Narcolepsy Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of narcolepsy. Highlights: Overview: All people with narcolepsy experience excessive sleepiness during the day as well as sudden but temporary muscle weakness (called cataplexy ), usually brought on by strong emotions. Excessive sleepiness during the day may be characterized by the following behaviors: Patients typically have periods of drowsiness every 3 or 4 hours that usually end in short naps.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 02/24/2012
Lymphoma - non-Hodgkin's; NHL; B-cell lymphomas Highlights: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma The non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL) are a group of cancers that develop in the body’s lymphatic system. There are many different types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Most types of NHL involve B cells, while a small percentage involve T cells. Common types of B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas include diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma.
Non-small cell lung cancer 08/01/2011
Lung cancer - non-small cell; NSCLC Highlights: Overview Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85% of cases. Lung cancer develops when genetic mutations (changes) occur in a normal cell within the lung. As a result, the cell reproduces endlessly and becomes a cancer.