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MpMRI on a Computer Monitor — Photo Courtesy of Invivo Corporation/Philips Healthcare

Choosing the Best Method for Prostate Cancer Detection

December 12, 2018

Your physician may inform you that you need an ultrasound-guided biopsy because (1) your PSA reading is elevated or rapidly rising, (2) a digital rectal exam indicates an enlargement or other abnormality in your prostate, or (3) prostate cancer is prevalent in your family. If the recommendation of a biopsy is made, you may wish…

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Managing Pain Without Opioids

November 20, 2018

Historically, the opioid epidemic in the U.S. began in the 1990s with a dramatic increase in prescribing opioids for chronic pain, and it continued to surge with the production of synthetic opioids. National awareness of the rising dependence on opioids and startling mortality rates associated with opioid use have led to a number of measures…

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Lung Cancer Screening–Studies Show Reduced Mortality

November 6, 2018

NELSON and NLST Studies With the aid of lung cancer screening, lung cancer deaths for both males and females who are high-risk former and current smokers are significantly reduced. Conclusions of a large study known as the NELSON lung cancer screening trial1 were announced at the 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer held in Toronto this year2:…

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Venice HealthSouth Seminar Offers Cancer Survivors Options

October 22, 2018

Dawn Moore is an Englewood-based Cancer Care Advocate who volunteers for several cancer support groups, one of which is the Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Cancer Support Group. Within the Venice community, the JFCS offers various programs for cancer patients and survivors, as well as their caregivers and families. In Moore’s role within the…

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