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8/21/2015
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Alternative Treatment for Pets Diagnosed with Cancer

A former executive in the cancer treatment industry recently launched PetCure Oncology, a company that offers a form of radiation therapy called

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Finding the Breakthrough Cancer Drug

Immunotherapy is considered the future of cancer therapy. It harnesses the body’s own immune system to attack and kill cancer cells.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Routine Procedure Allegedly Spread Cancer in Woman’s Body

The device used was a power morcellator used to cut and shred tissues so it could be sucked out through a tiny opening during the minimally invasive operation.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Difference in Cancer Death Rates Between U.S. Districts

Cancer death rates are consistently lowest in Mountain states and highest in Appalachia and areas of the south. According to the analysis, the difference

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Exercising While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Typical side effects of radiation include fatigue, DNA damage and inflammation of tissues and organs. Exercise has been proven to reduce inflammation and help

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8/21/2015
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Correlation Between Spirituality and Easier Cancer Course

A variety of new papers suggest that cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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AstraZeneca Agreements Bolster Cancer Pipeline

AstraZeneca will now have exclusive global rights to Heptares’ potential cancer medicine, HTK-107 with additional compounds in a deal that could

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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What Could Help Men Prevent Heart Failure?

Specific types of moderate physical activity such as walking and bicycling for 20 minutes every day, were linked with the largest decrease in heart failure risk

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Coffee Helps Colon Cancer Recovery

This study was the latest in a series of studies showing the benefits of coffee, which can lower the risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s and cancer. This is the first

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/20/2015
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Does drinking coffee cut cancer risk?

“The study found that people with advanced (stage III) colon cancer who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee every day had 52 percent lower odds of disease recurrence

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/20/2015
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Could Drinking Increase your Cancer Risk?

A recent study shows that just one or two drinks a day could increase a person’s risk of developing certain cancers.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/7/2015
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Can Pancreatic Cancer be Detected Earlier?

The exam will be urine test geared towards detecting pancreatic cancer. Symptoms of this fatal disease do not appear until it advanced stage and has dissipated

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/5/2015
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New Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Researchers are saying that chemotherapy that is delivered directly to a woman’s abdomen is much more effective at killing the cancer that is metastasizing

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/4/2015
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​Prehab: Starting Cancer Patients on Rehab Before Treatment

Research to examine the impact of prehab is only in the beginning stages although it seems intuitive that a patient’s health during and after invasive surgery

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/3/2015
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Test Tries to Predict Breast Cancer 9 Years Before Diagnosis

Researchers assert that a routine test can be developed to will allow doctors to suggest lifestyle changes that could stop breast cancer developing.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/3/2015
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What Could Blood Pressure Variations mean for you?

“Large variations in blood pressure readings from one doctor’s appointment to another are associated with cardiovascular disease and death,” according to

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/2/2015
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Recorded Surgeries Could be Future of Medical Malpractice

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a surgical “black box” that would track a surgeon’s actions during surgery and record any errors.

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/1/2015
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HPV Vaccine Still Not Widely Administered

The HPV vaccine helps prevent reproductive cancers and genital warts caused by the virus. The HPV vaccine is administered through three shots over a six month

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/1/2015
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Five Different Types of Prostate Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in U.S. men behind skin cancer. In 2015 about 220,800 new cases

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/30/2015
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Should Doctors Inform Patients About Breast Density?

Dense breast tissue shows up on mammogram as solid white. However, tumors also show up on a mammogram as solid white, which makes it difficult to detect cancer

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/28/2015
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Can You Have Kids After Cancer Therapy?

Cancer diagnoses for adolescent and young adult patients often leads to immediate treatment, which presents a challenge for preserving fertility in these young

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/26/2015
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Double the Help: 2 Drugs Help Fight Cancer

Researchers say that hormone therapy for breast cancer, very different from hormone replacement therapy for menopause, works to either block out receptors for

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/25/2015
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Generic cancer drugs help improve breast cancer survival

Recent studies demonstrate that that aromatase inhibitors are more effective at reducing breast cancer deaths and recurrence than tamoxifen.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/25/2015
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Are pharmaceutical companies afraid to disclose pricing info

An editorial signed by 128 oncologists notes that the average price for new cancer drugs increased 5 to 10 fold more than $100,000 annually by 2012. Doctors

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/23/2015
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Radiation therapy may prevent recurrence of breast cancer

Two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine show that radiation therapy in the lymph nodes may help deter cancer from reoccurring in the breasts.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose