January 10, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mammograms frequently detect small breast tumors that might never become life-threatening, causing women to receive treatment they likely don’t need, a new Danish study finds. About one in every three women between the ages of 50

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January 10, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Americans with lower levels of income are less likely to get recommended cancer screenings, but legislation waiving out-of-pocket costs appears to narrow the prevention gap — for mammograms, at least. That’s the conclusion of researchers who

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January 09, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

13 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Chemotherapy

Advanced preparation and education about chemotherapy can help relieve some of the stress and confusion many people feel when faced with any treatment for cancer. If you’re about to begin chemotherapy, these questions can serve as a guide to help you discuss treatment with your doctor. Is chemotherapy the best

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January 06, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer chemotherapy that’s been delayed due to slow recovery from surgery can still provide real benefit to patients, a new study suggests. The study involved thousands of patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC), which comprise about 90 percent of

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January 05, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Use of a bone cancer drug once every three months, instead of monthly, does not boost the risk of bone problems over two years, a new study finds. That could reduce side effects from the drug, known as zoledronic acid

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January 05, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Artificial ‘Voice Box’ Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An artificial “voice box” has provided long-term relief for a throat cancer patient in France The 56-year-old man can now speak with an intelligible whisper and breathe normally, said lead researcher Nihal Engin Vrana. The patient,

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