Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

  • More women undergoing preventive mastectomies

    By: Barbara Mannino, Fox BusinessAug 05, 2011
    It's a pretty safe bet that the threat of breast cancer crosses the minds of most American women sometime in their lives. Simply being a woman creates a risk factor, says the American Cancer Society; women's breast cells are constantly exposed to the growth-promoting effects of estrogen and progesterone. But ...
  • Hypnosis minimizes need for anesthetic and painkillers

    By: Katie Moisse, ABC NewsAug 01, 2011
    Donna Gould keeps a wooden box full of memories from her decade-long battle with breast cancer -- 500 get-well cards, a lock of her hair and a black cassette tape with a dog-eared label that reads "Donna's Hypnosis Tape." The objects remind Gould of a time when she was "literally ...
  • Blacks less likely to survive advanced breast cancer

    By: Daily DemocratJul 26, 2011
    UC Davis researchers in Sacramento have discovered that blacks are more likely than patients from other racial and ethnic groups to die from advanced breast cancer and that the disparity cannot be explained by the fact that blacks are less likely to receive radiation therapy, a standard treatment for advanced ...
  • Early physiotherapy of the arm after breast cancer surgery reduces lymphedema

    By: Dr. Reeja Tharu, MedindiaJul 02, 2011
    Present statistics indicate that women with breast cancer have a 77% chances of survival for at least 10 years; therefore it is important to effectively prevent and manage complications after treatment of the cancer. Any node excision can lead to stasis of lymph in the area and it is no ...
  • CMS proposes policy, payment rate changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012

    By: CMS Media Relations GroupJul 01, 2011
    CMS proposes policy, payment rate changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012   WASHINGTON - July 1, 2011 - CMS Media Relations Group - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners ...