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Breast cancer researchers are trying to pinpoint the unique protein pathways that are active in individual patients, so they can customize treatment and make it more successful.

Link: GMU researchers hope to customize breast cancer treatment

Have you ever wondered about the first breast implants ever invented? Doctors on have explained the evolution of breast implants and the key advantages offered by the newest “4th generation” shaped breast implants. Silicone breast implants have definitely changed over the years.

Link: Modern breast implants evolve to latest generation of ‘shaped’

When an orthopedic implant fails, very high expenses can be passed on to the patient, to Medicare, or to a health insurance company. Artificial knees and hips are “normally not guaranteed” says a recent New York Times story.

But take a look at breast implants from Mentor or Allergan and you see a different story. While breast implants are typically less expensive than other medical implants, their warranties have become more generous over the years. Both manufacturers now offer financial assistance and lifetime product replacement. With any type of implant, you should ask about warranties before your surgery.

Makers of Artificial Joints Rarely Offer Warranties

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