In the United States, nearly 1.5 million people under age 65 with severe and permanent disabilities do not have access to Medicare coverage because of a mandatory waiting period, according to a new report by the Medicare Rights Center
Cancer patients encounter some direct-to-consumer advertising in print, and the safety information such as side effects and adverse reaction details required by the Food and Drug Administration can be difficult and overwhelming to try to understand.
Ovarian cancer survivor advocates led the way for scientific studies of early symptoms of ovarian cancer and are ultimately responsible for the recognition and consensus statement on the warning signs by the medical community.
Physicians assess bone mineral density (BMD) to monitor the impact of cancer therapy—especially hormone modifying treatments and aromatase inhibitors—on patients’ bones over time, and to diagnose osteoporosis and determine who should be treated for it.
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