Category Archives: Access to Care

Why Do Black Women Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates?

A report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that despite significant progress in breast cancer detection and treatment, black women experience higher death rates even though they have a lower incidence of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Study Finds Patients with Incurable Cancer May Think Chemotherapy Will Lead to a Cure

A study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine finds many patients receiving chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that chemotherapy is unlikely to cure them, raising questions about whether they are receiving adequate information from their doctors when … Continue reading

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Patients Are Paying for Confusion Over Colonoscopy Screening

A new report shows that not all consumers are receiving screening for colorectal cancer free of charge, as required by the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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