All forms of pancreatic cancer call for aggressive treatment. The standard operation is legendary, famously complex, testing the resolve of both surgeon and patient. But last year, at the age of 46, Kevin Roggin, MD, made the bold decision to learn how to do this operation using a new approach--the surgical robot.
Early vocal cord cancers have traditionally been treated with radiation therapy. Now, a laser procedure offers patients an equally effective way to treat early vocal cord cancer without the side effects of traditional radiation.
At 20, Sam Messina was thriving. The University of Alabama junior was gearing up for his third season of college hockey and in the best shape of his life – until a single sneeze changed everything.