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The survey also shows that many patients opt for the procedure known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy , or CPM despite knowing it will be unlikely to improve their chance of survival. The study, published in the Sept. 17 issue of the Annals
Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health." (CNN) -- The patient slammed his fist on the table in Dr. Otis Brawley's office. "Dammit, I'm American," Brawley remembers him saying. "You can't tell me I have prostate cancer and that we're just going
In response to increasing incidences of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in cancer patients, The National Cancer Institute has suggested redefining the term cancer,' Medical Daily reported. Cancer is currently defined as an overgrowth of cells in any
May 4, 2013 Dr. Emil Frei III, an oncologist whose trailblazing use of combination chemotherapy in which anticancer drugs are administered simultaneously rather than singly helped make certain cancers curable for the first time, died on Tuesday at
Based on the National Cancer Institutes' Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Career Statistics Review, using data from 2007 through 2009, 41.24% of all people within the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime.
China is setting up a national cancer registry to fully understand the extent of the disease in the country and to help improve cancer prevention policies. Chen Wanqing, deputy director of the national cancer registry center, under the Ministry of
More than one third of the 12.6 million cancer survivors in the United States have physical or mental problems that put their overall health in jeopardy, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Their study, published in the
Share Tools Imaging use is growing faster for Medicare stage IV cancer patients than for those at earlier stages, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The results suggest overuse in patients with advanced
Nurul Islam Hasib bdnews24.com Senior Correspondent Dhaka, Feb 4 (bdnews24.com) It's been four years since the national strategy for battle against cancer was adopted, but the action plan to combat the scourge has not been put in practice, experts
This past summer, results of a nearly 30-year Swedish study found that 30 percent fewer women die from breast cancer if screened regularly. What the study doesn't do is recommend the best age to start getting mammograms and how often to have them.