Sperling Medical Group

Month: January 2018

Facet Pain

Landmark clinical study shows MRgFUS effective for bone mets pain.

A Landmark Study on Palliation of Bone Mets PainWhen a primary cancer such as cancer of the breast, prostate or lung spreads to the bone (bone mets), treatment strategies become complex. In today’s world of oncology, better systemic chemotherapies can add months and even years to a patient’s life; in addition, local cancer control of […] KEEP READING

Understanding cartilage increases awareness of its importance.

What You Should Know About CartilageOne of the most fascinating components of the human body is cartilage, an incredibly versatile material. Trying to describe cartilage is like the six blind men who try to figure out what an elephant is: “The elephant is like a pillar,” said the man who touched his leg. “Oh no! […] KEEP READING

Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many […] KEEP READING

An Innovative Treatment for Bone Mets from Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer are about 1 in 75. However, of all the reproductive organ cancers in women, it is the most feared as a “silent killer.” This is because it usually has no symptoms until it has begun to spread. Most commonly, the […] CONTINUE

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A Precision Treatment for Bone Mets from Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer – What is it? Uterine cancer is cancer that begins in a woman’s uterus (womb), which is part of the female reproductive system. The pear-shaped uterus is composed of two main layers, the endometrium (lining) and the myometrium (thick layer of muscle needed to push the baby out at birth). Almost all uterine […] CONTINUE

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Seeking Inspiration

In 1974, First Lady Betty Ford announced that she had a mastectomy, she joined a handful of prominent women who were breaking the breast cancer silence barrier. Before that, breast cancer (BCa) and mastectomy were whispered about behind closed doors. Now, countless women got on board with life-saving early detection (breast self-exams, mammograms). Celebrities who […] CONTINUE

Bone mets