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    Different types of treatment options are available for patients with bladder cancer. There are four types of standard treatment used, which include, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and biologic therapy. There are also clinical trials in the process, which is a research study that helps improve the current standard treatments. The first standard treatment option is surgery. There are four types of surgery procedures that may be done. Transurethral resection is he most common surgical procedure…

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    Vaccine VG-1000 is especially beneficial in patients with carcinoma or the typical types of cancer such as prostate, lung and breast cancer. The vaccine is also helpful in treating melanomas, sarcomas and leukemia. However, patients who underwent radiation and chemotherapy have slow progress when using VG-1000 since they have a depressed immune system compared to those who don’t have either of the two treatments. Hence VG-1000 is apparently should be a fist-line treatment for those who were…

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    Oral Cancer: A Case Study

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    speech and mastication for the treating surgeon, radiotherapist and oncologist, in order to perform minimal damage. Most of the tumours in developing countries are presented at advance stage and require extensive treatment and radiotherapy. These therapies cause massive deterioration in the functions. In some cases, medical professionals are not well aware of interventions such as tongue/jaw exercises, augmentation prosthesis, and speech exercises; consequently, they accept the post treatment…

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    (the space between the lung and the lining of the lung). It is normally reserved for patients with very advanced disease, for which treatment options are limited. In the past, treatment options for these patients included traditional chemotherapy, radiation, and palliative care. Palliative or supportive care measures may include management of shortness of breath due to recurrent malignant pleural…

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    but doctors often use radiation as well. Radiation is a common treatment that doctors use for all types of cancer, and more than half of people diagnosed with cancer will end up going through radiation at some point (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Radiation is a therapy that is normally used after the surgical removal of the breast cancer to kill any leftover cancer cells. Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to eliminate the cancer cells just like chemotherapy does. Radiation therapy may also use…

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    with breast cancer and about half of these women would receive radiation treatments. Breast radiation therapy is traditionally given when the patient is in the supine position, however, new research is suggesting a new position for patients. The above set of references describes the advantages and disadvantages of the new positioning, prone, and the traditional supine positioning when treating breast cancer in women with radiation therapy. In the text, Barber-Derus and Glisch provide a good…

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    I have been a radiation therapist for 29 years and I have met and bonded with a lot of patients over the years. Each day I’m amazed at what I learned from them. One courageous woman once told me she was prepared to die. Her children were raised and doing well on their own. She felt they had good morels and work ethics that gave them meaningful jobs. She said she finished her most meaningful job and was ready for her fate because she knew her family would be fine. When she told me this she…

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    discouragingly ineffective and survival rarely longer than 2 years with an average of 10-14 months.In selected cases with stage 1 a radical surgery-pleuropneumonectomy{removal of lung and pleura} may be effective,but long term survival is rare.Primary radiation therapy may be used also. Combination chemotherapy using either single agent or combination protocols have also been used but the outcome remains…

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    This is normal because everyone is different. Adjusting to this may be extremely challenging but having high levels of support may help with this. Family therapy may also help cope with this difficult situation. If there is more than one child in the family paying attention to them is vital. They are also going through this right along with the patient. Lots of siblings struggle with stress, anxiety, overwhelming…

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    Radiotracer Essay

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    the ionic charge, it cannot exit from the cell unless it decays. So, the radiolabeling of tissues with high glucose uptake is enabled with the using of FDG-PET. Some other examples of glucose-using cells are brain and liver. Usually, the effective radiation dose is…

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