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Early detection of cancer is the best chance of cure, right? Maybe not. A growing body of counterintuitive evidence suggests that some cancer-screening tests — including those for breast, prostate, colon, lung and cervical cancer — may be...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society will be in Indianapolis to speak to a group seeking to reduce cancer in Indiana through the development of a comprehensive plan. Dr. Otis Brawley will speak at the...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain cancers enrolled in clinical trials survive longer, not necessarily from the treatment itself but potentially because those enrolled are better off to begin with, according to new research. "The survival...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening women over 65 each year for breast cancer doesn't catch any more early tumors - but it does lead to more false positives - than screening every other year, according to a new study. The findings are based on more...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Minority and Medicaid cancer patients are less likely to have their prostates removed at hospitals that use robot-assisted surgery, according to a new study that stops short of suggesting the robotic technique represents better...
If there ever was a right time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, Beth Thompson found one. In February 2006, the pea-size tumor in her right breast was too small for a clinical trial of Herceptin, a targeted therapy that had proved effective in advanced...
AP Chief Medical WriterThe nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston expects...
CNNThe United States Preventive Services Task Force issued their final recommendation on the PSA prostate cancer-screening test Monday, recommending against routine PSA exams for men of any age. The task force says the PSA exam and additional treatments...
CNNNEW YORK -- Iconic investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer in a letter to shareholders of his firm Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett, 81, said his "condition is not remotely life-threatening or even...
For men of a certain age getting a PSA blood test -- to check for possible prostate cancer -- is an annual affair. If you're over 50, chances are you've had the test and if you haven't it's not because your doctor didn't mention it. Now comes the...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesColorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years. "Just...
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KTLA NewsNEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday. It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. Also, the...
Tags: Breast, Health, Government Health Care, Breast Cancer, Medicare
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