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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge
September 30, 2016

Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup survey.

The Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup — designed to gauge consumers’ health opinions and behaviors — surveyed 1,008 adults in the United States via telephone from July 28 to 31.

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Survey: Americans consider cancer nation's top health care challenge

September 30, 2016
Americans consider cancer the most significant health care challenge in the United States, according to results of the Mayo Clinic National Health…

At Issue

Cancer survivors with physical, psychological concerns benefit from team-based approach to care

September 30, 2016
Survivors of breast cancer have “a variety of concerns” following completion of treatment, according to Charles L. Shapiro, MD

Meeting News Coverage

ACA has improved cancer care, clinical trial access among Hispanics

September 30, 2016
The proportion of Hispanic women with breast cancer who presented at an NCI–designated cancer center and enrolled in a clinical trial…

Meeting News Coverage

Radiation boost after whole breast radiation therapy for DCIS reduces local tumor recurrence

September 29, 2016
A radiation boost improved local control and reduced local tumor recurrence among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ who underwent whole breast…

Meeting News Coverage

Telephone helpline increases access to cancer prevention, control programs

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The addition of a telephone-based cancer control navigation intervention to a helpline’s existing services helped callers access cancer control…

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