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2013-09-05 11:23:00

Study finds that no racial difference of people of same socioeconomic status According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 160,340 lung cancer deaths occurred in the United States in 2012, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths. While survival from lung cancer has improved since the early 1990s, racial differences in lung cancer survival persist such that blacks experience poorer 5-year survival for lung cancer compared to whites. In the October issue of the...

2013-08-12 23:20:32

New procedure transplants lymph nodes from groin to underarm, improving and even eliminating lymphedema symptoms. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 A ground-breaking new procedure being offered at San Antonio’s PRMA may be the answer for breast cancer patients suffering painful swelling of the arm known as lymphedema. Many breast cancer patients have lymph nodes removed from the underarm (axilla) at the same time as mastectomy as part of their breast cancer treatment. Removal of...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'