Health Information

Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • Chest X-Ray

    A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.

  • CT Scan of the Chest

    CT scan is a type of imaging test. It uses X-rays and computer technology to make images or slices of the body. A CT scan can make detailed pictures of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. They are more detailed than regular X-rays.

  • Bronchoscopy

    Bronchoscopy is a procedure to look directly at the airways in the lungs through a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope).

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

    An upper GI endoscopy or EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI tract (gastrointestinal tract).

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your healthcare provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.

  • Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy, such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  • Kaposi Sarcoma: Stages

    The stage of a cancer is a description of how much and how far the cancer has spread in your body. Read on to learn the staging of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma (KS), the most common type of KS in the U.S.

  • Kaposi Sarcoma: Your Chances of Recovery (Prognosis)

    Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. It’s a question many people have when they learn they have cancer.