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Tough Day... Apprehension

The hardest part of my journey is the apprehension during times of waiting and the unknown.
Yesterday was not a good day and today already doesn’t seem like it will be any better. 554 more words

Percentage Involved Core Length and Risk of Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy

Article: Greatest Percentage Involved Core Length and Risk of Clinically Significant Prostate-Specific Antigen Failure After Radical Prostatectomy.

Author:  Anthony V. D’Amico

Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer.  March 5, 2015

Treatments For Prostate Cancer

Mom's breast cancer - chemo not an option for us

Hi Dr Chris,

My name is L. My mum has just been diagnosed with breast cancer but unfortunately we have been told she’s in the advanced stage and that the cancer has spread to other parts of her body the most recent case was a pelvic mass noticed in an ultrasound scan. 550 more words

Breast Cancer

Biopsies and Yoga! Who knew they went together so well?

I had not one single symptom of thyroid cancer when I was diagnosed.  I was healthy and active. The only thing that inspired me to call the advice line for my health insurance company (Go, Kaiser!) was a small twinge on my right side, underneath the rib cage.   512 more words


Oh Bugger!

On the 1st April 2015 I found a lump in my right breast, it was a little sore so I wasn’t too worried. After all cancer doesn’t hurt, does it? 599 more words

Breast Cancer

Interesting Plans

Agatha Christie once summarised life like this. She said:

Life seems to me to consist of three parts:

the absorbing and usually enjoyable present which rushes on from minute to minute with fatal speed; … 195 more words


Trucut biopsy needle

This video from YouTube illustrates the use of a Trucut biopsy needle. These needles can be used to obtain specimens of soft tissue tumours, often under ultrasound guidance.

Surgical Principles