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GP prostate screening ruled out but practices told to give PSA tests on request
GPs are urged to use their clinical judgment to offer the test to patients exhibiting possible symptoms of prostate cancer. They are advised not to proactively raise the issue of PSA testing in asymptomatic men. But any asymptomatic patients over 50 ... [...]
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Mom with brain cancer forgoes radiation to give her unborn baby a better …
Last Christmas season, Kim Vaillancourt of Tonawanda, New York, felt like she was coming down flu-like symptoms. She could be forgiven if, out of an “abundance of caution,” she went to the doctor. She and her husband, ... Doctors to the Vaillancourts ... [...]
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Local doctors team up to give breast cancer patients peace of mind
PHOENIX - A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, overwhelming and confusing. There are so many questions surrounding treatment options, or what steps to take and when. That is why a team of local doctors is working to bring patients peace of ... [...]
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Give It To Me Straight, Doc
This counterintuitive fact not only boggles the mind, it also calls into question medicine's Hippocratic promise—“First, do no harm”—and muddles efforts to help patients, including in the early detection of cancer. As Dr. Hatch explains, the ... [...]
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Regular Tracking for Prostate Cancer Can Give Men High Quality of Life
Monitoring for prostate cancer instead of surgery or radiotherapy seems to be a better method of prevention. For those with a low risk of prostate cancer, this approach worked very well. In fact, it was the ideal form of treatment. The quality of life ... [...]
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Advances in genetics give doctors new tools to customize treatments for their …
Pathologist Dr. Sanford Sharp poses for a portrait in front of a projected slide of a magnified high grade carcinoma at Memorial Hospital on Feb. 18 in Chattanooga. Sharp leads a weekly breast cancer Tumor Conference, where a group of care providers ... [...]
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New approaches give women more options for breast cancer surgery
CHICAGO – Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new ... for many years. Skin and nipples increasingly are being preserved for more natural results. [...]
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Jackson, Summit Township firefighters give $7500 to three breast cancer survivors
Stephens, a retired administrative assistant at Consumers Energy, learned she had breast cancer in August and is undergoing treatment. Wearing a white scarf on her head and a smile on her face, she looked in awe at a fire truck and thanked the ... [...]
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