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Articles That Discuss diagnostic testing

Lung Cancer Screening Complications

I am a long-term cancer survivor whose wife has smoked cigarettes her entire adult life. When I first read about low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) and lung cancer screening I thought that my wife was

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PET/CT Scans- Myeloma Prognosis

PET/CT scans allow you to see inside your bone marrow. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells that multiply uncontrollably in a person’s bone marrow. In order to diagnose, stage, treat,

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Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection-Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis

New research titled “Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection in Women With Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis” concludes that in a certain group of women with invasive

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Preoperative Esophageal Cancer Staging-

  Background Accurate detection of metastasis to lymph nodes is an essential component of the approach to treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of magnetic resonance imaging

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Vitamin D3- Cancer, Bones, Heart, Brain…

“I think the benefits of vitamin D supplementation are greatest in those who are truly deficient…We know that vitamin D is essential to health and we know it’s important to avoid vitamin

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Colorectal Polyps-Antioxidants Reduce Risk of Relapse

cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas (colorectal polyps) smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm If you have been diagnosed with colorectal polyps

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“Oh no, I’m MRD-positive!,” What Now?

“In the (MM) patients who have been treated with or without transplant but achieve MRD-negative status and CR , when they looked at their survival curves, they were very comparable, not statistically

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What is Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma?

What is stage 3 Multiple Myeloma? What qualifies as stage 3 MM? What are the symptoms of stage 3 MM? How worried should I be if I’ve been diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma? Hi David- Within

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Cancer-Therapy-induced Cardiomyopathy and Your Genes

“The increased burden of rare variants including TTNtv, indicate that genetics are an important component in Cancer-Therapy-induced Cardiomyopathy (CCM) susceptibility and adverse outcomes” I

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy- Breast Cancer:

The researchers conclude "the long-term breast cancer-related event-free survival in the (sentinel node-based dissection) arm was similar to that in the (routine dissection) arm, enabling us to affirm

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Neoadjuvant Chemo for Esophageal Cancer- Is it worth it?

Esophageal cancer is complicated. Get help understanding both conventional and non-conventional therapies to increase both your quality and quantity of life Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (undergoing chemo

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Mammography Under 40 Does More Harm Than Good?

This article concludes that "young women have received screening mammography, but few cancers have been detected, regardless of their specific age, race, or other individual characteristics. With

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