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Dec 29 2010
Surgical Removal of Non-Cancerous Breast or Ovary Decreases Mortality Rate

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is continued evidence that prophylactic removal of the breast and ovaries decreases mortality rate This subject is not without controversy, but results of studies hav...

Dec 15 2010
Does Vitamin D Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival Rates?

Expert Analysis Highlights: There’s a lot of controversy about the effects of Vitamin D on survival outcome for various forms of cancer Retrospective studies show “clues” that lower seru...

Sep 12 2010
How Do I Get My Medical Records?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Below are a few basic principles that will allow you to know your rights and get the records you need The most critical medical records in your cancer care are usually your...

Sep 7 2010
“Hospice Care” Should Not Be Overlooked

Expert Analysis Highlights: Study in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine concluded that early Hospice care (also known as palliative or end-of-life care) led to significant improvements in...

Aug 13 2010
Is the Media Just Telling Cancer Patients What They Want to Hear?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Lay media does a poor job of keeping a balanced perspective when reporting cancer information Study found that 95% reported exclusively on aggressive and expensive treatmen...

Jul 26 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Needs an Experienced Medical Team

Expert Analysis Highlights: Radiation and surgery components of treatment for pancreatic cancer are highly complex Data indicate that rates of postoperative mortality are directly related to the surgi...

Jul 22 2010
Acupuncture to Treat Hot Flashes Instead of Drug Therapy?

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is some evidence, although somewhat controversial, that acupuncture can be effective in reducing frequency of hot flashes A small, 12-week study concluded “Acupunct...

Jul 6 2010
Does Soda Cause Cancer?

Expert Analysis Highlights: While drinks like soda are notoriously loaded with sugar, the direct impact on pancreas cancer remains unknown Attention on drinks and cancer began when a flawed study from...

Jul 1 2010
Study Finds Straight Talk About Dying Improves Patient’s Quality of Life