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Treatment for Leukemia Memorial Sloan Kettering …

Treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia For people with ALL, our doctors may recommend chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or bone marrow transplantation, depending on the subtype of the disease. Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Treatment for Lymphoma Memorial Sloan Kettering …

Treatment for lymphoma may include radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of both. It may also include immunotherapy or other new treatments. The treatment that is best for you will depend on many factors, such as the type of lymphoma you have and whether it has come back after previous treatment

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Treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma Memorial Sloan

Today, many treatment options are available, and most are easily performed at a doctor’s office. Which treatment approach is best for you will depend on such things as whether the squamous cell skin cancer is high risk or low risk, and your age, general health, medical history, and personal preferences.

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Melanoma Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer …

Treatment for Early-Stage Melanoma. The main treatment for early-stage melanoma is usually surgery. Our surgeons bring extraordinary skill to caring for people with the disease. Our goal is to remove the cancer completely while achieving the best possible outcome.

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Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan …

Q & A: MSK Leads the Way in Treating Head and Neck Cancers Learn how MSK specialists treat head and neck cancers using the most innovative approaches. Learn more Which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you depends on the stage of the cancer and …

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About Your Xofigo® Treatment Memorial Sloan …

About Xofigo. Xofigo is a medication used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to your bone. It can help prevent symptoms caused by the cancer in your bones. Xofigo is a radioactive targeted therapy. This means that it has 2 main parts: a radioactive part and a tumor-targeted part. The tumor-targeted part helps the medication fight just the

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Bladder Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering …

Bladder Cancer Treatment. Our doctors, including surgeon Bernard Bochner, work closely with patients to provide them with the best outcomes possible. We may recommend surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these to treat bladder cancer. Preserving or recreating your bladder is one of our key goals.

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Treatment of Tracheal & Bronchial Tumors Memorial …

Treatment may include surgery, bronchoscopic treatments that are delivered through a tube with a tiny camera inserted through the mouth and into the airways, …

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Treatment for Lymphedema of the Legs Memorial Sloan

Treatment for Lymphedema of the Legs Video. Share. Print. This video explains treatments for lymphedema, and will show you how to perform exercises and stretches that will help keep lymphedema under control. Tell us what you think. Tell us what you think. Your feedback will help us improve the information we provide to patients and caregivers.

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Taking Oral Medications for Cancer Treatment Memorial

Oral medication for cancer will only work if you take it exactly the way your healthcare provider prescribed it. To be sure you take it correctly, use a system that works for you, such as: Keeping a pill diary. Using a calendar or daily medication checklist. Using a …

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Treatment for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN

Treatment is given to manage the disorder as a chronic condition. The standard treatment is phlebotomy (the removal of a specific amount of blood) on a regular basis, sometimes combined with other therapies.

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Integrative Medicine Therapies and Your Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture is a form of treatment from traditional Chinese medicine. It’s performed by a licensed acupuncturist, who is a person with special training in this field. During your treatment, you will lie on a padded table while your acupuncturist places thin needles into your skin at …

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Privacy Practices: Treatment, Payment & Business

We may use your health information or share it with others in order to treat your condition, obtain payment for that treatment, and run our business operations. In some cases, we may also disclose your health information for payment activities and certain business operations of another health care provider or payor. We can do all of these things without obtaining your authorization.

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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment for skin lesions (skin growths that don’t look like the skin around them) called actinic keratoses, which are early skin cancers. PDT is also used to treat some skin cancers on the surface of the skin, also known as superficial skin cancers. PDT is a …

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Glioma Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Glioma Treatment. Neuro-oncologist Lauren Schaff specializes in treating people with primary brain tumors, including gliomas. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these may be used to treat a glioma. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, each personalized care plan is guided by several factors.

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Throat Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you depends on the stage of the cancer. Whether the cancer began in the hypopharynx, the larynx, or oropharynx also has an effect. The main treatment for laryngeal cancer and hypopharyngeal cancer is usually surgery. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy are given after surgery to reduce

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Mouth Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Before treatment begins, the team meets with you to ensure you are in good dental health and to address any problems that need attention right away. After treatment, they take x-rays to look for any new problems. The dental team also creates customized intraoral prosthetics for people who need them.

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Stomach Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Surgery (gastrectomy) is the most common treatment approach, especially when the illness is at an early stage. For many people with gastric cancer, minimally invasive surgical techniques provide the best option since they tend to lead to fewer complications, shorter recovery times, less need for pain relief, and reduced risk that the cancer

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Treatment for Metastatic Colon Cancer Memorial Sloan

Treatment Options for Metastatic Colon Cancer. Colon cancer that has spread to other organs often requires a combination of different treatments. These may include: surgery. chemotherapy. image-guided therapies, such as MRI and CT. radiation therapy. targeted therapies and immunotherapy. clinical trials.

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PATIENT & CAREGIVER EDUCATION About Your Lutathera® …

About Your Lutathera® Treatment This information will help you get ready for your Lutathera treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). Lutathera is a type of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). About Lutathera Lutathera is a medication used to treat neuroendocrine tumors. It can help make

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Tobacco Treatment Guide: For Patients and Their Families

The Tobacco Treatment Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) specializes in helping people with cancer, cancer survivors, and their family members. We understand the challenge of wanting to quit smoking while at the same time dealing with the stress of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and the fear of recurrence (cancer coming back). MSK’s

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Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment: Level 1

This information explains how you can get enough exercise during and after your cancer treatment. This resource is for people who don’t currently exercise. Talk with your healthcare provider before you start exercising. Depending on your cancer treatment plan, you may need to avoid or adjust some exercises or activities.

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Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a leading center for the treatment of salivary gland cancer and benign salivary gland tumors. Our head and neck surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise. U.S. News consistently ranks MSK as a top hospital in the nation for head and neck care.

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Tracheal Diseases: Treatment of Tracheobronchomalacia

The treatment your doctor selects depends on the exact location and the extent of the tracheobronchomalacia. Common treatment options for tracheobronchomalacia include: Tracheobronchial Airway Stent — An airway stent is a silicone tube that is placed at the site of the collapse to help keep the airway open.

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PATIENT & CAREGIVER EDUCATION About Your Xofigo® …

About Your Xofigo® Treatment This information will help you get ready for your Xofigo treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). About Xofigo Xofigo is a medication used to treat prostate cancer that has spread to your bone. It can help prevent symptoms caused by the cancer in your bones.

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Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer Memorial

Radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment involves swallowing a capsule or liquid form of radioactive iodine that thyroid cells take up (absorb), destroying them. It’s effective because healthy cells in the body don’t usually absorb the radioactive iodine. Most people with thyroid cancer get just one

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Treatment for Appendiceal Cancer Memorial Sloan

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, treatment of appendix cancer depends on the stage of the cancer, the type of tumor, and your general health. Your team may include a surgical oncologist, who performs the surgery, and a medical oncologist, who prescribes and monitors chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is not a common treatment for appendix cancer. Surgery

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Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer Memorial Sloan

My chemotherapy treatment was delayed because my ANC was low. What is an ANC? An ANC is an absolute neutrophil count. A neutrophil is a white blood cell that helps fight infections. The ANC count usually falls 7 to 14 days after getting chemotherapy. If your ANC is low, your doctor may delay your treatment until it’s back to normal.

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Cancer Treatments: What Is Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy designed to kill cancer cells. It involves the use of charged particles called protons rather than the x-rays that are used in conventional radiation therapy. As part of the treatment, also called proton beam therapy, doctors direct cancer-fighting energy to precise locations within the body.

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Cancer Treatments: What Is SBRT

Stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT, is a cancer treatment that delivers extremely precise, very intense doses of radiation to cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. SBRT involves the use of sophisticated image guidance that pinpoints the exact three-dimensional location of a tumor so that the radiation can be more precisely delivered to cancer cells.

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Skin Care Before and After Fractionated Carbon Dioxide

Skin Care after CO2 Laser Treatment. After CO 2 laser treatment, it usually takes about 1 to 2 weeks for your skin to heal. Your skin will be very sensitive during this time. Follow the guidelines below to help your skin heal and prevent infection. Once your CO 2 laser treatment is done, your nurse will give you an ice pack to cover the treated

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Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) Treatment

SIRT (sometimes called radioembolization) is a treatment that’s used to destroy liver tumors. During your SIRT treatment, tiny radioactive beads are sent directly to the tumor through the arteries (blood vessels) in your liver. The beads give off radiation over a very short distance. Radiation is high-energy beams that damage cancer cells

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Surgery for Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Memorial Sloan

Surgery is the cornerstone of treatment for uterine (endometrial) cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering. For many women, it’s used for removing the cancer as well as diagnosis and staging information. Often these steps can be completed over the course of a single surgical procedure.

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Cancer Treatments: What Is IGRT

Image-guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, is a type of cancer treatment that uses imaging technologies such as PET, MRI, and CT to more accurately and safely deliver radiation to cancer cells. The machines that are used to deliver the radiation, called linear accelerators, are equipped with the

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Types of Cancer Treatments: What Is Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is a cancer treatment in which radioactive material sealed inside a seed, pellet, wire, or capsule is implanted in the body using a needle or catheter. The radiation given off by this source damages the DNA of nearby cancer cells. Using an implant allows a higher dose of radiation in a

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Diagnosis & Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Treatment of GTD Once diagnostic tests are completed, your Memorial Sloan Kettering doctor will discuss treatment options with you based on the type of tumor that was found, the extent to which the GTD may have spread, and your desire to preserve fertility. Surgery

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Tongue Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tongue Cancer Treatment. The goals of the treatment of tongue cancer are to: cure the cancer; preserve your appearance and the function of your tongue; prevent the cancer from coming back; The extent and depth of the cancer guides your plan of care. Surgery is the most common treatment for cancers of the tongue.

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CNS Lymphoma Treatment Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

For people who have just been diagnosed with central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, there are two phases of treatment: induction treatment, followed by consolidation treatment. During induction treatment, chemotherapy is used to shrink the tumor or tumors. Several chemotherapy drugs may be used. A drug called rituximab (Rituxan ®) is also part

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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Therapy for Bladder Cancer

If you’re at a high risk of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer returning after transurethral resection, we may recommend that you receive a type of immunotherapy called bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy. It is given once a week for six weeks. This therapy is designed to trigger an inflammatory response in the bladder.

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About Intravesical Therapy Memorial Sloan Kettering

About Intravesical Therapy. Intravesical therapy is a type of treatment for cancer in your bladder or urothelium (the cells that line your bladder and urinary tract). It’s used to treat cancer that hasn’t spread outside the lining of your bladder. Figure 1.

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Palliative Radiation Therapy Memorial Sloan Kettering

Fatigue can range from mild to severe. You may develop fatigue during or after your treatment, and it may last for 6 weeks to 1 year after your treatment ends. Pain flare and swelling around the treatment site: Pain flare is a temporary increase in pain. During your treatment, the area being treated may become swollen and painful.

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Pediatric Lymphomas Treatments Memorial Sloan Kettering

Treatment by Day, Home at Night At MSK Kids, we give almost all chemotherapy on an outpatient basis in our Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center. That means your child can receive treatment and be back in their own bed the same night, surrounded by the comforts of your home. Radiation Therapy for Lymphoma in Children

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Parotidectomy (Parotid Gland Tumor Surgery) Memorial

MSK’s parotid gland surgeons, including Ian Ganly, have extensive experience in using precise techniques that help preserve the facial nerve. For many people with parotid gland tumors, surgery performed by a head and neck surgeon is the main treatment. This …

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Cancer Treatments: Checkpoint Inhibitors Memorial Sloan

The treatment period usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes; the number of sessions may vary depending on your cancer and the drug you’re being given. If you’re receiving ipilimumab (Yervoy ® ), you’ll probably receive treatment at our Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion …

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Scabies Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

after treatment, even if all the mites and eggs are killed. Call your healthcare provider if the itching hasn’t stopped 2 to 4 weeks after your treatment, or if you notice a new rash or burrows. You may need to repeat the treatment or take an oral medication instead. Talk to your healthcare provider before you go back to work or school.

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Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation: Follow-Up Care

a test to identify the side effects of your cancer and its treatment and to help manage any side effects you may be experiencing screening referrals for other cancers referrals to specialists in nutrition, exercise, and integrative medicine; a treatment summary and follow-up care plan

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Radiation Therapy for Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Memorial

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays or particles to kill cancer cells. At Memorial Sloan Kettering we often use this approach after stomach cancer surgery if we think it might help you. Your treatment team may recommend radiation therapy by itself or along with chemotherapy. For example, if

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