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Ultrasound could boost tissue implant success

When we think of ultrasound, it's usually imaging the inside of the body that springs to mind. However, while ultrasound imaging typically requires frequencies that are 50 to 2500 times higher than those human ear can detect, ...

May 27, 2010
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More women choosing preventive double mastectomies

When health care worker Kathy Hajopoulos decided in 2006 to remove both her breasts when she was diagnosed with cancer in one, she became part of a growing class of women making that same decision.

Oct 23, 2009
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Breast reconstruction varies by race, study finds

Latinas who spoke little English were less likely to undergo reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer ...

Oct 05, 2009
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Are breast cancer patients being kept in the dark?

Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently ...

Jul 07, 2009
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Using cotton candy to create bloodflow routes

( -- Cotton candy has delighted children for a century. Now it may have found a new role: helping scientists grow replacement tissues for people. The flossy stuff may be just right for creating networks of blood ...

Feb 11, 2009
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