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Better education on breast reconstruction may be needed after cancer

When it comes to deciding tohave breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer, mostwomen are generally satisfied...

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

Fears of opioid abuse andaddiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer fromgetting enough pain medicine, researchers...

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid paysdoctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiariesare more likely to be screened...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammogramsproduce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosedwith breast cancer years later,...

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Despite potential risks andlimited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancerstoward the end of their lives,...

NSAIDs tied to reduced breast cancer recurrence among obese

In overweight women, aspirin orother drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breastcancers more treatable, researchers...

Extra mastectomy may not extend life for some breast cancer patients

For some women with early stagebreast cancer, removing the healthy breast likely doesn't affordmuch of a survival benefit,...

Regular exercise after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Middle aged women who get a fewhours of activity each week, including walking or more vigorousexercise, are less likely to...

Study finds a gene mutation increases breast cancer risk to 1 in 3

Women with mutations in a gene calledPALB2 have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer byage 70, according to...

US FDA warns of risks of unregulated lab tests for patients

U.S. health regulators have sounded an alarmover the increasing use of custom laboratory tests to diagnoseand determine treatment...

The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

A new statistical analysis findsthat women under age 50 who were diagnosed with breast cancerwere also more likely to have...

Navigators can help guide breast cancer patients through care

Patient navigators may be ableto help steer women with breast cancer through what can be adaunting treatment process, a new...

Musicians On Call' bring music for the soul to patients' beds

Musicians On Call, a nonprofitproviding live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressivelyexpand to other major cities...

Upgraded mammograms raised Medicare spending: study

Between 2001 and 2009, Medicarespending on breast cancer screening rose markedly but did notlead to earlier detection of...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

Preventive services differ between primary care docs and OB/GYNs

The services women receiveduring annual preventive care visits may partially depend onwhat type of doctor they see, suggests...

New drug policy too burdensome, hospices say

The Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services met Wednesday with 30 hospice and healthcareorganizations after outcry over...

Ex-TV host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer

Former U.S. television host JoanLunden said on Tuesday she has been diagnosed with breast cancerand has already begun chemotherapy...

3-D technique improves on standard mammograms: study

Combining digital mammographywith a 3-D technique may improve doctors' ability to identifybreast cancers and decrease the...

Shared decision making still lacking for cancer screening

When it comes to cancerscreening, doctors often do not adequately discuss the balanceof pros and cons with their patients,...

Uruguay set to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis

Uruguay, which recently passed a lawmaking it the first country to legalize the production and saleof cannabis, will also...

Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for Kasem's family

In the family disputes thatsurrounded American radio icon Casey Kasem's last weeks of life,his daughter's decision to carry...

Link seen between sitting and certain cancers

In a new review of pastresearch, people who spent lots of time watching TV or otherwisesitting were more likely to be diagnosed...

Needle biopsies may be underused for breast cancer patients

Most women should undergo aneedle biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis, but some surgeons optfor a more invasive procedure...

Women with breast cancer don't get enough exercise: study

Only one in three women livingwith breast cancer is meeting current physical activityguidelines, suggests a new study. African...

Skin moles tied to breast cancer risk: studies

The number of moles a woman hasmay be tied to her risk of developing breast cancer, accordingto two new studies. The studies...

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

A new way of evaluating tumors may soonhelp cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link totheir disease - and the...

FDA cancer chief says 'escalating' drug prices can't continue

By law, Dr. Richard Pazdur, the U.S.Food and Drug Administration's cancer drug czar, is not allowedto consider the cost of...

Cancer doctors urged to consider value when treating patients

Cancer doctors should consider thefinancial as well as the medical impact of treatment forpatients as healthcare costs continue...

In treating some cancer patients, less is more: U.S. studies

Doctors can scale back treatment forcertain cancer patients, based on evidence that some drugs canbe used less frequently,...

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