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Vaginal Ring Pessary Suitable For Use In Pelvic-Organ

A vaginal ring pessary with support for alleviate symptoms of advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) for three years or longer, according to a new study. Further, a majority of patients in the study (61.7%) would still be using the pessary after five years, for Kaplan-Meier analysis, Dr. Sirarat Sarit-apirak of Mahidol University, in Bangkok, and colleagues report in Menopause, online December 17.

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Linked To Breast Cancer

Aggressive prostate cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men, is associated with BRCA2 mutations, which are also linked to hereditary breast cancer, ovarian cancer and pancreas cancer, among others. The finding was confirmed in a study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, led by Elena Castro, Nuria Romero-Laorden and David Olmos, from the Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

Northwestern Medicine Receives 10 Million Urologic Cancers

Northwestern Medicine received a 10 million gift to fund the creation of a new multidisciplinary institute dedicated to urologic cancers. The Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute) will offer the most comprehensive approach to treating urologic cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers.

Testicular Cancer Occurs Most Often In Young Men

Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare about 9,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the United States but it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males aged 15 to 40.

Vulva Pain Improved With Oral Nerve Pain Medication

Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was the first to analyze sexual function in women with vulva pain treated with Gabapentin, appeared in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.