miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016

Cancer Information Highlights

Cancer Information Highlights

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
Cell Phones and Cancer Risk

This fact sheet has been extensively revised to incorporate new research findings, including longer term follow up from the Million Women Study.
Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

We have extensively revised this fact sheet to incorporate new research findings, including expanded information about sources of radiofrequency energy, including Wi-Fi.
PDQ on tablet Esophageal Cancer Prevention

We've updated our PDQ summary to include risk factors and protective factors for the two types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.
Prostate Cancer Treatment

We’ve updated our PDQ summary to include the use of hormone therapy combined with chemotherapy as a standard treatment for stage IV prostate cancer.

This new page addresses delirium as a side effect of cancer treatment. It describes the types and potential causes of delirium, and offers suggestions on ways to treat it.
Pharmacist looking at vile New Drug for Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

Defibrotide sodium was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hepatic veno-occlusive disease that occurs after a stem cell transplant.
Melphalan for Multiple Myeloma and Ovarian Cancer

This new page describes a tablet form of melphalan, which is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.
Melphalan Hydrochloride for Multiple Myeloma

This new page describes an injectable form of melphalan hydrochloride, which is used to treat multiple myeloma in patients who cannot take melphalan by mouth.
Also of Interest
Pancreatic Cancer

This page takes you to information about pancreatic cancer, including the two types of pancreatic cancer, how they can be treated, and ongoing research.
Coping With Advanced Cancer

This booklet is for people who have late-stage cancer or cancer that isn’t responding to treatment.
Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

This fact sheet explains genetic testing for inherited cancer risk, including types of tests, who should think about testing, how to understand test results, and who is allowed to see your test results.

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