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BACKGROUND  Genitourinary small cell cancer (GUSCC) is a rare malignancy. Most of the published data on how to manage this malignancy is based on institutional experience. We undertook the current retrospective review to determine the outcome of the patients with GUSCC treated at CancerCare Manitoba, Canada over a period of 18 years. METHODS The Manitoba(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of combined decongestive therapy and manual lymphatic drainage in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema. METHODS AND MATERIALS The data from 250 patients were reviewed. The pre- and posttreatment volumetric measurements were compared, and the correlation with age, body mass index, and type of surgery,(More)
PURPOSE To identify significant prognostic factors that can be used in clinical decision-making with regard to parotid cancer, which is characterized by a complex and diverse group of tumors with variable outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS A historical cohort of 184 patients with parotid-gland malignancy, who had been registered in the Province of Manitoba(More)
AbstrAct Tanycytic cells are common progenitor cells of both ependymal cells and astrocytes. It is commonly seen in pediatric population but all ages are affected. The common location of intracranial ependymoma is the fourth ventricle. We report an adult female who presented with intrathecal mass posterior to Lumbar 1 and Lumbar 2 intervertebral disk(More)
RATionAlE Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare form of extranodal high-grade non-Hodgkin B cell neoplasm, usually with large-cell or immunoblastic histologic features. It most frequently originates in the brain, less often in the eyes, and rarely in the leptome-ninges and spinal cord. PCNSL typically remains confined to the central(More)
A 28-year-old man presented to the emergency room with a severe headache of one day's duration. A computerized tomography scan showed a hemorrhagic tumor measuring 3.9 x 4.4 cm in the left cerebellar hemisphere. The resection specimen revealed medulloblastoma. He had two episodes of rebleeding and multiple postoperative issues preventing the use of prone(More)
BACKGROUND When patients with cranial glioblastoma develop weakness, a rare differential diagnosis is spinal metastases. METHODS Chart and literature reviews were performed. RESULTS The reported patient had delayed onset spinal drop metastasis that was only detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 48-year-old patient had supratentorial(More)
Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists rapidly reduce testosterone and are preferred to LHRH agonists in situations when early response is important. The lack of flare reaction, as compared to LHRH agonists, is particularly desirable as it would not aggravate the problem. A 78-year-old man presented with symptoms of urinary tract(More)
BACKGROUND The number of patients with second malignancies is growing and they represent about one in six out of all new cancers. Second malignancies can be categorized into three major groups according to the predominant etiological factor(s): (i) treatment-related, (ii) part of a syndrome and (iii) those due to shared etiologic exposures. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of treatment on cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) has been the focus of a variety of longitudinal studies in English literature for past decade. The measurement of patient-reported outcomes which includes health-related quality of life is a new important initiative which has emerged and grown over the past three decades. Following(More)
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