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  1. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062917-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.Melanoma Treatment

  2. Essiac/Flor Essence (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Questions and Answers About Essiac and Flor Essence

    What are Essiac and Flor Essence? Essiac and Flor Essence are herbal tea mixtures that have been used as anticancer treatments. They have been used to treat other health conditions also,including diabetes,AIDS,and gastrointestinal diseases. Essiac is reported to contain 4 herbs: Burdock root. Indian rhubarb root. Sheep sorrel. Slippery elm (the inner bark). Flor Essence is reported to ...

  3. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

    Introduction Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a noninvasive,precancerous condition. DCIS can progress to become invasive cancer,but estimates of the likelihood of this vary widely. Some people include DCIS in breast cancer statistics. The frequency of the diagnosis of DCIS has increased markedly in the United States since the widespread use of screening mammography. In 1998,DCIS ...

  4. Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Localized Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer

    In a minority of cases,proximal bile duct cancer can be completely resected. Cures are not often achieved in these patients,in contrast to patients with tumors arising in the distal bile duct,for whom a 5-year survival may be achieved in as many as 25% of patients. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Surgery. The optimum surgical procedure for carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile duct will vary ...

  5. Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information

    This cancer treatment information summary provides an overview of the prognosis,diagnosis,classification,and treatment of childhood liver cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides the PDQ pediatric cancer treatment information summaries as a public service to increase the availability of evidence-based cancer information to health professionals,patients,and the public. These summaries ...

  6. Parathyroid Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 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.General Information About Parathyroid Cancer Updated Rahbari et al. as reference 1.Cellular Classification of Parathyroid CancerUpdated Rahbari et al. as reference 12.Treatment Option OverviewUpdated Rahbari et al. as reference 1.Localized Parathyroid CancerUpdated Rahbari et al. as reference 1.Metastatic Parathyroid CancerUpdated Rahbari et al. as reference 10.Recurrent Parathyroid CancerUpdated Rahbari et al. as reference 10.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment 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

  7. Cartilage (Bovine and Shark) (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

    Cartilage is a type of tough,flexible connective tissue (see Question 1). Cartilage from cows (bovine cartilage) and sharks has been studied as a treatment for cancer and other medical conditions for more than 30 years (see Question 2). Laboratory and animal studies have looked at whether bovine and shark cartilage products can kill cancer cells,make the immune system more active against ...

  8. Ewing Sarcoma 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 treatment of Ewing Family of Tumors.

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

    Sources of further information about Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment.

  10. Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment of Metastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Standard treatment options for metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma include the following: Combination therapy using chemotherapy,radiation therapy,and surgical resection of pulmonary metastases. The prognosis for children with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas is poor,[ 1,2,3,4,5,6 ] and these children should receive combined treatment with chemotherapy,radiation therapy,and ...

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