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Treating Lung Cancer Without Surgery

Sterotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) gives people with inoperable lung cancer new hope.

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Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

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5 Things To Know Before Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

When your endometriosis symptoms are severe, you may look to hysterectomy when nothing else has worked. Here’s what you should consider before making your final decision.

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Enlarge Your Breasts? Get a Nose Job? Millions Are Doing It

So, what kind of “work” are people having these days? A new report shows a rise in cosmetic procedures like fat reduction, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

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Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

Robotic surgery.

Robotic Surgery for Cancer: Do You Know the Risks?

The FDA has issued a warning about robotically-assisted surgical devices for cancer surgeries, including mastectomy for breast cancer and other procedures.

Man talking to his doctor after surgery.

Everything You Need to Know About Surgery for Crohn's

Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease eventually do have surgical procedures, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF). Get the facts here.

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Post-Surgery Deaths Surpass Those From HIV, TB, and Malaria Combined

Worldwide, more than 4 million people die within 30 days after surgery each year, while HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria cause nearly 3 million deaths per year.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Thyroid Surgery

Before scheduling surgery for your thyroidectomy, know what to expect by asking your doctor these 10 important questions.

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10 Ways to Find the Best Thyroid Doctors

After a thyroid diagnosis, finding the right doctor is essential. Here are helpful tips, links, and list-serves to help you on your search.