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Cancer patients struggle with costs beyond surgery and treatments

SIOUX CITY | On Tuesdays and Thursdays when he is needed, Michael Greer drives cancer patients from their Woodbury County homes to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in his wife Lucy's maroon Ford Taurus ... read more

Cancer drug pricing gets in the way of treatment in developing countries

When cancer is detected ... with appropriate treatment – the chance of survival beyond five years is dramatically higher. Early diagnosis can also reduce the cost of treatment. read more

With one manufacturer and little money to be made, supplies of a critical cancer drug are dwindling

Ever since, BCG has been the standard of care for certain forms of bladder cancer. It beats out both surgery and ... some patients will struggle to get access, just as other patients do with a host of ... read more

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Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer ... spread beyond the local area to several nearby locations and to the lymph nodes. Treatment options may be limited during this stage, and surgery u... read more


What Are the Survival Rates for Skin Cancer?

Once upon a time, hearing the words "you have cancer ... patients to have less surgery and enjoy a better quality of life with no impact to their anticipated survival. "It's a balance between the ... read more

For Survivors, Breast Cancer Can Also Threaten Their Sexual Intimacy

and patients can be hesitant to bring up these issues, she said. Among the common problems that the cancer treatment can cause are decreased sex drive, arousal issues and pain when having sex, and bod... read more

Esserman Helps Push Breast Cancer Prevention Beyond Routine Screenings

She is not a believer in the one-size-fits-all approach, be it surgical techniques, mammography screening, or treatment protocols. A breast cancer surgeon who routinely calls for less surgery in favor ... read more

Concerns over Nigeria as World marks Cancer Day

It was easy to mistake Mrs. Iheanyi (not real name) for a patient with her somewhat ... for four children was an uphill struggle until the high cost of cancer treatment came in to worsen the ... read more

The Long Haul: Facing the Long-Term Side Effects of Testicular Cancer

The chances of long-term problems are far greater for patients who, at diagnosis, have metastatic cancer that has already spread beyond a single ... The most common treatment for metastatic testicular ... read more

Lung cancer needn’t be a killer. NHS mobile chest scans will save lives

Patients would frequently arrive at clinic with the disease well advanced, with few options beyond harsh radiotherapy ... curable lung cancer seem to be missing out on curative treatment – particularl... read more

Beyond the Stigma: CMC focuses on ethics for treating heart-damaged IV drug users

But sometimes, the best care means postponing surgery, putting someone on antibiotic therapy and getting the patient into drug treatment. If someone has terminal cancer and is expected ... out the doo... read more

South Africa: Cancer Drug Pricing Gets in the Way of Treatment in Developing Countries

When cancer is detected at an early stage - and when coupled with appropriate treatment - the chance of survival beyond five years is dramatically higher. Early diagnosis can also reduce the cost ... read more



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