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Articles and features: 2009

DoctorInternet keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in treatments and surgery.

  • Oesophageal cancer treatment Oesophagus cancer: Can it be treated?The long-term survival rate of oesophagus cancer is quite low compared to other cancers. Only around 10% of people diagnosed with this type of cancer today will live for another 5 years. In contrast,...
  • Stem cell treatment Embryonic stem cells: What are they?Embryonic stem cells are the cells that exist in an early stage embryo. The ultimate embryonic stem cell is a fertilised egg – one cell that is capable of dividing to give rise to every one of the...
  • Breast uplifts – should I have surgery? Breast uplifts: Should I have surgery?If you are unhappy with the way your breasts have changed in the last few years, you might be considering breast uplift surgery. Your breasts may change shape for many reasons such as relaxation of...
  • Duodenal switch surgery – how does it work? Duodenal switch surgery: How does it work?Duodenal switch surgery works by reducing stomach size at the same time as reducing the length of the digestive tract. The overall effect is to make it difficult to eat large amounts and food,...
  • Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work? Drug and alcohol rehab: Does it work?Drug and alcohol rehab centres are designed to help people with a dependency problem by isolating them from the sources of their addiction. They are then given medical, psychological and sociological...
  • Helping a patient to walk Facet joint pain – can it be treated?Facet joint pain is a particular type of back pain. It is caused by problems with the facet joints in the spine, so is not muscular in origin, although it does cause muscle spasms. It can then be...
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