Thyroid Cancer in Women | Minority Groups and COVID | Breast Cancer, 10/14/2021

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Why Have Thyroid Cancer Diagnoses Spiked for US Women?
SET THIS ALT TEXT   A recent study found that women are far more likely than men to be diagnosed with small thyroid cancers that probably would have never caused problems during their lifetime. The results may help explain why thyroid cancer seems to be more common in women.
The Pandemic’s Uneven Impact on Certain Minority Groups
map of US   A large study led by NCI researchers suggests that the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused more deaths in the United States among Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Latino people than among those who are White or Asian.
Combo of Ribociclib, Letrozole Improves Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Updated results from a large study have further cemented the role of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors in treating people with the most common form of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
Breast Cancer Surgery Choice May Affect Young Survivors’ Quality of Life

Women with early-stage breast cancer who had surgery to remove one or both breasts had lower scores on a quality-of-life survey than women who had breast-conserving surgery.
Reducing Barriers to Screenings for Women with Disabilities
National Cancer Act 50 logo   The National Cancer Act of 1971 opened the door to breakthroughs in cancer screening. Yet, people with disabilities are less likely to be screened for cancer. Read about Dr. Susan Magasi, a researcher whose goal is to ensure a future where all people can access cancer screenings and care.

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment

Some cancer treatments can cause problems that may not show up for months or years after treatment. This updated page explains specific late effects that may occur after cancer treatment and suggests ways to manage them.
Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer

This updated page explains hyperthermia and how it is used to treat cancer. Learn what hyperthermia is, cancers that can be treated with it, how it is given, its benefits and drawbacks, and side effects it may cause.
Also of Interest

This updated page explains screening and diagnostic mammograms. Learn how findings are reported and the benefits and potential harms of screening mammography.
Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and find information about extra vaccine shots for people with weakened immune systems.
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