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Cancer kills Kentuckians at highest rate (Update)

In the end, lung cancer left Jerome Grant voiceless, a breathing tube in his windpipe.
He could say nothing when his wife Dawn spoke her last words to him: “I love you, you know that?”
He gave her a thumbs up. Then he closed his eyes and was gone.

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Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost the Economy $6.4 Billion

Almost 20 percent of the people in low-income communities who die of colon cancer could have been saved with early screening. And those premature deaths take a toll on communities that can least bear it.

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The NAACCReview has been live for 6 months now and has been averaging a post every two weeks or so. Our small Editorial Board is looking for a few more members to allow us to increase this frequency.

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Ovarian Cancer Is Less Deadly Than Previously Thought

One in three women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will live for 10 years or more, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology — good news, considering ovarian cancer has long been considered highly fatal.

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Healthcare law helps sickest Americans — depending on their state

Every year, thousands of people like Blanca Guerra call the National Cancer Information Center, desperate to find some kind of health insurance.

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As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills.

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Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted draft breast cancer screening recommendations for public comments (http://screeningforbreastcancer.org/) along with supporting information.

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Medicare to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screening for Some Beneficiaries

For the first time, Medicare will cover the costs of lung cancer screening for some beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on February 5.

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