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Last February, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two weeks later, it was removed by an incredibly skilled surgical team at UCSF. The surgery was the easy part.
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The cost of chemotherapy constitutes over half of cancer treatment-related costs in the U.S. According to a recent report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the overall cost of cancer care has catapulted since 2011.

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A look at how leading media outlets handled a potentially misleading piece of research data in a recent study on the use of gene tests in treating breast cancer.
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Medicare wants to lower payments to doctors who prescribe more expensive drugs and give higher reimbursements to those who use more affordable ones. But the industry pushback has been fierce.

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Exercise is good for cancer patients, doctors these days say. That’s an about-face from just a decade ago when they urged patients to conserve their flagging energy. 

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Health writers can help readers understand that less treatment sometimes makes the most sense.

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Insurers are cooperating to fight fraud, three cured of HIV, more early elective births, a cheap way to test for food pathogens and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, many Americans remain suspicious -- even fearful -- about the law.

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