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Oral Contrast for Your Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

This information describes how to drink the oral contrast you need for your scheduled computed tomography (CT) scan.

Diseases: Adult Cancer Care
Categories: Radiology Tests
2-Gram Sodium Diet

This information will help teach you how to follow a 2-gram sodium diet.

24-Hour Urine Collection for Total Protein Evaluation

This information explains how to collect and store your urine for 24 hours for your total protein evaluation.

Diseases: Leukemias; Lymphomas
Categories: Procedures
4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes

This guide published by the National Diabetes Education Program presents four key steps to help you manage your diabetes and live a long and active life.

Diseases: Adult Cancer Care
Categories: General Information
A Drainage Catheter with a Uresil Disk

This information will help you prepare for the insertion of your drainage catheter with a uresil disk at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and teach you how to care for it at home.

A Guide for Caregivers

This guide will help you care for someone who has cancer.

Diseases: Adult Cancer Care
Categories: Caregiver Resources
A Guide for Patients with a Urostomy: About Your Surgery and Caring for Your Stoma

This information will help you prepare for your surgical urostomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and will teach you how to care for your stoma.

A Simple Rule For Treating Low Blood Sugar

This information explains how to quickly address low blood sugar.

A Sutured Drainage Catheter

This information will help you prepare for having your sutured drainage catheter placed and care for it when you are at home.

About Intravenous Contrast Media

This information explains what to expect if you receive intravenous contrast media for a computed tomography (CT) scan or other imaging study.

About Your Abdominal Perineal Resection Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your abdominal perineal resection (APR) surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery

About Your Ablative Therapy

This information explains how to prepare and what to expect from your ablative therapy.

About Your Breast Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your breast surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

About Your Colon Resection Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your colon resection surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

About Your Colposcopy

This information describes what to expect during and after your colposcopy.

Diseases: Cervical Cancer
Categories: Procedures
About Your Cystoscopy

This information will help you prepare for your cystoscopy and other related procedures.

About Your Hepatic Embolization

This information will help you prepare for your hepatic embolization procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Implanted Liver Infusion Pump

This information describes your implanted liver infusion pump, including how it is placed, how it works, and how it is refilled.

About Your Kidney Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your kidney surgery or procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Liver Resection

This guide will help you prepare for your liver resection at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Low Anterior Resection Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your low anterior resection (LAR) surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and help you understand what to expect during your recovery

About Your Nail Avulsion

This information will help you prepare for your nail avulsion procedure.

About Your Placement of Fiducial Markers or Beacon Transponders (Calypso)

This information will help you prepare for the placement of your fiducial markers or beacon transponders (Calypso®) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

About Your Prostate Biopsy With Ultrasound

This information will help you prepare for your prostate biopsy with ultrasound at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).

Diseases: Prostate Cancer
Categories: Procedures
About Your Prostate Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your prostate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

Diseases: Prostate Cancer
Categories: Sexual Health; Surgeries
About Your Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection

This guide will help you prepare for your retroperitoneal lymph node dissection at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

About your Surgical Liver Ablation

This guide will you prepare for your surgical liver ablation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Thoracic Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your thoracic surgery or procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Thyroid Surgery

This guide will help you prepare for your thyroid surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

Diseases: Thyroid Cancer
Categories: Surgeries
About Your Total Laryngectomy

This guide will help you prepare for your total laryngectomy surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and help you understand what to expect after your surgery.

Diseases: Head and Neck Cancers
Categories: Surgeries
About Your Vertebral Augmentation Procedure: Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

This information will help you prepare for your vertebral augmentation procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

About Your Whipple Procedure (Pancreaticoduodenectomy)

This information will help you prepare for your Whipple procedure, including what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.