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  1. Ned's Story: Quitting Smoking - Ned's story

    I've been smoking ever since I was a teenager. That’s 40-something years ago. I never really thought about what could happen to this old body if I kept lighting up. I just knew that I loved to smoke. Then I started to notice that it was getting harder and harder to do simple things like walk to my mailbox. One time my chest was so heavy that I lay down on the sidewalk until I could catch ...

  2. Types of Grief Reactions

    Anticipatory Grief Anticipatory grief may occur when a death is expected. Anticipatory grief occurs when a death is expected,but before it happens. It may be felt by the families of people who are dying and by the person dying. Anticipatory grief helps family members get ready emotionally for the loss. It can be a time to take care of unfinished business with the dying person,such as saying ...

  3. Current Clinical Trials

    Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for U.S. supportive and palliative care trials about lymphedema that are now accepting participants. The list of 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. ...

  4. Treatment for Adult ALL in Remission

    Standard Treatment Options for Adult ALL in Remission Standard treatment options for adult ALL in remission include the following: Postremission therapy,including the following: Chemotherapy. Ongoing treatment with a Bcr-abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor such as imatinib,nilotinib,or dasatinib. Autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT). Central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis ...

  5. Physical, Integrative, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Interventions

    Noninvasive physical,integrative,thinking and behavioral,and psychological methods can be used along with drugs and other treatments to manage pain during all phases of cancer treatment. These interventions may help with pain control both directly and indirectly,by making patients feel they have more control over events. The effectiveness of the pain interventions depends on the patient's ...

  6. Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality Lung cancer has a tremendous impact on the health of the American public,with an estimated 221,130 new cases and 156,940 deaths predicted in 2011 in men and women combined.[ 1 ] Lung cancer causes more deaths per year in the United States than the next four leading causes of cancer death combined. Lung cancer incidence and mortality rates increased markedly ...

  7. Treatment of Grief

    Normal grief may not need to be treated. Most bereaved people work through grief and recover within the first 6 months to 2 years. Researchers are studying whether bereaved people experiencing normal grief would be helped by formal treatment. They are also studying whether treatment might prevent complicated grief in people who are likely to have it. For people who have serious grief ...

  8. Description of the Evidence

    Incidence and Mortality Bladder cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men in the United States. It is estimated that 69,250 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to occur in the United States in 2011.[ 1 ] Bladder cancer is diagnosed almost twice as often in whites as in blacks of either sex. The incidence of bladder cancer among other ethnic and racial groups in the ...

  9. Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality Over the period from 2004 to 2008,the estimated incidence of oral cancer in the United States was 10.6 cases per 100,000 persons per year. The most recent estimated mortality rate (from 2003–2007) was 2.5 per 100,000 persons per year. U.S. incidence and mortality rates are about 2.5 and 2.8 times higher,respectively,in men than women.[ 1 ] It is estimated ...

  10. Cultural Responses to Grief and Loss

    Cultures have different ways of coping with death. Grief felt for the loss of loved ones occurs in people of all ages and cultures. Different cultures,however,have different myths and mysteries about death that affect the attitudes,beliefs,and practices of the bereaved. Individual,personal experiences of grief are similar in different cultures. The ways in which people of all cultures ...

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