Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.
Cancer researchers say colonoscopies are the reason for a 30 percent drop in colon cancer rates over the past decade in those over 50.
Study shows more cancer cases, but not enough doctors.
Missouri cancer patients who rely on oral chemotherapy pills could see lower costs under legislation sent to the governor’s desk Thursday.
Missouri community fulfills a 7-year-old girl’s wish to ride a unicorn.
Mary Elizabeth Beary says her father had been suffering from stomach pains for six months but was misdiagnosed.
Police Capt. Jeff Wild said despite John Betten’s illness, Betten continued working and “never let the cancer define the type of man he was.”
Siteman Cancer Center Director Dr. Timothy Eberlein helped write a new national report on these cancer concerns, titled “Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis.”
The study found 609 confirmed breast cancer deaths. The median age of death from breast cancer was 49, and the median age of death from any other cause was 72.
The researchers argue that not only does the definition of cancer need to change, but in some cases, the word should be dropped from many common diagnoses.