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Dec 29 2010
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Study Finds Straight Talk About Dying Improves Patient’s Quality of Life