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Johnson Shines a Light on Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Beyond

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By: Hayley Virgil From: onclive.com Anita Johnson, MD, FACS, discusses existing disparities in cancer, studies that have helped to shed further light on the issue, and ongoing efforts being made to improve outcomes in all patients. Disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes by race and ethnicity continue to exist in the field of oncology, but cultural competence, multidisciplinary efforts with …

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What to Expect While Recovering from a Mastectomy

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From: healthline.com A mastectomy is a type of surgery that removes the entire breast. It’s one of several potential treatment options for breast cancer. It takes several weeks to recover from a mastectomy. However, some people may have a longer recovery period. Your recovery time can depend on a variety of factors, like the type of mastectomy that you had …

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Antidote Revolutionizes US Healthcare Coverage with Family Package Available to 40 Million Uninsured Americans

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Source: Antidote Modeled after successful Israeli HMO system, patients have access to zero-copay medications, personal family doctors, and managed medical records Antidote, a leading telehealth provider currently serving patients in five US states, announced the launch of its affordable family health care plan. The plan is the first of its kind, as it includes unlimited doctor visits for the entire …

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Cancer Fatigue: Why It Happens, How to Cope

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From: healthline.com What Causes Cancer-Related Fatigue and How to Manage It Fatigue is a common symptom of cancer and a side effect of some cancer treatments. Cancer fatigue is more than feeling tired or sleepy. It can feel like an overwhelming lack of energy that interferes with your daily activities. In this article, we’ll examine the connection between cancer and …

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage Plans?

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From: healthline.com Medicare Advantage plans are a popular private insurance alternative to Medicare. However, there are some pros and cons to Medicare Advantage. While some Medicare Advantage plans offer long-term savings, plan flexibility, and better care, others can lead to fewer provider options, additional costs, and lifestyle challenges. In this article, we’ll explore some advantages and disadvantages of Medicare Advantage …

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When Does Medicare Cover Mammograms?

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From: healthline.com Yearly mammograms are an important screening tool in the early detection of breast cancer. If you have Medicare Part B or a Medicare Advantage plan, both screening and diagnostic mammograms are covered under your plan. However, there may be different coverage levels and out-of-pocket costs depending on your plan and medical situation. In this article, we’ll explore when …

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GC Aesthetics® Launches Next Generation Of Breast Implants

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Source: GC Aesthetics, Inc. From: prnewswire.com GC Aesthetics, Inc. (GCA), a privately-held medical technology company providing aesthetic solutions for global healthcare markets, is pleased to announce the launch of its next generation of breast implants, PERLE™. PERLE™ is a highly innovative line of smooth breast implants that features a proprietary surface technology (BioQ™), GCA’s industry-leading gel technology (Emunomic™ Breast Tissue …

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Breast Cancer and Shingles

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Source: FeatureFriday From: survivingbreastcancer.org Is there a relationship? Studies indicate that there may be a correlation. Talk about one’s body multi-tasking in a most adversarial way! During a recent survivingbreastcancer.org virtual meet up, a number of the community stated they had developed shingles. The conversation stimulated much in the way of follow up. What we do know: Shingles is caused …

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Radical Mastectomy: What You Need to Know

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From: healthline.com A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast. There are several types of mastectomy, including total, modified radical, and radical. A radical mastectomy is the most extensive type. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the entire breast along with the underarm (axillary) lymph nodes and chest wall muscles. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at radical …