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Women 75 and Older Benefit From Screening Mammograms

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By: Jamie DePolo, senior editor From: breastcancer.org The American Cancer Society recommends breast cancer screening should continue as long as a woman with average risk of the disease is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. Other organizations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American College of Physicians, and the American College …

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Program Offers Rides to Cancer Patients To, From Treatment

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By: MARIA CLARK, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune From: usnews.com Robert Boatner has some radiation treatment left to go. The therapy he was prescribed to treat his prostate cancer requires him to travel from his home in New Orleans East to Touro Hospital, Monday through Friday, for a total of 40 days. If he were to miss a single day of treatment, he …

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Better Doctor/Patient Communication Means Better Outcomes in Cancer Care, According to a Report in JNCCN

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Study from the American Cancer Society found patients who were more satisfied with the communication they received, had better health results at lower costs A new study from the American Cancer Society has found cancer patients who reported greater satisfaction in the way their provider communicated with them, wound up receiving more efficient care with fewer office visits and better …

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Lyft offering free rides to patients battling cancer

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By:Katherine Whaley From: abc13.com HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) If you are battling cancer and live in the Houston area, Lyft wants to help you get a free ride to your treatments. The ride-sharing company has partnered with the American Cancer Society to help get patients to appointments. In addition to the existing programs in Las Vegas and Miami, the program will expand …

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Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Women Have Superior Response to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Individualized and targeted treatment approaches based on genetics may improve outcomes Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to experience cancer recurrence, according to a study published online today in …

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Be a Superhero in the Fight against Breast Cancer

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From: PR Newswire Participants in this year’s American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events can be superheroes in the cancer fight and look the part. Everyone who registers for a local Making Strides walk and raises at least $25 online by September 9, 2017 will receive a pink superhero cape, which symbolizes the power of the individual to …

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Colon cancer cases rising among millennials, study says

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By: Denise Dador From: 6abc.com Cases of colon cancer are on the rise among young adults, a new study shows. Doctors hope this new research will be a call to action. The study, released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society, serves as a reminder that while this type of cancer is rare in the young, no one should ignore symptoms …

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Decade-old cancer research grant paying dividends

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By: Bonita Cornute From: fox2now.com The American Cancer Society is investing $74 million in breast cancer research. A grant awarded 10 years to Washington University Medical School has resulted in exciting discoveries. The fight against an invasive breast cancer has strong local ties. From lab work to clinical trials, local research creates a strategy for effective diagnosis and treatment. In …

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Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years regardless of treatment

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By: Laurie McGinley From: washingtonpost.com The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, saying they had been expecting a survival rate of 90 percent. The two new studies, published in the New …

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Making Strides Against Cancer One Person At A Time

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From: cbslocal.com Driving in Southern California can be stressful. Now, imagine having to navigate heavy traffic for several hours a day while you are seriously ill to get medical treatment. Ivory Payne said he was thankful he did not have to do that, thanks to the American Cancer Society and the generosity of a hotel chain. Payne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last …