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JUNE 9: MOBILE SURGERY INTERNATIONAL: Some weeks ago, an unemployed construction worker from Oregon and his wife stopped briefly in Miami on their way to Trinidad for a prostate operation. By itself, the saga of Wayne and Suzanne Vautier was just another in the many desperate attempts by people around the world to find quality healthcare at a price they can afford. What made their story unusual was that their surgeon made the trip with them. READ MORE>

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MAY 25: STATESMAN.COM:  US researchers say they haven’t learned enough about HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), which heats the prostate to destroy cancerous tissue yet to make judgments about it. And some have questioned the ethics of doctors being paid directly by a company for a procedure that must be performed in another country (ie, Mexico). READ MORE>

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BLOGS: SURGERY STORIES INDIA: THE only downside to this technique (radical prostatectomy) is that in doing so, the surgeon may unknowingly leave behind some cells and the cancer may recur. This method is of choice only if the prostate cancer is localized in its early stages. READ MORE>

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