Biopsies for Parents
Doctors order biopsies to examine tissue or cells when they're concerned about a problem such as an infection, inflammation, or cancer.
Word! Biopsy for Kids
Sometimes, when doctors are not sure what's wrong with a part of your body, they might decide to do a test called a biopsy.
Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow for Parents
A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are performed to examine bone marrow, the spongy liquid part of the bone where blood cells are made.
Vitiligo for Parents
While vitiligo might make your child self-conscious, this skin condition is not medically dangerous. Kids with vitiligo are as healthy as other kids.
Melanoma for Parents
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Find out how to lower your family's risk of getting melanoma and how doctors treat it.
Melanoma for Teens
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.
Vitiligo for Teens
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 out more.
Thrombocytopenia for Teens
Thrombocytopenia is when someone has too few platelets in their bloodstream. Many things can cause it and most can be treated.
Psoriasis for Teens
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.
Goiters and Thyroid Nodules for Parents
An enlarged thyroid gland is a lump that can be felt under the skin at the front of the neck. When it's big enough to see easily, it's called a goiter. A thyroid nodule is a lump or enlarged area in the thyroid gland.