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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Personalized Cancer Therapy Gains Traction

personalized cancer therapy

Personalized cancer therapy steadily advances, as highlighted by key articles in Science and Nature this month. This blog tallies how individualized therapy is progressing against cancer, the world’s most challenging group of deadly diseases. Following a look at the context … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 5: Prostatectomy Cures BPH

prostatectomy

Prostatectomy is the ultimate and definitive cure for prostate enlargement (BPH). This blog installment describes my experience with this surgery. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. They treat different aspects of hospital surgery in … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 4: Prostate Enlargement Versus Cancer

prostate enlargement

Prostate enlargement (BPH) and prostate cancer are common conditions requiring vigilance by all men. BPH is more common and requires either medications or a surgical cure. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five installments. They treat … Continue reading

Hospital Surgery 3: Recovery & Discharge

Recovery from surgery

Recovery is the first thing on the patient’s mind following hospital surgery. This blog installment describes my recovery time in the hospital after waking from anesthesia until my discharge. I have divided this blog post on hospital surgery into five … Continue reading