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CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT

Medical innovation continues to broaden treatment options for serious illnesses.  A number of factors come into play when doctors and patients choose which medicines to use, including their effectiveness, convenience, costs, safety, patient compliance, and insurance coverage.

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HPV VACCINE STATE LEGISLATION

Debate continues about whether or not to require girls to be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts.  State activity stems from the June 2006 recommendation by the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that routine vaccination is recommended for girls between ages 11 and 12.

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OVERVIEW

As new research on cancer prevention and control progresses, Americans continue to celebrate good news in the war against cancer. More information on cancer prevention is available, more cancers are detected early, and more treatment options exist. Over the years, policymakers and health officials have worked diligently to combat the disease through establishing programs and enacting numerous laws.

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