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Monday, March 11th, 2019


Study suggests personality tests may improve care for prostate cancer patients

Scientists have found that men with high neuroticism – between a quarter and a fifth of men in developed countries – are significantly more likely to suffer from adverse events such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence, which may put their recovery from prostate cancer surgery at risk. The researchers say that this means cancer teams may need to consider testing for personality types to try to ensure that patients being treated for prostate cancer receive the best care. This work is presented at the European Association of Urology Congress inRead More

Midstate man suffering from incurable disease that health experts say is on the rise

  An incurable disease is on the rise, leaving medical professionals concerned. One Macon man says he’s lived with the illness for years now and that it affects his daily life. For Steve Greene, living with the pain of Lymphedema has become part of his every day life. Greene said he realized something was off about three years ago when his clothes were feeling a bit snug. “Putting on shoes and buying clothes something to fit right, was becoming more and more difficult,” Greene said. “It was mostly the swelling, it wasRead More

Extent of sentinel lymph node biopsy influences lymphedema risk

A higher number of resected lymph nodes increased the likelihood for lymphedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to study results presented at Miami Breast Cancer Conference. The association was most apparent among patients who had more than five lymph nodes resected. “In clinical practice, expanding close follow-up and early education for lymphedema is the key to reduce clinical lymphedema in patients with more than five lymph nodes dissected,” Atilla Soran, MD, MPH, FACS, breast surgical oncologist at Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. Arm lymphedema isRead More