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Nerve Injury and Lobectomy - Pneumonectomy Alternatives

This page contains links to eMedTV Lung Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Nerve Injury and Lobectomy to Pneumonectomy Alternatives. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Nerve Injury and Lobectomy
    This section of the eMedTV archives describes common symptoms of nerve injury with lobectomy, such as pain in the muscles or a loss of feeling. In rare cases, these nerve injuries can cause long-term damage and disability.
  • Nerve Injury and Pneumonectomy
    Nerve injury from any surgery can cause long-term damage; however, this is rare. This section of the eMedTV archives explains the link between nerve injury and pneumonectomy, including symptoms, like pain in the bones, muscles, or skin.
  • Nicatrol
    A nicotine replacement product like Nicotrol NS may help a person to quit smoking successfully. This eMedTV article takes a brief look at this drug, with a link to more in-depth information on it. Nicatrol is a common misspelling of Nicotrol NS.
  • Niccorette Gum
    This eMedTV article explains that Nicorette Gum helps people quit smoking by reducing the effects of nicotine withdrawal. This page offers general dosing information and safety precautions. Niccorette Gum is a common misspelling of Nicorette Gum.
  • Nicitrol
    If you are trying to quit smoking, your healthcare provider may recommend the drug Nicotrol NS. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of this product, which comes in the form of a nasal spray. Nicitrol is a common misspelling of Nicotrol NS.
  • Nicoret Gum
    Available without a prescription, Nicorette Gum is used to help people quit smoking. This eMedTV Web article offers more detail on this gum, including possible side effects and safety precautions. Nicoret Gum is a common misspelling of Nicorette Gum.
  • Nicorette Flavored Gum
    You can buy Nicorette Gum in mint, cinnamon, and fruit flavors. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes a brief look at this nonprescription medicine and how it works to help people quit smoking. A link to more details is also included.
  • Nicorette Gum
    Available without a prescription, Nicorette Gum is a medicine approved to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV page describes this product in more detail, with information on dosing, side effects, and what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Nicorette Gum and Breastfeeding
    It may not be safe to use Nicorette Gum (nicotine gum) while breastfeeding. This page from the eMedTV Web archives discusses whether this drug passes through breast milk and describes some of the problems nicotine may cause in a breastfed infant.
  • Nicorette Gum and Diarrhea
    Some people experience diarrhea as a side effect of Nicorette Gum. This eMedTV Web selection explains why this side effect may require immediate medical care, and also provides a link to information on other potential side effects.
  • Nicorette Gum and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe for pregnant women to use Nicorette Gum (nicotine gum). This page from the eMedTV Web site offers more information on Nicorette Gum and pregnancy, including an explanation of the benefits and possible risks of this product.
  • Nicorette Gum and Teeth
    Chewing Nicorette Gum may damage the teeth and jaw in some cases. This page of the eMedTV Web site further describes other mouth and dental problems that could be caused by this smoking-cessation medicine.
  • Nicorette Gum Dosage
    Your initial dose of Nicorette Gum will be based on how many cigarettes you smoke each day. This article from the eMedTV Web library contains more detailed dosing guidelines and offers a list of tips and precautions for those using this product.
  • Nicorette Gum Dosing Frequency
    Using Nicorette Gum for 12 weeks can help you stop smoking and may reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms. This eMedTV article offers a brief look at dosing and frequency of use for Nicorette Gum, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Nicorette Gum Drug Interactions
    Most drugs are unlikely to interact with Nicorette Gum. However, as this eMedTV article explains, if you take any other medications, your doses may still need to be adjusted, as stopping smoking can change the way your body handles certain drugs.
  • Nicorette Gum for Denture Wearers
    This eMedTV article explains that Nicorette Gum may cause problems for denture wearers, as this gum can damage dentures or other dental work. This page discusses other problems this smoking-cessation product may cause and offers a link to more details.
  • Nicorette Gum Overdose
    Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on Nicorette Gum (nicotine gum). This eMedTV resource describes what to expect if too much of this product is used and discusses some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Nicorette Gum Side Effects
    Notify your doctor if you develop difficulty breathing or a severe sore throat while using Nicorette Gum. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects of Nicorette Gum, with details on common problems and those that may require medical care.
  • Nicorette Gum Uses
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, Nicorette Gum is a medicine used to help people stop smoking. This article describes in detail how the drug works, explains whether it can be used in children, and discusses "off-label" uses.
  • Nicorette Gum Warnings and Precautions
    Before using Nicorette Gum, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web resource provides more warnings and precautions for Nicorette Gum, including information on who may not be able to safely use this product.
  • Nicorette Gun
    Nicorette Gum is a smoking-cessation medicine available without a prescription. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this product and explains how to avoid an overdose. Nicorette Gun is a common misspelling of Nicorette Gum.
  • Nicotine Lozenge
    Available without a prescription, the nicotine lozenge may help people quit smoking. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at how the lozenge works, offers general dosing information, and describes some potential side effects of the product.
  • Nicotine Lozenge Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your dose of the nicotine lozenge will be based on when you smoke your first cigarette of the day. This page takes a closer look at dosing guidelines for this product, including important tips for using this lozenge safely.
  • Nicotine Lozenge Drug Information
    The nicotine lozenge is an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine used to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV Web resource offers more drug information on the nicotine lozenge, including dosing tips, possible side effects, and general safety precautions.
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray Medication Information
    This eMedTV resource offers some basic information on Nicotrol NS, a medication used as part of a smoking-cessation program. It explains how the nasal spray works, what to tell the healthcare provider prescribing it, and how often to use it.
  • Nicotrol NS
    Nicotrol NS is a drug used as part of a smoking-cessation program. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this drug, with information on when and how to use it, possible side effects, and important information for your healthcare provider.
  • Nicotrol NS Alternatives
    This eMedTV selection explains that if you find that Nicotrol NS just isn't right for you, or if bothersome side effects occur, you may use one of the many Nicotrol NS alternatives available. These include other drugs and nonmedication options.
  • Nicotrol NS and Breastfeeding
    In general, women should not use Nicotrol NS when breastfeeding. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, the dangers of smoking while nursing typically outweigh the risks the drug presents, and it may be prescribed if it helps a woman to quit.
  • Nicotrol NS and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource explains that while Nicotrol NS is a pregnancy Category D drug, it is still safer than actually smoking during pregnancy. Thus, a healthcare provider may recommend it, in spite of the problems, if it can help the mother to quit.
  • Nicotrol NS Dosage
    This eMedTV resource describes the proper Nicotrol NS dose: one to two sprays every hour. However, no more than 40 sprays should be administered in one day, and you will need to stop using Nicotrol NS after 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Nicotrol NS Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web page explains that although some drugs may interact with Nicotrol NS, quitting smoking also affects how your body handles medications. This page discusses drug interactions in detail, including what may happen and how to avoid problems.
  • Nicotrol NS Overdose
    This eMedTV resource explains that although symptoms can vary, commonly expected reactions to a Nicotrol NS overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, and increased heart rate. This page lists several other problems that may occur and also discusses treatment.
  • Nicotrol NS Side Effects
    This page of the eMedTV site provides detailed lists of both common and rare side effects of Nicotrol NS. These can range from mild reactions, like nasal irritation, to potentially serious problems, such as difficulty breathing and irregular heartbeat.
  • Nicotrol NS Uses
    The primary use of Nicotrol NS is to help people stop smoking. However, this eMedTV page explains that it may also be used to treat Tourette's. This segment describes in detail how this medicine works and discusses its use in children and older adults.
  • Nicotrol NS Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV resource explains why if you have nasal polyps, severe breathing problems, certain allergies, or other medical conditions, you may not be able to use Nicotrol NS. Precautions and warnings also apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Non-small cell lung cancer is the more common of the two general types of lung cancer. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the specific forms of the non-small cell type and provides information about tests used to diagnose the disease.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages
    Non-small cell lung cancer stages are measurements of how far the cancer has spread. This segment of the eMedTV website describes each of the non-small cell lung cancer stages -- occult, stage 0, stages I-IV, and recurrent cancer.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
    As this eMedTV page explains, treating non-small cell lung cancer may involve surgery in the early stages of the disease. This article looks at chemotherapy, surgery, and other treatment options for this type of cancer.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment by Stage
    Treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer vary depending on the stage of the disease. This eMedTV page breaks down options for non-small cell lung cancer treatment by stage of the disease, from the occult stage to recurrent cancers.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
    As this eMedTV page explains, squamous cell carcinoma is one of the types of non-small cell lung cancer. This article takes a quick look at this disease, explaining how it compares to the other type of lung cancer.
  • Occupy Your Hands
    Even if you meet your oral needs, your hands might be missing their old, familiar companions. Keep your hands occupied with a paper clip, coin, stress ball, pencil, or anything else that seems to take the edge off.
  • Other Health Risks
    It's common knowledge that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, smoking also increases the risk of a whole host of other, seemingly unrelated diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, lupus, and heart disease.
  • Other Uses for Nicorette Gum
    As this eMedTV article explains, the primary use of Nicorette Gum is to help adults stop smoking cigarettes -- but are there other uses? This Web page talks about using this product "off-label" and includes a link to more information on the topic.
  • Paclitaxel
    Paclitaxel is a medicine prescribed for treating lung cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV resource describes paclitaxel uses in more detail, explains how the medication works, and offers general dosing information.
  • Paclitaxel Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment
    As explained in this eMedTV selection, paclitaxel is type of chemotherapy used to treat cancer. This Web page gives a basic overview of this drug, explaining how it is given and including a link to more detailed information.
  • Paclitaxel Dosing
    The paclitaxel dose varies for each person, depending on the type of cancer and other drugs you are taking. This eMedTV Web page further explores paclitaxel dosing, including information on how and where you can get your paclitaxel infusion.
  • Paclitaxel Side Effects
    Common paclitaxel side effects may include neutropenia, anemia, and hair loss. As this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, some side effects are more serious and may require prompt medical attention, such as bloody stool or severe mouth sores.
  • Photodynamic Therapy for Lung Cancer
    Photodynamic therapy kills lung cancer cells with a chemical that is activated with a light or laser. This eMedTV article discusses photodynamic therapy and lung cancer, and explains side effects of this treatment, such as sensitivity to light.
  • Pneumonectomy
    A pneumonectomy is a surgery that removes lung, generally because it contains cancer. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains lung cancer, how to prepare for the surgery, what happens during it, and the possible complications that can occur.
  • Pneumonectomy Alternatives
    If you decide against a pneumonectomy, alternatives available to you depend on the type of tumor you have. This eMedTV article provides a look at the most common alternatives to pneumonectomy: radiation and chemotherapy.
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