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2013-07-23 23:21:07

A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is conducting a two-year pilot study of an innovative microsurgery technique coupled with imaging technology to not only prevent lymphedema but also potentially detect and treat it early. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving...

2013-07-03 23:22:16

Local San Antonio breast cancer survivors come together this month to help patients traveling for reconstructive surgery, dedicating to helping others in the future. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 The decision to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy is not always an easy one especially for women who do not have access to an experienced breast reconstruction surgeon or surgical team. Traveling is not always easy either. Local San Antonio women are trying to change that by...

2013-06-26 13:28:26

When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a lumpectomy, which is surgery designed to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. But during this procedure, doctors cannot learn right away whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, with no microscopic signs that cancer cells were left behind. Because of this delay, one in five of these women—up to 66,000 patients annually in the U.S. alone—must return for a second surgery to remove remaining cancer....

2013-06-25 23:21:41

When a Mercy employee undergoing chemo began to lose her hair, her colleagues shaved their heads in support. Rogers, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 After beginning cancer treatment, Pamela Burton wasn’t surprised by the loss of her hair, but she was surprised by four of her co-workers at Mercy Clinic General Surgery. They welcomed her with open arms, warm smiles and newly shaved heads. “I was moved to tears and beyond words,” said 54-year-old Burton. Burton was being treated for...

2013-06-25 12:32:06

Study by Mayo Clinic, others also finds rural women likelier to choose mastectomy Rural women with breast cancer are less likely than their urban counterparts to receive recommended radiation therapy after having a lumpectomy, a breast-sparing surgery that removes only tumors and surrounding tissue, a study by Mayo Clinic and others found. The difference is one of several rural disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment the researchers discovered. The findings are being presented...

2013-06-11 23:02:53

With breast cancer currently being the leading threat to women all over the world, Dr. Sam Speron talks about options and what steps to take to be able to identify whether someone or their family are at risk. Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Dr Sam Speron reveals thoughts on Breast cancer & Angelina Jolie. Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer and is the second most prominent cause of death for women all over the world. Breast cancer has been a major health concern...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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