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Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease

symptoms  treatment  therapy  patients  kidney  tumors  transplantation  Diagnostic Tests  Kidney Disease  Kidney Diseases  Polycystic Kidney Disease  dialysis  general public  cyst  chronic kidney failure  Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease 

Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis.

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NIH

Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery - Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer

cancer  nih  tumors  surgery  nih news and health 

For surgeons, removing a tumor is a balancing act. Cut out too much and you risk removing healthy tissues that have important functions. Remove too little and you may leave behind cancer cells that could grow back into a tumor over time. NIH-funded researchers are developing new technologies to help surgeons determine exactly where tumors end and healthy tissue begins. Their ultimate goal is to make surgery for cancer patients safer and more effective.

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NCI

Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  childhood  system  cell  central  patient  version  tumors  germ  childhood brain tumor  childhood central nervous system germ cell tumor  childhood central nervous system germinoma  childhood central nervous system teratoma  childhood central nervous system choriocarcinoma 

Childhood central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors form from germ cells (a type of cell that forms as a fetus develops and later becomes sperm in the testicles or eggs in the ovaries). Learn about the signs, tests to diagnose, and treatment of pediatric germ cell tumors in the brain in this expert-reviewed summary.

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NCI

Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

health  treatment  childhood  system  cell  central  version  professional  tumors  germ  childhood brain tumor  childhood central nervous system germ cell tumor  childhood central nervous system germinoma  childhood central nervous system teratoma  childhood central nervous system choriocarcinoma 

Treatment for children with central nervous system germ cell tumors (GCT) depend upon the specific tumor type. Options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery (in various combinations) and stem cell rescue. Get detailed information about GCTs in this clinician summary.

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NCI

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  patient  version  tumors  gastrointestinal  stromal  gastrointestinal stromal tumor 

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are usually found on the stomach or small intestine, but they can be found anywhere in or near the GI tract. Find out about risk factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, prognosis, staging, and treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

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NCI

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

health  treatment  version  professional  tumors  gastrointestinal  stromal  gastrointestinal stromal tumor 

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) treatment depends on the extent of disease and may involve surgery and/or tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Get detailed information about the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent GIST in this summary for clinicians.

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NCI

Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  patient  version  tumors  pituitary  pituitary tumor 

Treatment for pituitary tumors depends on the type of tumor and the type of excess hormones it may make. Many pituitary tumors can be removed by surgery. Pituitary tumors are also often treated with drug medications to stop excess hormone production. Learn more about treatment options for pituitary tumors.

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NCI

Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version

treatment  childhood  system  central  patient  version  tumors  embryonal  childhood brain tumor  childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor  childhood medulloblastoma  childhood medulloepithelioma  childhood ependymoblastoma  childhood pineoblastoma 

Childhood central nervous system embryonal tumors and pineal tumors are treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue and targeted therapy. Learn more in this expert-reviewed summary.

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NCI

Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

health  treatment  childhood  system  central  version  professional  tumors  embryonal  childhood brain tumor  childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor  childhood medulloblastoma  childhood medulloepithelioma  childhood ependymoblastoma  childhood pineoblastoma 

Treatment options for children with central nervous system embryonal tumors include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell rescue, and targeted therapy. Get detailed treatment information for untreated and recurrent CNS embryonal tumors in this clinician summary.

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