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The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Mammology

Breast Cyst

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  7 minutes
Breast Cyst

Cystic masses are characterized by hidden symptoms. They are often detected during preventive screening in women aged 30-50. If a breast cyst has been detected, the issue of specific treatment planning arises.

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Oncology

Kidney cancer: diagnosis and treatment methods

Marina Virko  Reviews — 3  12 minutes
Kidney cancer: diagnosis and treatment methods

In most cases, malignant kidney tumors arise from the epithelial cells of nephrons (the basic elements of the renal structure) and represent renal cell carcinomas. As a rule, the disease affects only one part of the paired organ and is often detected by chance.

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Gastroenterology

Crohn's disease: causes, symptoms and treatment

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  9 minutes
Crohn's disease: causes, symptoms and treatment

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.

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Neurology

Epilepsy: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Marina Virko  Reviews — 2  9 minutes
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!

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Health news

Mortality Reduction in German Cancer Centers

Marina Virko  3,5 minutes
Mortality Reduction in German 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.

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Oncology

Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Marina Virko  2 minutes
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?

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Oncology

Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

Marina Virko  2 minutes
Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

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.

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Radiology

Teleradiology and a Radiology Second Opinion: Prospects and Relevant Ins and Outs

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  6 minutes
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.

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