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Chemo more damaging to hearts of diabetics: Study – UPI.com

A small study finds that cancer patients who have diabetes may suffer worse heart damage from chemotherapy, potentially boosting their risk of heart failure. FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 — A small study finds that cancer patients who have diabetes may suffer worse heart damage from chemotherapy, potentially boosting their risk …

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much …

Writer Iain Banks: I have months to live

LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer Iain Banks said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with late-stage gall bladder cancer and has just months to live. Banks says it is “extremely unlikely” he will live more than a year and that his latest novel, “The Quarry,” will likely be his last. The …