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Being there but being far away

I guess it’s not easy to be the one that lives farthest away in times of crisis.  How must it feel to not know what is going on because of geography when everyone else, it seems is familiar with intimate details?   1,374 more words

Cancer Journey

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

EurekAlert 22 October 2014

UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don’t get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their disease. 99 more words

Clinical Pathology

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The CT scan I had yesterday shows my tumors are stable with little change from the last scan. We’re quite relieved! The plan now is to try Avastin only but at a slightly higher dose every 3 weeks. 117 more words


Screening Colonoscopy vs. Diagnostic Colonoscopy?

On Jan. 1, 2011, the preventative services provision of the Affordable Care Act was extended, making all Medicare patients eligible for free, important preventive services – including colonoscopies. 803 more words


Prospective data on the use of MRI-guided vs. TRUS-guided biopsy

Two newly published papers in the November issue of the Journal of Urology address prospective studies of the use of differing forms of MRI-guided biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. 582 more words


I didn’t sleep well last night. I really wasn’t looking forward to the morning.

Today was biopsy day, but this time I had two: one before and one after a high intensity interval training session. 286 more words

Scientific Study


AHOY SHIPMATES: This week I be a tad under the weather. stuck down and hospitalized, I was unable to get to the next adventur in this blog ( Journey). 917 more words