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United States Approves New Radiation Treatment For Cancer Tumors

 LIVERMORE, California (AP) - Scientists at America's Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory are using nuclear weapons
technology to help doctors do a better job of targeting cancer
with radiation treatment.  The system, approved by U.S.
regulators last month, was formally announced Friday by Energy
Secretary Bill Richardson.

http://www.intelihealth.com/enews?299790
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Silicone Implants Not Linked To Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

(ACS NewsToday) - A study of more than 13,000 women who had
silicone breast implants found they had no more risk of breast
cancer in the following 10-plus years than women without
implants, according to researchers publishing in the November
2000 issue of the journal Cancer Causes and Control.

http://www.intelihealth.com/enews?299753
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Senate Approves Breast Cancer Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uninsured women who rely on the government for
breast or cervical cancer screening could get federally funded
treatment under a bill approved Wednesday by the Senate.

http://www.intelihealth.com/enews?299613
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Clinical Trials: An Alternative For Women With Breast Cancer

(ACS NewsToday) - Clinical trials are designed to help us find
out if a new treatment is safe and effective.  Before new cancer
treatments can be made widely available, they must prove to be
safe and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of
patients.  Each patient who participates in a clinical trial
provides information on the effectiveness and risks of the new
treatment.

http://www.intelihealth.com/enews?299618
 
 

 
 
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