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  1. Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Reproductive System

    Testicles Childhood cancer survivors may have late effects that affect the testicles. Testicular late effects may cause infertility or a low sperm count. Low sperm counts may be temporary or permanent depending on the radiation dose and schedule,the area of the body treated,and the age when treated. Certain factors increase the risk that testicular late effects will occur. The risk of ...

  2. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (12 / 30 / 2011)

    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. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  3. Breast Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 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.Description of EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  4. Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with extragonadal germ cell tumors. Different types of treatments are available for patients with extragonadal germ cell tumors. 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 ...

  5. Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on treatments for transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to ord

  6. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Occult NSCLC Treatment

    In occult lung cancer,a diagnostic evaluation often includes chest x-ray and selective bronchoscopy with close follow-up (e.g.,computed tomography scan),when needed,to define the site and nature of the primary tumor; tumors discovered in this fashion are generally early stage and curable by surgery. After discovery of the primary tumor,treatment involves establishing the stage of the tumor. ...

  7. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Human / Clinical Studies

    No studies in the published peer-reviewed literature discuss aromatherapy as a treatment for cancer. The studies discussed below,most of which were conducted in patients with cancer,primarily focus on other health-related conditions and on quality of life measures such as stress and anxiety levels. Among the fewest articles published on the subject are clinical trials involving aromatherapy. ...

  8. Testicular Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE.

  9. Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Refractory Plasma Cell Neoplasms

    Multiple myeloma and other plasma cellneoplasms are called refractory when the number of plasma cells continues to increase even though treatment is given. ...

  10. Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258017-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment

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