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  1. Questions to Ask About Breast Cancer

    If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, print this list of questions to ask your doctor about your care.

  2. Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

    WebMD explains various options for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

  3. 10 Questions to Ask the Radiation Oncologist About Breast Cancer

    WebMD provides questions to ask when visiting the radiation oncologist for breast cancer treatment.

  4. Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

    WebMD helps you understand radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer.

  5. Cosmetic Procedures: Breast Reconstruction Without Implants

    Learn about breast reconstruction that doesn't involve implants.

  6. The Birth Control Pill and Breast Cancer Risk

    Learn about birth control pills and their link to breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

  7. 5 Curable Cancers

    For some types of cancer, there’s greater hope for recovery after treatment.

  8. Urethral Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Urethral Cancer

    Recurrent urethral cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the urethra or in other parts of the body.

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

    Standard treatment options:High-dose radiation therapy to the primary tumor site and prophylactic radiation therapy to the nodal drainage.[1]Current Clinical TrialsCheck for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I nasopharyngeal cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.References: Xiao WW, Han F, Lu TX, et al.: Treatment outcomes after radiotherapy alone for patients with early-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74 (4): 1070-6, 2009.

  10. Neuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with neuroblastoma. Different types of treatment are available for patients with neuroblastoma. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Because cancer in children is rare, taking part in a clinical trial should be considered. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment. Children with neuroblastoma should have their treatment planned by a team of doctors with expertise in treating childhood cancer.Treatment will be overseen by a pediatric oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating children with cancer. The pediatric oncologist works with

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