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We sympathize deeply with Sandra Lee’s ongoing travails related to her recent post-bilateral-mastectomy complications. But her decision to have bilateral mastectomies made her vulnerable, and her problems should be a cautionary tale for other women.

It is hardly news when partygoers end up in the emergency room from an overdose of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), aka ecstasy (and a whole bunch of other names, such as Molly, E, X, many others).

Rather than simply report on another recent case at a music festival in California, in which ecstasy may have been the cause of two deaths, we thought it might be more interesting to explain what ecstasy really is, and debunk the myths that surround it.

Ovarian CancerIn America this year, over 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are expected, and over 14,000 deaths.

Once ovarian cancer has spread within the peritoneal cavity or to other organs, long-range survival is rare. However, shorter-term benefits can be obtained via several different chemotherapy regimens and one, essentially abdominal chemotherapy, has been very promising.

So why isn't it used more?

It has been 13 years since the publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) studies that examined the role of menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in prevention of cardiovascular disease. It can be argued that never before or since has a medical study generated such controversy by the media and scientific community.

To this day, the results are still being debated, reinterpreted and, in many cases, misinterpreted.