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Today’s breast conserving measures

The then and now of treatment and surgery Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Each year 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and the

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Beyond breast cancer: Looking after your health

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone the first phase of treatment: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy. Now comes the next step in your journey: taking good

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10 questions on radiation therapy

What is radiation therapy? Radiation Therapy or Radiation Oncology utilizes high-energy radiation that is closely monitored and controlled to deliver precisely targeted treatments. These precise treatments are custom designed individually

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Publisher’s Note: Will the Medicaid overhaul favor certain FL-based HMOs?

 It seems only yesterday it was August 2, when hundreds of pages describing the Florida Medicaid overhaul were released.  The goal of this overhaul is to shift Medicaid beneficiaries into “managed-care

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When all signs point to prostate cancer

Q&A with Dr. Byron Hodge on cryotherapy Central Florida Health News (CFHN): How long has cryotherapy been a treatment option for prostate cancer? Dr. Hodge: Cryotherapy or freezing has been

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September STATs

  A Prostate Pick Me Up 60% Percentage decrease in death from prostate cancer in men who drank 6 cups of coffee daily, decaf or regular. Source: 20-year Harvard University

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Bottoms Up

Fitness facts for firming up the backside Many individuals, especially women, are concerned with how to improve the look of their “backsides.” Especially during the summer months and swimsuit season,

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Healthy Cook: The cure for the common fruit (variety is key)

Follow nutrition headlines and it may be tempting to focus on one fruit that’s exciting to health researchers. Unfortunately, the stars of the produce stand can change their rankings as

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High-Tech Hope

Advances offer prostate cancer patients many options for a cure “Every man dies, but no man needs to die from prostate cancer,” says Dr. William Catalona, a renowned urologist at

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‘Ferris’ at 5?

How to tell if your child is playing sick Lyss Stern’s son was only 5 years old when he started playing sick to get out of going to school. But