Conditions & Treatments

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    Cancer

    What is cancer? Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells quickly reproduce event without enough space and nutrients. They also grow despite signals sent from the body to stop reproduction. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells. They do not work...

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    Cancer Predisposition Program

    The Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Program identifies at-risk children through genetic testing and diagnostic screenings, and can increase the likelihood of early detection and treatment for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, FAP, Gardner syndrome and hereditary retinoblastoma. Learn more by contacting St. Louis Children's Hospital at 314-454-5437....

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    Cancer Predisposition Syndrome

    Cancer predisposition syndrome, also called inherited cancer predisposition, hereditary cancer predisposition, or family cancer predisposition is a genetic mutation that increases the chances of developing cancer at an earlier age compared to the risk for the general population....

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    Candidiasis

    Overview Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast called Candida. Candida normally causes no harm, and is found on the skin, vaginal area, and digestive system. But in some cases, it can overgrow. This can cause a rash, itching, and other symptoms. Causes Yeast normally...

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    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is an illness that occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide (CO) gas. It is a medical emergency and needs treatment right away....

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    Cardiomyopathy

    What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Different kinds of cardiomyopathy cause the heart muscle to enlarge, thicken, or become stiff. Cardiomyopathy can be due to a number of causes, including viral infections...

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    Carpal Coalition

    Carpal coalition is when two wrist bones are joined together improperly, restricting movement and rotation....

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    Cat Scratch Disease

    Overview Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection carried in cat saliva. It is passed from a cat bite or scratch to a human. It can also result from a fleabite, but cats are the main source. Causes Cat scratch disease is caused by the...

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    Cataracts

    Overview A cataract is a clouding (opaque area) over the lens of the eye. This area is normally clear (transparent). Cataracts keep light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina. The retina is the tissue lining at the back of the...

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    Cavus Foot

    Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has an arch that is much higher than normal. As a result of this high arch, a large amount of weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot when children walk or stand....