Tag Archives: Cancer

Trial: Gains Seen on Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment protocol for locally advanced pancreatic cancer can enable surgical removal of previously inoperable tumors and improve survival rates, according to a new study. “Locally advanced” pancreatic cancer is confined to the pancreas, but the tumor still involves major abdominal blood… Read More »

Judge rips insurance company for ‘immoral, barbaric’ cancer denials

At issue is a treatment known as proton beam therapy, an expensive alternative to standard radiation that proponents say is a more precise form of treatment with fewer side effects. Opponents have questioned whether proton therapy is worth the high cost to fight some forms of cancer, and insurance companies have often denied coverage for… Read More »

American Cancer Society says high health costs cause financial strain for more than 130 million

Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, January 18, 2018. Mike Blake | Reuters The high cost of health care in the U.S. is causing financial hardship for more than… Read More »