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

    Incidence and Mortality Annually,approximately 14,550 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer,and 13,770 will die of this malignancy. Of the new cases,11,260 will occur in men and 3,290 will occur in women.[ 1 ] Two histological types account for the majority of malignant esophageal neoplasms,i.e.,adenocarcinoma and squamous carcinoma. The epidemiology of these types varies ...

  2. Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Childhood Liver Cancer

    A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer,there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you. Hepatoblastoma Treatment of stages I and II hepatoblastoma may include the following: Surgery to remove the tumor,followed by chemotherapy with ...

  3. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Pseudomyxoma Peritonei is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  4. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Small cell lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs that are found within the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body when breathing in and take out carbon dioxide when breathing out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung,which is slightly ...

  5. Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    CALL 1-800-4-CANCER For more information,U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deaf and hard-of-hearing callers with TTY equipment may call 1-800-332-8615. The call is free and a trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your ...

  6. Esophageal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on Esophageal Cancer prevention.

  7. Treatment of Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma

    Recurrence is not uncommon in both benign and malignant childhood brain tumors and may develop many years after initial treatment. For ependymoma,delays beyond 10 to 15 years have been reported.[ 1,2 ] Disease generally recurs at the primary tumor site,even in children with malignant ependymomas.[ 3,4 ] Systemic relapse is extremely rare. At time of relapse,a complete evaluation for ...

  8. Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of prostate cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES ...

  9. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  10. Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma

    After intraocular melanoma has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the eye or to other parts of the body.

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