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'7 Signs You're Aging Well, According to Geriatricians'
'We also look at their cognitive health in this ... making sure that they are staying mentally strong, they are using their mind, they are engaging in exercises to stimulate their mind, which means they are learning like a new skill.'
'Cancer disparities persisted even among clinical trial participants, study finds' from STAT
A new study suggests that increasing trial diversity won’t be enough to eliminate health disparities. The study, published in JAMA Network Open on Wednesday, found that even among clinical trial participants, disparities still emerged for some groups of breast cancer patients, including young Black and Hispanic patients and Hispanic patients with certain breast cancer subtypes.
'Cancer experts demand action to end ongoing drug shortage: "People’s lives are really at stake"’ from CNN
“The drug shortages are an enormous, complex problem and in part reflect an economic challenge, where essentially the low profit margin for some of these generic drugs disincentivizes companies from committing to producing them,” said Dr. Philip Greenberg, president of the association and an author of the new report.
'Age 70 means a big change in breast cancer care, study finds' from Axios
Researchers looked at records of more than 500,000 women with breast cancer who, regardless of age, should have received a recommendation for either radiation or endocrine therapy after surgery, Evans said. Looking year-by-year, they expected to see a gradual decline in rates of recommendations for post-surgery treatments, as expected lifespan shortened. Instead, they saw a steep cliff occur between age 69 and 70. More than 90% of those who were ages 50 to 69 were recommended for additional therapy.
'Women face host of disadvantages in cancer prevention and care, report find' from STAT News
“The truth is in many ways and many places, women have very little choice to obtain care, even if care is available, even if poverty isn’t the primary issue, because of power dynamics,” Ginsburg said. “Because of access to knowledge, who is the locus of decision-making in the family, and access on the financial domain as well. Patriarchy dominates every aspect of these issues.”
'Evidence for “Tough Conversations” Around Racism in Access to Cancer Care' from Cancer Health
The findings showed clear disparities based on patients’ race, ability to pay, and the availability of specialists/cancer centers in their area—significantly impacting treatment course, which can affect survival.
'Uterine Cancer Is on the Rise, Especially Among Black Women' from the New York Times
Cancer of the uterus, also called endometrial cancer, is increasing so rapidly that it is expected to displace colorectal cancer by 2040 as the third most common cancer among women, and the fourth-leading cause of women’s cancer deaths.
'Late-stage cervical cancer on the rise: What to know' from Harvard Health Publishing
New diagnoses of advanced disease rose 1.3% annually during the study period. Southern white women ages 40 to 44 saw an annual rise of 4.5% in advanced cases. Southern Black women ages 55 to 59 were diagnosed nearly twice as often as white women with early and advanced cases.
'Doulas fighting maternal mortality in the U.S.' from CNN
'Aging and the Social Value of Women' from
The way we view our own aging can serve as a sort of “self-fulfilling prophecy” whereby a primarily negative self-perception of aging can jeopardize our ability to deal with stress thereby increasing our risk for health issues such as heart disease and cognitive decline.