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Will bowel cancer screening policy failures be an election issue?

An indictment of federal health policy-making (under successive governments and health ministers) has just been published in this article tracing the history of bowel cancer screening in Australia. ... read more

Why cancer treatment will always have out-of-pocket costs

Aranda says this is because every year the council sets budget and election priorities and this year it had more luck with Labor, particularly over issues ... bowel screening, its ongoing listing of ... read more

Cancer screening

"The benefits in cancer, in Canada, aren't as dramatic as they might be for something, like colon ... failure." The treatment for hep C is expensive, with unpleasant side-effects, but new drugs are ... read more

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Breast cancer scandal: Hundreds of women given cancer death sentence after COMPUTER ERROR

A total of 450,000 women were not invited for their final mammogram screening in a serious failure which has been going on undetected ... He also demanded assurances that bowel cancer and cervical ... read more

Tony Abbott unveils health policy spending plans worth $340m

The Coalition has not wanted to make it a key election issue. This policy is not the final word on health ... bringing forward the new national bowel cancer screening programme. • $35m for research on ... read more

What does your MP think about bowel cancer screening? It’s time to ask the question says one expert

It is just a few weeks since Croakey wondered whether the policy failures in bowel cancer screening would be an election issue. In light of health policy’s noticeable absence from the election ... read more

Colon Cancer Test Disappoints

A widely used screening tool for colon cancer, sigmoidoscopy, misses precancerous growths in almost two-thirds of women — a disturbing failure rate twice as high ... Saturday" to discuss President ... read more

Rural Americans Already Have Poor Health Care. Trump’s Policies Will Hurt Further.

After he got access to regular, affordable care, a timely screening colonoscopy found a nascent colon cancer ... Trump in the presidential election. He had been promised economic succor. His health ... read more

Cancer screening for older patients: More harm than good?

Yet Elena, who entered a nursing home in November, was screened for breast cancer as recently as this summer. “If the screening ... really bad heart failure and we need to get that under control,’” ... read more

Coalition health policy is all barbs and no risks

The Coalition’s health policy is ... extend colorectal cancer screening is another piece of unfinished business from Abbott’s period as health minister. A national screening program was added to ... read more

Cancer, redefined

Cancer has long been defined by where it starts to grow—the lungs, the colon, the breasts ... Scott Gottlieb said the agency will this year release a new policy that “will address the issue of ... read more

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