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2014-02-14 23:24:38

The latest state-of-the-art linear accelerator at the Breast Health Center at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will provide a precise, effective way of delivering radiation therapy directly to cancer—right down to the millimeter. Ogdensburg, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Radiation therapy, a popular, safe method for eradicating cancer cells that may be still be present after surgery, plays an important role in treating all stages of breast cancer. Traditional radiation therapy uses...

2014-02-04 23:25:08

Nebraska breast cancer survivor with severe burn scars gets life back after traveling to PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas for groundbreaking breast reconstruction procedure. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 After suffering severe burns to her chest nearly 3 decades ago, Linda Frost didn’t think things could get any worse until she heard those four dreaded words – you’ve got breast cancer. Frost, who spent nearly 2 months in the burn unit in Lincoln Nebraska’s...

2014-01-17 23:04:57

Dr. Bryan McIntosh, respected plastic surgeon, recently released an informative article detailing breast reconstruction options for women who have had single or double mastectomies. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Mastectomies can often feel devastating to a woman and her family. Breast reconstruction options are a viable way for these breast cancer survivors to regain confidence and wholeness following the ravages of surgery, radiation and chemo. In response to this, Dr. Bryan...

2013-12-19 12:02:17

Survey of Americans suggests a lack of understanding of genetic risk following Jolie's public announcement of her preventive double mastectomy Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a new study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that widespread awareness of Jolie's story did not...

2013-12-13 09:38:35

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented at a poster session at the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor...

2013-12-10 23:25:18

Ability to customize radiation therapy improves patient safety & quality. Aliso Viejo, Calif. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the outcomes of a large, retrospective study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of the SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator. Researchers reported favorably low recurrence rates, high rates of survival and excellent cosmetic outcomes. SAVI is a strut-based applicator that delivers a form of...

2013-11-26 23:20:48

The clinical benefits of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for breast cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction has been described in a poster presentation at the 28th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care held on October 23-27 at Lake Buena Vista, FL. In threatened mastectomy skin flaps treated at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY, over a 4 year, 15 patient period, an 87.5% success rate was realized when hyperbaric oxygen therapy was used, against a...

2013-11-22 23:01:16

Dr. Eric C. Burdge, a general surgeon specializing in breast disease and aerospace medicine practicing in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, has joined the DoctorsElite healthcare network. Gulfport, MS (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 DoctorsElite has announced the addition of Dr. Eric C. Burdge to the site's ranks of connected doctors. Dr. Burdge brings with him decades of medical experience. His expertise in surgery and service with the Air National Guard make him a valuable addition to the...

2013-11-20 23:31:25

Dr. Nancy Elliott, Director and Founder of Montclair Breast Center, NJ, advocates for “Are You Dense?” legislation in New Jersey. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 On October 30th, Senator Joe Crisco and Dr. Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., and Founder of Are You Dense, Inc., hosted “Are You Dense?” Day at the Connecticut State Capital, commemorating new legislation requiring women to be informed about their increased risk for breast cancer. “There are too many women who are unaware of their...

2013-11-20 23:02:38

The Bougainvillea Clinique is now offering natural fat transfer procedures to better help women during challenging times. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 As more women proactively choose to get tested for the BRCA 1 or 2 mutations, with many who test positive choosing a pre-emptive mastectomy, more surgeons are helping to fill that difficult void for women. Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, director of the Breast Center at the Bougainvillea Clinique, is one such plastic surgeon looking to...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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