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Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Bottom Line: From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those with a history of a smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level compared with those with other types of cancer and those […]

Cancer survivors: A growing population

Cancer survivors: A growing population

New report projects 20 million cancer survivors in the US by 2026 There were more than 15.5 million Americans with a history of cancer as of January 1, 2016, a number that is projected to reach more than 20 million by 2026. That’s according to Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2016, published in CA: A […]

Even before ACA, cancer survivors in non-expansion states had less healthcare access

Even before ACA, cancer survivors in non-expansion states had less healthcare access

How will Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change cancer survivors’ access to healthcare? Answering the question first requires defining access to healthcare before the ACA. An analysis published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship finds that even in the landscape before the ACA, cancer survivors in states that had already expanded Medicaid […]

Reach to Recovery connects, encourages cancer survivors

Reach to Recovery connects, encourages cancer survivors

jacksonsun.com – Seven years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Donna Guinn got the news that many cancer survivors fear: Her cancer had come back. Guinn, who received her first cancer diagnosis in 2002, had been volunteering with the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program since 2003, acting as a mentor for breast cancer […]

Cancer survivors face steep costs

Cancer survivors face steep costs

Health Imaging – Even after the disease is treated, cancer survivors face high medical costs and are often hindered by a loss in productivity, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Female cancer survivors have mean annual medical expenditures of $8,412, more than $3,000 higher than annual expenses for […]

Growing Cancer Survivors Population Needs New Models of Care

Growing Cancer Survivors Population Needs New Models of Care

The number of cancer survivors is the United States is growing rapidly. As this population grows, ensuring they have the right care and support is becoming increasingly important. Researchers, doctors, and health organizations are working on improving and adding to the resources and systems available for helping cancer survivors live the best lives possible. Many […]

HEALTH: Number of Cancer Survivors Growing

HEALTH: Number of Cancer Survivors Growing

An estimated 14 million Americans are living with a history of cancer, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation (ncsd.org). That number continues to rise steadily, said Dr. Spencer Ashton, a radiation oncologist at the Intermountain Southwest Cancer Center which serves Dixie Regional and Valley View medical centers. “Not only are more patients surviving, […]