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  1. Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors.

  2. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with melanoma. Different types of treatment are available for patients with melanoma. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to ...

  3. Esophageal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with esophageal cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with esophageal cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a ...

  4. Prostate Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Significance

    Incidence and Mortality Carcinoma of the prostate is the most common tumor in men in the United States,with 234,460 new cases and 27,350 deaths expected in 2006.[ 1 ] A wide range of estimates of the impact of the disease are notable. The disease is histologically evident in as many as 34% of men in their fifth decade and in up to 70% of men aged 80 years and older.[ 2,3 ] Prostate cancer ...

  5. Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IV Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer t

  6. Changes to This Summary (03 / 22 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Images were added to this summary and editorial changes were made.

  7. Depression (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Palliative Sedation

    The decision whether to sedate a patient at the end of life is difficult and involves many factors. The goal of palliative sedation is not to shorten life but to make the end of life more comfortable. Palliative sedation may be considered in order to relieve uncontrolled physical suffering,depression,or anxiety. Certain drugs are given to sedate the patient and may be combined with treatment ...

  8. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Current Clinical Trials

    Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for U.S. supportive and palliative care trials about post-traumatic stress disorder that are now accepting participants. The list of trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria. General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

  9. Laryngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    Small superficial cancers without laryngeal fixation or lymph node involvement are successfully treated by radiation therapy or surgery alone,including laser excision surgery. Radiation therapy may be selected to preserve the voice,and to reserve surgery for salvaging failures. The radiation field and dose are determined by the location and size of the primary tumor. A variety of curative ...

  10. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Breast Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer,see the following: Breast Cancer Home Page What You Need to Know About™ Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Prevention Breast Cancer Screening Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing Surgery Choices for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: It's Your Choice Inflammatory Breast ...

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