Treating Toothache

The type of treatment you have for toothache will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. If your toothache is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will re

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer 

In its early stages, thyroid cancer tends to cause no or very few symptoms. The main symptom of thyroid cancer is a lump or swelling at the front of the neck just below your Adam's apple, which is usually painless. Women also have Adam's app

Treating Leg Cramps 

If the cause of your leg cramps is known, it may be possible to treat the underlying cause. For example, secondary leg cramps that are related to liver disease are caused by high levels of toxins in the blood which trigger muscles spasms. There

Causes of Thyroid Cancer

In most cases, the exact cause of thyroid cancer is unknown. However, there are a certain things that can increase your chances of developing the condition, including having another thyroid condition and being exposed to radiation. What Is Can

Chickenpox Treatment

There is no cure for chickenpox, and the virus usually clears up by itself without any treatment. However, there are ways of easing the itch and discomfort, and there are important steps you can take to stop chickenpox spreading. Painkillers If

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer that begins in the vagina. Around 260 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year. Cancer that begins in the vagina is called primary vaginal cancer. Cancer that begins in another part of the body – such

Treating Thyroid Cancer

If you're diagnosed with thyroid cancer, you'll be assigned a care team, who will devise a treatment plan for you. Your recommended treatment plan will depend on the type and grade of your cancer, and whether your care team thinks that a comple

Causes of Vaginal Cancer 

Cancer occurs when the cells in a certain area of your body divide and multiply too rapidly. This produces a lump of tissue known as a tumour. The exact reason why this happens in cases of vaginal cancer is unknown, but certain things can inc

Diagnosing Thyroid Cancer

For many people, the first stage of diagnosing thyroid cancer is a consultation with a GP. Your GP will examine your neck and ask about any associated symptoms you may be experiencing, such as unexplained hoarseness. Thyroid Function Test A bl

Symptoms of Leg Cramps 

A leg cramp is an episode of sudden pain in the muscles of the leg caused by an involuntary contracting (shortening) of the leg muscle. Most leg cramps occur in the calf muscles and, less commonly, in the feet and thighs. Cramps can last fro

Diagnosing Vaginal Cancer 

To help diagnose vaginal cancer, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and may carry out a physical examination. They may also refer you for blood tests to rule out other causes of your symptoms, such as infection. If your doctor can

Causes of Leg Cramps 

The cause of leg cramps is sometimes unknown (idiopathic). In other cases, there may be an underlying condition or another identifiable cause. Idiopathic leg cramps Although the cause of idiopathic leg cramps is unknown, there are a number of t

Treating Vaginal Cancer 

Treatment for vaginal cancer will depend on where the cancer is in your vagina and how far it has spread. Possible treatments include radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy. When you are diagnosed with cancer, you will be cared for by a group o

Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer is an uncommon but serious type of cancer that begins in the liver. This is a separate condition from secondary liver cancer, which occurs when cancer that first develops in another part of the body spreads to the liver. The r

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck.  The most common symptom of cancer of the thyroid is a painless lump or swelling that develops in the neck. Other symptoms only te

Diagnosing Lung Cancer 

See your doctor if you have Symptoms of Lung Cancer, such as breathlessness or a persistent cough. Your doctor will ask about your general health and what symptoms you've been experiencing. They may examine you and ask you to breathe into a devi

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when

Symptoms of Lung Cancer 

Symptoms of lung cancer develop as the condition progresses and there are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages. The main symptoms of lung cancer are listed below. If you have any of these, you should see your doctor: A cough

Causes of Prostate Cancer

It is not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although a number of things can increase your risk of developing the condition. These include: Age – risk rises as you get older and most cases are diagnosed in men over 50 years of age

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the cond

Symptoms of Mouth Cancer 

Mouth cancer can develop on most parts of the mouth, including the lips, gums and occasionally, the throat. The most common symptoms of mouth cancer include: Red or white patches in the mouth or throat A lump Ulcers Other symptoms may

Diagnosing Liver Cancer 

For many people, the first stage of diagnosing liver cancer is a consultation with a doctor, although people at risk are usually tested regularly for the condition. If you visit your doctor, they will ask about your symptoms, when they started, and

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer does not normally cause symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. This normally results in problems associated with urination. Symptoms can include: Needing to urinate more frequently, oft

Causes of Liver Cancer

The exact cause of liver cancer is unknown, but many cases are linked to a problem with the liver called cirrhosis. This is where the tissue of the liver has become scarred and cannot perform many of its usual functions. Cancer is a condition wher

Diagnosing mouth cancer

If you have symptoms of mouth cancer, your GP will carry out a physical examination and ask about your symptoms. If mouth cancer is suspected, you will be referred to hospital for further tests or to speak to a specialist head and neck surgeon.