Thyroid Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - 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 ...
Gallbladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that lies just under the liver in the upper abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile,a fluid made by the liver to digest fat. When food ...
Gerson Therapy (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 20 / 2013)
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Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment of Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma
When diagnosed in the first 7 months of life,the 5-year event-free survival rate is 94% and the overall survival rate is 96%.[ 1 ] A prospective clinical trial that enrolled 50 patients confirmed that complete surgical resection,which includes the entire capsule,is adequate therapy for most patients with mesoblastic nephroma.[ 2 ] In this study,only 2 of 50 patients died. Patients were at ...
Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information About Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment
Prognosis in this disease is difficult to assess consistently because there is great variability in the time before diagnosis and the rate of disease progression. In large retrospective series of pleural mesothelioma patients,important prognostic factors were found to be:[ 1,2 ] Stage. Age. Performance status. Histology. Various surgical procedures may be possible in selected patients,...
Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) accounts for only 5% of all childhood leukemia,and 80% of the cases occur after 4 years of age. The cytogenetic abnormality most characteristic of CML is the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph),which represents a translocation of chromosomes 9 and 22 [t(9;22)] resulting in a bcr-abl fusion protein. CML is characterized by a marked leukocytosis and is often ...
Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma
After adult Hodgkin lymphoma has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the lymph system or to other parts of the body.
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - What is screening?
Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early,it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear,cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer. They also study the things we do and the ...
Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage
Stage I Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment of stage I hypopharyngeal cancer may include the following: Laryngopharyngectomy and neck dissection with or without high-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes of the neck. Partial laryngopharyngectomy with or without high-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. Stage II Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment of stage II ...
Recurrent Uterine Sarcoma
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.) There is currently no standard therapy for patients with recurrent disease. ...