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Breast Cancer, Lumpectomy, Lumpectomies

Using Radar to Make Breast Surgery Easier for Women

Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue locating technology offered at Rush University Medical Center. The SAVI SCOUT Radar Localization System helps to decrease the time a woman is in the operating room, increase the success rates of lesion removal and reduce the amount of healthy breast tissue that is removed during the procedure.

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breast health, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Screening, Invasive Breast Cancer, Women's Health, Breast Cancer Risk, Breast cancer signs

Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening and Signs

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October is a month that is known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage. The month is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness and features walks, fundraisers and nationwide comradery to raise awareness, as well as funds, to beat the disease. This cause is as important as ever, with approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.

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Victor Velculescu, Cancer, fallopian tube

Scientists Track Ovarian Cancers to Site of Origin: Fallopian Tubes

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Some scientists have suspected that the most common form of ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes, the thin fibrous tunnels that connect the ovaries to the uterus. Now, results of a study of nine women suggest that the genomic roots of many ovarian tumors may indeed arise in the fallopian tubes, potentially providing insights into the origin of ovarian cancer and suggesting new ways for prevention and intervention of this disease.

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American College Of Surgeons, Clinical Congress, Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award

Houston Surgeon SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, Honored for Inspiring Women in Surgery

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS, received the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the College’s 2017 Clinical Congress.

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Mutant Gene Fueling Cancer, Nerves Driving Prostate Cancer, African American Breast Cancer Patients, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Cardiovascular Risk, women and cardiovascular risks, Nafld, Fatty Liver Disease

Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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GW Cancer Center, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Mammogram, Mammography, Health Equity, Access To Health Care, Washington, D.C., Cancer, Health Disparities

The GW Cancer Center Announces New Mobile Mammography Van in Washington, D.C.

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The GW Cancer Center unveiled a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography van, known as the GW Mammovan, to provide breast cancer screening to women in the Washington, D.C. region.

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Breast Cancer, Botanical Drug, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research

MTSU Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.

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Labour, Pregnant, Birth, Delivery

First Time Mums with an Epidural Who Lie Down on Their Side in Later Stages of Labour More Likely to Have a Normal Birth

Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Implants

Rare Cancer Linked with Textured Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.







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