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Survivor draws strength from cancer patients

Survivor draws strength from cancer patients Betty Parks, 77, was working in the Radiation Oncology Department at Sacred Heart Hospital when she was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2001. Parks said she drew inspiration to conquer her diagnosis from the women she met as an event … Full News here – Read more on […]

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GP tax to hit cancer patients

GP tax to hit cancer patients "The full extent of the pain from Tony Abbott's GP tax goes way beyond the doctor's surgery, with experts revealing cancer patients will now be forced to fork out thousands of dollars upfront to pay for MRI, X-rays, CAT scans and mammograms," he said. Full News here – Read […]

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Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their disease. Full News here […]

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Mesothelioma Patients Encouraged to Seek Out Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Patients Encouraged to Seek Out Clinical Trials Black American Patient Two cancer experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas say patients with mesothelioma should be encouraged to take part in clinical trials, not only to help themselves, but to help others who may develop the … Full News here – Read […]

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Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients

Certificate-of-need laws help providers, not patients In this photo taken Oct. 29, 2010, Kristen Miller, a colonoscopy patient, views with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenterology chief at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, an interactive computer program describing benefits and risks of … Full News here – Read more on Delmarva Daily Times

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Twin Cities businesswomen helping cancer patients, one product at a time

Twin Cities businesswomen helping cancer patients, one product at a time Style and uniqueness factor: Since launching in January 2013, the company has grown from greeting cards to more than a dozen products geared toward cancer patients. Items include knits, coffee mugs and natural body-care items, such as lotion bars, … Full News here – Read […]

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Cancer center, yarn shop partner to offer caps, scarves and mittens to patients

Cancer center, yarn shop partner to offer caps, scarves and mittens to patients Yak 'n Yarn, a yarn shop in the Fairlawn Plaza Mall, and the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center have partnered to bring awareness to breast cancer and the need for all cancer patients to have access to caps, scarves, gloves and mittens. Area knitters […]

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Cutting for Stone's Verghese Talks Prose, Patients With Topol

Cutting for Stone's Verghese Talks Prose, Patients With Topol Eric J. Topol, MD: I am Eric Topol, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. I am thrilled to be joined today by Dr Abraham Verghese, professor and vice chair at Stanford in internal medicine, and professor of the theory and practice of medicine. Dr Verghese adds … Full News […]

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Radiation Therapy on Mesothelioma Patients Adds No Additional Benefit

Radiation Therapy on Mesothelioma Patients Adds No Additional Benefit shutterstock_129171839 The results from a Phase 2 clinical trial, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2014, have shown that high-dose radiotherapy adds no survival benefit after chemotherapy and radical surgery in … Full News here – Read more on Radiation Therapy News

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Skeptic's Corner: Experts Debate Aspirin Use in Patients with AF Receiving DES

Skeptic's Corner: Experts Debate Aspirin Use in Patients with AF Receiving DES Patients on oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation (AF) who receive DES should routinely forego aspirin and continue therapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor, Christopher B. Granger, MD, of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C., argued in a … Full News here – Read […]

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In war on cancer, patients at risk of becoming commoditized

In war on cancer, patients at risk of becoming commoditized Over the past 40 years, the global medical community has made significant strides in the war against cancer. More Americans with cancer face longer life expectancies as a result of increased awareness among at-risk populations, better preventative care … Full News here – Read more […]

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Table 3. Comparison of the severity of patients with different vascular causes

Table 3. Comparison of the severity of patients with different vascular causes … IQR, interquartile range. Data in parentheses are percentages, unless otherwise noted. Severity distribution: χ2 test for all groups, all groups (except for mixed vascular): Pearson Chi-square = 14.351, P = 0.026; Pearson Chi-square = 0.984, P = 0.805 … Full News here – […]

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Contrast-enhanced CT scan safe for most patients

Contrast-enhanced CT scan safe for most patients OAK BROOK, Ill. – According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal … Full News here – Read more on EurekAlert (press release)

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Aggressive Therapy Shows Hope for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

Aggressive Therapy Shows Hope for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients A recent retrospective analysis of 161 peritoneal mesothelioma patients at the Washington Cancer Institute shows those who repeated cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) two or three times after the initial … Full News here – Read more on Asbestos.com

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Dr. Joseph King Releases Website for Bellevue LASIK Patients

Dr. Joseph King Releases Website for Bellevue LASIK Patients Dr. Joseph King and the entire team at King LASIK are pleased to announce the release of their latest website, which provides information to current and prospective laser eye surgery patients in Bellevue, WA. Dr. King has launched this website to … Full News here – […]

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