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New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
When they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women and their doctors want to begin treatment immediately. Early treatment is usually a great idea when it comes to cancer care, as treatment is usually most effective in the earliest stages of cancer, when the disease is most responsive to treatment. While it is important to start treatment as...
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Do You Have Stomach Cancer? Are You Scared that You Might? Here is What You Need to Know

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Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with stomach cancer? Are you concerned that you have stomach cancer? Here is what you need to know. As its name implies, stomach cancer is a type of cancer, which is a group of unhealthy cells that grow rapidly. Cancer is a progressive disease, which means it grows worse. Cancer progresses in stages. Doct...
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Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
If you are a woman and have chronic pelvic pain, you may have pelvic congestion syndrome, also known as PCS. PCS is a chronic condition that causes pain in the lowest part of the pelvis. PCS occurs when blood accumulates in veins deep within the torso. The accumulation of blood causes the veins to bloat and twist, just like the varicose veins that ...
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Using Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Genetics to Predict Drug Effectiveness in Personalized Medicine for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Genetics to Predict Drug Effectiveness in Personalized Medicine for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
Doctors are working towards delivering personalized medicine, an approach in which doctors tailor therapy according to each patient's unique physiology. Personalized medicine is working well in many fields of medicine, including oncology cancer care and cardiology. The approach is not as widely used in other fields, such as neurology. Now scientist...
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Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries

Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries
A rotator cuff injury can make life miserable. This shoulder injury can interfere with nearly every aspect of your life. Simply raising your arm to comb your hair, put on a shirt, perform certain aspects of your job, take care of your family or play your favorite sport can cause terrible shoulder pain. Rotator cuff injuries prevent millions of peop...
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Women with Dense Breast Tissue have Higher Breast Cancer Rate, Says the Authors of a New Study

Women with Dense Breast Tissue have Higher Breast Cancer Rate, Says the Authors of a New Study
Doctors typically recommend breast cancer screenings and other types of health screenings based on a patient's risk for specific diseases. Certain factors, such as age, genetics, early menstrual periods, late or no pregnancy, late menopause, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to the Centers for...
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New MRI Procedure Could Help Doctors Understand Association between Fluid Flow and Brain Tumors

New MRI Procedure Could Help Doctors Understand Association between Fluid Flow and Brain Tumors
Advances in imaging technology are helping scientists and doctors see how diseases affect the human body. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces detailed pictures of a patient's organs, soft tissues, bones and other structures, for example. The ability to see what is going on inside of a patient without performing surgery allows researchers to g...
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Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo

Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Safely Skip Chemo
Chemotherapy has saved millions of lives since doctors started administering it as a treatment for cancer. "Chemo" is still an important treatment for many types of cancer, but the effects of chemotherapy can be very uncomfortable. Now the results of a new study suggest that some women with early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and...
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