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How Anaplastic Astrocytoma Is Diagnosed

A diagnosis of anaplastic astrocytoma will be made following a clinical evaluation, detailed patient history, and a variety of imaging techniques. As with other kinds of brain tumors, a diagnosis of anaplastic astrocytoma is based on a variety of...

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What Is Biological Therapy for Cancer?

Biological therapy for cancer uses the body’s immune system to prevent or slow cancer growth. Learn more about this form of treatment here. Biological therapy for cancer is a treatment that is made with substances from living organisms. These...

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What Are Eczema Scars?

Eczema scars are part of a broader category of lasting marks from eczema—changes in skin color or scars from scratching during flare-ups. Eczema scars are part of a broader category of lasting marks that eczema can leave on your skin. These marks...

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Types of Heart Failure

Heart failure is when the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. Types include left-sided, right-sided, acute, and chronic. Heart failure is what happens when your heart is not pumping enough blood throughout the body. It does not...

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What Is Severe Anxiety?

Severe anxiety is an intense way of experiencing the body's natural response to something stressful. Learn more about severe anxiety. Most people feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety is part of the body's natural stress response. Small...

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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by low self-esteem and self-absorption. Learn what the DSM-5 says about the condition. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a type of mental condition. People who have NPD inflate their...

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Pitting Edema Grading: When Swelling Becomes Serious

Learn the difference between edema and pitting edema, how pitting edema is graded to assess severity, and what to expect from treatment. Edema is a buildup of fluids that causes swelling, usually in the lower body. When this swelling is such that...

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What Is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is depression that starts after giving birth. Learn more about PPD, including common symptoms and treatment options. Postpartum depression (PPD) is depression that occurs after childbirth. It is a type of perinatal mood...

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