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RC 1-200
Emergency and First Ait, Examination, Diagnosis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hypercalcemia, Internal Medicine, Radiography, Second Opinions, Veins
RC46 - Internal Medicine - Veins
RC78 - Examination, Diagnosis Including Radiography

RC81 - Second Opinions
RC86.7 - Emergency and First Aid Care
RC168.P15 - Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
RC261 - Hypercalcemia

Internal Medicine - Veins
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RC46.A5.1 Helpful Ideas for Veins During Cancer Treatment
Alexandra Andrews, Jeanne Oshima, Nina Steinberg, Carol Suveda, Linda Gustafson, Francine Berger, Merry Holley, Sharon Robbins, Red Keddy, Mary Foster, Pam Fisher, Clinical Herbalist, Jenny Swieciki, Clinical Herbalist, Beverly Burns, LAc, OMD and Glenda Strieter
During cancer treatment your veins are constantly being used for tests and blood draws. Here are some tips and ideas to help.
Link added 2008-10-29;

Examination, Diagnosis Including radiography
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RC78.7.A210.1 More Helpful Ideas for MRI Scans
Shawna Anderson, Doreen Jaskela, Nancy Moffatt, Judith Nielsen, Sherry Pedersen, Pat Ratclif
I had an MRI while I still had a port and surgical staples, no problem. Yes, prepare yourself with a sedative, and DON'T OPEN YOUR EYES!
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2007-07-07
RC78.7.C99.1 - Helpful Ideas for MRI Scans
Jim Carlson, Celeste Daly, Ronald Ginnetty, Teresa Hendricks, Marie Meier, Karolen Paularena, Angela M. Sissions
What worked for me was taking the technician's advice and using the washcloth she gave me to put over my eyes
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2007-07-07
RC78.7.N464.1 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Risks
Laura Nathanson, MD, FAAP
MRI safety guidlines are optional. MRI accidents usually go unreported unless the machine itself has attacked the victim. Flying buckets and pistols go unreported, including the disabled pacemaker or the displaced dental prosthesis. MRI suites, even new ones, may be designed without protections against accidents.
Link added 2007-07-07; reviewed 2008-09-16

RC81 - Second Opinions
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RC82.B19.1 - Second Opinions - A Patient's Thoughts
Barbara Jo Johnson
Second opinions have been useful for me in two situations. First, when dealing with new doctors where I do not yet have high level of trust, I need to know that their recommendations make sense. Secondly, a second opinion is helpful where there are a two or more treatment alternatives to choose from and the choice is somewhat complex.
Link added 2009-01-25;
RC82.B186.1 - The R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc
Richard and Annette Bloch
Richard Bloch Cancer Foundation's Web Site. Over 8 million Americans are alive today with a history of serious cancer because they didn't give up hope and fought their disease
Link added 2008-11-21;
RC82.B186.2 - Second Opinions Upon Recurrence
Richard and Annette Bloch
The question is what to do if your cancer returns unexpectedly after being in remission or metastasizes during treatment.. The basic rule is don't panic. You got through this once, you can do it again.
Link added 2008-11-21;
RC82.D141.1 - Second Opinions For Cancer Patients The pathway to knowledge and satisfaction
Malin Dollinger, MD, FACP
Cancer is a new experience. You likely have no training or knowledge of the rules and pathways of making decisions about diagnosis, and especially about treatment. For everyone it is very upsetting, and for many, terrifying.
Link added 2009-01-25;
RC82.M159.1 - Second Opinions In Modern Medicine: A Twenty-First Century Imperative
M.J. McKeown, MD, FACOG, FACS and Alexandra Andrews
Medicine has a time-honored tradition, the second opinion. There is no organized, formalized system to obtain such opinions. Retired skilled, experienced physicians performing reviews of the necessity of a particular therapy and to render second opinions would likely lessen the economics of a decision being the major factor
Link added 2011-10-08;
RC82.R68.1 - Cancer Second Opinions
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD, Malin Dollinger, MD, Richard and Annette Bloch
None of us are prepared to be told we have cancer. It's like a membership in a new club, one we didn't know existed, didn't apply for, and don't want to belong to. Everyone seems to treat us differently. All of our old priorities and life suddenly change.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2007-07-07

RC86.7 - Emergency and First Aid Care
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RC86.7.R68.1 - How to Deal with Emergencies at Home
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Herman Uhley, MD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA and Becky Moore, RN
Prior planning, with your social worker, geriatric care manager, or doctor will make your life at home comfortable and safe. Keep emergency telephone numbers handy. Appropriate action while help is on the way may save a life. Common emergencies are - Cardio Pulmonary (CPR), Choking, Breathing, Bleeding, Broken Bones or Falls, Pulse Rate. Take a first aid course.
Link added 2008-09-26;
RC86.7.R68.2 - Home Care Emergency and First Aid
Ernest H Rosenbaum, MD, Herman Uhley, MD, Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA and Becky Moore, RN
Emergency First Aid - How to Administer CPR, How to Administer the Heimlich Maneuver for Choking, Shortness of Breath and Difficulty Breathing, Severe Bleeding, Broken Bones or Falls
Link added 2008-09-26

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
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RC168.P15.W188.1 - Human Papillomavirus - HPV
Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
11,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer of the cervix and almost 4,000 will die in the United States in 2008. 20% of oral cancers diagnosed today occur in patients who have never smoked. The same oncogenic strains of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer also appear to cause oral cancer and may be passed by sexual contact.
Link added 2008-10-30;

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RC261.S354.1 - Elevated blood calcium level-Hypercalcemia
Julie Schwenka, PharmD, UCSF
Hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in your blood) is the most common life threatening disorder that is associated with cancer. It occurs in 10 to 20% of cancer patients.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2007-07-07

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Appeared May 21, 2006; updated October 8, 2011