Learn about the risks of Folic Acid supplements. Also features groundbreaking surgery on a seven-year old girl that had six organs removed so that surgeons could remove a tumor in this medical report.
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[Music Playing] This is Insidermedicine In 60. From New York, in a groundbreaking surgery a seven-year old girl had six organs removed so that surgeons could remove a tumor. The surgeons removed the small and large intestine, liver, spleen, pancreas and stomach, so that they could safely remove the tumor that had wrapped itself around them. The surgeons say that if the tumor doesn't return, the girl has a good chance of leading a normal life. From Los Angeles, according to research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, folic acid supplements may increase the risk of prostate cancer. In a study of over 600 men, researchers found that those who took a 1 milligram folic acid supplement everyday had an estimated prostate cancer risk of 9.7% over a 10-year period, compared to 3.3% for those taking a placebo. And finally from London, according to research in the Lancet Oncology, blood tests and ultrasound scans may be able to detect ovarian cancer in its earliest stages. In a study of 200,000 women, researchers found that ultrasound alone caught about 75% of ovarian cancer cases, while using both an ultrasound and blood tests detects about 90% of cases. In 2008, ovarian cancer claimed the lives of over 15,000 women in the U.S. For Insidermedicine In 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma. [Music Playing]

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