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  • The path to assisted suicide

    Contrary to an Aug. 11 Times editorial, AB 2747 is a legally confused solution to non-existent problems that opens the way to doctor-assisted suicide. This legislation is not cut and dry; rather, it raises substantive policy questions relating to...
  • Letters to the editor

    And the homeless? Re “Connecting the spots,” March 12, and “L.A. hopes its park will be as grand as Chicago’s,” March 14 The Times' two long articles on the new Civic Center Park downtown did a great job of discussing...
  • About This Series

    Times staff writer Thomas Curwen met Ana Rodarte in December 2005 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Over the next 3 1/2 years, he conducted extensive interviews with her and her parents, and he and Ana engaged in an e-mail correspondence about...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • Cut back on mammograms?

    For years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have urged women over 40 to get a yearly mammogram. When women hesitate to comply, it's often to avoid the discomfort of having their breasts squeezed or the fear of getting called back for more tests, even...
  • New data may help breast cancer patients decide whether to remove a healthy breast

     
    Among women being treated for breast cancer, prophylactic removal of a healthy breast is becoming increasingly common. Among U.S. women with Stage 1 to Stage 3 breast cancer, the rate of such mastectomies jumped by 150% from 1998 to 2003.......
  • For breast cancer treatment that causes joint pain, acupuncture may help

     
    Joint pain is a common side effect for women being treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer. The treatment halts estrogen production in post-menopausal women, which means less of the hormone can fuel certain breast cancer cell growth. While...
  • With prostate cancer treatment, who you see is often what you get

     
    If you visit a Chevy dealer to buy a new car, the odds are pretty good that he is not going to recommend that you purchase a Ford. And he is even more likely not to recommend that you hang......
  • Elderly not treated aggressively for colon cancer, study says

     
    The elderly are not treated as aggressively for colon cancer as younger people, even though clinical trials show that the treatments are equally successful for them, researchers from Rand Corp. and UCLA reported Tuesday. However, there is not yet enough.....
  • Fertility procedures do not delay cancer treatment, study finds

     
    Women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer often face the additional burden of losing their fertility due to the cancer treatment. If treatment is likely to cause future infertility, women may wish to undergo a procedure to harvest......
  • Now for a look at non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a diagnosis that could increase

     
    Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has reportedly begun treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the body's lymphatic system. This is not his first battle with cancer. Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease -- a different type of lymphoma...