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Elizabeth Melville poses for a portrait outside of her home

Cancer screenings like colonoscopies are supposed to be free. Hers cost $2,185

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SUNAPEE, New Hampshire (NPR) — Elizabeth Melville and her husband are gradually hiking all 48 mountain peaks that top 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. “I want to do everything I can to stay healthy so that I can be skiing and hiking into my 80s — hopefully even 90s!” said Melville, a 59-year-old part-time ski… Read More

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with Vice president Kamala Harris, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Oval Office

Here’s how the Biden administration says it will halve cancer rates by 2047

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he is reigniting “Cancer Moonshot,” the project he spearheaded as vice president during the Obama administration. The initiative aims to dramatically reduce the national death rate from cancer, as well as improve the experience of survivors and family members of those living with the… Read More

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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Cancer Screenings, Study Says

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new study says colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in Kentucky have increased 230% since the state expanded its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. A study by the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found while the… Read More

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WVU Cancer Institute Plans Expansion To Meet Demand

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The WVU Cancer Institute says it’s expanding to meet the demand for treatment in West Virginia, planning to recruit 38 new specialists by 2020 and increase space for patient care. Dr. Richard Goldberg, institute director, says cancer outcomes in Monongalia County, where the institute is located, are excellent but they’re not… Read More