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'Face' Spotted in Tumor

Docs find benign growth looking back at them

(Newser) - It's not often you hear about the lighter side of urology. Canadian researchers examining ultrasound pictures of a tumor in a patient's testicle were amazed to see what looked like a ghostly face staring back at them. "It was almost like art coming out of this patient’... More »

Florida Doc to Obama Voters: Get Lost

Republican urologist's sign tells Dems to 'look elsewhere' for care

(Newser) - A Florida urologist is so outraged by the health care reform law that he doesn’t want to treat President Obama’s supporters. “If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere,” reads a sign taped to Jack Cassell’s office door. “Changes to your healthcare begin... More »

Medicare May Be Behind Prostate Treatment Move

After funding cut, more doctors used surgical castration over injection

(Newser) - Slashed Medicare reimbursement might have altered how doctors treat prostate cancer, pushing them to favor castration surgery over hormone therapy, USA Today reports. A study in the journal Cancer shows hormone-therapy injections jumped in the 1990s and early 2000s, while castration surgeries decreased. But when Medicare halved what it paid... More »

Urologist: Shoot, Don't Score

Docs offer March Madness vasectomy special for couch-potato sports fans

(Newser) - Crafty Oregon urologists are boosting their vasectomy clinic business at a time of year when a lot of men are on the sofa anyway, the Oregonian reports. A weekend of NCAA basketball tournament action allows just about enough time to recuperate from the surgery. "When March Madness approaches, you... More »

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