The procedure leaves some breast tissue behind and is not recognised by national guidelines, because of the greater risk of cancer recurring
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Tuesday 05 February 2008
"I'm 61 and had a vasectomy in 1984. I was in great pain for a fortnight after the operation. Four years after the op I had another six-month bout of pain. I had ultrasound scans which did not show anything abnormal. Since April 2007 I have been in pain again. My PSA prostate test is normal. When the pain occurs there is a swelling of the testicle and epididymis. Is there anything I can do?"
Tuesday 05 June 2007
I have had a corn in the middle of my foot, near the ball, for 10 years. Is there surgery that gets rid of these? When I have tried corn plasters with acid on them, I find them painful and have to take it off after a day. Can I remove them?
Thursday 15 February 2007
My wife and I are planning a round-the-world trip. Before setting off we want to have a thorough health check, as we will be travelling in remote areas where medical help may not be easily available. A friend has suggested that we begin our trip in America with a whole-body scan. Would it be a sensible precaution?
Tuesday 25 July 2006
I am taking a gap year after I finish university in a few weeks time. I am planning to go to Peru for six months but I am really concerned about all the travelling on planes and buses as I have always suffered from travel sickness. Is there anything you can suggest which won't make me drowsy, won't take up too much space in my backpack, and doesn't cost a fortune?
Tuesday 27 June 2006
I have had a full leg cast on for seven weeks and when it was taken off I found that the affected leg has acquired significantly increased hair growth. I am rather dismayed about this and would like to know why.
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