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Needle Biopsy for Breast Cancer Diagnosis? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am In an earlier blog, I very briefly discussed a press release in which a panel of breast disease specialists agreed that needle biopsy should now be considered the 'gold standard' for initial diagnosis of breast cancer.  On December 15, 2009, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a free fi ... Read on »
Complication rates after TRUS-guided biopsies in Canada by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:00am A new report from another group of Canadian researchers has reported a twofold to fourfold increase in the rate of hospital admissions in Ontario within 30 days of the procedure for men receiving a transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS-guided) prostate biopsy between 1996 and 2005. This is probably not a finding that ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - UK Biopsy Procedure by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 7:09am The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK medical care, besides how its fund ... Read on »
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy by Cancer.gov Posted Thu 25 Aug 2011 10:20pm Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Key Points A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) to which cancer cells are most likely to spread from a primary tumor. A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can be used to help determine the extent, or stage, of cancer in the body. Because SLNBs involve less extensive surgery and t ... Read on »
Bladder Biopsy in the UK - December 23, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:25pm Hello and Merry Christmas to all. The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 0010 12:00am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine need ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:28am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine needl ... Read on »
Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day 17 #HAWMC: Learning the hard way by Jan Hasak Posted Tue 17 Apr 2012 11:57am It’s day 17 of the  WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month , in which we are challenged to write each day about a health issue.  Today’s prompt: Write about a lesson learned the hard way. In my research on this topic, I came across an online article called  Forty lessons learned the hard way so you don’t have to , inspired b ... Read on »
Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed by HealthFinder Posted Sun 20 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note. ... Read on »
cwd tse prion testing PMCA , IHC, tonsil, rectal, biopsy ??? by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 May 2014 11:12pm cwd tse prion PMCA , IHC, tonsil, rectal, biopsy ??     Project Number: 5P01AI077774-05 Contact PI / Project Leader: SOTO, CLAUDIO Title: PATHOGENESIS, TRANSMISSION AND DETECTION OF ZOONOTIC PRION DISEASES (P01) Awardee Organization: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR HOUSTON   Description Abstract Text:   DESCRIPTION (pro ... Read on »