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What is Cordotomy?

Cordotomy is a less common surgical procedure that is used to relieve pain by cutting certain nerves in the spinal cord. This blocks pain and also hot/cold feelings. This procedure may be chosen for patients who are near the end of life and have severe pain that cannot be

Pinpointing Recurrent Prostate Cancer

  NCI-supported researchers are developing new imaging techniques to improve the diagnosis of recurrent prostate cancer. A protein called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is found in large amounts—and almost exclusively—on prostate cells. By fusing a molecule that binds to PSMA to a compound used in PET scan imaging, scientists have

Stopping Treatment For Cancer

Care after treatment for the breast cancer ends:  At some point you may decide to stop treatments for the cancer.  This can happen when treatment stops showing any benefit or when it greatly affects quality of life.  Once treatment for the cancer has stopped, reducing any cancer-related symptoms (called