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Are You At Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (also called DVT or blood clots) occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Everyone should know the risk factors, symptoms, and steps they can take to protect themselves.

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Update on Urologic Cancers

  • External Beam Radiation for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Hip Fracture
  • Preoperative Mitomycin-C Instillation Decreases Risk of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Nephron-Sparing Surgery Best Option for People with Common Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Active Surveillance a Viable Option for Men with Prostate Cancer

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National Cancer Institute
Annual Progress Report 2010

by John E. Niederhuber, MD, outgoing director, National Cancer Institute

As the 13th director of the National Cancer Institute, virtually every day brought me a fresh reminder of the privilege and excitement that stem from being part of a proud organization with an extraordinary history of groundbreaking biomedical research.The honor of serving this federal agency – and the millions of cancer patients and survivors who count on its vital efforts – only grew stronger as I prepared to step aside from its directorship.

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Should You Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing?

by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC, and Karina L. Brierley, MS, CGC

Over the past decade, genetic counseling and testing have become recognized as critical tools in the fight against cancer. The results can guide surgical decision-making, surveillance, and chemoprevention, and can be of great use to family members. Although more and more people newly diagnosed with cancer are being referred for genetic counseling and testing, other cancer survivors may not have been offered these services.

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New Developments in Cancer Research

Advances in cancer treatment presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Recognizing and Treating Carcinoid Tumors

by Daniel Joo and Nancy Lindholm

Carcinoid cancer is the term used to refer to tumors that originate in the nerve cells that produce hormones, also known as the neuroendocrine system. About half of these rare tumors begin in the digestive system – the stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, or rectum. They can also appear in the lungs or, less frequently, in other organs, such as the pancreas or ovaries.

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Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes Associated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy

Men of all ages treated for prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy, specifically with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH), have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Keeping Your Own Medical Records

by Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP

It’s always a good idea for you to keep your own complete, updated medical records so you can play an active, informed role in your care. This is especially true after a cancer diagnosis. Though this may seem an overwhelming task at first, what you need may be simpler than you think.

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