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  • Ask Your Doctor To Order The Proper Test To Diagnose Your Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Ask your Doctor to Order the Proper Test to Diagnose your Cancer  If you suspect that you might have cancer, it is important to ask your doctor to order the appropriate tests to diagnose your cancer.  Why?  Because the earlier cancer is diagnosed and treated, the more likely that your cancer will be cured.  For […]

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  • Hospitals Often Fail To Diagnose Stroke In Younger Stroke Victims

    March 22, 2017

    Hospitals Often Fail to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Stroke Victims According to a recent study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference of 2009, young adults with stroke symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed in Hospital emergency rooms.  As a result, these young people miss out on effective early stroke treatment. In the study, researchers […]

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  • Parents Getting Breast Cancer Gene Test For Kids

    March 22, 2017

    Parents Getting Breast Cancer Gene Test for Kids The Washington Post is reporting that record numbers of women are getting tested for a gene (BRCA) that is responsible for breast cancer.  They report that approximately 100,000 tests for breast cancer gene mutations were done last year.  That is more than twice the number of tests performed […]

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  • New Treatment For Advanced Prostate Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer Advanced prostate cancer patients treated with cabazitaxel achieved significantly longer overall survival than did those treated with mitoxantrone.  The clinical study sought to find the best treatment for patients with advanced disease after they have completed docetaxel treatment.  Up until now, doctors have used various treatments at this stage […]

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  • Computeraided Detection Improves Colonography Polyp And Colon Cancer Detection

    March 22, 2017

    Computer-Aided Detection Improves Colonography Polyp and Colon Cancer Detection A new study shows that computer-aided detection (CAD) significantly increases the ability of doctors to detect colon cancer when using multi-row detector CT (MDCT) colonography (CTC) to screen for colon cancer.If you believe your colon cancer was missed or not diagnosed in time, you should contact […]

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  • Length Of Fingers Can Indicate Risk Of Prostate Cancer Say British Scientists

    March 22, 2017

    Length of fingers can indicate risk of prostate cancer say British scientists A man whose index finger is longer than his ring finger has a statistically one-third lower risk of developing prostate cancer compared to those whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers, scientists report in the British Journal of Cancer.   The […]

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  • Blood Test Accurately Predicts Death From Prostate Cancer Up To 25 Years In Advance

    March 22, 2017

    Blood test Accurately Predicts Death from Prostate Cancer up to 25 Years in Advance  A blood test at the age of 60 can accurately predict the risk that a man will die from prostate cancer within the next 25 years, according to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, and Lund University, in […]

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  • Women Should Increase Calcium Intake To Reduce Risk Of Colon Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Women should increase calcium intake to reduce risk of colon cancer Women may be able to reduce their risk of colon cancer by taking more calcium, either in foods or as supplements.  According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, women who took more calcium from either food or supplements […]

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  • Report Shows Cholesterol Drugs May Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke In Healthy Patients

    March 22, 2017

    Report Shows Cholesterol Drugs May Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke In Healthy Patients A large new study suggests that millions more people could benefit from taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, even if they have low cholesterol, because the drugs can significantly lower their risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death. The study, involving […]

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  • Doppler Ultrasound Helps Identify Breast Cancer Without Biopsy

    March 22, 2017

    Doppler Ultrasound Helps Identify Breast Cancer Without Biopsy An article just published in the medical journal Radiology finds that 3-D Doppler ultrasound can help distinguish between malignant and benign breast lesions. In a group of women with suspicious breast lesions, 3-D power Doppler assessment of lesion vascularity had a 100% sensitivity and 86% specificity.  That […]

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