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  • Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy Is Being Underutilized

    March 22, 2017

    Radiation after Mastectomy for Breast Cancer is Being Underutilized In a study published in Cancer, nearly 20% of women with breast cancer who would benefit from radiation after mastectomy, also known as post-mastectomy radiation treatment (PMRT), are not receiving the treatment. In 2001, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released clinical practice guidelines for […]

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  • Racial Gap In Colon Cancer Deaths Is Widening

    March 22, 2017

    Racial Gap in Colon Cancer Deaths is Widening A new report indicates that the racial gap in colon cancer death rates is widening.  Colon and rectal cancer death rates are now nearly 50 percent higher in African Americans than in white Americans, according to American Cancer Society research. The gap has been growing since the […]

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  • Girl With Cerebral Palsy Uses Special Computer To Speak For The First Time

    March 22, 2017

    Girl with Cerebral Palsy Uses Special Computer to Speak for the First Time A twelve year old girl who has suffered from cerebral palsy from birth was able to speak to her family for the first time.  “It was like ‘wow — she has things to say,’ it’s like the first smile,” said Geurts as […]

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  • Uncommonly Reported Complications Following Gallbladder Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Uncommonly Reported Complications Following Gallbladder Surgery According to an article published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy 8:197 (1994) entitled “Thermal Injury of the Posterior Duodenum During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”, although bile duct injuries are the most commonly reported complications of gallbladder surgery, bowel injuries are rarely reported.  There are two types of bowel injuries.  The first […]

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  • Strokes Continue To Kill Patients Hospitalized For Heart Attack

    March 22, 2017

    Strokes Continue to Kill Patients Hospitalized for Heart Attack A new study finds that patients hospitalized for heart attacks are dying from strokes while in hospital at the same rate over the past 20 years.  The investigators evaluated 9,220 patients hospitalized for heart attack between 1986 and 2005.  The investigators found that the risk of […]

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  • Colon Cancer Screening Test Less Likely To Detect Cancer In Summer Compared To Winter

    March 22, 2017

    Colon cancer screening test less likely to detect cancer in summer compared to winter A commonly used screening test to diagnose colon cancer is a simple test called fecal occult blood testing (FOBT).  A new Italian study published this week suggests that the test results may be less accurate when outside temperatures are high compared […]

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  • Hypnosis Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

    March 22, 2017

    Hypnosis Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Randomized Trial of a Hypnosis Intervention for Treatment of Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors Gary Elkins,* Joel Marcus, Vered Stearns, Michelle Perfect, M. Hasan Rajab, Christopher Ruud, Lynne Palamara, and Timothy Keith From the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco; Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, […]

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  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Doubles The Risk For Lung Colon And Breast Cancers

    March 22, 2017

    Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Doubles the Risk for Lung, Colon and Breast Cancers The Journal of National Cancer Institute reports that a study done at the Medical University of South Carolina shows that people who have nonmelanoma-melanoma skin cancer are at double the risk to develop subsequent cancer.  The increased risk of subsequent cancer is not […]

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  • University Of Oklahoma Scientists Discover Way To Stop Pancreatic Cancer In Early Stages

    March 22, 2017

    University Of Oklahoma Scientists Discover Way To Stop Pancreatic Cancer In Early Stages Researchers were able to show for the first time that a drug used in current chemotherapy for later stages of pancreatic cancer had a dramatic effect if used earlier.With low doses of Gefitinib, which has no known side effects at this level, […]

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  • Nonhodgkin Lymphoma Patients Survival Affected By Socioeconomic And Treatment Factors

    March 22, 2017

    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients’ Survival Affected By Socioeconomic And Treatment Factors Socioeconomic factors and the type of treatment received have an impact on a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patient’s risk of dying. That is the finding of a new study published in the December 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. […]

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