cancer http://ripr.org en Who Needs A Mammogram? http://ripr.org/post/who-needs-mammogram <p>That's a question only you and your doctor can answer. But news that a major, long-term study found no link between early screening (i.e., mammograms) and reduced deaths from breast cancer may have muddied the waters. So here are a few thoughts and resources to help shed some light.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:51:55 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 29085 at http://ripr.org Buddy Cianci Diagnosed With Cancer, Says Prognosis Good http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-diagnosed-cancer-says-prognosis-good <p>Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., is being treated at Miriam Hospital for rectal cancer. Cianci, WPRO’s chief talk show host and a political analyst for ABC 6 said in a news release, ``I have been absent from the airwaves for the past week due to hospitalization for a recent diagnosis of cancer.’’</p><p>Cianci, 73,&nbsp; said that medical opinions indicate that ``the cancer is completely curable’’ and that the prognosis ``is for a full recovery.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:31:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 28227 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse Cancer Research Bill Becomes Law http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-cancer-research-bill-becomes-law <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has helped pass a new cancer research law that targets pancreatic and other hard-to-treat cancers. Whitehouse lost his own mother to pancreatic cancer several years ago. The legislation aims to boost early detection and treatment.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:54:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10912 at http://ripr.org Sen. Whitehouse Cancer Research Bill Becomes Law Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths http://ripr.org/post/health-directors-priorities-end-overdose-deaths <p>Rhode Island Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine says Rhode Island must address prescription drug abuse. Fine’s comments come as part of a list of priorities he’s shared with lawmakers.</p><p>Topping the list: ending deaths from prescription drug overdoses and colorectal cancer, as well as curbing the transmission of new HIV cases in Rhode Island. Fine also wants to reduce the number of premature births and C-section deliveries.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:56:28 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9484 at http://ripr.org Health director's priorities: end overdose deaths