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Stem cell transplantation for treating cancer

Stem cell transplantation is used in treating the various forms of blood cancer, for instance leukemia. It is a very strong, high-dose form of chemotherapy that destroys the stem cells in our bone marrow. The body is then immediately provided with healthy stem cells via the blood, which settle in the bone marrow and produce fresh blood cells.

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

Version: December 30, 2016

Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

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

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

Version: October 20, 2016

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood liver cancer.

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

Version: April 14, 2017

Treatment for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M‐protein, and skin changes)

POEMS syndrome is a rare disorder of the blood which can cause a polyneuropathy (nerve symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, and muscle weakness) but can also involve many of the organs of the body, causing enlarged organs or organomegaly (usually liver, spleen, and lymph nodes), changes in hormone production or endocrinopathy (gynecomastia in men), abnormal blood protein (M‐protein), and skin changes such as increased pigmentation or skin thickening. Its cause is not known. The quality of life of people with POEMS deteriorates because of progressive neuropathy, and accumulation of fluid in the limbs or in the abdominal cavity or cavity around the lungs. It is a potentially fatal disease, and serious complications can arise due to multiorgan failure. There is no established treatment regimen, but potentially effective treatments that have been tried include chemotherapy, irradiation, corticosteroids, thalidomide or lenalidomide, and blood stem cell transplantation. This review found no randomized controlled trials of treatments for POEMS syndrome. Prospective treatment trials are needed to establish the relative values of different treatments.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2012

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of bile duct cancer.

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

Version: December 22, 2016

Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professionals.

Pinter & Martin.

Version: 2011

Childhood Vascular Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood vascular tumors.

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

Version: April 7, 2017

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

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

Version: April 25, 2017

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.

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

Version: July 19, 2016

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.

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

Version: October 3, 2016

Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

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

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

Version: July 22, 2016

Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood soft tissue sarcomas.

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

Version: April 12, 2017

Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of nutrition and dietary supplements for reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer or for treating prostate cancer.

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

Version: February 2, 2017

Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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

Version: May 12, 2017

Primary CNS Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

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

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

Version: December 21, 2016

Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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

Version: August 16, 2016

Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®): Patient Version

General information about cancer prevention and descriptions of the concepts used in cancer-specific prevention summaries.

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

Version: February 23, 2017

Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of renal cell cancer.

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

Version: December 23, 2016

Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of ovarian germ cell tumors.

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

Version: July 14, 2016

Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult Hodgkin lymphoma.

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

Version: April 20, 2017

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