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  1. Nasopharyngeal 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 nasopharyngeal 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 ...

  2. Vaginal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Vaginal Cancer Treatment.

  3. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Malignant Mesothelioma

    Find more information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) about malignant mesothelioma.

  4. Esophageal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - What is prevention?

    Cancerprevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer,the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully,this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent new cancers from starting,scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a ...

  5. Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular and Pathologic Classification of Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

    A variety of neuroendocrine cells normally populate the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa and submucosa. The type,location,and secretory products of GI neuroendocrine cells are well defined and are summarized in Table 1 below. As previously noted,individual carcinoid tumors have specific histologic and immunohistochemical features based on their anatomic location and neuroendocrine cell type. ...

  6. Carney Complex

    Carney complex is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple benign tumors (multiple neoplasia) most often affecting the heart,skin and endocrine system and abnormalities in skin coloring (pigment) resulting in a spotty appearance to the skin of affected areas. Benign tumors of connective tissue (myxomas) are common in individuals with Carney complex and,most often,are found in the ...

  7. Gerson Therapy (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Evaluation of CAM Approaches

    It is important that the same rigorous scientific evaluation used to assess conventional approaches be used to evaluate CAM therapies. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) are sponsoring a number of clinical trials (research studies) at medical centers to evaluate CAM therapies for cancer. Conventional approaches to ...

  8. Communication in Cancer Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - 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 ...

  9. General Information About Childhood Ependymoma

    Childhood ependymoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. The brain controls vital functions such as memory and learning,the senses (hearing,sight,smell,taste,and touch),and emotion. The spinal cord is made up of bundles of nerve fibers that connect the brain with nerves in most parts of the body. About 1 in 11 childhood brain ...

  10. Oral Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Oral Cancer Prevention

    Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent cancer. Doctors cannot always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. Most people with a certain risk factor for cancer do not actually get the disease. Avoiding cancer risk factors such as smoking,being overweight,and lack of exercise may help prevent certain cancers. Increasing protective factors ...

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