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  1. Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or the mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

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    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.Neuroblastoma Screening

  3. Depression (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Palliative Sedation

    The use of palliative sedation for psychosocial and existential symptoms can be particularly controversial. The clinician may face many ethical and clinical questions-questions that are more easily resolved in the case of palliative sedation for pain and physical symptoms than for depression and psychosocial symptoms. For example,the ethical basis for the use of terminal sedation (double ...

  4. Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 01 / 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.Cancer ScreeningUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention 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.

  5. Bladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062705-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.Bladder Cancer Treatment

  6. Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Newly Diagnosed Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

    The overwhelming majority of patients presenting with carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) have disseminated disease that is relatively chemoresistant. Potentially curative treatment can be delivered,however,in a few situations. Cervical lymph nodes All patients should undergo a careful head,neck,and lung evaluation including coronal computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging of ...

  7. AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About AIDS-Related Lymphoma

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about AIDS-related lymphoma,see the following. AIDS-Related Cancers Home Page Understanding Cancer Series: Blood Stem Cell Transplants Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Questions and Answers For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute,see the following: ...

  8. Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 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.General Information About Male Breast CancerUpdated statistics with estimated new cancer cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).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.

  9. Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Untreated Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Standard treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during the remission induction phase includes the following: Combination chemotherapy. CNS prophylaxis therapy including chemotherapy (intrathecal and/or systemic) with or without radiation therapy to the brain. Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission Standard treatment of adult ..

  10. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Chronic-Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

    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.) TREATMENT OPTIONS: Since tyrosine kinase activity is required for the ...

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