Cancer articles from NewsOK

  • Massive Hanford downwinders case is closing

    Updated: 30 min ago

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A long-running federal court lawsuit filed by people who contend their health was damaged by radioactive emissions from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is finally ending. The final plaintiffs in the massive lawsuit filed 24 years ago have either reached settlement...

  • Elephants rarely get cancer; now scientists think they know why

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    You’ve heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either? It turns out that just 4.8 percent of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are much higher — between 11 percent and 25 percent, scientists say. The...

  • Daughter of local victim returns from leadership summit

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Around Tahlequah, many residents are dedicated to cancer advocacy, be it through awareness, smoking regulation and cessation, or fundraising, and there are the health professionals who care for those afflicted. Among those advocates is Victoria Gleason, who returned last month from Washington,...

  • Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation — one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from...

  • Leslie Michelson’s Checklist For Avoiding Diagnostic Errors – The KHN Conversation

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    When the Institute of Medicine came out last month with a report saying almost every American will experience a medical diagnostic error, Leslie Michelson wasn’t surprised. He runs Private Health Management, a Los Angeles based company that – for a substantial fee – helps patients figure out...

  • Elephants Cancer Paradox

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 photo, an elephant crosses a road in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, about 700 kilometres south west of Harare. Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists,...

  • Radiotherapy options to treat breast cancer are increasing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA — Radiation therapy has transformed breast cancer treatment over the last 40 years by enabling women with small, early-stage tumors to choose breast-conserving lumpectomies instead of mastectomies. But conventional whole-breast radiation can be inconvenient, even impractical, for...

  • Bra-maker’s garments help all aspects of recovery

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA — Once Dana Donofree got over the breath-halting news that she had breast cancer, she went through a double mastectomy, six sessions of chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery. Finally, she thought, it was time to return to the land of the familiar. “I was so excited to wear a...

  • Increased detection of low-risk tumors driving up thyroid cancer rates, costs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Low-risk cancers that do not have any symptoms and presumably will not cause problems in the future are responsible for the rapid increase in the number of new cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed over the past decade, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the journal...

  • University of Central Oklahoma schedules events to raise breast cancer awareness

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma's American Association of University Women chapter and the Big Pink executive team will raise breast cancer awareness and funds to support research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure with activities during October. The month of events...

  • Yaokum girl fights cancer, again

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    YOAKUM - Six years after Aryana Garza, 8, received a second chance at life, the leukemia that almost took her away has returned stronger than ever. July 30, Aryana relapsed with the disease she was first diagnosed with at age 2. The family never saw it coming. "Of course, you never think it's...

  • Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area...

  • Japan Nuclear Children Cancer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FILE - In this March 24, 2011 file photo, a young evacuee is screened at a shelter for leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo. A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with...

  • University of Central Oklahoma schedules events to raise breast cancer awareness

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Breast Dressed Contest is among activities planned in October by the University of Central Oklahoma’s American Association of University Women chapter and the Big Pink executive team to raise breast cancer awareness and funds to support research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure.

  • Third annual Relay Recess held at TAMU-K

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Taryn Mosqueda remembers the Academy High School drama club reciting skits in her class to make her smile. The 10-year-old Santa Gertrudis Elementary fifth grader was diagnosed with leukemia when she was an infant and started school while she was undergoing chemotherapy. The drama students...

  • Woman who lost hair to cancer can't use old license photo

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A woman who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy said the state Motor Vehicle Commission wouldn't let her use an old driver's license photo showing her with long blond hair. Neptune City resident Joanne Jodry told the Asbury Park Press (

  • Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish. It was no joke: Lindahl and two others had won...

  • Maryland governor scheduled for last round of chemotherapy


    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to have his sixth and final round of chemotherapy this weekend. Hogan announced on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that his final chemotherapy session is Friday, and he thanked everyone who has supported him. The Republican...

  • Silver lining of old age: Ditching the screenings


    Feeling sorry for yourself because you can no longer do all the things you used to do? Because your joints are creaky and your strength and stamina seem to be dribbling out along with your memory? Take heart in the fact that growing old comes with a silver lining of sorts: You can cross a bunch...

  • 5 ways to support a friend diagnosed with cancer


    (BPT) - Learning a good friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer can be shocking news. You want to do anything you can to help and support her, but it’s difficult to know what to say and do. Cancer patients with strong emotional support tend to have a more positive outlook and...

  • Mobile mammography lab to visit downtown Colorado Springs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs women over age 40, if you haven't yet scheduled your yearly mammogram, you'll be able to get one on the go downtown on Monday, Oct. 12. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Pink Life Saver will provide mammography screenings on Tejon Street, next to Acacia Park,...

  • Hospital dresses up in pink ribbons and bows as Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets underway

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The pink bows worn by medical professionals, breast cancer survivors and their relatives are a powerful reminder for Peterson Regional Medical Center staff specialist Amy Duplant of the disease’s toll on families. Two members of her family have had it, Duplant said. “Unfortunately, I also had...

  • Lions Seahawks Football

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders wear pink boxing gloves to perform during halftime of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions to raise awareness of breast cancer, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Seattle.

  • Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies. The procedure is intended for women with cancer who wish to preserve their fertility, since...

  • Athens FD raising money for cancer patients through shirt sales

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Once again, the Athens Fire Department is undertaking the “Firefighters care enough to wear pink” campaign to raise money for cancer patients. For the seventh year, the Athens firefighters are raising money for cancer awareness. The Athens Fire Department along with other fire departments...

  • Healing Touch can help reduce pain in cancer patients and others

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    When a traumatic cycling accident left Michael Haubert with a broken femur, he turned to a form of healing many might not be aware of - Healing Touch. The light touch energy therapy affects people differently, but it almost always leaves a person in a deeper state of relaxation - exactly what...

  • Trial for former inmate's lawsuit over cancer begins

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Yellowstone County jail inmate is asking for $3 million from the county, saying his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat. The Billings Gazette reports ( ) that the...

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: SAISD schools join forces to combat breast cancer

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    If you go to a volleyball match in San Angelo on Tuesday you'll be helping support breast cancer awareness and research — whether it is at Central's Babe Didrikson Gym or at Lake View's Ben Norton Gym. The Lady Cats will host their annual Rally for a Cure match against Odessa High, and the...

  • EDITORIAL: The power to raise awareness

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    It’s October, and while for many people it marks the return of pumpkin spiced everything, here at The Times we are excited to bring back our annual Power of Pink campaign starting next week. For the next few weeks, your Tuesday newspaper will come in a shade of pink to help raise awareness of...

  • Chiefs Bengals Football

    Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A Breast Cancer Awareness sticker is shown on the helmet of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) in the first half of a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cincinnati.

  • Courage, compassion, and support - Third annual Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness event set

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    MIAMI – Recognizing courage, expressing compassion and offering support to those dealing with breast cancer is the goal of the Third Annual Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness Event. For three years now the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma with the help of several sponsors has offered a week of events aimed...

  • Cancer patients, families share stories, run for a cure

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Sheila Roesler says her cancer diagnosis has brought her family closer together. On Saturday morning, Roesler’s children, Chad Roesler and race organizer Paige Kraus of Garden City, nephew Bronson Brown and his wife, Debbie, of Wakefield, and their daughter, Mollie, all walked for her in the...

  • Vikings Broncos Football

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    A football adorned with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Denver.

  • Two-time cancer survivor lobbies for legislation at Capitol Hill

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    When Rebecca Esparza went in for routine surgery Thanksgiving Day 2001 and awoke to her parents weeping at her bedside, she knew something was wrong. "I woke up … And I thought 'this can't be good.'" she said. It wasn't. Esparza learned doctors had to perform a hysterectomy, and that she had...

  • Packers 49ers Football

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    A pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is shown on the field at Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

  • Head of New Jersey cancer society killed by falling tree

    Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The executive director of New Jersey's chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was killed Saturday afternoon when a tree fell on her vehicle during a storm. Stacey Weathers, 46, of Tinton Falls, was in her Mustang convertible on Route 34 in Colts Neck...

  • Rams Cardinals Football

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    The Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon is shown with the NFL logo after an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 24-22. (AP Photo/Ross D.

  • Cancer patients complete 5K race inside hospital due to rain

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of patients completed the Winship Win The Fight 5K inside Emory University Hospital after the outdoor event was cancelled due to rain. WSB-TV ( ) reports the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's 5K race was scheduled to begin Saturday at...

  • Thousands gather to raise awareness about breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in Rhode Island to raise awareness about breast cancer, support survivors and memorialize those who died of the disease. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation held its 10th annual "Flames of Hope" event in Providence on...

  • EXCHANGE: Children's librarian battling breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    STERLING, Ill. (AP) — In Tampico, she's known as "the baseball mom." In Sterling, you'll know her as the children's librarian at Sterling Public Library. Wherever you know Anita Elgin from, though, it's almost certain that she's made your life a happier one, or at least tried to. "She's the...

  • Grant funds preventive care services for breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health has been awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant that will help it continue to fight cancer. The institute, on the Angelo State University campus, received the Access to Breast Care for West Texas grant through the Cancer Prevention...

  • SWAT team, superheroes honor children cancer survivors

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Batman and a few of his closest friends joined nine child cancer-survivors on Wednesday as each child rang a bell symbolizing winning the battle with cancer. The Mobile SWAT team joined the festivities with a grand entrance, rappelling down USA Children's and Women's...

  • 'Date Night' wine dinner helps fight against cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fall season's social calendar is dotted with a series of events that are planned to promote excitement and support for Montgomery's major fundraiser of the year, eagerly anticipated and hosted as a benefit for the American Cancer Society. For two decades, the...

  • Fundraisers assist family of boy fighting cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    In his father’s arms, less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital, Gunner Williams shyly turns away from a cellphone camera during the Golfing 4 Gunner benefit held Saturday at Meadowlake Golf Course. A short time later, the 4-year-old smiles as he holds a selfie stick and takes...

  • Save the Ta-Ta's Art Bra event set for Saturday

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    You’ve seen Cleburne firefighters race into burning buildings and Cleburne police officers catch criminals. And now you can see them model decorated bras — all for a great cause. The sixth annual Save the Ta-Ta’z Art Bra Dinner and Auction, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Johnson County, begins...

  • Breast Cancer Research Race

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Sofia DeNaples, 3, of Scranton, Pa. looks out from under her umbrella at the Paint Pittston Pink "Color Me Pink" 5K race in Pittston, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The annual Paint Pittston Pink events span the month of October and raise money for breast cancer research. Laflin, Pa. resident...

  • Walkers, runners dash for breast cancer cure

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    The Ruiz family plans to run until cancer is gone. Longtime participants in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, the Crosby Countians added a new inspiration the past couple of races. Family matriarch Lupe Ruiz has survived breast cancer for a year now. “We’re running for my mom,” Mary Joe...

  • Pre-habilitation can boost outcomes for cancer patients

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    MIAMI - Studies suggest that cancer patients who receive physical therapy before their cancer treatments may have better outcomes and physical therapists from Miami INTEGRIS and the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center agree with the research. Jamie...

  • REVFEST to raise the roof with metal, country, rock bands

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Gold records were the epitome of a band’s success when RevFM marketing and sales executive Marlin Lee began his career in the radio industry in the late 1970s. The color took on another meaning after cancer took his son, 26-year-old Marlin Dean Lee III, on Sept. 22, 2012. “Three years ago, my...

  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Carla Hinton column

    Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." — Proverbs 31:30 Sarah McLean felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit while on a beach vacation the summer of 2013. It was time to tell her story of triumph over disease; time to share about her...


'Bizarre' blessings

News Published: Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Lorelei Decker always knew death was a possibility — but for several months, she had experienced a life she never dreamed cancer would bring. A family that loves her, mixed with a community that supported her, and an NBA...