cancer surgery

Study: Surgery can increase survival of advanced breast cancer

Surgery is tied to improved chances of survival among stage 4 breast cancer patients, a new study suggests, but who has access to surgery and who doesn't can vary drastically, based on factors including income level and where treatment is administered.

FDA warns about robotic devices for mastectomy, other surgeries

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to patients and doctors considering the use of robotic surgery for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries, saying that robotic surgeries are not approved for the treatment or prevention of cancer.