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Reflux Surgery no Guard Against Esophageal Cancer

Patients who have surgery to treat severe heartburn — also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD — continue to have a very high risk of developing cancer of the esophagus even after

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Esophageal Cancer- PET Scans are key to Accurate Staging

PET has been shown to be the most effective staging modality for the evaluation of distant metastatic disease for patients with esophageal cancer  A cancer diagnosis is nothing without proper staging.

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Esophageal Cancer and the ‘Asian Glow’

Upon consuming alcoholic beverages, hundreds of millions of people of East Asian ethnicity exhibit a facial flushing reaction that is more commonly referred to as the “Asian glow.” The majority

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GERD: Common Medications Increasing Severity

Certain medications and dietary supplements can irritate the lining of your esophagus, causing heartburn pain, and others can increase the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a

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DCIS Is Not Breast Cancer, and Might Not Require Surgery

Tens of thousands of women are having surgery – sometimes even having both breasts removed – to treat a condition that is unlikely to ever become life-threatening. In fact, a recent study concluded

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Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection in Women With 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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Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a common and frequently debilitating side effect of treatment for breast cancer.  Studies have been limited and have not produced convincing evidence that various interventions are helpful. 

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Introductions- Jessica Grogan Burnett- Assistant Director

When I was little, my sisters and I lined up each night after dinner for our "peppermint medicine." I recall the peppermint taste was suspiciously strong as it had to cover up the many pungent

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Breast Cancer-“Should I be Tested for Cancer: Maybe Not and Here’s Why”

The subject of cancer screening is very complex and H. Gilbert Welch's book, Should I Be Tested for Cancer: Maybe Not and Here's Why, does an excellent job of explaining thse complexities in

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