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    Source: Montefiore Health System From: PR Newswire International Panel Delivers Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Standards for the First Time Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL), a common and painful, yet underreported side effect of surgery and radiation, is getting fresh attention, courtesy of new guidelines from internationally recognized breast surgeons. Their recommendations, published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, tackle BCRL, ...
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    In a recent discussion with another breast cancer survivor, we were chatting about the factors that may have caused our cancers. I explained that for me I thought that my choice to not deal with my past domestic abuse might have been a major reason. I thought that I had buried all of this inside of me for years and ...
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    By: John Lauerman and Naomi Kresge From: bloomberg.com AstraZeneca Plc’s Imfinzi stalled the progress of mid-stage lung cancers in a trial, offering patients a potential new therapy for the deadly condition and boosting the U.K. company’s prospects in the race to develop breakthrough treatments. Patients who received Imfinzi after radiation and chemotherapy saw growth of their tumors pause about three times as ...
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    By: Alexander M. Castellino, PhD From: medscape.com A new investigational PI3KCA targeted agent, taselisib (Genentech/Roche), has shown benefit in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive (HR+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative (HER2–) early-stage breast cancer. Adding the new agent to letrozole significantly improved response rates compared with letrozole alone in all patients, but the improvement was more robust for patients with ...
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    Contributor: Quora From: forbes.com Performing any kind of surgery requires a great deal of precision. Now, surgeons can use an exact 3D model of the patient’s organs to practice a procedure and hone their skills before performing it on the patient. Although 3D printing was first invented in the mid-1980s, we are only starting to explore its potential numerous medical ...
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    By: W. Harry Fortuna From: qz.com A cancer diagnosis is a drawn out process. Weeks can pass between when the offending lump, blurry x-ray, or discolored skin is first identified, and when doctors are finally able to say categorically whether or not what came out in the initial scans is indeed a bout of the Big C. Biopsies in particular, ...
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