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Sue Perkins on the homophobia of doctor who diagnosed her brain tumour

GBBO star Sue Perkins, 45, has revealed that while learning the news that her benign brain tumour has left her infertile, she was the victim of cruel homophobia at the hands of a consultant.
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We describe our experience with the use of tubular retractors for accessing these deep-seated lesions. Fifty consecutive patients operated on for an intra-axial brain tumor (both biopsies and resection) from January 2016 to December 2017 by a single surgeon using tubular retractors with exoscopic visualization were prospectively identified and included in this consecutive case series. 35 patients (70%) underwent surgical resection and 15 (30%) underwent excisional biopsy for tumors located a median [interquartile range (IQR)] distance of 5.4 [4.5-6.1] cm below the cortical surface within the thalamus and/or basal ganglia i...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionsAstroblastoma is a very rare primary brain tumor. Its diagnosis is often challenging because of the astroblastic aspects that can be found in astrocytic tumors, in ependymomas, and in non-neuroepithelial tumors. Considerable confusion surrounds its histogenesis and classification. The low incidence rate makes it difficult to conduct studies to examine tumor characteristics.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Brainlab said today it launched a new high-res planning algorithm within its Brainlab Elements software to improve radiation dose conformity for treating brain tumors, and added that the algorithm is a result of its strategic collaboration Elekta (STO:EKTA B). The Munich-based company’s Elements system operates with Elekta’s Agility multileaf collimator to compensate for the width of selected leaves and allow for better conformation to tumor shapes, and to reduce radiation dosing to organs at risk. The new algorithm in the Elements software allows support of virtual leaf width capability with Agility on th...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Radiosurgery Software / IT Brainlab Elekta Source Type: news
Authors: Tosoni A, Balestrini D, Brandes AA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fertility impairment due to treatments is a major concern for adolescents and young adult patients who survived cancer. Areas covered: Chemotherapy may determine a detrimental effect on ovary function, leading to infertility, and premature ovarian failure. Embryo and oocyte cryopreservation is a standard strategy for fertility preservation; other strategies, such as gonadal tissue cryopreservation and the use of gonadotropin -releasing hormone agonist, are still considered experimental. There are few data available regarding the effect of pregnancy ...
Source: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Expert Rev Anticancer Ther Source Type: research
I’ve written several times over the years about the overblown claims of harm attributed, largely—but not exclusively—by cranks, to cell phone radiation. It’s been claimed that radiation from cell phones can cause brain tumors (there’s no convincing evidence that this is true), breast cancer (the evidence for these claims is so incredibly flimsy—and featured by…
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Authors: Auriemma RS, Grasso LF, Pivonello R, Colao A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Prolactinomas are the most common hormone-secreting pituitary tumors, accounting for approximately 40% of all pituitary tumors. Infertility, gonadal and sexual dysfunction are usually the most relevant clinical features in both sexes. Area covered: This review focuses on safety and tolerability of therapeutic approaches for prolactinomas. Complications from trans-sphenoidal surgery vary depending on tumor size, and mortality rate ranges 0.6%-31% for patients with microprolactinomas and macroprolactinoms, respectively. More than 50% of pati...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Nathan Crawford becomes first in UK to undergo process, having been diagnosed with brain tumour requiring treatment that risks making him infertileA nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour has become the first person in the UK to have testicular tissue frozen in the hope that he can have children later in life.Nathan Crawford has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy to shrink his tumour, which is inoperable, but the treatment could make him infertile. In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford have removed and frozen a wedge of testicular tissue, with the aim that it is one day re-imp...
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Nathan Crawford becomes first in UK to undergo process, having been diagnosed with brain tumour requiring treatment that risks making him infertileA nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour has become the first person in the UK to have testicular tissue frozen in the hope that he can have children later in life.Nathan Crawford has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy to shrink his tumour, which is inoperable, but the treatment could make him infertile. In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford have removed and frozen a wedge of testicular tissue, with the aim that it is one day re-imp...
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Nathan Crawford has become the first person in Britain to have a wedge of testicular tissue removed and frozen before cancer treatment
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Sue Perkins discusses her first boyfriend, falling in love and finding out she's infertile
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