News tagged with cancer care

Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer—which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation—without greatly harming their ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Cancer risk for aging Baby Boomers

As 10,000 baby boomers reach 65 each day, the incidence of cancer is increasing, estimated to increase by 67% between 2010 and 2030, bringing attention to the nation's response to cancer care. Cancer is diagnosed at a higher ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care

When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, ...

Nov 25, 2013
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CDC suggests ways to increase CRC screening rates

(HealthDay)—Various approaches should be implemented to increase the use of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests, according to the November issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Nov 06, 2013
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Doctors say Venezuela's health care in collapse

Evelina Gonzalez was supposed to undergo cancer surgery in July following chemotherapy but wound up shuttling from hospital to hospital in search of an available operating table. On the crest of her left ...

Nov 06, 2013
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