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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...

2013-06-07 23:02:30

A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. Troy, MI (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A positive support system that includes mental health treatment is key to a successful elective mastectomy experience, according to a recent article published by the Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy. The article, which looks at the latest research on women who have...

2013-06-03 23:15:02

A less invasive technique called sentinel node resection is as safe and effective as traditional surgery of removing all lymph nodes from the underarm area for women with breast cancer, according to a new study being presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 A less invasive technique called sentinel node resection is as safe and effective as traditional surgery of removing all lymph nodes from the underarm area for women with...

2013-05-16 23:32:55

Actress Angelina Jolie´s decision to undergo preventive surgery for breast cancer has sparked a frenzy of discussion regarding BRCA gene testing and the increasingly common preventive mastectomy. Did she make the right choice, and how young is “too young” to consider taking drastic action to avoid breast cancer? Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The rate of women opting to undergo preventive mastectomies to avoid the risk of breast cancer has increased as much as 50...

2013-05-16 23:32:34

Angelina Jolie's courage to undergo breast cancer preventive double mastectomy creates headlines and the opportunity for greater awareness on the issue. Doctors of Physical Therapy help patients regain function and proper movement after the mastectomy -From Hands-On News. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Over 230,000 women are diagnosed every year with invasive breast cancer as reported by the American Cancer Society. Mammograms, clinical breast exams and self-breast exams are some of the...

2013-05-16 23:31:08

INTIO's TipTRAC will be demonstrated at the World Congress of Interventional Oncology. Real-time visualization of probe placement enhances the interventional radiologist's ability to more accurately deliver ablative therapy. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 INTIO, Inc. is introducing TipTRAC, a new and significant feature of its 510(k) cleared ClearStart SVM system at the World Congress of Interventional Oncology in New York, May 16-19, 2013. TipTRAC, used in CT-guided ablative therapies,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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