Tag Archives: Cancer

NFL’s Trent Williams Reveals Cancer Was Misdiagnosed by Team Doctors

A couple of days after ending his five-month holdout with the Washington Redskins, star left tackle Trent Williams revealed his diagnosis with a rare form of cancer. (A holdout is when a player doesn’t attend mandatory offseason workouts.) He also blamed team doctors for failing for six years to take a growth on his head… Read More »

How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be faster to measure but doesn’t necessarily indicate a tangible benefit for patients. But you wouldn’t grasp that sobering fact from some recent news coverage: A headline in the UK’s… Read More »

When Women’s Health Clinics Close, More Women Die of Cervical Cancer

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) found that the closing of nearly 100 women’s health clinics between 2010 and 2013 across the United States resulted in fewer women being screened for cervical cancer, more diagnoses being made later when the disease was more advanced and greater… Read More »