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Radon and Cancer - Toxicity Symptoms of Nicorette Gum

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  • Radon and Cancer
    There is a relationship between radon and cancer -- long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses the results from various research studies investigating the link between radon and cancer.
  • Rayden
    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in nearly all air. This eMedTV page explains where radon comes from and describes the problems that may occur with long-term exposure to the gas. Rayden is a common misspelling of radon.
  • Raydon
    Radon is a radioactive gas that, when inhaled, can damage the cells that line the lung. As this eMedTV page explains, everyone breathes in low levels of radon, but high levels of exposure can lead to lung cancer. Raydon is a common misspelling of radon.
  • Redon
    Radon is a colorless, odorless, and natural gas that is formed from the decay of uranium in rocks and soil. This eMedTV resource explores the risks of long-term exposure to high levels of radon. Redon is a common misspelling of radon.
  • Replace the Nicotine
    Talk to your doctor about using nicotine replacement products, such as patches, gum, lozenges, nasal spray, or inhalers. Let's face it -- nicotine is a powerful substance, and using a replacement product can help you address the other aspects of quitting first instead of tackling it all at once by going cold turkey. Your doctor might also suggest one of the non-nicotine options that can help you stop smoking such as Chantix or Zyban.
  • Robert Pattinson
    Robert Pattinson has been reported to be pretty open about his effort to take care of himself and kick the habit of smoking tobacco cigarettes. In a 2012 interview, Rob pulled out his electric cigarette and explained that he was using it to help get over his habit. In 2014, he has been photographed on his film sets still puffing away on the e-cigs.
  • Sean Penn
    Another celebrity you may spot "vaping" is Sean Penn. Even during interviews, Sean is not shy about breaking out his e-cig and puffing away. Sean vowed to quit his four-pack-a-day smoking habit (tobacco cigarettes) after watching his father die of lung cancer in 2001.
  • Side Effects of Doxorubicin
    Nausea, hair loss, and weight gain are just a few of the common side effects of doxorubicin. This eMedTV segment lists other common doxorubicin side effects, as well as more serious side effects that you should report to your doctor right away.
  • Side Effects of Nicotine Lozenge
    Hiccups, heartburn, and a sore throat are some of the common side effects of the nicotine lozenge. This eMedTV article lists other possible reactions to this product, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Simon Cowell
    2013 headlines reported that Simon Cowell 'has quit smoking' with the help of electronic cigarettes. Simon has admitted that he started smoking tobacco cigarettes at the age of eight, but switched to e-cigs after attempts to kick his smoking habit failed twice before.
  • Small Cell Carcinoma
    This eMedTV page gives a brief description of small cell carcinoma (also called small cell lung cancer), one of the two main types of lung cancer. Symptoms, treatment, and other topics are discussed, and a link to more information is also provided.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Small cell lung cancer is a general type of lung cancer that grows and spreads quickly. This eMedTV article defines the three different types, lists possible symptoms of the disease, and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages
    Small cell lung cancer stages refer to the progression of the cancer. This eMedTV resource describes the three small cell lung cancer stages -- limited-stage, extensive-stage, and recurrent -- and discusses tests used in the staging process.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
    Standard treatment options for small cell lung cancer include chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. This eMedTV Web page describes these treatment methods and discusses the potential benefits of participating in clinical trials.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment by Stage
    This eMedTV article breaks down small cell lung cancer treatment by stage and includes information about treatment options for limited-stage, extensive-stage, and recurrent small cell lung cancer.
  • Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Staging of non-small cell lung cancer is performed to learn if the cancer has spread within the chest or elsewhere in the body. This eMedTV resource explains the tests used in the staging of non-small cell lung cancer, such as a bone marrow biopsy or MRI.
  • Stroke During Lobectomy
    A stroke is one of the possible complications of lobectomy. This selection from the eMedTV library focuses on what can cause a stroke during lobectomy and lists possible aftereffects of a stroke, such as speech and moving problems.
  • Stroke During Pneumonectomy
    This page of the eMedTV library explains what can cause a stroke during pneumonectomy and possible aftereffects, such as problems with speaking or walking. Ways in which you can minimize this risk (which is uncommon) are also provided.
  • Symptoms of Lung Cancer
    Symptoms of lung cancer may range from coughing up blood to weight loss. This eMedTV Web page looks at common symptoms of lung cancer, such as constant chest pain, a cough that doesn't go away, and fatigue.
  • Symptoms of Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Symptoms of small cell lung cancer include constant chest pain, coughing up blood, and shortness of breath. As this eMedTV article explains, about 25 percent of people show no symptoms of small cell lung cancer when the disease is first detected.
  • Tarceva
    If you have an advanced case of non-small cell lung cancer, you may benefit from Tarceva. This eMedTV segment gives a complete overview of this cancer medication, with details on what else it is used for, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Tarceva 100 Mg
    As explained in this eMedTV page, your healthcare provider may recommend 100-mg Tarceva tablets if you have pancreatic cancer or lung cancer. This resource also lists other available strengths of the drug and discusses the factors affecting your dose.
  • Tarceva 25 Mg
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, 25 mg is the lowest strength available for Tarceva tablets. This article lists the other strengths and gives a basic overview of this cancer medication, including how often it is taken.
  • Tarceva and Breastfeeding
    Due to the potential risks, it is generally recommended that women not breastfeed while taking Tarceva. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this topic, including details on why it's a good idea to discuss the matter with your healthcare provider.
  • Tarceva and Lung Cancer
    Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the conditions that may be treated with Tarceva. This page from the eMedTV Web site briefly explains what non-small cell lung cancer is and gives an overview of how to take Tarceva.
  • Tarceva and Pancreatic Cancer
    If you have pancreatic cancer, Tarceva may be prescribed as part of your treatment plan. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of the specific types of pancreatic cancer this drug is approved to treat, with a link to more information.
  • Tarceva and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV article, animal studies suggest there may be an increased risk of miscarriage if Tarceva (erlotinib) is taken during pregnancy. This page further explores why it may not be safe for women to take this drug when pregnant.
  • Tarceva Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, Tarceva dosing guidelines will vary, depending on the condition being treated and various other factors. This page explores other factors that may affect your dose and offers tips on how to effectively take this drug.
  • Tarceva Drug Information
    This article from the eMedTV site offers some basic information on Tarceva, a drug approved to treat two types of cancer. This article covers side effects, dosing guidelines, and more. A link to the full-length article on this medication is also included.
  • Tarceva Drug Interactions
    As explained in this portion of the eMedTV site, drug interactions are possible when Tarceva is combined with a proton pump inhibitor, corticosteroid, or H2 blocker. This article lists other potential interactions and explains the problems that may occur.
  • Tarceva Fatigue
    A commonly reported side effect of Tarceva is fatigue. This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains how often this symptom occurred in clinical trials and lists some other possible side effects to look out for.
  • Tarceva Indications
    Tarceva is used to treat advanced cases of certain types of cancer. This eMedTV resource briefly describes the indications for Tarceva, listing the specific types of cancer it can treat and providing a link to more detailed information on its uses.
  • Tarceva Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on Tarceva? This eMedTV selection provides a brief overview of this drug, with a discussion on what it is used for, how to take it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.
  • Tarceva Overdose
    Seek prompt medical attention if you have taken too much Tarceva (erlotinib). This selection from the eMedTV site describes some potential overdose symptoms and explains the treatment options that may be used in people who have taken too much.
  • Tarceva Rash
    As this eMedTV segment explains, many people who take Tarceva develop a rash. This article describes how often this side effect occurred during clinical studies and provides a link to more in-depth information on the drug's safety warnings.
  • Tarceva Side Effects
    Fatigue, nausea, and swelling are among the most commonly reported side effects of Tarceva. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed list of other reactions this medication might cause, including some of the serious problems that may require medical care.
  • Tarceva Tablets
    Available in the form of tablets, Tarceva is a medication used to treat two different types of cancer. This eMedTV Web page lists these cancer types and gives a brief overview of the drug's available strengths. A link to more details is also included.
  • Tarceva Uses
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, Tarceva is used for the treatment of two types of cancer. This page lists the specific kinds of cancer that can be treated with this tyrosine kinase inhibitor and explains whether it can be used in children.
  • Tarceva Warfarin Interaction
    This eMedTV segment talks about the potential drug interaction between warfarin and Tarceva. As this article explains, this interaction raises your risk of certain types of bleeding. This article also offers a link to more details on Tarceva interactions.
  • Tarceva Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV resource explains, people who have ever had a heart attack or stroke should consult their doctor before taking Tarceva. This article offers more warnings and precautions for Tarceva, including details on potentially dangerous side effects.
  • Tarseva
    Tarceva is a prescription drug used for treating certain types of cancer. This eMedTV segment provides more information on this medication, including specific uses and potential side effects. Tarseva is a common misspelling of Tarceva.
  • The Day of a Lobectomy
    This eMedTV page talks about what to expect on the day of a lobectomy, such as the placement of several tubes and lines into your body before the procedure. You can also expect the staff to make every effort to keep you warm and comfortable.
  • The Day of a Pneumonectomy
    Prior to your pneumonectomy, you will be made comfortable and medication can be given to help you relax. This eMedTV article explains the steps that typically occur on the day of a pneumonectomy prior to the surgery occurring.
  • The Disturbing Truth About E-Cigs
    Since they produce vapor instead of smoke, e-cigarettes are totally safe, right? As you'll see in this eMedTV segment, it turns out there's a lot we still don't know about these devices. This article uncovers some disturbing truths about e-cigs.
  • The Dreaded ED
    Yes, it's true. Smoking increases your risk for erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence). Enough said.
  • Toposar
    As a type of chemotherapy drug, Toposar is prescribed to treat certain types of testicular or lung cancer. This eMedTV Web page features more details on this medicine, with information on how it is given, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Toposar and Breastfeeding
    It is usually recommended that women not breastfeed while using Toposar (etoposide injection). This eMedTV article explores some safety issues involving Toposar use in breastfeeding women and explains whether the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Toposar and Pregnancy
    Women who use Toposar (etoposide injection) during pregnancy may put their unborn child at risk. This eMedTV article describes some of the serious complications that this drug could cause during pregnancy, such as miscarriages and birth defects.
  • Toposar Chemotherapy Information
    Toposar is a drug prescribed to treat certain types of lung cancer or testicular cancer in adults. This eMedTV resource contains more information on Toposar, including how this chemotherapy drug is given and safety concerns. It also links to more details.
  • Toposar Dosage
    As covered in this eMedTV Web page, the Toposar dosing guidelines will depend on your height, weight, and various other factors. This resource examines how the amount is determined, as well as details on when and how the drug is administered.
  • Toposar Drug Interactions
    You should not take certain drugs while using Toposar without first talking to your doctor. This eMedTV Web selection explores some of the complications that may occur with Toposar drug interactions, and covers what your doctor may recommend.
  • Toposar Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, an overdose of Toposar (etoposide injection) may cause problems such as infections, bleeding, or diarrhea. This article lists other possible effects and explains why an overdose is unlikely to occur.
  • Toposar Side Effects
    As described in this eMedTV segment, common Toposar side effects include vomiting, reduced appetite, and low levels of white blood cells. This page also covers details on which reactions are significant and require your doctor's immediate attention.
  • Toposar Uses
    Toposar is a type of chemotherapy used to treat certain types of lung cancer or testicular cancer. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the specific cancers Toposar is used to treat and how the drug works. It also lists off-label uses.
  • Toposar Warnings and Precautions
    Severe and life-threatening reactions may occur with some people who use Toposar. This eMedTV resource examines a number of important warnings for using Toposar safely, including precautions for people who have certain health issues.
  • Toxicity Symptoms of Nicorette Gum
    If you use too much Nicorette Gum, you may experience symptoms of nicotine toxicity. This eMedTV page lists possible overdose symptoms, such as vomiting and seizures, and discusses possible treatment options. A link to more details is also provided.
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