Prostate Cancer

Narrow health insurance networks more likely to exclude top cancer docs

Narrow health insurance networks more likely to exclude top cancer docs

Published 06/07/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - People who want access to the best cancer treatment centers in the U.S. may want to avoid health insurance pla

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Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Published 30/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a phar

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New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London, Britain, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza into a precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations

Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations

Published 23/03/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Comfort care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referr

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Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

Published 22/02/2017

By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with pa

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Does penis length recover after prostate removal?

Does penis length recover after prostate removal?

Published 16/02/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - After prostate removal for cancer, men sometimes complain to their doctors that their penis shrank, but a new

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Childhood cancer treatments tied to sex lives years later

Childhood cancer treatments tied to sex lives years later

Published 06/02/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - In general, childhood cancer survivors are just as satisfied with their sex lives as people who didn't have ca

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Life-extending capacity of new cancer drugs varies widely

Life-extending capacity of new cancer drugs varies widely

Published 02/01/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - Drugs recently approved around the world to fight cancer increased patients' overall survival, but benefits va

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Palliative care should be standard in cancer treatment: guideline

Palliative care should be standard in cancer treatment: guideline

Published 03/11/2016

By Kathryn Doyle(Reuters Health) – For patients with advanced cancer, palliative care should start early and be an integral part of treatment, not ju

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U.S. spends $3 billion a year on unused cancer drugs

U.S. spends $3 billion a year on unused cancer drugs

Published 25/03/2016

(Reuters Health) - U.S. doctors and hospitals throw out almost $3 billion (roughly 2.7 billion euros) in unused cancer drugs each year because the medicines [more…]