These substance can be detected in higher than normal amounts in the blood, urine or tissues of patients with certain types of cancer.
Without the ability to eliminate pain, most surgical procedures could not be performed. Get the facts about the three main types of anesthesia.
Here's what to expect—including a look at the various types of tests that are available.
A number of imaging procedures are available to create images of the inside of the human body.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis - spinal tap, or lumbar puncture - is essential in diagnosing and selecting appropriate treatment for meningitis. Learn about other diagnostic tests.
Ask your health care provider about your diabetes risk and 3 blood tests used to diagnose the condition.
A complete blood count (CBC) is used as a general screening test to provide information about the state of your health.
Most people do have options when it comes to surgery. Ask the right questions and make the best decisions.