Italian cancer researchers unexpectedly discovered signs that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Italy months before the first patient was identified there in January 2020, 

Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.   Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.   But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…

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Cancer patients—and survivors—who develop COVID-19 face a much greater risk of death than the general population, according to a pair of studies published yesterday in the Lancet.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is a litigious fringe group of about 5,000 doctors that believes in “private medicine.” “We have opposed attempts to intrude government and other third parties between the patients and the physicians,” says executive…

Ramped-up cancer services could save 7 million lives over the next decade—and addressing huge service gaps between rich and poor countries is key to success, according to a new WHO report.  

Women are being coerced into breastfeed their partners in Uganda, and in parts of Tanzania and Kenya—and researchers are beginning to look into the underground phenomenon that’s been linked to gender-based violence.     Researchers from Kyambogo University in Kampala and…

Cancer patients have better chances of survival than ever—but managing cancer as a chronic illness can bring a lifetime of “financial toxicity.”   Breast cancer is the costliest malignancy, with medical costs slated to reach $16.5 billion in the US this year.   For…

Hispanic women in the US have an outsized risk of getting—and dying from—cervical cancer. Contributing factors range from genetic to socioeconomic and cultural.   In the Rio Grande Valley, even women who access Pap smears likely won’t have access to follow-up services for…

WHO hatched a plan last year to defeat cervical cancer worldwide. To track progress toward that ambitious goal, researchers published updated numbers on the disease’s toll in the Lancet Global Health.   Here’s what they found: