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Breast Cancer & Mastectomies

Are Preventive Mastectomies Worthwhile?

For women who undergo a mastectomy in a cancerous breast, having a double mastectomy as a prophylactic method in the second breast is becoming common practice. However, a recent article published by CBS News suggests that this preventive effort may be...
A new study from the University of East Anglia’s School of Pharmacy suggests a method by which THC, the active chemical in marijuana, can shrink cancerous tumors. According to CBS News, investigators induced tumors in mice using samples of human breast...
A new experimental drug from Roche can prevent the worsening of advanced form melanoma when used in collaboration with another drug, leading to prolonged life for people with the disease, a Reuters article reports. The drug, which is currently being...