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Effects of Breast Cancer Radiation on the Body Radiation therapy uses high-powered X-rays to kill cancer cells. It’s a type of targeted therapy often used in breast cancer treatment. The radiation may be aimed at the tumor site, the lymph nodes, or the chest wall. It attempts to stop cancer from spreading, or decrease the risk of recurrence. External radiation treatment...
An easy and reliable method of distinguishing bipolar disorder from major depressive disorder could save tens of thousands of lives, and transform millions more. Now researchers at Chongqing Medical University, China, claim to have found just that in a study based on biomarkers in urine. The popular image of someone with bipolar disorder is...
FORT WORTH — When Amy found out around Christmas that she was pregnant, she wasted no time seeking an abortion. Her husband had just lost his job and the couple had been kicked out of their house, forcing their family of five to move in with his parents. “It...
Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys? The laid-back, underachieving boy; the hyper achieving, anxious girl. Over the three decades since I graduated from medical school, and especially over the past 10 years, this pattern has become increasingly common in my practice. In one case, which is pretty typical, my patient’s...