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Cancer Overview

Cancer Diagnosis

Diagnostic Imaging

Laboratory Tests

Tumor Biopsy

Endoscopic Examination

Genetic Testing

Uses of Genetic Testing
Types of Genetic Testing
Before Undergoing Genetic Testing
DNA Testing For Cancer Susceptibility Genes

Coping with Diagnosis

Coping With the Diagnosis of Cancer
Coping With Terminal Cancer
The Experience of Grief

End of Life Care for Terminal Cancer

Supportive (Palliative) Care For Persons With Cancer
Hospice Care For Persons With Cancer
Physical Needs of the Person With Terminal Cancer
Important Decisions to Be Made in the Dying Process
Providing Support for the Bereaved

Cancer Treatment

The Cancer Treatment Team

Preparing a Patient For Treatment

Cancer Treatment Methods

Surgery For Cancer Treatment
Laser Therapy For Cancer Treatment
Radiation Therapy For Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy For Cancer Treatment
Hormone Therapy For Cancer Treatment
Biological Therapy For Cancer Treatment
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Angiogenesis Inhibitors For Cancer Treatment
Hyperthermia For Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy Side Effects

Nausea / Vomiting
Hair Loss
Pain
Mucositis / Mouth Sores
Diarrhea
Constipation
Effects on Organs / Body Systems
Skin / Nails
Bone Marrow Suppression
Anemia
Infection
Blood Clots / Bruising
Appetite / Taste Changes

Alternative Therapy

Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Types of Alternative Therapies

Hypnosis
Massage Therapy
Biofeedback
Dietary and Herbal Supplements
Art Therapy, Dance Therapy, Music Therapy, and Imagery
Distraction
Yoga
Physical Exercise

Pain Management

Clinical Trial Overview

Genetics & Cancer

Description of Genetics

Description of Chromosomes

Description of Genes

Autosomal Dominant Inheritance
Autosomal Recessive Inheritance
X-Linked Inheritance
Multifactorial Inheritance

The Human Genome Project

How Genes Cause Cancer

Features of Inherited Cancers

Genetic Services: When, Where, How

The Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

The Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

The Genetics of Breast Cancer

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Cowden Syndrome
Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T)

The Genetics of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer and Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HPNCC)
Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome (Gorlin Syndrome)

The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HPNCC)
Other Colorectal Cancer Syndromes

The Genetics of Prostate Cancer

The Genetics of Lung Cancer

The Genetics of Skin Cancer

Other Cancer Genetic Syndromes

Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC)
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)

Genetic Testing

Uses of Genetic Testing
Types of Genetic Testing
Before Undergoing Genetic Testing
DNA Testing For Cancer Susceptibility Genes

Cancer Types

Adrenal Tumors

Adrenal Glands: Location and Function
Adrenal Tumors / Pheochromocytoma

Bile Duct Cancer

Anatomy of the Biliary System
Biliary Cirrhosis / Bile Duct Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer
Anatomy of the Urinary System

Bone Cancer

Anatomy of the Bone
Chondrosarcoma
Ewing Sarcoma
Myeloma Bone Disease / Multiple Myeloma
Osteosarcoma

Brain Tumors

Breast Cancer

Cardiac Sarcoma

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer
The Genetics of Colorectal Cancer
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HPNCC)
Other Colorectal Cancer Syndromes

Esophageal Cancer

Gynecological Cancers

Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer (Cancer of the Larynx)

Leukemias

Overview of Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Bone Marrow Transplantation

Liver Cancer

Anatomy of the Liver
Liver Tumors
Liver Transplantation

Lung Cancer

Anatomy of the Respiratory System
The Genetics of Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
Smoking and Respiratory Diseases

Lymphomas

Hodgkin Disease
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer and Tobacco

Pancreatic Cancer

The Pancreas: Anatomy and Functions
Pancreatic Cancer

Parathyroid Tumors

The Parathyroid Glands
Parathyroid Tumors

Pituitary Tumors

The Pituitary Gland
Pituitary Tumors

Prostate Cancer

Skin Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Thyroid Tumors

The Thyroid Gland
Thyroid Tumors

Pediatric Cancers

Brain Tumors

Ewing Sarcoma

Germ Cell Tumors

Hepatoblastoma

Hodgkin

Non-Hodgkin

Leukemia

Neuroblastoma

Osteogenic Sarcoma

Retinoblastoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Wilms Tumor

Nutrition & Cancer

Nutrition Before Treatment Begins

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

General Nutrition Guidelines
Clear Liquids and Full Liquids
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support For Adults

Calorie and Protein Guidelines

High-Protein Foods
High-Calorie Snacks
Recipes For High-Calorie Drinks

Nutritional Management of Side Effects

Nutritional Management of Nausea / Vomiting
Nutritional Management of Diarrhea
Nutritional Management of Constipation
Nutritional Management of Chewing and Swallowing Difficulties
Nutritional Management of Taste Alterations
Nutritional Management of Loss of Appetite

Nutrition to Reduce Cancer Risk

Phytochemicals, Antioxidants, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Food Guide Pyramid
"5 A Day For Better Health"
Dietary Guidelines For Americans
Exercise

Nutrition for Children with Cancer

High-Protein / High-Calorie Diet
High-Calorie Snacks
Recipes For High-Calorie Drinks
Nutritional Management of Treatment Side Effects
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support For Children

Glossary

Online Resources

 
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