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Imaging, biopsy often still needed after mastectomy

(HealthDay)—Subsequent imaging is required for 10 to 15.5 percent of women who undergo mastectomy, according to a study published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Soojin Ahn, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of all unilateral mastectomy […]

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HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — Although progress has been made in increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, coverage is still too low to achieve full cancer prevention potential, according to a report from the President’s Cancer Panel published Nov. 1. Barbara K. Rimer, Dr.P.H., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues describe […]

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Study finds greater public awareness still needed about dementia

Common beliefs and misconceptions in the community about dementia are still proving obstacles to treatment despite a rise in public awareness campaigns, an Australian study has found. Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia pooled the results of 32 dementia surveys from around the world published between 2012 and 2017 and found that public awareness […]