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Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines Once a patient has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, the lymph node in the region closest to the cancer %u2013 known as the sentinel node - often is removed and forwarded to a pathologist for closer examination. The removal of this one node is known as sentinel node biopsy or diss... Read More

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic If you've been told by your doctor that you may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, you're likely looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectemy can greatly lower your risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decistion tha... Read More

9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic

9 Steps to Recovery Following a Mastectomy Infographic It can take several weeks to recover from mastectomy surgery, and longer if you have undergone reconstruction. It's critical that you take the necessary time to heal. Here are some guidelines to help you recover at home quickly. Read More

3D VS 2D Mammography Infographic

3D VS 2D Mammography Infographic Mammograms remain at forefront for early detection of breast cancer. Now 3D mammograms are improving breast cancer tumor detection, helping physicians make more accurate diagnoses. Read More

Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar

Scientists Engineer MRI Scan to Detect Cancer Using Sugar Scientists claim they have engineered a new method of detecting cancer by giving patients an injection of sugar prior to doing an MRI examination. Researchers from University College London have developed a technique known as glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer. Read More

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans Childhood radiation exposure from CT scans can potentially double one's risk of cancer. This is according to study of seven healthcare systems in the U.S. and is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Read More

A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough

A Cancer Therapy Nearing Breakthrough An approach to treating cancer known as monoclonal antibody therapy, that has already effectively proven itself, is on the threshold of becoming yet more powerful, according to an overview of recent research. "We believe that antibody therapy has the capacity to immunize people against cancer,... Read More

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009 I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More

Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors

Fruit Chemical Shrinks Tumors A compound found naturally in fruits like mangoes, grapes and strawberries has been discovered to dramatically fight malignancies. Research recently done at Hong Kong University shows that the chemical lupeol sharply decreases tumor size and suppresses metastasis, the blood-borne spread of ca... Read More

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