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Can Some Women Skip Radiotherapy After Breast Conserving Surgery?

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Radiation may be unnecessary for some women with early-stage breast cancer after conservative surgery, according to preliminary data from a randomized controlled study from Italy. The study, led by Dr. Corrado Tinterri of Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan,...
Type 2 diabetes is a recognized epidemic both in the United States and around the world. A new study examines whether bariatric surgery in addition to lifestyle changes and medications can help control this disease in moderately obese patients. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report. Source:...
A new study shows that 62 percent of women under the age of 40 forgo a lumpectomy in favor of the more severe mastectomy despite equivalent survival rates, according to The Washington Post. Researchers conducted the survey looked at 277 women who had been diagnosed with Stage 1, 2 or 3 breast cancer and...