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  • Treatments for Lung Cancer
    Examples of lung cancer treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and photodynamic therapy. This eMedTV Web page describes these treatments in detail, including information about possible side effects and follow-up care.
  • Types of Lung Cancer
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, there are two basic types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Within these two groups are more specific forms of lung cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma.
  • What Causes Lung Cancer?
    Researchers continue to study what causes lung cancer and to search for ways to prevent it. This eMedTV article looks at what causes the disease and offers in-depth explanations of each potential cause, such as cigarette smoking and radon exposure.
  • What Is Doxorubicin Used For?
    Doxorubicin uses include treating various types of cancer, such as lung or breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes what doxorubicin is used for in more detail, listing possible off-label uses and explaining how the drug works to kill cancer cells.
  • What Is Gemcitabine Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page describes how gemcitabine is used for treating breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. This page also discusses gemcitabine uses in children and some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Lung Cancer?
    Lung cancer is a condition in which uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells begins in lung tissue. This eMedTV article explains this disease in detail, providing information about causes, types, stages, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • What Is Mechlorethamine Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, mechlorethamine is used as a chemotherapy drug for adults with certain types of cancer. This page covers how this particular treatment can help disrupt the multiplication process of cancer cells and lists off-label uses.
  • What Is Nicotine Lozenge Used For?
    If you want to quit smoking, you may consider trying nicotine lozenges. This eMedTV page explains how this product works to reduce nicotine withdrawal and discusses its uses in more detail, including unapproved uses for the nicotine lozenge.
  • What Is Paclitaxel Used For?
    Paclitaxel is used for the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV article further explains what paclitaxel is used for and discusses possible "off-label" uses for the drug.
  • What to Expect When Using Iressa?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, chemotherapy treatment with Iressa is reserved for use in people who have used this drug before. This article contains details on what to expect during treatment with Iressa.
  • What to Expect Without a Lobectomy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, if you wait to have a lobectomy, you may be too sick to have it later. This Web page discusses what to expect without a lobectomy and lists several factors to consider before making your decision.
  • What to Expect Without Pneumonectomy
    People who have lung cancer usually die sooner than people who do not have the tumors removed. This page of the eMedTV archives discusses what to expect without a pneumonectomy if your doctor has recommended this procedure.
  • Wound Breakdown and Lobectomy
    Some people experience wound breakdown after a lobectomy. As this portion of the eMedTV site explains, if your wound does not heal well, it may require more attention and result in a thicker scar. This page discusses wound breakdown and lobectomy.
  • Wound Breakdown and Pneumonectomy
    With any surgery, there is a possibility of wound breakdown, and a pneumonectomy is no exception. This eMedTV article explains how with wound breakdown, the scar may be thicker, and you may need to change the bandage every day.
  • Xalkori
    Xalkori is a medicine prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a complete overview of this chemotherapy drug, with details on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Xalkori and Breastfeeding
    It is usually recommended for women to not breastfeed while taking Xalkori (crizotinib). This eMedTV Web selection outlines the potentially serious problems that may occur if this drug passes through breast milk and what it may do to a nursing infant.
  • Xalkori and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, animal studies on Xalkori (crizotinib) and pregnancy showed that this chemotherapy drug could cause fetal harm. This article explains why this is a pregnancy Category D drug and when a pregnant woman can take it.
  • Xalkori Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Xalkori is a capsule that is taken twice daily to treat late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer. This article takes an in-depth look at specific Xalkori dosing guidelines and offers some instructions for taking it.
  • Xalkori Drug Interactions
    Grapefruit juice, echinacea, and several drugs can cause negative interactions when combined with Xalkori. This eMedTV resource examines the products that can interfere with Xalkori and describes the potentially dangerous problems that may occur.
  • Xalkori Medication Information
    A doctor may prescribe the chemotherapy drug Xalkori to treat non-small cell lung cancer in adults. This eMedTV page offers important information on the medication Xalkori, including dosing tips, possible side effects, and what to tell your doctor.
  • Xalkori Overdose
    Vomiting, low blood cell counts, and vision problems may occur if someone overdoses on Xalkori (crizotinib). This eMedTV page lists other possible symptoms, describes the factors that may affect the specific overdose effects, and covers treatment options.
  • Xalkori Side Effects
    While many people using Xalkori may not develop side effects, this drug can cause certain problems. This eMedTV segment covers the extensive research that has been done on Xalkori side effects, with statistics on how often these reactions occur.
  • Xalkori Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Xalkori is used for the treatment of late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer in adults. This article closely examines this type of cancer and how this chemotherapy drug works to slow down the progression of the disease.
  • Xalkori Warnings and Precautions
    Although Xalkori can be an effective cancer treatment, it can cause fatal problems for some people. This eMedTV article explores some of the important safety precautions and warnings with Xalkori to review with your doctor before beginning treatment.
  • You'll Look Better
    Smoking causes yellow teeth and also damages the gums, and can lead to tooth loss. It increases skin wrinkling and dark eye circles. There's even some evidence that smoking increases the risk of saggy breasts. So if you can't seem to quit for the sake of your health, try quitting to improve your looks. It just might work.
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