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  • Hyperventilation

    Briefly discusses symptoms of hyperventilation, plus causes for both acute (sudden) and chronic hyperventilation. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Immunizations

    What are immunizations? Immunizations save lives. They are the best way to help protect you or your child from certain infectious diseases. They also help reduce the spread of disease to others and prevent epidemics. Most are given as shots. They are sometimes called vaccines, or vaccinations. In many cases...

  • Insect Bites and Stings and Spider Bites

    Briefly discusses the symptoms that can occur from insect or spider bites. Covers skin reactions, allergic reactions, and toxic reactions. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Marine Stings and Scrapes

    Briefly discusses the types of marine stings and scrapes and the reactions that can occur. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Knee Problems and Injuries

    Briefly discusses sudden injuries like meniscus tears and torn ligaments that cause knee pain. Covers injuries like bursitis and tendinitis caused by overuse. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]

    Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the body but the place the cancer began is not known. Cancer can form in any tissue of the body. The primary cancer (the cancer that first formed) can spread to other parts...

  • Lymphedema (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]

    Lymphedema is the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. Fluid builds up in soft body tissues and causes swelling. It is a common problem that may be caused by cancer and...

  • Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]

    Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk...

  • Nausea and Vomiting Related to Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]

    Nausea and vomiting are serious side effects of cancer therapy. Nausea and vomiting are side effects of cancer therapy and affect most patients who have chemotherapy. Radiation therapy to the brain, gastrointestinal tract, or liver also cause nausea and vomiting. Nausea is an unpleasant feeling in the back of the...

  • Pruritus (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]

    Pruritus is an itchy feeling that makes you want to scratch your skin. It may occur without a rash or skin lesions. Pruritus sometimes feels like pain because the signals for itching and pain travel along the same nerve pathways. Scratching may cause breaks in the skin, bleeding, and infection.


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