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Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy
Thanks to new studies, it is now possible to successfully treat breast cancer without chemotherapy. One of the leading German mammologists, Dr. Oleg Gluz, reported about it at the 2022 ESMO Congress.
Constant bowel movement problems in the form of diarrhea can indicate Crohn's disease. Inflammation may occur in any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum. The disease is chronic and requires regular drug treatment and a diet.
Epilepsy: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment
An epileptic seizure is not always accompanied by convulsions. Also, not every convulsion is a sign of epilepsy. To avoid misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment, a comprehensive examination is required, including a detailed anamnesis, evaluation of clinical symptoms and imaging tests. Important notice: diagnostic procedures should not be delayed!
Mortality Reduction in German Certified Cancer Centers
The life expectancy of cancer patients depends directly on the choice of the clinic and specialists. In certified centers dealing with certain tumor types, mortality rates decrease by 12-26%. This is shown in a recently published large-scale statistical analysis of 1.000.000 cancer treatment cases in Germany.
Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?
Diagnostic tools are becoming so precise that one can see even the tiniest tumors that are not associated with any complaints at present, and are not to be associated with them in the future. However, treatment including surgery is increasingly becoming the option in such cases all over the world. Isn’t it worthwhile asking if it really makes sense?
A Second Opinion Improves Every 5th Testicular Cancer Therapy Plan
For over a decade, German patients with cancer of the testes have been entitled to a free online second opinion procedure. Physicians can get a second opinion from the expert of their choice within one or two days.
Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs
Radiology exams are very important for clinical decision making. With teleradiology, the accuracy of interpretation of such data can be improved by bringing in a third-party expert for primary or secondary evaluation. Practice shows that such "remote" radiology has obvious advantages, but some nuances must be taken into account if you want to get the best results. In fact, the effectiveness of a second opinion depends not only on the technical quality, but also on the completeness of medical data provided in addition to the images.
This article explains how digital mammography differs from other breast exams. It clarifies when digital mammography is preferable, and what its advantages are in getting a second opinion.