Michael S. Rabin MD


Clinical Trial

A clinical trial is a research study on human volunteers designed to answer specific health questions. The purpose of a clinical trial is to find out whether a medicine or treatment regimen is safe and effective against a specific condition or disease. Clinical trials compare the effectiveness of the study medicine or…

Stage and Grade of Cancer

The stage and grade of a cancer are ways to measure the cancer. When cancer is diagnosed, the stage and grade of a person’s cancer helps doctors know what treatment to use. They also help predict how long the person will survive or whether there is a good chance for a cure. The stage describes how much cancer is in the…

Cancer: Home Treatment for Sleep Problems

Discusses sleep problems caused by cancer or side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Offers tips like get daily exercise and use a sleep mask and earplugs to improve sleep. Warns to check with your doctor before taking sleep medicine.

Distraction

Distraction is a way to relieve pain by focusing the mind on something other than pain. With distraction, a person’s mind is busy paying attention to something other than pain, which can make pain more tolerable. People can distract themselves with activities such as: Watching TV or listening to music. Reading a book…

Stage and Grade of Cancer

The stage and grade of a cancer are ways to measure the cancer. When cancer is diagnosed, the stage and grade of a person’s cancer helps doctors know what treatment to use. They also help predict how long the person will survive or whether there is a good chance for a cure. The stage describes how much cancer is in the…