another term for male or female pattern baldness. It is a very common cause of hair loss. Both male and female pattern baldness is genetic. Males tend to lose […]

Mental Health

What to know about paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder have a deep and unwarranted mistrust of others, which tends to have a significant effect on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Paranoid personality disorder (PPD)is among the most common personality disorders. Experts believe that this disorder may affect up to 4.41% of the population. People with PPD feel […]

Allergy

Allergies and dizziness: What’s the link?

An allergy is the immune system’s reaction to a foreign substance, or allergen, in the body. Typical symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, sinus congestion, and itchy eyes. A less common symptom of allergies is vertigo, which is a severe form of dizziness. A person may experience this symptom during […]