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It’s crucial to get the entire picture of the potential benefits and risks of treatment.
Chance and randomness certainly play major roles in deciding which individuals get cancer. But the dice are loaded.
For many, good health means more than the lack of illness or disability, and poor physical functioning plays a less important role.
A 2016 study found that just 5% of cancer patients understood their prognoses well enough to make informed decisions about their care.
Elderhood is an in-depth exploration of biases that distort society’s view of old age and that shape dysfunctional policies and practices.
Scientists have firmly established an association between direct-acting antiviral treatment and a lower risk of liver cancer and death.
Members of “help insurance” groups accompany one another to appointments, support each other through medical treatment and share informati...
When I was diagnosed two weeks before my 4-0, it did not seem that far-fetched. I guess I had been waiting for a shoe to fall.
May God continue to bless me and my family, and to many many more years in good health!
A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.
Somewhere after diagnosis I decided I would smile like my life depended on it because, in my humble opinion, it did.
Surprising benefit of aging and the implications for melanoma treatment
A conversation with Supriya Mohile, MD
Analyzing more than 500 people with melanoma, researchers found older people seemed to respond better to the treatment than younger people.
We still have much to learn about the growing population of older cancer patients, who have unique health and psychosocial needs.
The hairless rodents’ genes give them superlong life spans and a remarkable resistance to age-related diseases.
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