Prostate cancer symptoms: What is the prostate and what does it actually do?

PROSTATE cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, behind lung and bowel cancer. But what is the prostate, and what does it do?
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Journal Name: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Source: NanoFocus - Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Pek WS, Tan BK, Ru Ng YY, Kiak Mien Tan V, Rasheed MZ, Kiat Tee Tan B, Ong KW, Ong YS Abstract BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomies (NSMs) are increasingly performed to obtain the best aesthetic and psychological outcomes in breast cancer treatment. However, merely preserving the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) does not guarantee a good outcome. Darkly pigmented NACs and a tendency for poor scarring outcomes are particular challenges when treating Asian patients. Herein, we review the reconstructive outcomes following NSM at Singapore General Hospital. METHODS: All breasts reconstructed following NSM o...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate trends in mastectomy and breast reconstruction over the past 10 years and to evaluate the impact of NHIS coverage on breast reconstruction. METHODS: Nationwide data regarding mastectomy and breast reconstruction were collected from the Korean Breast Cancer Society registry database. Multiple variables were analyzed in the records of patients who underwent breast reconstruction from January 2005 to March 2017 at a single institution. RESULTS: At Seoul National University Hospital, the total number of reconstruction cases increased 13-fold from 2005 to 2016. The proportion of immediate...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Kwak MD, Machens HG Abstract Chronic lymphedema is caused by an impairment of the lymphatic system due to primary or secondary causes. Vascularized lymph node transplantation (VLNT) is currently the most promising and frequently used technique besides lymphaticovenous anastomosis. However, the vessel anatomy in the lateral thoracic region is sometimes quite variable. Based on our experiences with vascular anatomical inconstancy in the lateral thoracic region, we planned a lateral intercostal artery perforator flap for VLNT in a female patient with chronic stage II lymphedema of both legs after cervical can...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
Last night ’s CNN duel between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare was pretty illuminating for a recent arrival to the United States, with Senator Sanders’ playbook all-too-familiar to those of us from the UK.Sanders wants a single-payer socialized healthcare system in the United States, just as we have in Britain. Any objection to that is met with the claim that you are “leaving people to die.” The only alternatives on offer, you would think, are the U.S. system as it exists now, or the UK system. Sanders did not once acknowledge that the UK structure, which is free at t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Chelsea German While a “cure for cancer,” is not yet in hand, it is probably not as far away as you think. As an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal shows, we are making tremendous strides in the fight against cancer. Let us take a moment to look at the data and rejoice in the many lives saved by medical innovation. We focus on gains made against the top four deadliest cancers: lung cancer, bowel cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Consider how the lung cancer death rate per 100,000 men has decreased since the 1980s: While the decline is global, the greatest gains can be seen in weal...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion This opinion piece discusses the evidence related to whether exposure to electrical light night is a health risk. Much of the article considers various experimental studies where small numbers of participants were exposed to different light levels at night, as well as observational studies reportedly linking night-shift work with cancer, including breast and colon cancer. The researchers also identified some studies linking self-reported or measured light in the bedroom with depression and obesity. But this study has two prominent limitations. It does not appear to have been a systematic review. No methods are...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news
The NHS fails to inform patients that health screening often leads to unnecessary and risky treatmentsThere was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committeeannounced an enquiry into health screening.The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more complex and screening has side effects. The problem is that doctors and researchers have known about these downsides of screening for decades, but the message hasn't got through to patients.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Health Society Science & wellbeing Life and style Breast cancer Bowel cancer Prostate cancer NHS Source Type: news
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