Latest Early bladder cancer Stories

2009-04-10 08:24:31

It may not be worth it for patients with early bladder cancer to get more intensive therapy for their disease. A new study from the University of Michigan Health System finds intense treatment within two years of when a patient is first diagnosed does not seem to lead to better survival than less intensive treatment. Researched looked at 20,713 patients diagnosed with early bladder cancer between 1992 and 2002. They estimated the intensity of treatment based on Medicare costs in the first two...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.