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Patient and physician groups cheered Monday as the Pennsylvania House overwhelmingly passed legislation to equalize patients' out-of-pocket costs for oral and intravenous cancer drugs.
Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
Regular consumption of tea and citrus can be beneficial for your health.
Now, new results from studying the cohort – or group – study over 30 years reveal that women who consume tea have a lower risk of ovarian cancer.
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
Progression-free survival nearly five times longer in people receiving treatment
But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds
U.S. initiative aims to improve cancer care, cut costs.
Tim Lynch has a theory about why he beat the brutal brain cancer glioblastoma. Even with intensive treatment, the average survival is about 15 months. As the tumor grows, it destroys the very abilities that define people as human - thinking, feeling, communicating.
Survey finds many worry about unproven factors like food additives, and less about exercise and obesity
Nearly three years after Emily Whitehead was saved by a revolutionary cancer treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the 9-year-old and her parents are being sought after by cancer charities, documentary producers, and families desperate for their own miracle.
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress
Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage
An association of cancer specialists is racing ahead with an ambitious project aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of cancer care by mining patients' electronic records.
Cancer can be seen as striking haphazardly, but research over the past 40 years shows that lifestyle factors play a huge role in cancer incidence and mortality.
The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says
You may have seen it performed in real time on ABC's Good Morning America. Or maybe you caught actor Hugh Jackman telling David Letterman about having it.
Question: Who is at risk of bladder cancer? Answer: More than 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates. Men are likelier to develop bladder cancer than women, and whites have a greater risk than people of other races.
But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases
Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side
Blood cancer kills more than 10,000 Americans annually
Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases
But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says
Study finds the popular water pipes do not rid smoke of heavy metals
UV rays cause DNA-related harm to skin cells, study finds
Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease
Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64
Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years
Researcher says pot might help release an appetite-stimulating hormone
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