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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. Am... read more

Managing Psychosocial Distress: Lessons Learned in Optimizing Screening Program Implementation

Cancer patients’ morbidity and mortality may be hastened by the presence of other medical conditions. Diabetes, chronic pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure ... and evaluate distress screening ... 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 wa... read more

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Silver lining of old age: Ditching the screenings

including routine screening tests for cancer and other health issues. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, average-risk folks can stop getting mammograms for breast cancer and colonos... 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 targete... 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 campaig... read more

Doing more harm than good? Epidemic of screening burdens older patients

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,’” Wa... read more

Health and hospitals: where the parties stand

In fact when the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced the policy he said it involved "significant incremental change, it's not a policy for a shake-up of the system". There's broad agreement on hos... read more

Zimbabwe: What Lies Ahead for MDC in 2018?

The second issue that has arisen post-Mugabe is the one raised by the party's policy coordinator ... aggressive form of colon cancer. He has been struggling with his treatment and the family is concer... read more

Silver lining of old age: Ditching the screenings

Take heart in the fact that growing old comes with a silver lining of sorts: You can cross a bunch of things off your health-related to-do list, including routine screening tests for cancer and other ... read more

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Statement Stokes Tensions in MDC-T

Mr Tsvangirai's announcement on Monday followed his disclosure over a year ago that he had been diagnosed of cancer of the colon, for which he is undergoing ... Mr Gutu had indicated that a national o... read more

Health and hospitals: where the parties stand

What aspects of health policy ... for rural cancer patients at a cost of $15.1 million. Labor has a series of programs it promotes as a cancer strategy. It has made more cancer drugs cheaper, boosted ... read more



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