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  1. Cellular Classification of Adult ALL

    The following leukemic cell characteristics are important: Morphological features. Cytogenetic characteristics. Immunologic cell surface and biochemical markers. Cytochemistry. In adults,French-American-British (FAB) L1 morphology (more mature-appearing lymphoblasts) is present in fewer than 50% of patients,and L2 morphology (more immature and pleomorphic) predominates.[ 1 ] L3 (Burkitt) ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Quitting Smoking - Planning Your Strategy to Quit

    It may help to achieve a long - term goal like quitting tobacco by breaking it down into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco - free.Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include "by when" or "how long" as well as "what." For example: "I will keep a smoking journal fo

  9. Quitting Smoking - Thinking About Quitting?

    When you're craving tobacco, it's hard to focus on quitting. Preparing yourself before you quit can help. Before you toss the tobacco, get ready for a life without nicotine.MotivationWhat would motivate you to quit smoking? Think about it. Use this self - test to help you discover what might motivate you to quit smoking(What is a PDF document?).Staying healthy is one reason for teens to quit using

  10. Quitting Smoking - Why Do You Smoke?

    Most people don't think about when or why they use tobacco. They just do it. However, knowing when and why you smoke or chew can help you choose the quitting strategy that is most likely to work. Perhaps you use tobacco:To relieve tension, especially after arguments or during stressful times, or when you feel angry or upset.To control your weight, either by keeping it down or because you're ...

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