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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Genetics of Skin Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Introduction

    Many of the medical and scientific terms used in this summary are found in the NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms. When a linked term is clicked,the definition will appear in a separate window. Many of the genes described in this summary are found in the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database. When OMIM appears after a gene name or the name of a condition,click on OMIM for a link ...

  4. Mistletoe Extracts (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information

    Mistletoe,a semiparasitic plant,holds interest as a potential anticancer agent because extracts derived from it have been shown to kill cancercells in vitro [ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 ] Reviewed in [ 16,17 ] and to stimulate immune system cells both in vitro and in vivo. [ 18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,...

  5. Mistletoe Extracts (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Laboratory / Animal / Preclinical Studies

    The immune-system-stimulating and cytotoxic properties of mistletoe have been investigated in laboratory and animal studies. Viscotoxins and lectins have been investigated as active components in mistletoe; however,most research has focused on the lectins.[ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 ...

  6. Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 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.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  7. Summary of Evidence

    Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Endometrial Cancer; Endometrial Cancer Treatment; and Uterine Sarcoma Treatment are also available. Benefits There is inadequate evidence that screening by ultrasonography (e.g.,transvaginal ultrasound [TVU]) or endometrial sampling would reduce the mortality from endometrial cancer. Description of the Evidence STUDY DESIGN: No studies have adequately ...

  8. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000269299-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.Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

  9. Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (12 / 10 / 2012)

    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.

  10. 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. ...

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