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New Robot-Assisted Surgical Method for Treating Thyroid Cancer

New Robot-Assisted Surgical Method  for Treating Thyroid Cancer

A team of surgeons at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea has successfully treated 200 consecutive patients with thyroid cancer using a novel robot-assisted endoscopic technique. The minimally invasive procedure, which has several technical and cosmetic advantages not offered... Read More


Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinical guidelines currently recommend screening low-risk women for cervical cancer every three years after age 30, but most primary care clinicians report that they would advise testing for the disease more frequently. Adding a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) to screening protocols does ... Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


Social Class No Shield Against Smoking's Toxicity

Social Class No Shield Against Smoking's Toxicity

    Smoking erases the health benefits normally conferred by being well-to-do or female, a recent study has found. The findings, which were published online in the British Medical Journal, revealed that even the poorest non-smokers had a lower premature-death rate than smokers ... Read More


Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine addresses the toll that cancer therapies have on patients' mental and emotional state that may potentially cause other health problems. Cancer treatments save and prolong many people's lives; however, care that focuses solely on eradicating tumor... Read More


Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung Cancer Treatment

There is some encouraging news tonight regarding the treatment of lung cancer. A minimally invasive procedure is shown to be so effective at zapping away tumors, itís prolonging the lives of patients far beyond whatís currently expected. The best way to get rid of lung cancer is to cut it out... Read More


Thyroid Cancer Risk Rises With Number of Dental X-Rays

Thyroid Cancer Risk Rises With Number of Dental X-Rays

As the frequency of dental X-rays increases, so does the incidence of thyroid cancer, a preliminary study conducted in Kuwait has found. The researchers, who published their work in the medical journal Acta Oncologica, said that other factors, such as the increasing sensitivity of diagnostic t... Read More



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