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How Health Insurance Status Is Linked to Cancer Diagnosis and …

A new report led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows individuals without health insurance coverage were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer and have worse survival rates after cancer diagnosis compared to individuals with private health insurance. The study also showed for six cancers—prostate, colorectal, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, oral cavity

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Cancer Health 25: Quality of Life

Health equity. Side effects relief. Heart health. Yoga. Survivorship. These are some of the many paths toward enhancing quality of life, the theme of the third annual Cancer Health 25 list. Each of these individuals does extraordinary work to improve the lives of people with cancer. It is our honor to celebrate them.

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How Much Health Insurers Pay for Almost Everything Is About to …

Insurers or self-insured employers could be fined as much as $100 a day for each violation, for each affected enrollee if they fail to provide the data. “Get your calculator out: All of a sudden you are in the millions pretty fast,” Leibach said. Determined consumers, especially those with high-deductible health plans, may try to dig in

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Cancer Health Summer 2022

In every issue, you’ll find cutting-edge health information and the hottest topics of interest to people with cancer and their loved ones. After treatment for multiple myeloma, Bryon Daily pays it forward to other African Americans, who are at higher …

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Cancer Health 25: Patricia Ganz, MD

The Cancer Health 25 is an annual list that honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of people with cancer. This year’s theme is quality of life. To see the full list, click here. During a time when it wasn’t well-recognized, Patricia Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist for over 40 years, became a pioneer in assessing the

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Cancer Health 25: Bonnie Ky, MD

The Cancer Health 25 is an annual list that honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of people with cancer. This year’s theme is quality of life. To see the full list, click here . Growing up in Queens, New York, and later northern New Jersey, Bonnie Ky, MD, 48, learned key life lessons from her parents, who had emigrated

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Ask Cancer Health

What are the health consequences of overweight and obesity? Excess weight, which is often linked to metabolic abnormalities, can contribute to a wide variety of health problems. Mutations, variants, strains? How are viruses classified? Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.

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Cancer Health Blogs

Day 4,273 — Fatigue Fatigue? Hormone therapy + salvage radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer + interrupted sleep at night = low energy and long naps. By Daniel Zeller.

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Patient Navigation Plays a Role in Improving Cancer Outcomes

A new supplement to the journal Cancer, “A Decade Later: The State of Patient Navigation in Cancer Care” published [June 14] by the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) includes 13 free articles outlining the impact of patient navigation and the critical role it plays in improving outcomes for cancer patients. Collective Pursuit for Equity

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Racial Disparities in Timely Care of Early Onset

Differences in health insurance coverage played a large role in the racial disparities in colorectal cancer cases, a study found. In a new large national study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS), Black patients diagnosed with early-onset colorectal cancer received worse and less timely care than their white counterparts.

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Survivor Views: Cancer & Medical Debt

More than half of debt-holders report balances of over $5,000 while nearly a quarter (22%) had over $10,000 in debt related to their cancer care. Two-thirds carried their debt for more than a year, while 28% were in debt for more than three years. The impacts of medical debt on cancer patients and survivors are often considerable.

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Cancer Health 25: Tony Christon-Walker

Comments. Advertisement. The Cancer Health 25 is an annual list that honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of people with cancer. This year’s theme is quality of life. To see the full list, click here . Long before his colorectal cancer diagnosis in 2014, Tony Christon-Walker knew firsthand how peer support could improve

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How the Dobbs Ruling on Abortion Impacts Cancer

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a long-awaited decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, which reverses the 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade and returns the issue of the right to access abortion services to the states. As a nonprofit entity whose mission is improving the lives of people with cancer and their families, the

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Cancer Health 25: Ting Bao, MD

The Cancer Health 25 is an annual list that honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of people with cancer. This year’s theme is quality of life. To see the full list, click here . Ting Bao, MD, 47, the director of Integrative Breast Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, takes an

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How Health Care Teams Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

New research in the May 2022 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds the inclusion of the smoking cessation tool Electronic Health Record-Enabled Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Treatment (ELEVATE, from Epic) into electronic health records (EHRs) can increase self-reported patient quit rates by more …

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Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Want Government to Make Health …

Voters overwhelmingly support government action to make health care more affordable, including by extending the increased premium tax credits for purchasing health coverage on the Marketplace, and by closing the Medicaid coverage gap. According to a new national poll conducted by a bipartisan team of researchers for the American Cancer Society

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Print. November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This all started as Lung Cancer Awareness Day way back in 1995. As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and grew into Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together

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