ONCOLOGY

Gynecologic Tumors and Malignancies

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Ovarian Carcinoma Though not the most common gynecologic malignancy, epithelial ovarian cancer is the most lethal, affecting approximately 26,000 women per year and causing at least 15,000 deaths in the…

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Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality across the world. In the United States, each year about 180,000 new cases are diagnosed with more than 40,000 deaths…

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Complications of Cancer

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Cancer affects all body systems, potentially leading to metabolic derangements, structural changes, and infection. Most individuals diagnosed with cancer will experience a complication at some time during their illness (…

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Systemic and Mucocutaneous Reactions to Chemotherapy

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Cancer chemotherapy is a major component of cancer therapy, along with surgery and irradiation. Classical cancer chemotherapy agents differ from most drugs in that they are intentionally cytotoxic to human…

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Endocrine Neoplasia

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Endocrine neoplasms are unique among neoplasias of other body systems in that the majority of them have a very benign appearance under the microscope. Additionally, many of these lesions are…

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Cancer of the Head and Neck region

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Cancers of the lips, oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, nasal and paranasal sinuses, neck, ear, and salivary glands, as well as those of regional soft tissues and supporting bones,…

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Malignant Mesothelioma

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Malignant mesothelioma is a rare malignancy arising from the mesothelial cells of the pleural or peritoneal surfaces. Mesothelioma can arise from the pleura (pleural mesothelioma), peritoneum (peritoneal mesothelioma), pericardium (pericardial…

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Nuclear Medicine in Oncology

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Nuclear medicine has long played a significant role in oncologic imaging, and the recent widespread clinical applications of positron emission tomography (PET) have further increased its importance. As the prototype…

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Radiographic Evaluation of Cancer

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Imaging Goals Goals of radiographic imaging vary in patients with malignancies depending upon whether the specific malignant diagnosis is already known and whether the imaging is performed to stage disease…

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