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Although deaths from colorectal cancer are declining, researchers find rates of the disease among white men and women younger than 55 have spiked since the mid-1990s.
Thinking they were protected from insurance discrimination, many people got tested to see if they were likely to develop serious diseases. Legislation pushed by Republican leaders in Congress would leave them vulnerable.
Among hurdles: Older adults may have multiple illnesses that could complicate research or they might be unable to manage the commute.
A new study shows that a lower proportion of Asian women get timely follow-up appointments after abnormal mammograms than whites.
Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
More of the research studies being presented at the world’s largest annual gathering of cancer scientists comes from abroad.
Doctors and drug developers have a stake in making cancer treatments seem better than they really are.
Researchers believe Californians, many of whom lost health coverage, delayed doctor visits that could have led to earlier detection. Now, with people seeking medical care under the Affordable Care Act, some experts expect to see an increase in late-stage cancers.
The FDA has approved dozens of new cancer medications in recent years, but few offer the benefits that patients seek.
A bill recently introduced in the California Legislature would require insurance companies to cover fertility-preserving services for patients at risk of infertility because of necessary medical treatments.