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How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.

Hematuria evaluation guidelines issued by ACP

The ACP has released clinical guidelines for the evaluation of hematuria and referral practices.

Colorectal cancer diagnoses increase in patients younger than age 50

Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.

Opinion

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

Using activity trackers to monitor transfusion-dependent patients

Activity trackers may help transfusion-dependent patients estimate hemoglobin levels.

Skin checks in the emergency department

Performing skin checks during other procedures can identify abnormalities that would otherwise be overlooked.

Clinical Features

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Physical activity's effect on cancer mortality

Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.

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