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  • Disease

    Thyroid cancer

    This CT scan of the upper chest (thorax) shows a malignant thyroid tumor (cancer). The dark area around the trachea (marked by the white U-shaped tip of the respiratory tube) is an area where normal tissue has been eroded and died (necrosis) as a result of tumor growth.

    Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located inside the front of your lower neck.

  • Disease

    Thyroid nodule

    A thyroid nodule is a growth (lump) in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck.

  • Disease

    Type 1 diabetes

    The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal fat of a person with diabetes. Dosage instructions are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin is then injected into the body in a calculated, controlled manner.

    Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

  • Disease

    Type 2 Diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.

    Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of...