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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.
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.
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.
Without swift unprecedented action, more than 2 million Americans could die.
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
The American Cancer Society sets the record straight.
The more you exercise, the less likely you are to die after a lung or colorectal cancer diagnosis.
A recent Harvard study suggests that the older the doctor, the higher a patient’s risk of death may be.
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