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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Fertility Preservation 12/17/07

This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Cancer treatment and fertility
  • Options for preserving fertility before cancer treatment
    • For women
    • For men
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
Cervical Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to patients on treatment options for cervical cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about cervical cancer
  • Stages of cervical cancer
  • Recurrent cervical cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
  • Treatment options for recurrent cervical cancer
2006 Update of ASCO Practice Guideline Recommendations for the Use of White Blood Cell Growth Factors: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This six-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of white blood cell growth factors.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Primary prophylactic colony-stimulating factor (CSF) administration
  • Secondary prophylactic CSF administration
  • Therapeutic use of CSF
  • Use of CSF to increase chemotherapy dose intensity and dose density
  • Use of CSF as adjuncts...
The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides key steps to help women in managing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
  • Screening tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Stress test
    • Nuclear scan
    • Echocardiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Ventriculogram
    • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
    • Making lifestyle changes
    • ...
Rectal Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for rectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about rectal cancer
  • Stages of rectal cancer
  • Recurrent rectal cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
    • Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)
    • Stage I rectal cancer
    • Stage II rectal cancer
    • Stage III rectal cancer
    • Stage IV...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: White Blood Cell Growth Factors 12/17/07

This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about the use of white blood cell growth factors in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Background
  • Recommendations
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
Cervical Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of cervical cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Stage 0 cervical cancer
  • Stage IA cervical cancer
  • Stage IB cervical cancer
  • Stage IIA cervical cancer
  • ...
White Blood Cell Growth Factors (CSF) Orders and Flow Sheet 12/17/07

This flow sheet, derived from the 2006 update of an American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline, provides a tool for documenting the rationale and details for administration of white blood cell growth factors (colony-stimulating factors).

This flow sheet enables providers to record the following information:

  • Patient information
  • Justification for use
    • Primary administration (preventive)
    • Secondary administration (preventive)
    • Therapeutic use...
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

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