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Cancer Control Plan Looks To Reduce Rates, Improve Quality Of Life Post-Diagnosis

January 13, 2013

The state’s five-year plan for fighting cancer may be in full effect, but the plan can only go so far if residents do not make healthy choices and receive regular checkups....

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oldnbroken

Jan-13-13 5:19 PM

We will likely ALWAYS need more Drs than we can attract. When Drs. finally are qualified to practice, the debt load they carry makes higher paying areas much more attractive to them. Can you blame them? If one place is gonna pay me 12 bucks an hr and another 8hr, I surely would go with the first.

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NightMist

Jan-13-13 12:09 PM

How many of the people who are not getting screenings at the appropriate times do not have reasonable access to a doctor?

Even after I finally got in to see a doctor, she could not get me in to see an OB/GYN and sent me straight to Roswell instead. Had I actually had the usual well woman check ups in the years prior to my surgery my cancer might have been detected earlier. I am just fortunate that it was the one type of ovarian cancer with a good survival rate. With how long I had to wait to get any sort of medical attention I would probably be dead now were it any other type of cancer. There is no where for women who do not need birth control to go for annual check ups, and it can take quite a long time to get in to see a GP or family practitioner. If you can find one that is taking new patients. This area desperately needs more doctors.

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