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The Weekly: Lung cancer, cancer screenings and more

Feature story Race, Ethnicity, and Lung Cancer: An Expert Perspective on Improving Care WEDNESDAY, November 18 (Healthline)—Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated 228,820 people in the country will develop new cases of lung cancer this year, and roughly 135,720 will die from it, […]

The Weekly: Obamacare, male breast cancer and more

Feature story Obamacare Helped More Americans Spot Cancers Early: Study THURSDAY, November 12 (HealthDay News)—As the Affordable Care Act faces scrutiny once more from the U.S. Supreme Court, new research shows it may be helping to save American lives otherwise lost to cancer. The study found that expansions of health insurance coverage through Medicaid — a feature […]

The Weekly: Breast cancer barriers, screenings during pandemic and more

Feature story After a breast cancer diagnosis, many Black women face barriers that delay their care THURSDAY, November 5 (STAT News)—Tamiko Byrd was only 43 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in October 2015. The diagnosis shook Byrd, who had spent years as a fitness instructor and health educator in underserved Black communities, to […]

The Weekly: Colorectal cancer screening age lowered, breast cancer and more

Feature story Colon cancer screening should start at 45, panel recommends TUESDAY, October 27 (NBC)—Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 45, five years earlier than is currently recommended, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The update was prompted by recent studies showing the rate of colorectal cancer rising in younger people, […]

The Weekly: Cancer research, breast health and more

Feature story Cancer research another long-term casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists say WEDNESDAY, October 21 (NBC)—As the death toll from the coronavirus climbs, Karen Hilton, of Dalkeith, Scotland, sees herself and others fighting cancer as “collateral damage.” Hilton, 48, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer four years ago. After a double mastectomy, surgeries to […]

The Weekly: COVID-19 and cancer, breast cancer and more

Feature story Covid-19 Outbreaks Led to Dangerous Delay in Cancer Diagnoses THURSDAY, October 15 (The Wall Street Journal)—A decline in mammograms and other screening procedures after the coronavirus pandemic struck is leading to missed and delayed cancer diagnoses, according to data from insurance claims, lab orders, Medicare billings and oncology-practice records, an emerging pattern that is alarming oncologists. […]

The Weekly: Breast health, throat cancer prevention and more

Feature story Trans woman urges to be ‘proactive’ after rare breast cancer diagnosis TUESDAY, October 6 (TODAY)—When Beverly Lipscomb learned she had breast cancer, she was worried. Growing up, cancer was a dirty word said only in whispers. What’s more, as a transgender woman she had been taking hormones for decades and feared what life would be […]

The Weekly: HPV vaccine, breast cancer prevention and more

Feature story HPV vaccine significantly lowers risk of cervical cancer, large study finds WEDNESDAY, September 30 (NBC News)—The HPV vaccine substantially reduces a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, especially in women who were immunized at a younger age, a large Swedish study found. The risk of developing cervical cancer was reduced by 88 percent in women who […]

The Weekly: Remembering RBG, early detection of breast cancer and more

Feature story Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 FRIDAY, September 18 (NBC News)—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was as pioneering as she was brash, died Friday, the high court said. She was 87. The court said Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women’s rights and a fierce advocate for gender equality, died “surrounded […]

The Weekly: Black Americans and cancer, hospital charges and more

Feature story Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates WEDNESDAY, September 16 (NBC News)—The U.S. has made significant strides against cancer in the past two decades, with death rates dropping and survivors living longer — but Black Americans are still being left behind. A report published Wednesday by the American Association for Cancer Research […]