July 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sen. John McCain faces an uphill battle fighting the aggressive cancer discovered in his brain last week, experts say. The cancer, glioblastoma, is the most common malignant tumor that originates in brain cells, as opposed to

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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‘Nipple-Sparing’ Mastectomies Don’t Raise Odds of Cancer’s Return: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction. Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn’t raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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More Patients OK’d for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The Affordable Care Act has enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for new cancer treatments, a new study contends. Latest Cancer News Speedy approvals are important for patients who want to participate in clinical trials, said study author Dr.

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Choosing a cheaper health plan could cost you access to cream-of-the-crop cancer doctors and facilities, a new study reports. Less-expensive “narrow network” health plans are much less likely to cover treatment by doctors at centers affiliated

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Doctors’ Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 percent of patients with terminal cancer don’t want to know they’re dying, which can make their final days more difficult, a new study finds. Unwillingness to face poor prospects can lead to unnecessary treatments and keep patients from

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