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  1. Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) For patients with localized recurrences (pelvis and periaortic lymph nodes) or .

  2. Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000688139-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.Cannabis and Cannabinoids

  3. Adrenocortical Carcinoma 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 adrenocortical carcinoma. 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 ...

  4. Stage IIA Cervical Cancer

    Either radiation therapy or radical hysterectomy,by an experienced professional,results in cure rates of 75% to 80%. The selection of either option depends on patient factors and local expertise. A randomized trial reported identical 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates when radiation therapy was compared to radical hysterectomy.[ 1 ] The size of the primary tumor is an important ...

  5. Genetics of Colorectal Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Major Genetic Syndromes

    Introduction A number of familial syndromes are associated with a high risk of colorectal adenocarcinoma and are summarized in Table 3. The absolute lifetime risk of colorectal adenocarcinoma is highest in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP),where the large intestines of affected patients are studded with hundreds to thousands of adenomatous polyps. The absolute risks are lower in ...

  6. Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062912-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.Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment

  7. Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 13 / 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.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 the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  8. Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About CAM

    NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM) The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) facilitates research and evaluation of complementary and alternative practices,and provides information about a variety of approaches to health professionals and the public. NCCAM Clearinghouse Post Office Box 7923 ...

  9. Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    High-dose radiation therapy with chemotherapy is the primary treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer,both for the primary tumor site and the neck.[ 1 ] Surgery,when feasible,is usually reserved for nodes that fail to regress after radiation therapy or for nodes that reappear following clinical complete response. Radiation therapy dose and field margins are individually tailored to the location and ...

  10. Pediatric Supportive Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Overview

    NOTE: INFORMATION ABOUT PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENT TO TREATMENT,PROBLEMS WITH PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT,AND LIFE AFTER CANCER TREATMENT WILL BE ADDED TO THIS SUMMARY IN THE FUTURE. The goal of supportive care is to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families. Most children with cancer can be cured. However,cancer treatment for young patients can cause unwanted ...

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