Tag: cancer

Faces of Breast Cancer: Vincene Parrinello

When Vincene Parrinello looked in the mirror, her reflection shocked and frightened her.

Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she had had a double mastectomy and was in the midst of nine months of chemotherapy treatments. But the treatments prescribed to kill the cancer were taking such a serious toll on her body that she said she began to look like she was fighting a losing battle.

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Estrogen Use and The Risk of Breast Cancer

Evidence about the relationship of hormone replenishment therapy to breast cancer risk is often conflicting. And deciding to begin hormone replenishment therapy can be difficult because of the ongoing controversies and differences in opinions regarding the benefits versus the potential risks.

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New Cancers and Cancer Death Down

The overall rate of new cancer cases (incidence) and deaths from all cancers (mortality) decreased in the United States between 1992 and 1998, according to a special article appearing in the June 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Genetic Testing For Your Future Health Post 1

Now that scientists have completed an initial map of the human genome, we can expect new tests for one’s hereditary risk of disease to begin appearing at a rapid and ever-increasing rate. Already, genetic screening is available for breast cancer, Huntington’s disease and others.

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Evaluating a Managed Care Contract 1

Step 1: Can You Really Manage Capitation?

Before accepting capitation, it is worth your while to consult an expert, preferably someone with local experience in your specialty. If that person is not an actuary, they should have access to one.

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