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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...tanford University School of Medicine.Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus which sometimes cause discom...re is no way of telling whether a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until it is analyzed by a pathologist are technically correct, but...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

... than 50 men - covering normal tissue, tissue with benign change, and also tissues from both localised and a...sue just before cancer develops, and the lowest in benign prostate tissue. Hepsin play a main role in tumour development. Pim-1, a known cancer-causing gene, ...

New pancreatic surgery

... of this kind of operation involving patients with benign disease of the pancreas. There were very few problems, and a decreased stay in hospital for all of them. And there are ways of reducing complications - using different methods to heal the surgical wound....

FDA approves new device to treat women's bleeding disorder

...ue at fault. Millions of women suffer menorrhagia, benign but troubling menstrual bleeding so excessive they can require more than 20 tampons in a single day. Thousands of women every year get hysterectomies to cure menorrhagia, while other women try hormone treatment.// The other option is to destroy par...

Cure for osteoporosis in prostate cancer patients

...h clinically localised prostate cancer and 24 with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Those with prostate cancer ...higher levels of bone breakdown than patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia or those who never received any androgen deprivation. Researches said the trea...

New diagnostic marker for prostate cancer

...er tissue samples. Importantly, it was not seen in benign prostate tissue or other tissue showing non-malign...ate cancer. For PSA is found in cancer but also in benign prostate disease. AMACR looks to be far more specific. And the researchers have found the gene in ot...

Acoustic neuroma in older patients to be treated

...euroma (sometimes known as acoustic swannoma) is a benign tumour affecting the eighth cranial nerve and leading to a sudden loss of hearing and problems with balance.// Standard treatment is removal by surgery - but there's some debate as to whether this is worthwhile in older people with limited life expec...

Migraine relieved by deadly toxin

...y poisons known to man. However, it does have some benign uses for instance,// botox injections are often used to smooth out wrinkles in cosmetic surgery. Now researchers at the Hokins of University reveal that botox also relieves headache. The botox works by partially paralysing the muscles in the scalp ...

Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer

...y, is good at distinguishing between malignant and benign tumours, has been done on a standard gamma camera. The limitation of this kind of camera is that it cannot pick up small tumours within dense breast tissue. The Hopkins team has designed a new, breast specific, camera that overcomes these limitatio...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...evice and it has detected melanomas that look like benign moles and that would not have been detected in a routine clinical examination," he said. Apart from providing a diagnosis of a lesion, SolarScan also can monitor lesions over time to detect changes, keeping a record in the Body Map software so the l...

Ideal therapy for warts

...or this common medical condition. Viral warts are benign lesions of the skin that will usually clear up eventually on their own. Anyhow, warts that appear on hands or feet can cause social problems for people because those are on such visible parts of the body. Warts on the bottom of the feet or near finge...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...etachments. Intraocular choroidal hemangiomas are benign tumors, which can cause symptoms due to their location, growth, and the accumulation of fluid in the eye. Doctors generally don't treat the tumors unless the problems lead to vision loss or a detached retina. In these cases, each of the patients was...

smoking and drinking lead to cancer

...colorectal polyp recurrence. Colorectal polyps are benign tumours that can eventually develop into colorectal cancer.// Tests were conducted on 864 participants who had previous polyps removed to see whether their smoking and alcohol intake altered the effects of beta-carotene on colorectal polyp recurrence...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

...ant predictor of functional decline and not just a benign feature of old age."...

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

...y, smoking increased the risk of having a tumor or benign polyp by nearly two-fold. Researchers say having a relative with colorectal cancer also increases a patient’s risk, but not as much as smoking does. Patients who consume red meat and alcohol also have a slightly higher risk of developing the cancer. ...

Childhood Weight Gain Found To Increase The Risk of Diabetes

...rweight in childhood can no longer be considered a benign condition or one related only to appearance.// Recent study shows nearly 60 percent of overweight children have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly in developing countries such...

New Technique For Benign Breast Tumors

...the lumps are benign, //or non-cancerous. But that benign lump still causes anxiety in many women. Now, one ... rid of the lumps without surgery. In most cases, benign breast tumors can be left alone. However though one can 99 percent sure that it is completely benign...

Urine Test for Kidney Cancer

... distinguish, preoperatively, which tumors will be benign and which will be malignant based upon a simple test that can be done within the urine," explains Dr. Uzzo. He examined specific genes in more than 100 patients and looked for a defect in their tumor. At the same time, he looked at urine samples. "W...

Another Treatment Option for Benign Tumors

A recent study shows treating benign tumors outside the brain using the CyberKnife fram...ity and tumor control of patients with symptomatic benign tumors in the spine, neck, skull, eye and brainstem treated with CyberKnife. 50 benign tumors in 35 ...

Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm

...tal carcinoma in situ and were diagnosed as having benign tumors after undergoing biopsy, had gone to have invasive breast cancer within 15 years after the diagnosis. The low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ had evolved as invasive breast cancer in the same breast for 11 of the 28 women whose biopsy and hea...

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