The prognosis is dismal; on average, patients survive only 14 months after diagnosis even with chemotherapy and radiation. After five years, only 5percent of patients are still alive. Surgery is tricky, because the brain has the consistency of gelatin and its easy to damage neurologically important tissues. I was lucky in that my tumor was easily accessible in the left temporal lobe, and I awoke from surgery six months after my San Juan seizure with all my senses and functions intact. My oncologist prescribed a regimen of chemotherapy and concurrent radiation for six weeks, to be followed by continuing chemotherapy once my surgical wound healed.
Jon Hamm to undergo surgery to remove vocal-cord polyp
By Christie D’Zurilla September 23, 2013, 5:30 p.m. If you thought the biggest news about Jon Hamm was that full beard he was sporting at the Emmys, you were wrong. Turns out the “Mad Men” actor is about to have surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cords, Gossip Cop confirms. The Cop also debunked a rather wild rumor from one source saying that Hamm had discovered the problem when he was “coughing up blood.” That rumor is actually repeated in the video that appears above this post, so don’t believe everything you hear.
Surgery shows first-line potential for stress urinary incontinence
Our findings suggest that women with this condition should be counseled regarding both pelvic-floor muscle training and midurethral-sling surgery as initial treatment options, say Julien Labrie (University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands) and colleagues. The team randomly assigned 460 women to undergo retropubic or transobturator midurethral-sling surgery, or physiotherapy (nine sessions over 918 weeks). The women had moderate or severe stress-predominant urinary incontinence, and had either not received treatment or had undergone physiotherapy more than 6 months ago. After 12 months, women in the surgery group were significantly more likely to report improvement on the Patient Global Impression of Improvement than women in the physiotherapy group, at rates of 90.8% and 64.4%, respectively, while 85.6% and 65.5%, respectively, reported no symptoms. Subjective and objective cure rates were also significantly higher in the surgery group.
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11, days before his reported skin cancer surgery. (Photo: Mike McGregor) SHARE 197 CONNECT 24 TWEET 45 COMMENTEMAILMORE Bruce Jenner’s face went under the knife again. But this time it was for medical, as opposed to cosmetic, reasons. TMZ is reporting that Kim Kardashian’s stepfather had surgery on his nose Monday to remove a hunk of cancer, resulting in 30 stitches.
Bruce Jenner confirms skin cancer surgery
Jones said he would have a more definitive timetable for Peterman’s return later this week. Worley went 10 of 23 for 149 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions after replacing Peterman at Florida. He has gone 45 of 80 for 521 yards with six touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. Jones had reopened the quarterback competition last week after Tennessee’s 59-14 loss to No. 2 Oregon and said he would hand the job to whichever candidate practiced better.
Tennessee QB out after hand surgery
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