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This page contains links to eMedTV Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis to Photodynamic Therapy. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis
    An informed opinion concerning the course and outcome of a disease is called a prognosis. This eMedTV Web page examines factors that affect a person's prognosis for pancreatic cancer and provides survival rates and other statistics.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Radiation Therapy
    For people with pancreatic cancer, radiation therapy may be used to destroy cancer cells. This eMedTV Web page explains how radiation therapy is administered in cases of pancreatic cancer and discusses potential side effects of the treatment.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research
    Clinical trials of new drugs and therapies for pancreatic cancer are currently being conducted. This eMedTV Web page discusses other areas of focus for pancreatic cancer research and explains the benefits of participating in these trials.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Statistics
    Based on various statistics, an estimated 32,300 Americans will die from pancreatic cancer in 2006. This eMedTV selection offers statistics concerning pancreatic cancer, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis figures.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Support
    For people with pancreatic cancer, support from various sources can make coping with the disease easier. This eMedTV Web page discusses support groups for pancreatic cancer and other potential sources of support (such as social workers).
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
    As this eMedTV article explains, surgery can be used to remove pancreatic cancer or relieve its symptoms. This resource describes the types of surgery that may be used to cure the cancer in its early stages or as a form of palliative therapy.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates
    As this eMedTV page explains, survival rates for pancreatic cancer express the percentage of people with the disease who remain alive for a certain period. This article provides five-year survival rates for this type of cancer.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
    In cases of pancreatic cancer, symptoms may include upper abdominal or back pain, jaundice, and weakness. This eMedTV article identifies possible symptoms of pancreatic cancer, which do not usually develop until the later stages of the disease.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
    In cases of pancreatic cancer, treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiotherapy. This eMedTV article covers these treatment options in detail, including information about clinical trials, second opinions, and side effects.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatment by Stage
    The stage, or extent, of the pancreatic cancer is an important factor affecting treatment of the disease. This eMedTV segment breaks down options for pancreatic cancer treatment by the stage of the disease and provides links to additional resources.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatments
    Your treatment options for pancreatic cancer will depend on the stage of your cancer and other factors. This eMedTV selection lists some of the options for treating this disease, with a link to more detailed information.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Types
    As this eMedTV article explains, pancreatic islet cell cancer is rare, occurring in only about 5 percent of pancreatic cancer cases. This resource takes a quick look at this type of pancreatic cancer and also discusses the more common one.
  • Pancreatic Canser
    As this eMedTV page explains, pancreatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells first form in the pancreas. This page further describes pancreatic cancer, including possible risk factors. Pancreatic canser is a common misspelling of pancreatic cancer.
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
    As this eMedTV resource explains, pancreatic islet cell cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the hormone-producing areas of the pancreas. This article offers an in-depth look at pancreatic islet cell cancer and how it is treated.
  • Pancriatic Cancer
    Pancreatic cancer occurs when cancer cells first form in the tissues of the pancreas. This eMedTV page further describes pancreatic cancer, including possible risk factors for the disease. Pancriatic cancer is a common misspelling of pancreatic cancer.
  • Panitumab
    Panitumumab is licensed to help slow down the progression of a certain type of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV page gives a brief overview of this prescription drug and offers a link to more information. Panitumab is a common misspelling of panitumumab.
  • Panitumumab
    Panitumumab is a drug used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas in the body. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this chemotherapy drug, with information on how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
  • Panitumumab and Colorectal Cancer
    As this eMedTV article explains, people with a certain type of colorectal cancer may benefit from panitumumab. This resource further discusses this use of panitumumab, including how the medication works. A link to more information is also included.
  • Panitumumab Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV article, each dose of panitumumab is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion, and will be administered by a healthcare provider every 14 days. This article discusses in-depth dosing guidelines for this chemotherapy medicine.
  • Panitumumab Drug Information
    Adults with colorectal cancer may receive panitumumab, a drug used to slow down progression of the cancer. This eMedTV page offers more information on panitumumab, including how the drug works and safety concerns. A link to more details is also included.
  • Panitumumab Side Effects
    This eMedTV resource explains that people who are receiving panitumumab may experience serious skin reactions, difficulty breathing, or eye problems. This page describes other possible panitumumab side effects, including those that require medical care.
  • Pass the Baton (Temporarily)
    For those really tough times when you know it will be impossible for you to feed yourself and your family (such as after surgery), ask a friend or relative to make sure everybody eats.
  • Pazopanib
    Pazopanib is a medicine used to treat advanced kidney cancer and soft tissue carcinoma. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this drug, including clinical studies that were done on its effectiveness, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Pazopanib and Moderate Hepatic Impairment
    People who have moderate hepatic impairment (liver disease) may not be able to safely take pazopanib. This eMedTV segment explains how this cancer medicine can cause liver problems and links to more information on safety precautions for this drug.
  • Pazopanib and Pancreatic Cancer
    If you have pancreatic cancer, a doctor may prescribe pazopanib "off-label." This eMedTV Web page further explores this unapproved use of the medication and explains how pazopanib works. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Pazopanib and Pregnancy
    Taking pazopanib during pregnancy may cause problems in the unborn child, such as bone and heart defects. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at these and other problems this cancer medicine might cause. A link to more details is also included.
  • Pazopanib and Thyroid Cancer
    Using pazopanib for thyroid cancer treatment is an off-label (unapproved) use for this medicine. This eMedTV resource describes how this medicine works and provides a link to more detailed information on other uses for this prescription medication.
  • Pazopanib Dosage
    Available in the form of a tablet, pazopanib is typically taken once a day. This eMedTV page presents dosing guidelines for pazopanib, with details on how your dosage is determined and tips on how to effectively take this drug.
  • Pazopanib Drug Information
    A doctor may prescribe pazopanib for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer in adults. This eMedTV resource offers more information on pazopanib, including how this cancer drug is taken, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • Pazopanib Side Effects
    If you are taking pazopanib, side effects may include such things as nausea, headaches, and fatigue. This eMedTV resource outlines some common side effects that may occur with this drug, as well as potentially serious problems that may need medical care.
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, common symptoms of a pediatric brain tumor include headaches and balance problems. This article offers information on other possible signs and symptoms, including an explanation of what causes them.
  • Pelvic Structures and Hysterectomies
    This video clip introduces female pelvic structures.
  • Pentostati
    A healthcare provider may prescribe pentostatin to treat hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV Web page describes this prescription drug in more detail and discusses some dosing information. Pentostati is a common misspelling of pentostatin.
  • Pentostatin
    Pentostatin is used to help slow down the progression of a rare type of cancer known as hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV article contains a comprehensive overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, safety concerns, and dosing tips.
  • Pentostatin Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, the pentostatin dosage you receive will largely depend on how much you weigh and how tall you are. Other factors that may affect your amount are discussed in this article, along with details on how the drug is given.
  • Pentostatin Drug Information
    Pentostatin can help slow down the progression of a type of cancer called hairy cell leukemia. This eMedTV page explores this drug, with information on how pentostatin works, why it may not be the best choice for some people, and possible side effects.
  • Pentostatin Side Effects
    If you are receiving pentostatin and develop a fever, hives, or other serious problems, seek medical care. This eMedTV resource describes pentostatin side effects that occurred during clinical studies, including reactions that may be dangerous.
  • Percutaneous Ethanol Injection
    A percutaneous ethanol injection is a treatment for cancer. As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, in a percutaneous ethanol injection, ethanol (alcohol) is injected directly into a tumor to kill cancer cells.
  • Pertuzamab
    As this eMedTV page explains, adults with certain types of breast cancer may benefit from pertuzumab. This page covers some information on how this drug is given and lists potential side effects. Pertuzamab is a common misspelling of pertuzumab.
  • Pertuzumab
    Pertuzumab is a medicine used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines various aspects of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and links to more details.
  • Pertuzumab Dosage
    Pertuzumab is given through an intravenous infusion by a healthcare provider. This eMedTV segment explains that there is only one standard pertuzumab dosage for everyone, and also lists some things to consider during treatment with this drug.
  • Pertuzumab Drug Information
    Adults with certain types of breast cancer may benefit from a drug called pertuzumab. This eMedTV resource contains information on pertuzumab, including how this medication works to destroy cancer cells and why it may not be safe for some people.
  • Pertuzumab Side Effects
    Hair loss, diarrhea, and nausea are some of the most common side effects of pertuzumab. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at the reactions that occurred during clinical studies on this drug and explains how often they typically occur.
  • Pheochromacytoma
    This eMedTV Web page explains that a pheochromocytoma is a tumor that develops in the adrenal gland. This article also describes possible symptoms and treatment options. Pheochromacytoma is a common misspelling of pheochromocytoma.
  • Pheochromocytoma
    A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that most often develops in the chromaffin cells of the adrenal glands. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this type of tumor, including information about possible symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
  • Pheochromocytoma Information
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a pheochromocytoma is a type of tumor that most commonly occurs in special cells of the adrenal gland. This article takes a quick look at information on symptoms and lists some treatment options.
  • Pheochromocytoma Prognosis
    A pheochromocytoma prognosis is a prediction as to the likely course and outcome of the cancer. This eMedTV resource highlights some of the factors that doctors consider concerning the prognosis for people with a pheochromocytoma.
  • Pheochromocytoma Questions
    For some people diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma, questions for the doctor can be difficult to remember. This eMedTV resource provides a list of questions concerning pheochromocytoma that patients may wish to ask their doctor.
  • Pheochromocytoma Research
    In the case of pheochromocytoma, research scientists are studying the use of new drugs to treat the tumor. This eMedTV Web page outlines other research currently being conducted to find more effective ways of treating a pheochromocytoma.
  • Pheochromocytoma Screening
    A routine, effective pheochromocytoma screening test has yet to be developed. This eMedTV article explains the concept of screening for pheochromocytomas and how it differs from testing people suspected of having such a tumor.
  • Pheochromocytoma Stages
    Pheochromocytoma stages include localized benign, regional, metastatic, and recurrent pheochromocytoma. This eMedTV page defines these stages and discusses the tests used in pheochromocytoma staging (such as blood or urine tests, CT scans, and MRIs).
  • Pheochromocytoma Support
    For people with a pheochromocytoma, support may come from a variety of sources. This eMedTV resource discusses pheochromocytoma support groups and other potential sources of support, such as social workers, counselors, and members of the clergy.
  • Pheochromocytoma Symptoms
    In cases involving a pheochromocytoma, symptoms may include high blood pressure, sweating, and chest pain. This eMedTV segment identifies common symptoms of a pheochromocytoma and explains what to do if they occur.
  • Pheochromocytoma Treatment
    Some of the treatment options for a pheochromocytoma include surgery and radiation. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at how this condition is treated, listing other methods of treatment and explaining the importance of follow-up care.
  • Pheochromocytoma Treatment by Stage
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site breaks down pheochromocytoma treatment by stage of the tumor. In most cases, treatment of pheochromocytoma will involve surgery; other treatment options may include chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Pheocromocytoma
    This page from the eMedTV Web library explains that a pheochromocytoma is a tumor that typically occurs within the adrenal gland. This page also describes possible symptoms of this condition. Pheocromocytoma is a common misspelling of pheochromocytoma.
  • Phone Duty
    It can also be helpful to have someone on phone duty. This person can answer the phone and give updates as needed. You can split this up between friends and family members, putting one person in charge for a few hours at a time and then alternating. If all else fails, don't feel bad about letting the phone calls go to voicemail if no one is around and you just don't feel up to talking at the moment.
  • Photodynamic Therapy
    Photodynamic therapy is a form of treatment in which a special drug kills cells when exposed to light. This eMedTV article looks at the benefits and side effects of this type of therapy, explains how it works, and describes its limitations.
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