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Cancer Information Highlights, January 4, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, January 4, 2017
National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more

New from NCI
Talking to Your Loved One with Advanced Cancer
senior cancer patient talks with daughter and doctor For people who have a loved one with advanced cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to talk with them. This section offers suggestions for keeping the lines of communication open.
Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers Video

Watch our latest video from the Did You Know? series. You’ll learn which brain and other central nervous system cancers occur in children and adults, risk factors, survival rates, symptoms, and where to find more information about clinical trials.
FDA Approves New Use for Daratumumab in Multiple Myeloma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new uses for the drug daratumumab in patients with multiple myeloma.
PDQ Summary Updates
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Our PDQ summary on colorectal cancer screening has updated information about the different screening tests used, whether or not they reduce the risk of dying from colorectal cancer, and the possible harms of the tests.
Ovarian Cancer Screening
Our revised PDQ summary on screening for ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer includes updated information on the different screening tests used and states that they do not reduce the risk of dying from the disease.
Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma Treatment
We’ve revised our PDQ summary on primary CNS lymphoma with updated information on treatments given for different types of CNS tumors.
Drug Information Updates
Cladribine to Treat Leukemia
We’ve added a new drug summary for cladribine, which is used to treat a type of leukemia called hairy cell leukemia.
Pegfilgrastim for Neutropenia
We now have a drug summary for pegfilgrastim, which is used to treat neutropenia caused by a certain type of chemotherapy.

Also of Interest
Talking about Advanced Cancer
This page is for people with advanced cancer. It offers suggestions for talking with your doctor or nurse and different family members. It also helps you understand family disagreements and suggests tips for working through them.
Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women
This publication explains HPV infection and prevention, screening tests and guidelines, how to understand test results, and treatment options for cervical changes that may lead to cancer.
Cervical Cancer
Learn about the main types of cervical cancer, what causes it, how it can be prevented and detected early, and how it is treated.

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