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The analysis underscores the impact of structural racism and underinvestment in public health on Black and Latino patients.
Researchers looked at eight major cancers in 47 countries.
Fred Hutch researchers explore the association between energy intake (through food and drink) and chronic disease risk, including cancer.
Study authors recommend programs to screen for loneliness among cancer survivors and to provide social support to those in need.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Thirty-five years post-cancer diagnosis, one in seven survivors developed new cancer and one in 16 survivors died from new cancer.
Public health advocates have worked for years to address racial gaps in cancer outcomes by establishing programs like Body & Soul.
ProPublica reports on emissions from U.S. BASF plants that elevate cancer risks for an estimated 1.5 million people.
Older individuals who smoke could also substantially reduce the risk of cancer death if they quit.
People under 50 who were cured of hepatitis C were at comparable risk to the general population.
People with head and neck cancer who are worried about the cost of treatment are about twice as likely to die as people who are not.
Evidence suggests the answer is yes.
The loss of a child appears to be a mortality risk factor for people diagnosed with cancer.
Patients whose surgery was performed by a very skilled surgeon saw their risk of death decrease by 70% over five years.
Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
Even healthy African-American kids face an increased risk of death within 30 days of undergoing an operation.
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