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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


Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Of all the cancers American men encounter, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Considering those rates, it would seem that a method of screening to detect the disease would be of great service to medical care. However, there has been ... 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


The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association recently convened and has made a series of new recommendations concerning prostate cancer screening. They now discourage screening men who are at average-risk under the age of 55. The group claims that men should be especially cautious before making the deci... Read More


Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

Does PSA Testing Do More Harm than Good?

The ongoing debate surrounding the routine use of PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer now has a new controversial study to add to the fire. The recent analysis indicates that it may do more harm than good. According to lead study author, Mathieu Boniol, the total harms ... Read More


40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

40% of Men Who Test Negative for Prostate Cancer May Have It

Forty percent of men with prostate cancer may be unaware that they have it, according to research conducted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Chicago. The study found that the standard office biopsy procedure is often inadequate for proper detection of the disease. Read More


Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Prostate Tests Found to Overdiagnose Cancer

Up to 42 percent of prostate cancers detected by a common blood test might never otherwise have come to light in a man's lifetime, according to a recent study. And this over-diagnosis of the condition has led to countless unnecessary biopsies, surgeries and radiation treatments, not to mention... Read More



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