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  • Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while. Regardless, this 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer has shared her journey to death with a...

  • Hugh Jackman undergoes third skin cancer treatment

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Hopefully, the third time's the charm. According to People, Hugh Jackman has undergone a third skin cancer treatment. The actor recently had another basal cell carcinoma removed. His rep told the publication that Jackman is "okay now." He posted a picture of a surfboard in the sand, from...

  • Official: Underreporting caused cancer rate 'dip'

    Yesterday

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official says a puzzling decline in rates of melanoma cases in Arizona turned out to be a combination of shortcomings that has led to improvements in the state's reporting system for skin cancer. Health Services Director Will Humble says a task force examined...

  • First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, and oil extracted from about half of the plants will be given to...

  • Women help others through chemotherapy

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Cancierge is a business in Edmond designed to help cancer patients with nutrition and emotional support.

  • Google searching for cancer cure

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Google is searching for a cancer cure. The company announced Tuesday that it is experimenting with designing nanoparticles that would detect cancer and other diseases before their onset. Andrew Conrad, head of Google (GOOG) Life Sciences division, said it would be to the body what an oil...

  • Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and...

  • Turkish citizen gets 27 months for drug fraud

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Turkish citizen has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. Ozkan Semizoglu of Istanbul was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in July to smuggling...

  • Turkish citizen sentenced for fake cancer drugs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Turkish citizen has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. Ozkan Semizoglu of Istanbul pleaded guilty in July. He was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. A...

  • Lauren Hill starts layup challenge for cancer

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill started a layup challenge on Monday to raise money for research into the brain cancer that has left her with only months to live. The freshman at Division III Mount St. Joseph was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer a year ago. The NCAA...

  • Correction: Colon Cancer Test story

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    In a story Oct. 26 about Cologuard, a new DNA test for colon cancer screening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the test was approved in September and was not yet available nationwide. The test was approved in August and has been available through the Cologuard website and private...

  • NC governor's mansion purple for cancer awareness

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The governor's mansion in Raleigh is going purple for pancreatic cancer awareness. Gov. Pat McCrory's office said the lights at the mansion will be purple Sunday night after a 5:30 p.m. event at the capitol for survivors of pancreatic cancer and their families and friends....

  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps...

  • UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PRAGUE (AP) — A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor. Prague's Proton Therapy Center says the treatment took place without complications and during his 30 radiation sessions Ashya "was getting better and...

  • Ex-Boston Mayor Menino suspending cancer treatment

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Thursday he is suspending treatment for an advanced form of cancer as well as a recently-launched book tour to spend more time with his family and friends. Menino, 71, was diagnosed with cancer about a month after leaving office in January....

  • Guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live. The former member of rowdy blues-rockers Dr. Feelgood launched what he said would be a farewell tour after being diagnosed in 2012 with incurable pancreatic cancer. He also...

  • CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharmacies That Sell Cigarettes

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That's because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescriptions for insurance companies and employers, plans to start charging some customers more to fill prescriptions at pharmacies that also sell...

  • Former miler Steve Scott has prostate cancer

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Former miler and Olympian Steve Scott has prostate cancer — 20 years after beating testicular cancer. The 58-year-old track and cross-country coach at Cal State San Marcos was diagnosed in June. Scott is undergoing proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that...

  • Fall River cancer center's chaplain helps patients

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A significant part of Marika Hull's role as a chaplain at the Saint Anne's Hospital Hudner Oncology Center in Fall River is to help cancer patients discover their inner strength. "The job of a chaplain is really fairly simple, and that is to be a good listener to the...

  • Column: Finally, an inspiring story from sports

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Jillion Potter thinks about it all the time. The Rio Olympics. The dream of climbing the podium with the rest of the U.S. rugby team to have a medal draped around her neck. "There's no doubt in my mind it's still possible," she says toward the end of a phone call Friday, before she gets back to...

  • Wisconsin woman charged in fake cancer case

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SPRING GREEN, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities filed charges against a woman who they say raised more than $50,000 from charities and individuals by faking a cancer diagnosis. Theresa Strub, 29, of Lone Rock was charged Wednesday in Richland and Sauk counties this week with eight felonies and...

  • Free legal help offered for cancer patients

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Residents in cancer treatment or who have completed treatment are invited to receive free legal assistance covering several important personal documents at an upcoming event. The legal aid event is set Oct. 22 at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the...

  • Son says coach Wayne McClain died of lung cancer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — The son of former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain says his father suffered from lung cancer. It was an illness the family knew nothing of until the coach was hospitalized. Sergio McClain told the News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1ocsIgE ) his father,...

  • New breast cancer Washington license plates

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new special license plate going on sale in Washington will feature a pink ribbon and promote breast cancer awareness. The plates were approved by the Legislature and will go on sale generally in January for $60 through the Department of Licensing. In a special promotion...

  • Forum to focus on workplace breast cancer support

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An event in metro Atlanta is aimed at teaching employers what they can do to support working women who are battling breast cancer. The nonprofit Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund is hosting the Breast Cancer in the Workplace Forum Wednesday at The Mansour Center in...

  • Arizona agrees to settle prison health care suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of 33,000 inmates after some complained that their cancer went undetected or they were told to pray to be cured after begging for treatment. Without acknowledging any wrongdoing, state officials agreed to...

  • Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity. The 74-year-old Slive said his retirement will take effect July 31, and also announced he plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate...

  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Iowa City Press-Citizen. Oct. 9, 2014. Collateral damage in the UI-ISU-UNI enrollment war Go up to the fifth floor of the University of Iowa Main Library and start walking through the stacks of the Government Information section. If you're patient — and if you're willing to look through a few...

  • Ex-employee sentenced for theft from nonprofit

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A former employee of a Washington-based organization that funds cancer research has been sentenced to jail time for stealing from the nonprofit and its donors. Thirty-nine-year-old Ilyona Carter was sentenced to serve six months in jail followed by five years of...

  • GRU Cancer Center gets $2.3M research award

    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A researcher at Georgia Regents University's Cancer Center has received a $2.3 million research award. The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Satyanarayana Ande funding over five years. Andre's work examines the depletion of fat deposits within the body.

  • Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference. The 29-year-old woman expects to die next month. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and end her...

  • Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference. The 29-year-old woman expects to die next month. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and end her...

  • Construction to start on Don Meyer cancer center

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Officials are starting work on a cancer center that will be named for legendary college basketball coach Don Meyer and his wife. Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for the $13.5 million Don and Carmen Meyer Center of Excellence,...

  • LePage recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is planting pink tulips to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Republican governor will deliver remarks and plant flowers at the Maine Department of Transportation headquarters on Wednesday to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. LePage will be...

  • NW Iowa state Rep. Alons says he has renal cancer

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Rep. Dwayne Alons says he has been diagnosed with renal cancer but plans to continue to serve in the Legislature. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis in a news release Tuesday. He says he had cancer in his left kidney and will undergo treatment...

  • Sewing group makes bears for breast cancer walk

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — It all started with a purple bear. When Dee McCrea's mother died last Christmas, McCrea immortalized her mother by turning her clothes into stuffed bears, which she then gave to family members to help remember her. The bear McCrea kept was made from a pair of her...

  • Jazz sign 5-year-old with leukemia for scrimmage

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old boy with leukemia to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the...

  • New license plate launched to target breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is launching a "pink ribbon" license plate to raise money to screen women for breast cancer. The plate costs $35 on top of normal registration fees, with $25 going to Michigan's breast cancer screening fund. It costs $10 extra to renew each year, all of which goes...

  • 'Aha' moment: Walk, collect cans and fight cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Deb McGowan is up-front about her addiction. When she sees discarded cans and bottles on the side of the roadway, she can't walk past without retrieving them. And when she's driving down a rural road and spots a couple of tossed cans, she makes a detour to get...

  • SC State Fair goes pink for breast cancer

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There's a lot more than just rides, food and fun happening at this year's South Carolina State Fair. For the first time in its 145-year history, the fair that gets underway on Wednesday in Columbia is taking on a tinge of pink as organizers focus on bringing awareness to...

  • Cancer risk from bad Southern California air eases

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's air is getting healthier, and with that the chances of getting cancer from inhaling toxins has fallen significantly. The risk of cancer from airborne pollutants has dropped by more than 50 percent on average since 2005, according to a study released...

  • Toronto mayor's cancer has 50/50 survival rate

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled Mayor Rob Ford says doctors have told him there's a 50/50 survival rate for the rare and aggressive form of cancer he has been diagnosed with. Ford said Thursday that he always "sees the glass as half full" and is taking it "day to day" as he battles malignant...



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'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...