- By Laurel J. Kelly
Living With Cancer: Understanding prostatectomy
Prostatectomy includes a number of surgical procedures to remove part or all of the prostate gland. Prostatectomy can be performed in several ways, depending on the condition involved and recommended treatment approach. Most often, prostatectomy is done to treat localized prostate cancer. Learn about the risks, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
Gene expression profiling for breast cancer
Gene expression profiling tests analyze a number of different genes within your cancer cells to predict your risk of cancer recurrence. The results help health care providers determine who may benefit from additional treatment after surgery. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic family physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.
The number of people dying of liver cancer is on the rise — up 43 percent since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Could you be at risk? Here's what you need to know.