Información sobre riesgo, prevención, detección, síntomas, diagnosis, tratamiento y apoyo para el cáncer.
Información sobre el tratamiento del cáncer incluyendo quirúrgica, quimioterapia, radioterapia, estudios clínicos, terapia con protón, medicina complementaria avanzadas.
OncoLink se complace en ofrecer una amplia lista de lista completa de los agentes quimioterapéuticos más comúnmente usados??. Esta guía de referencia incluye información sobre la forma en que cada fármaco se administra, cómo funcionan, y los pacientes los efectos secundarios comunes pueden experimentar.
Maneras que los pacientes de cáncer y las personas que le cuidan puedan enfrentar el cáncer, los efectos secundarios, nutrición, cuestiones en general sobre el apoyo para el cáncer, duelo/decisiones sobre el termino de vida, y experiencias compartidas por sobrevivientes.
Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Ultima Vez Modificado: 3 de febrero del 2011
If you haven't heard that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, you must be living under a rock, or in China. A survey found that 60% of Chinese adults did not know that smoking can cause lung cancer and 96% were unaware that it can cause heart disease. In the U.S., smoking's health hazards have gotten lots of attention, but this is not the case in many developing nations. Smoking is a worldwide health crisis and the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, tobacco deaths will reach 8 million a year if current trends continue. No matter where you live, education is key to helping current smokers quit and preventing the next generation from becoming addicted. Let's get the facts about this global epidemic.
The World Health Organization has released a Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic (2008) and outlines a set of 6 measures (called MPOWER) providing countries with a roadmap to reverse the devastating effects of the tobacco epidemic. The recommendations address a few disturbing concerns, including:
The global tobacco crisis threatens more lives than any infectious disease. While it may seem out of the hands of the average citizen, we all play a role. We must educate the next generation about the dangers of smoking. Big tobacco companies rely on them to take the place of older users that die from using the product and do their best to get to our children early. Talk to your kids, grandkids, and your neighbor's kids - whoever will listen! It takes a village to care for the next generation; let's all do our part.
Smoking cessation. Where do I start? : Start here for help in creating a quit plan, tips to coping with common obstacles and resources for support and smoking cessation programs.
Smoking Cessation Aids: This article reviews the available treatments, both pharmacologic (drug) and non-pharmacologic, to aid in successful smoking cessation.
Smokefree.gov: provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
Determined to quit.com: an online resource developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This resource is available to anyone and is not restricted to Pennsylvania residents.
Visit you state’s Health Department website. Contact your human resources department, as many companies offer assistance to quit smoking.
American Cancer Society: provides information on tobacco and its affects and promotes the Great American Smokeout each November. Call to learn about quit programs in your area: 1-800-ACS-2345.
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids: Organization focused on protecting children from tobacco exposure and addiction.
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