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Cancer diagnosis raises risk of heart attack and suicide, study says

Amina Khan LA Times Within the first week of being diagnosed with cancer, patients were 12.6 times more likely to commit suicide and 5.6 times more likely to die of a heart attack. Cancer can kill long before malignant tumors … Continue reading

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People & Power: The Cancer Sell

Sarah MacDonald Al Jazeera People & Power goes undercover to investigate the alternative therapy clinics offering cancer patients little but false hope. One reader’s comment: Very biased piece. I was on that bus tour Sarah was not. When her crew … Continue reading

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How to rescue the immune system

Jim Ritter EurekAlert Study in Nature Medicine could lead to novel therapy for cancer. MAYWOOD, Ill. – In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T … Continue reading

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Deception at Duke

60 Minutes CBS News Were some cancer patients at Duke University given experimental treatments based on fabricated data? Scott Pelley reports.

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Is Cancer An Ancient Survival Program Unmasked?

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo Ever since Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer in 1971 through the signing of the National Cancer Act,[i] over a hundred billion dollars has been spent by our government on research and drug development in an … Continue reading

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Cancer patients ‘relying on charity handouts’ for fuel

Source: BBC News Cancer patients are relying more on charity handouts as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, figures reveal. Macmillan Cancer Support said it had paid out £2,548,563 to 12,669 cancer patients during 2011, up from £1.4m to … Continue reading

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Cancer Costs Forecast To Rise 62% By 2021

Source: Sky News The cost of diagnosing and treating cancer patients could rise by two-thirds over the next decade, according to a report. Healthcare analysts Laing and Buisson warned diagnosis and treatment costs are set to increase by 62% from … Continue reading

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Cancer patients die waiting for hospital letters

Source: Telegraph CANCER patients have been kept waiting so long to receive follow-up letters from their specialists that some have died before the advice arrived at their GPs. A backlog of correspondence needing to be typed up at Westmead Hospital … Continue reading

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Don’t give out cancer drugs if it’s just to extend life: Treatment costs can’t be justified, say experts

Source: Daily Mail The NHS spends well over £5billion annually on cancer treatments Around 310,000 Britons a year are diagnosed with cancer Patients with terminal cancer should not be given life-extending drugs, doctors said yesterday. The treatments give false hope … Continue reading

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