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Uninsured Older Americans Have Worse Cancer Outcomes than Medicare Beneficiaries

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/11/2021 - 1

Study shows a dose-response effect on survival that varies by the robustness of insurance coverage. Uninsured have the worst cancer outcomes.

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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 2/5/2021 - 50

You likely don’t need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Science explains why.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Staging, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

Fayne Frey, MD - 2/2/2021 - 0

Squamous cell carcinoma can vary from a small easily treated lesion to a serious life-threatening disease that requires advanced treatments..

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Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment

Fayne Frey, MD - 1/30/2021 - 2

Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that is treatable, even curable if caught early. Expert review of diagnosis, treatment, & prevention.

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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

Fayne Frey, MD - 1/30/2021 - 1

Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes.

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Fake Health News: How to Recognize It So You Can Stay Safe

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 10/12/2020 - 2

Fake health news stories are flooding the internet. Here’s how you can determine the credibility of the information and its publisher.

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Clinical Care of Cancer Patients in the Age of COVID

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/8/2020 - 0

Dr. Bobby Reddy discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care of cancer patients, including changes to treatment and way care is delivered.

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Reflections on Death with Dignity

Sebastian Sepulveda, MD - 7/6/2020 - 4

Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?

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Greater Risk of Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

Michael Wong JD, Laurie Paletz RN, & Thereza Ayad RN. - 5/13/2020 - 1

Patients with COVID-19 are at a much greater risk of developing blood clots. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of the condition are rapidly evolving.

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Why Everyone Needs Certainty About Coverage for Cancer Care

Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP - 5/2/2020 - 0

Cancer doesn’t wait while policymakers debate how best to reform US healthcare. Patients need certainty about coverage for cancer care and they need it now.

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Vaping Could Put Youth at Risk for Complications of COVID-19

Mark Calarco, D.O. - 4/27/2020 - 2

Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19

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A Little Lump Or Bump On The Eyelid? Beware, It Could Be Skin Cancer!

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 4/22/2020 - 54

The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.

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