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2013-06-27 23:25:38

Mike Peters' Rock and Roll Cancer Foundation, Love Hope Strength, Has Raised $3 Million, Expanded Registries and Harvested 35,000 Blood Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Donors Resulting In 560 Matches in Three Years. This Summer He is Documenting his US Tour with Scottish Band Big Country Hosting Donor Drives, Expeditions, Meeting with Politicians, Supporters, All While Undergoing Chemotherapy Wales, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Love Hope Strength Foundation(LHSF), the world's...

2013-06-27 23:01:06

In a new report for public television, audiences will see how new technology allows physicians to operate in ways that were previously impossible. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Ever since the dawn of modern medicine, certain stigmas have been applied to various procedures based on their accuracy, invasiveness, and subsequent recovery time. Many major elective and non-elective surgeries have been passed on by ailing patients specifically for the reason that the recovery associated...

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....

2013-06-26 12:59:24

Use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and robotic prostatectomy, has increased among men with low-risk disease, high risk of noncancer mortality, or both, a population of patients who are unlikely to benefit from these treatments, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA. "Prostate cancer is a common and expensive disease in the United States. In part because of the untoward morbidity of traditional radiation and...

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...

2013-06-20 23:00:16

Mercy continues to explore the latest modalities for treating disease, as hospital known for women's health care announces new National Institute for Robotic Surgery, and is also first medical center in Maryland to provide breast cancer patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Dr. Dwight Im, Director of Mercy´s Center for Gynecologic Oncology, has formed the new National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center at 345 St....

2013-06-18 10:28:32

Study suggests low-risk patients can forgo immediate treatment Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Writing in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors said their statistical...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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