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HPV and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

HPV and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible links between human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and cancer.

Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy (Fact Sheet)

Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines methods of breast reconstruction for patients with breast cancer and treatment implications after surgery.

A Patient's Guide to Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

A Patient's Guide to Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews common symptoms associated with polycythemia vera (PV) and how a patient may address them, along with an overview of more serious symptoms that require medical attention.

Coping With Lymphedema: A Patient Guide (Fact Sheet)

Coping With Lymphedema: A Patient Guide (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains lymphedema and describes ways in which a patient may manage symptoms of this common side effect of cancer treatment.

"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

"Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines so-called "light" cigarettes, associated cancer risks, and tar yield ratings.

Immune Thrombocytopenia (Fact Sheet)

Immune Thrombocytopenia (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), including patient outlook, treatment, and ITP in pregnancy.

Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (Fact Sheet)

Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the various kinds of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, and the tests utilized to detect and diagnose them.

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

Antiperspirants / Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Antiperspirants / Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.

Blood-Forming Stem Cell Transplants (Fact Sheet)

Blood-Forming Stem Cell Transplants (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) as they relate to the cancer treatment.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact reviews how hormone therapy may be used to treat prostate cancer, treatment options for castration-resistant prostate cancer, and side effects of hormone therapy.

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines sources of formaldehyde and possible health risks posed by this chemical.

Pathology Reports (Fact Sheet)

Pathology Reports (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines pathology reports, including tissue collection methods, the ways in which tissue samples may be processed, and details typically included in such reports.

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

This fact examines the possible causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments associated with polycythemia vera.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Fact Sheet)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the incidence and survival statistics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheets examines the sources of dietary calcium and possible links to cancer prevention.

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains investigational drugs and the process by which cancer patients may obtain them.

Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)

Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains tumor markers and their current use in cancer care.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines links between cigar smoking and cancer risk.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the PSA test for prostate cancer, in particular screening recommendations, test limitations, and possible improvements the future may hold in store for the test.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines radon and reviews radon-related cancer risks.

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

Tumor Grade (Fact Sheet)

Tumor Grade (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews tumor grade classification and tumor grading systems that are specific to cancer types.

Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible links between exposure to magnetic fields and cancer risk.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Cancer Clusters (Fact Sheet)

Cancer Clusters (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines a "cancer cluster" and discusses details related to investigating a cancer cluster and determining a cluster's statistical significance.

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