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Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Incidence and Mortality Endometrioid tumor Incidence and Mortality Tumors of low malignant potential (i.e., borderline tumors) account for 15% of all epithelial ovarian cancers. Nearly 75% of these tumors are stage I at the time of diagnosis. These tumors must be recognized because their prognosis and treatment is clearly different from the …

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

General Information About Pancreatic Cancer Incidence and Mortality Risk Factors Anatomy Clinical Features Diagnostic and Staging Evaluation Imaging Peritoneal cytology Tumor markers Prognosis and Survival Palliative Therapy This summary provides information about the treatment of exocrine pancreatic cancer. Other PDQ summaries containing information related to cancer in the pancreas include the following: Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment. Unusual …

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Incidence and Mortality Pathogenesis Prognostic Factors Diagnostics Gastrinoma Insulinoma Glucagonoma Miscellaneous islet cell tumors Related Summaries Incidence and Mortality They are uncommon cancers with about 1,000 new cases per year in the United States.[1] They account for 3% to 5% of pancreatic malignancies and overall have a better prognosis than the …

Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Incidence and Mortality Anatomy Clinical Evaluation and Follow-up Carcinogenesis and Risk Factors Incidence and Mortality The majority of tumors of the paranasal sinuses present with advanced disease, and cure rates are generally poor (≤50%). Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent type of malignant tumor in the nose and paranasal …

Parathyroid Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

General Information About Parathyroid Cancer Incidence Anatomy and Histopathology Risk Factors Clinical Factors Diagnosis Clinical Treatment and Management Follow-up and Survivorship Incidence Parathyroid adenomas represent a common endocrine problem, whereas parathyroid carcinomas are very rare tumors. With an estimated incidence of 0.015 per 100,000 population and an estimated prevalence of .005% in the United States, parathyroid cancer is one of …

Penile Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

General Information About Penile Cancer Incidence and Mortality Risk Factors Treatment Overview Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from penile (and other male genital) cancer in the United States in 2018:[1] New cases: 2,320. Deaths: 380. Risk Factors Penile cancer is rare in most developed nations, including the United States, where the rate is less than 1 per …

Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Incidence and Mortality Anatomy Risk Factors Hereditary Predisposition Syndromes Genetic counseling and testing Clinical Features Diagnostics Biochemical testing Imaging studies Prognosis and Survival Follow-up Evaluation Related Summaries Pheochromocytomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas are rare tumors arising from neural crest tissue that develops into sympathetic and parasympathetic paraganglia throughout the body. The most recent World Health …

Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

General Information About Pituitary Tumors Clinical Presentation Prolactin-producing pituitary tumors Adrenocorticotrophic hormone-producing pituitary tumors Growth hormone-producing pituitary tumors Thyrotropin-producing pituitary tumors Nonfunctioning adenomas Pituitary tumors represent from 10% to 25% of all intracranial neoplasms. Depending on the study cited, pituitary tumors can be classified into three groups according to their biological behavior:[1,2] Benign adenoma. Invasive adenoma. Carcinoma. Adenomas comprise the …

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Plasma Cell Neoplasms Incidence and Mortality Clinical Presentation and Evaluation Evaluation of patients with monoclonal (or myeloma) protein (M protein) Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) Isolated Plasmacytoma of Bone Extramedullary Plasmacytoma Multiple Myeloma Prognosis Amyloidosis Associated With Plasma Cell Neoplasms POEMS Syndrome There are several types of plasma cell neoplasms. These diseases are all associated with …

Breast Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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General Information About Breast Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy Incidence Anatomy Diagnostic Evaluation Prognosis Incidence Breast cancer is the most common cancer in pregnant and postpartum women and occurs in about 1 in 3,000 pregnant women. The average patient is between the ages of 32 years and 38 years. Because many women are choosing to delay childbearing, it is likely that …

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