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For most of the last decade, Ronald Vari watched helplessly as his PSA level steadily rose, all too aware that the pattern could be a sign of prostate cancer. Yet initial biopsies didn't detect the disease. Confused and frustrated, the Chicago resident...
It’s been a tough autumn for the nation’s new health care law, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act inside the Beltway and as “Obamacare” everywhere else. First, a new report on employer-provided health...
Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) earlier this year. By awarding facilities the status of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, ACR recognizes breast...
Tags: Colleges and Universities, Education, Mammogram, Surgery, Breast
West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital hosted a community open house for its new Women’s Imaging Center Wednesday. The celebration began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony co-sponsored by the Jefferson County...
The 33 NewsThe Powell family is full of hugs and kisses--thanks to a surgical procedure that helped Brad become a dad. The Powell's believe Brad had a bilateral hernia as a child--the scaring then prevented the production of sperm. "But I remember there were times...
Tags: Chemotherapy, Health Treatments, Surgery, Semen, Health
Editor's Note: This is the second of two parts. * After getting home from UC Irvine's gastrointestinal clinic, we cried, each blaming ourselves for causing what would surely be a life-changing illness. I called my sister Libby, a breast cancer survivor...
firstname.lastname@example.orgYou don't die from skin cancer. That's what Robert Harsh thought when he was diagnosed with the disease about four years ago. You go to a doctor, have the lesion removed and life goes on. But there was more to the small spot on Harsh's cheek than...
HealthKey.com contributorCervical cancer affects the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects the upper uterus (where babies grow) to the birth canal. While surgeries required for late stage cervical cancer make future pregnancies impossible, early detection allows...
Tags: Uterus, Chemotherapy, Biotechnology, Symptoms, Vaginal Discharge
It seemed like a good idea at the time. In 1984, Japan began screening the urine of 6-month-old infants for neuroblastoma, the most common type of solid tumor in young children. The test was simple and could show signs of cancer long before clinical...
It's such an appealing idea -- catch breast cancer early, treat accordingly and your patients will live. So perhaps it's no wonder the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- a panel of primary care physicians -- caught major flak when it revised its...
You'd think there could be no downside to widespread screening for cancer. But that's not always the case. Studies on Pap smears, for example, show that atypical cells can disappear if they're left alone, while interventions can cause scarring and...
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