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2009-03-09 14:01:51

Minimally invasive 'lumpectomy' -- as effective as surgery -- preserves sexual and urinary function; related study shows 3-D mapping biopsy changed patients' management 70 percent of the time The so-called "male lumpectomy""”a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment for prostate cancer"”is as effective as surgery in destroying diseased tumors and can be considered a first-line treatment for patients of all risk levels and particularly those who have failed radiation,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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