Cancer

HCV, Cancer Drugs Added to Essential Medicines List as WHO Calls for Lower Prices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a loud call for improving access to several high-profile—and high-cost—medicines by placing them on its 19thModel List of Essential Medicines released today.The updated list features 36 new medicines, including treatments for tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and cancer, and signifies a shift in WHO’s approach to securing...

How to help someone during cancer treatment

Advice for friends and family of a person diagnosed with cancer A cancer diagnosis can be scary. Friends and family are often uncertain about how best to support and help the person with cancer. Allison Schaffer, program manager of the Patient and Family Resource Center at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has worked in oncology for 14 years....

90-Year-Old Woman Refuses Her Cancer Treatment To Travel The World

Norma is 90-years-old this year — but she leads a fuller, far more adventurous life than most of us can imagine. She has gone through her fair share of tragedy and loss. Just last year, her husband of 67 years passed away. Days after, doctors detected a deadly, cancerous mass in her uterus, and started...

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