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

This summary provides patients with information about treatment for different types of breast cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about breast cancer
  • Stages of breast cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Recurrent breast cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
  • Treatment options for inflammatory breast cancer
  • Treatment options for recurrent breast...
Organ Transplants: What Every Kid Needs to Know 12/17/07

This booklet was created to help children and their families feel more at ease with the organ transplantation process by providing general information in an understandable format.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is an organ?
  • What do organs do?
  • Where do organs come from?
  • Your transplant team
  • Questions you may have
  • When it is your turn to receive a new organ
  • When you go home
  • If you’ve had to miss school...
Fistula First Change Package 12/17/07

Fistula First provides clinical and organizational changes for increasing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use and improving hemodialysis patient outcomes.

This package describes 11 steps to improve hemodialysis:

  1. Routine continuous quality improvement (CQI) review of vascular access
  2. Timely referral to nephrologists
  3. Early referral to surgeon for “AVF only” evaluation and timely placement...
Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary for patients addresses breast cancer treatment in women who are pregnant, nursing, or have just given birth.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about breast cancer and pregnancy
  • Stages of breast cancer
  • Treatment option overview
  • Treatment options by stage
    • Early stage breast cancer (stage I and stage II)
    • Late stage breast cancer (stage III and stage IV)
  • Other...
Talking About Transplantation: What Every Patient Needs to Know 12/17/07

This booklet has been created to help patients and their families through the process of organ transplantation and to provide the information needed to make knowledgeable health care decisions.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for your transplant
  • The transplant process
  • Living donation
  • Developing a financial strategy
  • Life after transplant
  • Promoting organ and tissue donation
Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma 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 intraocular (eye) melanoma.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Prognostic factors
  • Cellular classification
  • Staging
  • Treatment options by cancer stage
Colorectal Cancer Prevention - 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 colorectal cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Postmenopausal hormone use
    • Diet modification
    • Polyp removal
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Definition of...
Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy - 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 and pregnancy.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Other considerations for pregnancy and breast cancer
    • Lactation
    • Fetal consequences of maternal breast cancer
    • Consequences of pregnancy in patients with a history...
Melanoma 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 melanoma.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Prognostic factors
  • Cellular classification
  • Staging
  • Treatment options by cancer stage
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

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