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American Cancer Society

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  • What's behind the pink of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

    What's behind the pink of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
    Welcome to October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and the unofficial breast cancer marketing month. Pink is the new green, and we’ve seen what happens to that. Green-brag has found its way everywhere. The name for a...
  • Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted

    Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted
    There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy. It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
  • Suzanne Somers: Why Americans love ex-'Three's Company' sex bomb

    Suzanne Somers: Why Americans love ex-'Three's Company' sex bomb
    When Suzanne Somers blurted out this week on TV that she and her husband are having sex several times a day, squeamish viewers might have cringed. But to students of the Somers ouevre, this was just another example of her pop-cultural brilliance.  The...
  • Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it

    Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it
    Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no. In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
  • Smarter CT scanning of kids would prevent 3,020 cancers each year

    Smarter CT scanning of kids would prevent 3,020 cancers each year
    Approximately 3,020 cancers could be prevented each year if doctors were more judicious about ordering CT scans for kids, according to a new study. A CT scan is essentially a series of X-rays combined to give physicians a three-dimensional view of a...
  • GOP slams fundraising, other efforts to promote Obama health law

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
  • Financial help for patients fighting cancer

    Financial help for patients fighting cancer
    After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer. The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
  • Inspired by mother's death, Ken Burns to make cancer documentary

    Inspired by mother's death, Ken Burns to make cancer documentary
    After producing documentaries about the history of baseball, the Civil War, jazz and a variety of other topics, Ken Burns is turning his attention to cancer. Burns will be teaming up with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
  • Angelina Jolie double mastectomy: Brad Pitt reacts

    Angelina Jolie double mastectomy: Brad Pitt reacts
    Angelina Jolie was "heroic" for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.  "Having witnessed...
  • Angelina Jolie's op-ed a reminder to know family medical history

    Angelina Jolie's op-ed a reminder to know family medical history
    Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy because of a rare gene she and relatives carry speaks to the importance of knowing your family’s history with cancer, the American Cancer Society said. In an op-ed in the New York Times ...
  • Stephen R. Covey, '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' author, dies

     
    Stephen Covey, author of the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died months after a devastating bicycle accident....