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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
Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information about prostate cancer treatment.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about prostate cancer
  • Stages of prostate cancer
  • Recurrent prostate cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
  • Treatment options for recurrent prostate cancer
Uninformed Consent: What Can Happen When a Patient Does Not Understand the Information You Have Provided? 12/17/07

This video addresses the controversy about whether or not a signature on a consent form accurately represents a patient’s understanding.

This 5-minute video addresses various aspects of the issue of informed consent, such as:

  • Informed consent versus uninformed consent
  • Case example: Uninformed consent
  • Uninformed consent: Legal considerations
  • Universal safe communication practices
  • Techniques to help patients understand consent
    • ...
Having Surgery? What You Need to Know: Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Your Surgeon 12/17/07

This booklet is for patients who are facing surgery that is not an emergency. It provides some questions patients can ask their primary care doctor and surgeon before having surgery as well as the reasons for asking these questions. This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Care about your health
  • Get the basic facts
  • Learn about the benefits and risks
  • Learn how to get more information
  • Find out more about your operation
  • Make sure your surgery...
Breast Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

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

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about breast cancer
    • Statistics
    • Patient evaluation
    • Contralateral disease
    • Hormone replacement therapy
    • Genetics
    • Follow-up
    • Breast reconstruction
  • Cellular...
Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

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

This summary includes the following sections:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Stage I and stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
    • Treatment options
  • Stage III and stage IV ovarian epithelial...
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Consumer Summary 12/17/07

This consumer summary presents information for people with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who are being treated by a doctor or other health care provider.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Do you have gastroesophageal reflux disease?
  • What kinds of medicines can I take for GERD?
  • Can surgery help?
  • What about the new endoscopic procedures?
A Guide to Lung Transplantation: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 14-page patient guide provides information on many aspects of lung transplantation. The tool is divided into the following sections:

  • Why are lung transplants needed?
  • Diseases and conditions that affect the lungs
  • What kind of transplants can be considered?
  • Can you be considered for lung transplantation?
  • How will your transplant candidacy be evaluated?
  • Benefits and risks of lung transplantation
  • What will happen when you are...
Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

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

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • Tumor, nodes, metastasis (TNM) definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    • Jewett staging system
  • Treatment...
Frequently Asked Questions About Early Stage Breast Cancer: A Patient and Doctor Dialogue 12/17/07

This tool presents questions and answers addressing early stage breast cancer.

It covers the following breast cancer-related topics:

  • Tumors
  • Lobular vs. ductal carcinoma
  • Survival
  • Mastectomy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Recurrence
  • Lumpectomy
  • Radiation
  • Side effects
  • Breast reconstruction
  • More information/links to other resources

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