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Bronchoscopy, Chemical Pleurodesis, Dyspnea, Gall Bladder Cancer, Incontinence, Infertility, Reproduction
RC734-751 - Bronchoscopy, and Chemical Pleurodesis

RC776 - Dyspnea
RC849 - Gall Bladder Cancer

RC889 - Fertility

RC921 - Incontinence

RC734-751 Bronchoscopy, Chemical Pleurodesis
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RC734.C301.1 - Bronchoscopy Introduction
Carolyn Clary-Macy, RN, OCN, UCSF Thoracic Surgery
Your doctor might order a test called a bronchoscopy. This test uses a thin, flexible lighted tube called a bronchoscope to look inside your lungs. It is usually done to help the doctor diagnose a lung problem
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28

RC751.C301.1 - Chemical Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusion
Carolyn Clary-Macy, RN, OCN
A pleural effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space the area between the two layers parietal and visceral pleura covering the lung.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28

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RC776.R68.1 - Dyspnea Supportive Care for Cancer Patients
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Difficulty breathing can happen, if a cancer progresses and blocks or compromises the respiratory system. Many patients are even short of breath while resting and require oxygen support.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC776.R527.1 - Managing Dyspnea
Michael W. Rabow, MD
Director, Symptom Management Service, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Difficulty breathing, Dyspnea, can originate from both chemical and mechanical receptors in the lungs, chest wall, muscles, brain, and face. Dyspnea is common with pulmonary diseases that impact the lungs - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Lung Cancer, Advanced cancer, Metastases, Pulmonary edema, Congestive Heart Failure, Fluid overload, Pneumonia, Asthma, Pneumothorax, Radiotherapy scarring, Tumor growth, and Pleural effusions. Dyspneic people may be breathless from - Severe anemia, Obesity, Urinary retention, Constipation, Muscle weakness, Fatigue, Anxiety and Pain. Suffocation is one of the most dreaded fears people have about the end of life. Opioids are the medications of choice for treating dyspnea. Support groups, therapy, relaxation techniques, education, and even simple reassurance can help.
Link added 2008-09-28;

RC849 - Gall Bladder Cancer
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RC849.U579.1 - GallBladder Cancer
Lola Unger
The gallbladder may develop tumors that are benign or malignant. Mutation of the DNA of the gallbladder cells results in an abnormal growth of the innermost layer. Gallbladder cancer is uncommon and largely develops in the elderly. Women are more prone C280.B47.U579.2.
Link added 2012-03-24;
RC849.U579.2 - Gallbladder Cancer Symptoms - Signs and symptoms of Gallbladder Cancer</strong> <br> Lola Unger </dt> <dd><font size="-1">Information about the common signs and symptoms of Gallbladder Cancer. Also includes causes and risk factors, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. <br> <br>Link added 2012-03-24; </font> </dd> <dt>RC849.V306.2 - <strong>Cancer of The Gall Bladder</strong><br> Alan P. Venook, MD, Sabrina Selim, MD </dt> <dd><font size="-1">Gall bladder cancer is usually not found until it is at an advanced stage and cannot be surgically removed. In the advanced stages, pain relief and the restoration of normal bile flow from the liver into the intestines are the principal goals of therapy. <br> <br>Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2012-03-24 </font><br><br> </dd> </dl> <hr> <p><a name="rc889"><font size="+1"><strong>RC889 - Infertility and Reproduction</strong></font></a><br> <a href="#TOC"><font size="-2">Back to the Table of Contents</font></a></p> <hr> <dl> <dt>RC889.R167.1 - <strong>Assist Fertility with Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine</strong><br> Nancy Rakela OMD, LAc</dt> <dd><font size="-1">Chinese medicine strengthens one's overall health and balances the endocrine system. It helps reduce the side effects and the accumulated toxicity of fertility medications and brings more blood flow to the uterus to enhance the outcome of assisted reproductive procedures. <br> <br> Link added 2007-01-15; reviewed 2008-09-28 </font> </dd> <dt>RC889.R505.1 - <strong>Infertility</strong> <br>Mitchell Rosen, MD and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD </dt> <dd><font size="-1">Fertility is a possibility for many cancer survivors with new treatment options. Cancer therapies can cause a spectrum of damage to the reproductive axis. The most important step is for the patient to discuss future pregnancy plans and conncerns with their doctor. Infertility can be an emotionally devastating experience.<br> Link added 2007-12-18; updated 2008-08-02</font> <dt>RC889.R505.2 - <strong>Cancer Survivor Fertility</strong> <br>Mitchell Rosen, MD and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD </dt> <dd><font size="-1">New treatment options are making fertility a possibility for many cancer survivors. Cancer therapy effects will depend on age, type of cancer, and method of treatment.<br> Link added 2011-03-28;</font> </dd> <dt>RC889.S567.1 - <strong>Cancer and the Chance of Children</strong> <br>Gina M. Shaw </dt> <dd><font size="-1">Cancer therapy in reproductive years can impair fertility - chemotherapy can attack supply of remaining eggs, radiation zaps sperm inside testicles, hormonal treatments shut down menstrual cycle and premature menopause. Breast cancer BRCA1 mutation may impair fertility and conceiving. Chances of pregnancy after chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or other treatments might be better than you think.<br> Link added 2011-04-11;</font> </dd> </dl> <hr> <p><a name="rc921"><font size="+1"><strong>RC921 - Incontinence - Urinary and Fecal</strong></font></a><br> <a href="#TOC"><font size="-2">Back to the Table of Contents</font></a></p> <hr> <dl> <dt>RC921.I5.R68.1 - <strong>Incontinence - Urinary and Fecal</strong> <br>Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD and Cigal Kadoch, BA </dt> <dd><font size="-1">Incontinence can have a devastating psychological, physical effect and economic impact. Embarrassment and stigma may cause people to limit activities, withdraw from social life, family and friends into isolation. 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