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What the Future of Cancer Care May Hold Under President-Elect Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is now the President-elect after crossing 270 Electoral College votes after the commonwealth of Pennsylvania was called for the now president-elect, winning the 2020 presidential election. In January he will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, which could offer a different

Regular Cancer Screenings are Essential for Early Detection and Long-Term Health

The pandemic put many health screenings and regular check-ups on hold. But as regulations ease, it is important to stay on top of necessary appointments to ensure early detection and preventative measures. After all, keeping up with annual check-ups and appropriate screenings can be an essential step toward long-term health. Typically, cancer screenings are routine

Why Pancreatic Cancer is so Deadly

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died on Sunday more than a year after he announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The cause of his death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support. Earlier this year, Supreme

CPAN Advocacy Chat: The 2020 State of Cancer Survivorship

November 4, 2020 at 12 pm ET To improve our cancer care system, it is important that we understand the evolving views of patients and survivors. Without regularly capturing these perspectives, it is challenging, if not impossible, to advocate for change. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) conducts an annual State of Cancer

CPAN Advocacy Chat: Between Life and Death: From Despair to Hope

December 9, 2020 at 12 pm ET Advances in medicine, technology, and knowledge have increased the chances that patients with cancer will survive their disease. Some patients will not survive a cancer diagnosis, however, which means that physicians must prepare patients for the possibility of end of life care and even acceptance of death. On

How to Live With the Cancer You May Never Get

Three years ago, Mary Margaret, 31, from Vermont, learned that her BRCA gene has a mutation that may well one day cause cancer. “I’m not actually sick. I may not ever be sick,” she says. “I’ve just been told I might get something eventually.” It’s a strange experience, to be told you’re fine — but

Delaying Cancer Care Costs Lives

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the delivery of many kinds of health care, a new study suggests that delaying cancer treatment by even a month can raise your risk of dying by 6% to 13%, and that risk keeps rising the longer treatment is delayed. The increased risk of death for seven types