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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Patient Version
NIH PDQ Cancer Information Summaries; PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board.

Oct 15th, 2019 - This PDQ cancer information summary has current information about the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is meant to inform and help patients, families, and caregivers. It does not give formal guidelines or recommendations for making decisions about health care. NSCLC

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version
Cancer.gov National Cancer Institute

Oct 15th, 2019 - General Information About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer NSCLC

Preparing for a colonoscopy

Aug 12th, 2019 - If you shudder at the thought of having a colonoscopy to check for hidden colon cancer, chances are it's the "prep" that's stoking your apprehension. It's certainly a major inconvenience: getting ready for the procedure takes much longer — an average of 16 hours, according to one study — than the three hours or so you'll spend at a medical center the day of your colonoscopy. But what's most off...

Resources for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Caregivers | Talk SLE

The need for healthcare providers to effectively engage with patients with SLE is ongoing and the stakes are high. Even when patients have no complaints and no visual signs of disease, organ damage can be occurring. We've developed these tools to help both you and your patients communicate and be vigilant.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Feb 27th, 2020 - Overview Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the overall bacterial population in the small intestine — particularly types of bacteria not commonly found in that part of the digestive tract. This condition is sometimes called blind loop syndrome. SIBO commonly results when a circumstance — such as surgery or disease — slows the passage of foo...

Osteoarthritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Feb 21st, 2020 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your affected joint for tenderness, swelling, redness and flexibility. Imaging tests To get pictures of the affected joint, your doctor might recommend: X-rays. Cartilage doesn't show up on X-ray images, but cartilage loss is revealed by a narrowing of the space between the bones in your joint. An X-ray can also show bone spurs around a...

Progressive supranuclear palsy - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Feb 6th, 2020 - Progressive supranuclear palsy care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team. Specialists trained in neurology, speech pathology and movement disorders work together to diagnose and treat people with progressive supranuclear palsy at Mayo Clinic. Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic specialists have experience identifying speech problems that are a very early feature of progressive su...

Thunderclap headaches - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Feb 3rd, 2020 - Diagnosis The following tests are commonly used to try to determine the cause of a thunderclap headache. CT scan of the head. CT scans take X-rays that create slice-like, cross-sectional images of your brain and head. A computer combines these images to create a full picture of your brain. Sometimes an iodine-based dye is used to augment the picture. Spinal tap (lumbar puncture). The doctor rem...

Angelman syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Feb 3rd, 2020 - Overview Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder. It causes delayed development, problems with speech and balance, intellectual disability, and sometimes, seizures. People with Angelman syndrome often smile and laugh frequently, and have happy, excitable personalities. Developmental delays, which begin between about 6 and 12 months of age, are usually the first signs of Angelman syndrome. Seizu...

Thunderclap headaches - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Feb 3rd, 2020 - Thunderclap headache care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of headaches, including thunderclap headaches. The doctors trained in nervous system disorders (neurologists) include internationally recognized researchers in the treatment and prevention of headaches. Teams of doctors work toget...

Cholera - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 31st, 2020 - Overview Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Left untreated, cholera can be fatal within hours, even in previously healthy people. Modern sewage and water treatment have virtually eliminated cholera in industrialized countries. But cholera still exists in Africa, Southeast Asia and Haiti. The risk of a cholera...

Type 1 diabetes in children - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 29th, 2020 - Diagnosis There are several blood tests for type 1 diabetes in children: Random blood sugar test. This is the primary screening test for type 1 diabetes. A blood sample is taken at a random time. A blood sugar level of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 11.1 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), or higher suggests diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This test indicates your child's average...

Sickle cell anemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 29th, 2020 - Diagnosis A blood test can check for the defective form of hemoglobin that underlies sickle cell anemia. In the United States, this blood test is part of routine newborn screening. But older children and adults can be tested, too. In adults, a blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm. In young children and babies, the blood sample is usually collected from a finger or heel. The sample is th...

Primary immunodeficiency - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 29th, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask about your history of illnesses and whether any close relatives have an inherited immune system disorder. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination. Tests used to diagnose an immune disorder include: Blood tests. Blood tests can determine if you have normal levels of infection-fighting proteins (immunoglobulin) in your blood and measure the levels of bl...

Age spots (liver spots) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Diagnosis Diagnosing age spots might include: Visual inspection. Your doctor can usually diagnose age spots by looking at your skin. It's important to distinguish age spots from other skin disorders because the treatments differ and using the wrong procedure may delay other needed therapy. Skin biopsy. Your doctor might do other tests, such as removing a small sample of skin for examination in ...

Restless legs syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Restless legs syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system disorders (neurologists), sleep disorders and movement disorders all work together to provide you with the best possible care. The team approach used at Mayo Clinic means that doctors from several specialties share their expertise to identify other medical conditions that might a...

Prediabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Overview Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar level. It's not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes yet, but without lifestyle changes, adults and children with prediabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys — may already be starting. There's goo...

Prediabetes - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Diagnosis The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that diabetes screening for most adults begin at age 45. The ADA advises diabetes screening before age 45 if you're overweight and have additional risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. There are several blood tests for prediabetes. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test This test shows your average blood sugar level for the past th...

Fecal incontinence - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Overview Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve...

Fecal incontinence - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask questions about your condition and perform a physical exam that usually includes a visual inspection of your anus. A probe may be used to examine this area for nerve damage. Normally, this touching causes your anal sphincter to contract and your anus to pucker. Medical tests A number of tests are available to help pinpoint the cause of fecal incontinence: Digital ...