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Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that typically causes very sudden stomach ache.The pain is usually so severe that most people go straight to a doctor. The most common causes are gallstones blocking the opening of the pancreas and excessive alcohol consumption.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 22, 2015

Expert-reviewed information summary about common conditions that produce chest symptoms. The cardiopulmonary syndromes addressed in this summary are cancer-related dyspnea, malignant pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and superior vena cava syndrome.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 31, 2016

Thyroid nodules or tumors in children are rare and may be adenomas (not cancer) or carcinoma (cancer). The main types of pediatric thyroid carcinoma are papillary, follicular, or medullary. Get information about the risk factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, and treatment of papillary, follicular, and medullary thyroid cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 19, 2018

The parathyroid glands are four pea-sized organs found in the neck near the thyroid gland. Find out about risk and genetic factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, prognosis, staging, and treatment for parathyroid cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 18, 2017

Treatment for malignant mesothelioma may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, as well as targeted therapy. The type of treatment you receive depends on where the cancer is found and at what stage. Find out about treatment options for malignant mesothelioma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 2, 2018

Very rare cancers in children include nasopharyngeal, thyroid, oral, salivary, laryngeal, breast, lung, esophageal, cardiac, adrenocortical, gastric, pancreatic, GIST, carcinoid tumors, colorectal, bladder, and skin cancer. Get information about the diagnosis and treatment of these unusual childhood cancers in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 20, 2018

Childhood Hodgkin lymphoma is usually treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Get information about the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, staging, and treatment of classical or nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 28, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 2, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 11, 2018

Wilms tumors is the most common type of childhood kidney tumor. Other types include renal cell carcinoma and nephroblastomatosis. Get information about the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment for these newly diagnosed and recurrent childhood kidney tumors in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 5, 2018

The treatment of cancer may cause health problems (late effects) for childhood cancer survivors months or years after successful treatment has ended. Get information about the long-term physical, psychological and social effects of treatment for childhood cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: November 21, 2017

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in immature nerve tissue (called neuroblasts) in the adrenal glands, neck, chest, or spinal cord. Get information about newly diagnosed and recurrent neuroblastoma including symptoms, tests to diagnose, prognosis and treatment in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 16, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult thyroid cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 30, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 18, 2017

Plasma cell neoplasms occur when abnormal plasma cells or myeloma cells form tumors in the bones or soft tissues of the body. Multiple myeloma, plasmacytoma, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are different types of plasma cell neoplasms. Find out about risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic tests, prognosis, and treatment for these diseases.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 7, 2018

Treatment of liver cancer in adults depends on the stage. Treatment options include hepatectomy, liver transplant, ablation, electroporation therapy (EPT), embolization therapy, targeted therapy, and/or radiation therapy. Learn more about treatment for the different stages of liver cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 30, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of Kaposi sarcoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: February 14, 2018

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of primary CNS lymphoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: December 21, 2016

Brain and spinal cord tumors (also called central nervous system (CNS) tumors) include astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, mixed glioma, ependymoma, medulloblastoma, meningioma, germ cell, and craniopharyngioma. Metastatic brain tumors spread to the brain from other parts of the body. Treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, surveillance, and targeted therapy. Learn more in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 28, 2018

Childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma has different types including Burkitt, diffuse large B-cell, primary mediastinal B-cell, lymphoblastic, and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Get information about the risk factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, staging, and treatment of all types of newly diagnosed and recurrent NHL and lymphoproliferative disease in this expert-reviewed summary.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 4, 2018

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