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Why is Brain Cancer so Difficult to Treat?

The sudden death of Beau Biden, son of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, over this past weekend has been garnering international attention and awareness to brain cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, brain cancer is defined as, “a disease where abnormal cells form in brain tissue&r ...

Breast Cancer Surgery: The Options

There are a number of different options for breast cancer surgery.  The aim is to remove the tumour along with a small amount of the surrounding tissue.  Your surgeon will discuss all of the options with you and will recommend a particular operation based upon the location, type and size ...

Elective Surgery to Prevent Cancer: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, Hollywood movie star and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt announced her decision to undergo an elective bilateral salpingo oophrectomy, or BSO. In everyday terms, it is the surgical removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes. She did it for prophylactic, or preventative, purpos ...

Mohs Surgery: What You Need to Know

According to the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization, skin cancer is the most common cancer both nationally and internationally. Becoming diagnosed with skin cancer should not be taken lightly, regardless of severity. There are a few options to consider in order to remove ...

Prostate or Gynecological Cancer? Consider da Vinci Surgery

Finding out one has either a prostate or a gynecological tumor can be a traumatic experience for most patients, both physically and psychologically. The burning question patients have is, what options are present to remove it? This site has discussed preventative means in great depth through diet a ...