Cancer

In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York. Usher was one of about 10,000 participants in the study which shows women at low or intermediate risk for breast cancer recurrence may safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of survival. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
June 03, 2018 - 4:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done...
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Westley Sholes, 78, a retired health care manager poses for a picture at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Results from his first prostate cancer scan were suspicious and the second done three months later detected early cancer. That was 20 years ago; Sholes had surgery and is doing well. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 01, 2018 - 5:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease. Blacks are more likely to get prostate cancer and to die from it than whites, but the new research suggests getting access to...
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This undated microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human colon cancer cells with the cell nuclei stained red. According to new American Cancer Society guidelines released on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, most U.S. adults should begin getting screened for colon cancer when they turn 45. (NCI Center for Cancer Research/NIH via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 10:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two...
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FILE - This April 15, 2011, file photo, shows a bottle of Johnson's baby powder. A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors on Thursday, May 24, 2018, awarded $4 million in punitive damages after finding that Johnson & Johnson acted with "malice, oppression or fraud." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in punitive damages Thursday after...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help to patients like Rizo, who had no financial counseling. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 22, 2018 - 10:37 am
Cancer patients often start two battles after diagnosis: They have to fight their disease and avoid financial ruin. Hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help for the latter as treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks. They say patients who get...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 file photo, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Ireland’s prime minister on Friday, May 11, 2018 has apologized and pledged an investigation into the controversy over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests. It emerged earlier this month that an internal audit had found potential errors in the smear tests of 209 women but those findings weren't shared with the affected patients, prompting a wave of public anger. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, file)
May 12, 2018 - 6:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Ireland's leader has apologized for a scandal over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests and has pledged an investigation to find out what went wrong. It emerged this month that an internal audit had found potential errors in the smear tests of 209 women but those findings weren'...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants a few weeks away from harvest in a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, finds nearly half say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 10, 2018 - 4:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A survey of U.S. cancer doctors finds nearly half say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use. All 29 states with medical marijuana programs allow doctors to recommend it to cancer patients. But no...
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May 08, 2018 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 7 about a court ruling that will require cancer warnings on coffee sold in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported some details about the chemical acrylamide. As part of a court settlement, potato chip makers agreed to reduce the chemical from their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018 file photo, Britain's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. Britain’s health minister has apologized for what he called a “serious failure” that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women not being invited to their final screening test for breast cancer. Hunt has said in Parliament that the mistake appears to be the result of a “computer algorithm failure” dating back to 2009. He says about 450,000 women between 68 and 71 weren’t given a chance to have a mammogram. Of those women, Hunt says experts estimated up to 270 might have died prematurely. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 02, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health minister apologized Wednesday for what he called a "serious failure" that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women in England not being invited to a screening test for breast cancer. Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday in Parliament that the mistake appeared to be the result...
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April 25, 2018 - 8:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with falsely saying she had cancer, and collected more than $230,000 from an insurance company. The North Carolina Department of Insurance said in a news release Tuesday that 60-year-old Susan Leigh Huebotter of Deep Run in...
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