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A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are performed to examine bone marrow, the spongy
liquid part of the bone where blood cells are made.
Melanoma is different from other skin cancers because it can spread if it's not caught
early. Find out how to lower your risk of getting melanoma and how doctors treat it.
Thrombocytopenia is when someone has too few platelets in their bloodstream. Many
things can cause it and most can be treated.
Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that causes white spots or patches to appear on
the skin. It's not medically dangerous, but it can affect a person's appearance. Find
Psoriasis causes skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin where they form
itchy, red areas and thick scales. Find out how to deal with psoriasis, and what causes
it, in this article for teens.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which cancer cells form in a person's lymphatic
system and start to grow uncontrollably.
Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Most teens who get Hodgkin lymphoma
Check out our cancer glossary for lots of easy-to-read definitions.
With glomerulonephritis, tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly,
causing problems like too much fluid in the body and swelling. Most of the time it
can be treated. Find out more.
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