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Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult Hodgkin lymphoma.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Cellular classification of adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Stage information for adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Treatment option overview
    • Radiation...
Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues to Consider--Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 12-page patient education guide provides information for people with advanced (stage III/IV) lung cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Quality of life
  • Managing pain
  • Managing dyspnea
  • Who will provide my health care?
  • Hospice care
  • Legal issues
  • Talking with your doctors and other caregivers
  • Organizations that can provide additional information or support
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an expert panel to conduct a systematic review of the literature available through February 2004 on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early-stage breast cancer. This three-page tool summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by ASCO.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Recommendations
    • How should the results of SNB be utilized in clinical practice? Can full axillary lymph...
Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Incidence
  • Cellular classification
  • Clinical presentation
  • Stage information
  • Treatment options
What If I Have a Spot on My Lung? Do I Have Cancer? Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information about the next steps after a pulmonary nodule has been detected.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Your lungs
  • What is a pulmonary nodule?
  • Who are all these doctors?
  • Finding out if the nodule might be cancer
  • Biopsy of the nodule
  • What does this mean for me?
  • What if I can’t have or don’t want to have surgery?
  • Should I consider a clinical study?
  • Planning for...
Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
  • What is a mammogram?
  • Are there different types of mammograms?
  • How is a mammogram done?
  • What if I have breast implants?
  • How often should I get a mammogram?
  • Where can I get a mammogram?
  • How do I get ready for my mammogram?
  • Are there any problems with mammograms?
Ovarian Cancer Prevention - 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 ovarian cancer prevention.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Ovarian cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about ovarian cancer risk factors
  • Interventions for ovarian cancer prevention
  • ...
Colorectal Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on the prevention of colorectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is prevention?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer prevention
    • Risk factors
    • Protective factors
    • Clinical trials
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations, Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early-stage breast cancer.

This slideshow addresses the following topics:

  • Guideline methodology
  • Background
  • Guideline questions
    • Can full axillary lymph node dissection be avoided in patients with negative findings on SNB?
    • Is full axillary lymph node dissection necessary for all patients...
2006 Update of the ASCO Guideline for the Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer 12/17/07

This two-page table compares the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) updated (2006) recommendations with its earlier (2000) recommendations for the use of tumor markers in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer.

This table compares the 2000 recommendations to the 2006 recommendations in these areas:

  • Postoperative testing and monitoring of response to therapy using carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a marker for colorectal cancer
  • Cancer management...

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