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2009-02-24 13:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A project to create awareness among African American women about a non-invasive outpatient uterine fibroid treatment using high energy ultrasound will begin in the Chicago area in March, led by two prominent and well respected African American gynecologists, Dr. Leonard Lawson and Dr. Eric Brown. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African American women are 2 to 3 times more likely to get uterine fibroids than women of other...

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2009-02-18 13:25:00

Israeli scientists said on Tuesday that a boy treated with fetal stem cells for a rare brain disease had developed benign tumors in his brain and spinal chord. The 17 year-old boy received the stem cells in 2001 at a Moscow hospital and is now showing brain and spinal tumors four years later, PLoS Medicine reports. It is the first documented case of a human brain tumor after fetal stem cell therapy and scientists say it is a crucial development that highlights the need for further study in...

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2008-12-10 09:50:24

U.S. recording artist and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Toni Braxton says she recently had a benign tumor removed from her breast. Braxton, 41, told Us Weekly she underwent the operation the week before the Dancing finale Nov. 25. She and her professional dance partner Alex Mazo had been eliminated from the show in October. The mother of two young sons said the lump was discovered during a routine checkup in August, but doctors told her she could go ahead and compete on Dancing....

2008-09-14 03:00:11

By Santiago, Camilo Lucha, Paul A ABSTRACT Retrorectal tumors are rare and frequently present either incidentally or with vague symptoms. Schwannomas of the presacral region are one variant described as benign tumors of neurogenic origin. The "ancient degenerative variant" is uncommonly reported. We present the case of a 37-year-old man presenting with symptoms of left renal colic, impotence, and left trochanteric pain. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed...

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Borczuk, Alain C * Context.-Benign tumors and tumorlike conditions of the lung are encountered in the pathologic evaluation of asymptomatic and symptomatic lung nodules. Since many of these lesions are uncommon, they can be diagnostically challenging. Objective.-To review the current classification of benign lung tumors, with emphasis on histopathology and useful ancillary studies. Data Sources.-The current World Health Organization classification system for lung neoplasms and review...

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Dishop, Megan K Kuruvilla, Supriya * Context.-Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children, but they comprise a broad and interesting spectrum of lesions, some of which are familiar from other tissue sites, and some of which are unique to the pediatric lung. Objective.-To determine the relative incidence of primary and metastatic lung tumors in children and adolescents through a single-institution case series, to compare these data to reports in the medical literature, to discuss the...

2007-10-06 12:00:07

By Jeff Raymond, The Oklahoman Oct. 6--The cancer that killed Steven Moore, chairman and chief executive of OGE Energy Corp., is rare. Moore succumbed to parotid cancer -- a cancer of the salivary glands -- after an eight-year battle. Salivary gland cancers encompass more than 10 types of tumors, some of which are fast-growing and some of which may never threaten a person's life. Moore's cancer was in his parotid glands, the largest of the salivary glands. The parotid glands are found in...

2007-04-14 03:00:12

By Macarenco, Ricardo S; Ellinger, Fred; Oliveira, Andre M Context.-Perineuriomas are benign peripheral nerve sheath neoplasms composed of perineurial cells with characteristic immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features. They have been traditionally classified into two main types according to their location-intraneural and extraneural- and overlap histologically with many other tumors, which may be diagnostically challenging to general surgical pathologists. Objective.-To review the...

2006-04-03 09:24:02

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Celebrex, a commonly used painkiller and treatment for arthritis, may help prevent colon cancer in high-risk patients, but it also raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers said on Monday. Pfizer Inc. said sustained, higher doses of Celebrex can reduce pre-cancerous polyps. According to two studies presented on Monday at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, the over-expression of the COX-2 enzyme is related to the...