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Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

Plastic surgery is not just for the vain. Some people with low self-esteem suffer with psychological issues associated with how they look. But this sort of condition can be hard to prove and so it can be hard to convince doctors that you really ‘need’ plastic surgery in order to get it on the NHS. This means thousands of people could go without plastic surgery that they really do need, and the only way to receive the help would be to go private. This can often be very expensive and many people will not be able to afford it.

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One way around this expense could be to go under the knife in a foreign country. People often think having surgery abroad would be more dangerous than in the UK, but this is not the case everywhere. Different countries have different strengths; with Belgium, Spain and Germany providing very high quality cosmetic surgery. However you do still need to be careful and there are various things to consider. Would you want to go alone or would you want a friend or a family member to go with you? You would probably feel more comfortable having someone with you but this would increase the overall cost. How long do you wish to leave the country for? You must be available to stay for longer if there are any complications. If you have surgery in a far off country you may have to stay longer as the doctor may not deem you fit to travel on such a long flight until weeks after the surgery.

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‘Small Size May Complicate Breast Tumour Treatment’

The HER2 positive type of tiny breast tumours that apparently look cured after surgical operations are more likely to breast-tumour1recur as compared to the bigger ones,  American researchers said in a report  on Friday.

After five years, 23 percent of patients with small tumours one cm (half an inch) or smaller whose cancer was HER2 positive had tumours come back after surgery, Gonzalez-Angula of the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston told the San AntonioBreast Cancer Conference.

Genentech Inc. for women with these types of breast cancer. “Most physicians do not treat these small tumours with Herceptin,

” Dr Ana M. Gonzalez-Angula, who led the study, told reporters.The researchers recommended extra treatment with some outmoded practices like using drugs like Herceptin by

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Young Breast Cancer Survivors may Develop Disease in the Opposite Breast, a Dutch Study Finds

According to a Dutch study, young women who receive radiation after surgery for breast cancer are more likely to develop a new tumor in the opposite or contralateral breast and this risk is even higher in the women who have a significant family history of breast cancer.

The study will be published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology current issue. In this study, the researchers examined some fairly recent radiation techniques and some experts have pointed out these techniques have been improved and refined with the passage of time.

Dr. Jay Brooks, who is chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La, says about this study: “Though it’s quite interesting, over the last 25 years radiation techniques have dramatically changed and many patients were treated with much older techniques.”

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British stem cell scientists develop a more accurate way to spot aggressive forms of bowel cancer

A new more accurate way to spot severe forms of bowel cancer has been developed by the stem cell scientists. It allows for a tailored treatment that may improve patients’ chances to survive.

According to British researchers, patients with some severe kind of bowel cancer may be spotted early after testing for a stem cell indicatory protein known as Lamin A.

The researchers suggested that patients with positive Lamin A must be given chemotherapy aside from the operation as it increases their odds to survive.

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Recurrence of stomach cancer can be prevented by eradicating H. pylori (a common bug) from the stomach, a new study suggests.

Helicobacter pylori that has proved as a cause of stomach ulcers also has link with stomach cancer, a new study suggests.

The researchers investigated the cases of 550 people who had surgery for their stomach cancer. They found that the risk of developing cancer second time decreased twice by using antibiotics that killed Helicobacter pylori.

To find whether killing of the bacterium really stops the development of the cancer, more than 56,000 British people will be under a trial soon.

H.pylori invades the stomach and it is considered the cause of more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers.

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