Kimbo B Chia, MD
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What does surgery for cancer involve?
LIVESTRONG answeredSurgical cancer treatment means removing cancerous tissue from the body. Surgery may be used to confirm the presence of cancer cells by taking a sample of tissue (biopsy). It is also used to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Sometimes surgery is used to reduce the size of a tumor (debulk the tumor) before using other therapies to eliminate the cancer. Surgery can also be a way to implant a device (port) for administering treatment medications.
What's the difference between laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are both minimally invasive. In this WisePatient video, oncologist Daniel Labow, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains the difference between the two procedures and when each is best.
What is the rate of incidence for acromegaly?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Acromegaly is a rare disease. Every year, about three or four people in every million develop acromegaly, which means that there are around 400,000 people in the world living with the disease. However, because the disease is so rare and the symptoms develop so gradually, diagnosis is difficult. So, it is possible that more people have the disease than these numbers suggest.
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