April 18, 2021

Half of US breast surgeons may advise unneeded lymph node removal

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From Newsmax For women with early-stage breast cancer, many surgeons would advise extensive removal of the lymph nodes under the armpits even though recent evidence shows this doesn’t improve survival or the odds of cancer recurring, a U.S. study found.Nearly half of breast cancer surgeons surveyed said they would recommend the procedure, known as axillary […]

Should men with prostate cancer take vitamin D?

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From The People’s Pharmacy Low vitamin D levels in men with prostate cancer were linked to higher Gleason scores and more aggressive tumors. A new study indicates that men with prostate cancer should have their vitamin D level tested at the time of diagnosis. That’s because low levels of this vitamin appear to be linked […]