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  1. Treatment for Recurrent Adult ALL

    Standard Treatment Options for Recurrent Adult ALL Standard treatment options for recurrent adult ALL include the following: Reinduction chemotherapy followed by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (alloBMT). Palliative radiation therapy (for patients with symptomatic recurrence). Dasatinib (for patients with Philadelphia chromosome [Ph1]-positive ALL). Reinduction chemotherapy Patients ...

  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. Bereavement and Grief

    Bereavement is the period of sadness after losing a loved one through death. Grief and mourning occur during the period of bereavement. Grief and mourning are closely related. Mourning is the way we show grief in public. The way people mourn is affected by beliefs,religious practices,and cultural customs. People who are grieving are sometimes described as bereaved. Grief is the normal ...

  4. Factors that Affect Complicated Grief

    Researchers study grief reactions to try to find out what might increase the chance that complicated grief will occur. Studies have looked at how the following factors affect the grief response: Whether the death is expected or unexpected. It may seem that any sudden,unexpected loss might lead to more difficult grief. However,studies have found that bereaved people with high self-esteem ...

  5. Stage Information for Adult ALL

    There is no clear-cut staging system for this disease. This disease is classified as untreated,in remission,or recurrent. Untreated Adult ALL For a newly diagnosed patient with no prior treatment,untreated adult ALL is defined by the following: Abnormal white blood cell count and differential. Abnormal hematocrit/hemoglobin and platelet counts. Abnormal bone marrow with more than 5% ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Invasive Interventions to Relieve Pain

    Less invasive methods should be used for relieving pain before trying invasive treatment. Some patients,however,may need invasive therapy. Nerve Blocks A nerve block is the injection of either a localanesthetic or a drug that inactivates nerves to control otherwise uncontrollable pain. Nerve blocks can be used to determine the source of pain,to treat painful conditions that respond to nerve ...

  8. Quitting Smoking - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medication to quit smoking? Should I use nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking?Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. ...

  9. Quitting Smoking - Dealing With Relapse

    You're not alone in going back to smoking. Most people who quit try 8 to 10 times before they quit for good. 2 Don't feel bad about yourself. A relapse is just a sign that you need to try a different approach to quitting smoking. If you tried to quit without medicines or a program,think about trying them next time. Medicines and nicotine replacement (gum,patches,lozenges) can double your ...

  10. Topic Overview

    Am I ready to quit?Thinking about giving up tobacco is the first step. You will improve your chance of success if you know how ready you are to stop. To find out, take this quiz: Interactive Tool: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?It's okay if you are not ready now. But you may want to quit at some point. So keep learning and preparing yourself. You can do it. How can I stop using tobacco?You have to

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