Tag Archives: Cancer

NFL Star Billy Austin Launches Cancer Organization (With Help From Beyoncé)

In 2014, days before his 39th birthday, William Dominic “Billy” Austin was diagnosed with Stage III non–Hodgkin lymphoma. Not long after that the former Indianapolis Colts player started an organization to help people with cancer who lack the transportation necessary to get to their appointments, Essence reports. Tackles4Cancer was born out of Austin’s own transportation… Read More »

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

“Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,” said Dr. Peter Beitsch, co-author of the study and a cancer surgeon practicing in Texas. Insurance companies and other payers reimburse genetic testing — or not — based on the guidelines. The result: Patients without genetic test results might not receive the appropriate treatment for their cancer,… Read More »

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research. The review is published today (Dec 6th) in The Cochrane Library as part of a Special Collection of… Read More »