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It’s been documented that many terminal cancer patients don’t benefit from chemotherapy and other types of treatments toward the end of their lives.
Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma
They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change
Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows
Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period
Rates are stagnant in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal.
But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising
Q: What do I need to know about cancer risks as I age? A: Once you reach age 65, previous exposure to cancer-causing agents and family history are still important, but the risk of cancer increases simply because of age alone. The probability of an adult 65 or older receiving a cancer diagnosis is approximately one in three for men and one in four for women.
The duPont Hospital for Children had too few of the little wagons that young patients prefer to wheelchairs, so Peter Zucca started a foundation to raise money for a fleet of them.
A prototype tool developed by leading oncologists determines the survival benefit of high-cost medicine.
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors' group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide whether a medicine is worth it - what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney.
He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed as a bedrock conservative, an antidote to other Republican nominees who in the past had too often sided with liberal colleagues, or so many conservatives believed.
Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer.
Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic
Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says
Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later
Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested
Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma
Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates
Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates
Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds
They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change
Study suggests those still able to work and perform daily tasks may benefit from forgoing such treatment
Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival
But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear, experts say
Outcome data for more than 200,000 U.S. diabetes patients fails to show a link
Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes
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