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3D Printing & Breast Reconstruction

​Many news outlets have reported recently on new research being performed in Austin, TX. A company called TeVido is conducting research and experimenting with different 3D printing technologies and harvested human cells to create real nipples for breast reconstruction...

Can Stress Cause Cancer to Occur or Spread? 

A growing body of evidence suggests that stress can contribute to cancer causation and increase the risk that it will spread or be harder to treat. Even patients who already have advanced cancer may benefit from stress- and inflammation-reducing activities, such as...

Cancer and Blood Clots: Three Things You Need to Know 

People with cancer are four times more likely than the general population to develop a serious blood clot, especially deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot often found in the leg, pelvis, or arms, which can move through the body and lodge itself in the lungs, becoming a pulmonary embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) — a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition. It’s important for cancer patients to know the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of VTE and take preventive measures.

My Wife Was Just Diagnosed with Cancer: What this means under Universal Healthcare

The potential implications of a cancer diagnosis and the stresses that naturally arise — most importantly on my wife but also on our children and myself, are overwhelming. I can’t imagine what they would be like were we to also have to work through the stresses associated with a system of private insurance or, worse, the stresses involved in having no coverage at all.

Scientists develop new way to identify breast cancer tumors

Aided by machine learning, the researchers taught a computer to rapidly sort images of breast tumors to identify which ones had estrogen receptors, a key to determining prognosis and treatment options. That’s a big step forward from microscopes and cell biopsies in use for more than a century, according to the scientists.

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

Now, a collaborative study involving the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY, and the University Hospital of Oslo in Norway, has uncovered a potential explanation that scientists could use to more accurately assess the risk that metastatic cancer in the bone will develop in cases of breast cancer.

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