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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion? Featured Article

When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions. First, you as the the patient may assume that the surgeon who performed the biopsy was also the person who rendered the diagnosis. This misperception may be perpetuated when surgeons do not tell patients that diagnoses are made by someone other than themselves. In fact, when your tissue is biopsied, the samples taken are studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. The pathology report tells your treating doctor the diagnosis in each of the samples to help manage your care.   [more]






 

For some colon cancer patients, travel distance limits access to chemo
People who have been treated for colon cancer are less likely to get chemotherapy after surgery to reduce the risk of future cancer if they have to travel far for the appointments, according to a new   [via Reuters]

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs
Breast cancer patients who report more side effects of their hormone therapy drugs and less confidence communicating with their doctors are more likely to intentionally or unintentionally miss a   [via Reuters]

Contrary to popular myth, 'the pill' prevents womb cancer, study finds
LONDON Using an oral contraceptive, often referred to as "the pill", gives long-term protection against womb cancer and the longer it is used the greater the reduction in risk, scientists said on   [via Reuters]

Did reports of side effects contribute to drop in bone drug use?
Media reports raising safety concerns about osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may have contributed to a sharp drop in their use - even though U.S.  [via Reuters]

Citrus Fruit Consumption May Be Associated With Increased Melanoma Risk | ASCO.org
ASCO Perspective Gary Schwartz, MD, ASCO ExpertThis study adds to the growing discussion around food and cancer risk.  [via ASCO]




  Breast cancer patients and memory loss: New research reveals early intervention can help
Breast cancer patients can experience problems with memory after chemotherapy treatment. This can be frustrating and lead to increased stress.  [more]

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: New research reveals results of "watchful waiting"
The decision on how to treat prostate cancer is dependent on many factors. Many men choose "watchful waiting" over definitive surgery or radiation therapy.  [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into.  [more]

 


 
 

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