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Green: Cancer bill should spur review of Medicaid

...a widow who appeared at a Knowles news conference, said that she wasn't eligible for regular Medicaid for breast cancer treatment because Social Security survivor's benefits pushed her above the income limit, even if she didn't accept...

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Local
Study: More U.S. women receiving inappropriate breast cancer treatment

LONDON - The proportion of women with early-stage breast cancer receiving incorrect treatment in the United States has nearly doubled in the 1990s, increasing from 12 percent in 1989 to 22 percent by 1995, a new study says. The reason is the growing popularity of lumpectomy, where doctors cut out only the cancerous part of the breast instead of removing the whole breast, and the failure of some doctors to carry out important follow-up treatments, said the study, published this week in The Lancet medical journal.

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Breaking
State Briefs

...The bill is sponsored by Sen. Lyda Green, a Wasilla Republican. About 22 women received Medicaid funding for breast cancer treatment programs last year, along with nine diagnosed with cervical cancer and 13 with precancerous cervical conditions...

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News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...a widow who appeared at a Knowles news conference, said that she wasn't eligible for regular Medicaid for breast cancer treatment because Social Security survivor's benefits pushed her above the income limit, even if she didn't accept...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052401/Loc_Green.shtml
Survivors help beat the odds

...more community support for breast cancer awareness, or helps somebody getting through it, it's worth it. Breast cancer treatment has come a long way.'' When Barrett crosses the finish line, she'll be met by a prostate cancer survivor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090399/Spo_cancerun.html
Sports
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...more community support for breast cancer awareness, or helps somebody getting through it, it's worth it. Breast cancer treatment has come a long way.'' When Barrett crosses the finish line, she'll be met by a prostate cancer survivor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090399/Spo_cancerun.shtml
A 60-mile walk for Mom

...cancer, having raised $1.5 billion for that cause. Komen says it's had a hand in every major advance in breast cancer treatment since the early 1980s. All that notwithstanding, your humble correspondent had to sneak up on himself to make...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041210/opi_605128123.shtml
Opinion
ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR

...Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. To help fund medical bills for Krauss' breast cancer treatment. Dinner is 6:30-8 p.m., with silent, live and dessert auctions during and after dinner. Featuring live...

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Around Town

...Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. To help fund medical bills for Krauss' breast cancer treatment. Dinner is 6:30-8 p.m., with silent, live and dessert auctions during and after dinner. Featuring live...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011609/loc_378021358.shtml
Around Town

...Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. To help fund medical bills for Krauss' breast cancer treatment. Dinner is 6:30-8 p.m., with silent, live and dessert auctions during and after dinner. Featuring live...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011509/loc_377689679.shtml
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