oncology

Radon and cancer impact in your home?

 

black haired woman Could the dangers of radon be lurking in your home? There is a great article on this which does not relate to presctiption medicines, but is a real population health risk.

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black haired woman Could the dangers of radon be lurking in your home? There is a great article on this which does not relate to presctiption medicines, but is a real population health risk.

I was surprised at Radon and lack of testing and impact on population health. Time for me to get a radon test kit http://go.usa.gov/MKTW

Expert committee recommends Avastin (bevacizumab) FDA approval for breast cancer be revoked

people with backs turned  An expert panel voted unanimously to remove the FDA approval for Bavacizumab (Avastin) in treatment of breast cancer.

Free counseling from CancerCare

tiny people in huge auditorium  Patients newly diagnosed with cancer can feel alone and isolated--completely changed by one word. CancerCare helps patients and families cope with practical and emotional worries that come hand in hand with a diagnosis of cancer.

What on earth do those words mean?

cat and joy of cooking book  Finally understanding an idea is cause for great happiness! Unfortunately, words and use of language is very complicated in hospitals today and it may not get much better.

Yearly mammograms starting when you are 40 may cut mastectomy risk in half

beautiful black haired woman New research released from the RS&A (Radiological Society of North America) meeting found that women who started getting yearly  mammograms when they were 40, were able to cut their risk of breast removal (mastectomy) by half versus women who did not avail themselves of this benefit o

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beautiful black haired woman New research released from the RS&A (Radiological Society of North America) meeting found that women who started getting yearly  mammograms when they were 40, were able to cut their risk of breast removal (mastectomy) by half versus women who did not avail themselves of this benefit or who were in the United Kingdom and fell under their standards where yearly mammograms only start at age 50.  

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As usual, this points out the importance of catching any cancer early and while chemotherapy has improved, early detection is a great help. The author of the paper (Dr. Nicholas Perry) presented this abstract (SSQ01-08.

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