Oncology & Cancer

Video: Treating breast cancer through surgery

Globally, 2.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the World Health Organization. Advances in treating breast cancer are improving care and quality of life.


Video: Advances in minimally invasive kidney stone surgery

Most small kidney stones can pass on their own. However, kidney stones that are too large to pass on their own or cause bleeding, kidney damage or ongoing urinary tract infections may require surgical treatment. In this Mayo ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Nonsurgical treatment for uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the leading cause of women undergoing hysterectomies, leaving them unable to bear children. Fibroids often are diagnosed in women between 20 and 40. They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain and infertility.


First robot-assisted liver transplant in U.S. has been performed

A surgical team from Washington University's School of Medicine has successfully performed the first robot-assisted whole-liver transplant in the U.S.—and the patient was cleared to get back on the golf course just a month ...


Popular jaw surgery technique challenged

Research led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has found the technique currently used in clinics to fix a broken jaw is not biomechanically stable.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Tissue adhesive, sterile strips similar after cesarean section

(HealthDay)—With cesarean deliveries, wound complications are similar for tissue adhesive and sterile strips when used after closure of a Pfannenstiel skin incision, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics ...

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