In New York state, mandated physician-patient communication helped some cancer patients get a beneficial procedure. But more work is needed to narrow treatment gaps.
A new study shows language barriers and cultural differences disadvantage some patients, but it records no significant inequities in how doctors provide information.
A recommendation against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy did not increase the likelihood of patients seeking a second opinion or receiving surgery from a different surgeon, a study finds.
A protein in the tumor microenvironment plays a role in fueling cancer’s spread, a function that could potentially be blocked, according to a new study.
Breast cancer patients commonly overestimate their risk of recurrence, two studies find. Resulting worry can put quality of life at stake.
A new study finds these side effects cause an extra burden for both patients and the health care system.