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  1. Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - 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 ...

  2. Delirium (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Impact of Delirium on Patient, Family, and Health Care Personnel

    The clinical presentation of delirium is associated with a high level of distress in patients, family members, and health care personnel.[1,2,3] Delirium is associated with a high burden of symptom distress, particularly in relation to delusions, perceptual disturbances, and psychomotor agitation. Incontinence, falls, failure to maintain adequate hydration, a prolonged hospital stay, and death are more likely to occur in the patient with delirium.[4,5,6,7,8,9,10]Dysfunctional cognition in the delirious patient hinders communication between patient and family and between patient and health care personnel. As a result, reliable symptom assessment, counseling, and active patient participation in the therapeutic decision-making process are all compromised.[11] Psychomotor agitation and emotional lability in the delirious patient may be misinterpreted as a presentation of increased pain expression.[12] Consequently, conflict over the needed level of analgesia can arise among the patient,

  3. Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors. Different types of treatment are available for patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid 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 ...

  4. Hydrazine Sulfate (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - General CAM Information

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)-also referred to as integrative medicine-includes a broad range of healing philosophies,approaches,and therapies. A therapy is generally called complementary when it is used in addition to conventional treatments; it is often called alternative when it is used instead of conventional treatment. (Conventional treatments are those that are widely ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (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 ...

  7. Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - What Are the Goals of Screening Tests?

    Screening tests have many goals. A screening test that works the way it should and is helpful does the following: Finds cancer before symptoms appear. Screens for a cancer that is easier to treat and cure when found early. Has few false-negative test results and false-positive test results. Decreases the chance of dying from cancer. Screening tests are not meant to diagnose cancer. ...

  8. Treatment Option Overview

    The goals of treatment of pituitary adenomas include normalization of hormonal secretion (i.e.,normalization of hypersecretion and improvement in hypofunction) and resolution or cessation of the progression of neurological defects. Interventions may include surgery,medical therapy,radiation therapy,or a combination of these modalities. The treatment of choice must be individualized and is ...

  9. Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Treatment options for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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

    PDQ is a comprehensive cancer database available on NCI's Web site.PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's focal point for biomedical research.PDQ contains cancer information summaries.The PDQ database contains summaries of the latest published information on cancer prevention, detection, genetics, treatment, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine. Most summaries are available in two versions. The health professional versions provide detailed information written in technical language. The patient versions are written in easy-to-understand, nontechnical language. Both versions provide current and accurate cancer information. Images in the PDQ summaries are used with permission of the author(s), artist, and/or publisher

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