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  • Teen must complete cancer treatment in hospital, judge says

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge says a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy must remain in the hospital until she finishes treatment later this month. The judge's decision Wednesday also says the teen's mother cannot visit her at the hospital while she is in temporary...

  • Iowa nonprofit says next trip for cancer survivors is Tibet

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based organization that leads adventure trips for cancer survivors revealed Wednesday its next excursion — a journey to Tibet to hike around Mount Kailash, which many religions have deemed a sacred site. Dr. Richard Deming, who founded the nonprofit Above and...

  • Conn. teen must finish chemo at hospital, judge rules

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A judge ruled Wednesday that Cassandra C. must remain at a hospital, in temporary state custody, until she completes her court-ordered chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the judge denied visitation to the teen’s mother, Jackie Fortin of Windsor Locks. In a case that...

  • Giuliana Rancic Admits She's Too Thin

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Giuliana Rancic knows you probably think she's too thin and she agrees. But the E! host says it's not what you think. In a new interview with People magazine, Rancic is finally speaking out about rumors that she's battling an eating disorder, telling the publication things have "gotten out...

  • Where We're Succeeding and Failing in Preventing Cancer

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    We’ve made lots of progress in preventing cancer, but still have a long way to go in convincing people to drop the most prevalent cancer-causing habits. You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. But how...

  • Tennessee girl delivers care packages to cancer patients

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl from Tennessee made a special delivery this week during her spring break vacation. Charlie Hobbs brought 24 plain brown paper bags to Anderson. Pushing a metal cart down a hallway at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, the shy little girl passed out...

  • Rangers reliever Jon Edwards and wife find miracle after cancer scare

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The news came right in the heart of the holidays, 10 days before Christmas. Texas Rangers pitcher Jon Edwards was told he had testicular cancer. “It was kind of a long day that Monday,” Edwards said Sunday, as he recalled the moment from a few months ago. Suddenly, Edwards...

  • Hoping To Live, These Doctors Want A Choice In How They Die

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO — Dan Swangard knows what death looks like. As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched dying drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly. Recently, however, his thoughts...

  • Fewer men and women in the US are dying from cancer

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    (Reuters Health) – - The rate of people being diagnosed or killed by cancer in the U.S. is stable or decreasing for men and women, according to a new report. “For the main cancers, it’s really pretty much good news, incidence and mortality is decreasing,” said Recinda Sherman, an author of...

  • Researcher talks about cancer study

    Yesterday

    The chairman of a worldwide group of scientists that recently declared three common pesticides “probably” cause cancer in humans earned his degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, and he said Monday he still occasionally uses Roundup on weeds in his yard. The International Agency for...

  • New data on breast cancer subtypes helps doctors identify risks, treatments

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    At Ricki Fairley's annual check-up in 2012, doctors found a tiny lump. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a less common and more aggressive form of the disease that has very few treatment options. Approximately 15 percent of all breast cancer cases are categorized as triple...

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    (TNS) Tribune News Service Op-Ed Budget for Tuesday, March 31, 2015 This budget is now available on the Web at www.TribuneNewsService.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Cancer survivor helps others with hair loss to look their best

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS — Charlotte Beard finally found a hair stylist who knows what it’s like to lose your hair. Since 2006, Beard has suffered with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own hair follicles. She’s gone to dermatologists, undergone treatments and worn various wigs...

  • ‘A biography of cancer’ highlights the individuality of the cancer experience

    Yesterday

    When PBS’ three-part documentary based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” wraps up, the public will have gotten to know cancer as a shadowy and deviously brilliant historical figure that has been killing and maiming men, women, and children since the...

  • Kingfisher County healthiest in Oklahoma, new information finds

    By Ruth Serven, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Information shows Kingfisher County is the healthiest out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties because of high employment rates and low risk of early death.

  • Foundation born of loss helps other families cope

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ENID, Okla — When Drew and Kelly Hartling lost their 4-year-old niece, Jayla, to a rare form of cancer, they decided it was important her memory thrive. Thus, Jayla Alexis Tuck Cancer Foundation was founded in 2002. It has supported area families since. Jayla died of AML leukemia, which Kelly...

  • Rangers' Jon Edwards and wife find miracle after cancer scare

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The news came right in the heart of the holidays, 10 days before Christmas. Texas Rangers pitcher and 2006 Keller High School graduate Jon Edwards was told he had testicular cancer. “It was kind of a long day that Monday,” Edwards said Sunday, as he recalled the moment from a few months ago....

  • Climbing a mountain to beat breast cancer

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    On a hot and humid July morning in Des Moines, Susan Brown, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor, paused trekking up a steep hill to slow her heavy breathing. Nearly two months later, with 31 of her fellow Above + Beyond Cancer climbers, Susan traversed Mount Salkantay Pass in Peru, trekking as...

  • Woman claims she cured her cancer by eating three PINEAPPLES a day

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A woman who was given just five years to live with an aggressive cancer has beaten the disease - by eating pineapples. Candice-Marie Fox, 31, found out she had thyroid cancer and reluctantly went under the knife to remove more than 20 lumps three years ago. But when the disease spread and...

  • Ken Burns talks to Fortune about his latest project: a history of cancer

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The acclaimed filmmaker discusses his new PBS documentary ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ and his personal connection to the disease. Cancer is the fastest growing disease on Earth. It plagues nearly 1.7 million Americans each year, and over the next two years it’s expected that more...

  • Overcoming stigma of cancer topic of TV show

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Cancer. The disease is the cause of many deaths around the world. This is why “Public Square” is tackling the issue in New Mexico. The TV series allows community members and leaders to meet to help solve important issues. A recent episode of the series deals with cancer, which used to be a...

  • Project close to producer's heart; mother died of cancer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Ken Burns has been at the forefront of documentary filmmaking for more than a decade. He is presenting “Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies,” a three-part, six-hour documentary directed by filmmaker Barak Goodman. Burns is the executive producer, and it will air on PBS today and Tuesday. The...

  • Friends, family shave heads to raise awareness

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    His black rubber boots and a raggedy old cowboy hat are memories friends and family of Carlos Luke Cantu choose to remember, not the child's two-year battle with cancer. A week before he was supposed to start kindergarten, Carlos Luke complained of abdominal pain. Many tests later, his parents,...

  • Downwinders plan peaceful protest of Trinity's 70th anniversary

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    TULAROSA >> Just before dawn on July 16, 1945 the United States of America detonated a nuclear device as part of the Manhattan Project in the Jornada del Muerto desert and exposed many New Mexicans to radiation. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders believe Trinity caused many health repercussions in...

  • Missouri city settles lawsuit filed by court administrator

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri's former municipal court administrator will receive $70,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging she was fired partly because of a cancer-related disability. Coreen Conroy said in a lawsuit against Dardenne Prairie that after she was subjected to...

  • Easter celebration keeps special memory alive

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Brightly colored eggs, Easter bunnies and children wearing their Sunday best new spring clothes are all customs of the holiday Cookie Thornton loved best. “Every Easter she always wanted to do something for the kids, she organized Easter egg hunts or bought clothes for needy kids — just...

  • Pittsburg State football player fighting cancer

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Sitting in a hospital in Joplin, nothing needed to be said. Robert McField knew the news would not be good. "About five doctors walked in, and when I saw that, I knew it wasn't right," he said. "One of them, his eyes were as big as a grapefruit. I looked at him, he...

  • With fishing poles and bait, Team HPD gears up for local Relay for Life where there's bigger fish to fry

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Members of the Huntsville Police Department took advantage of the gorgeous spring weather Saturday by hosting a fishing tournament that raised more than $500 for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. More than 20 contestants participated in the tournament, which took place on a...

  • Cancer survivor recovers with help of loved ones and faith

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    There was always a family member staying at his family’s home while undergoing cancer treatment, Randy Christian said. His family lived in Amarillo. The rest of the family lived in Dalhart and would often travel to Amarillo for treatments, Randy said. “So I grew up in a house where it seemed...

  • 'Today' host Hoda Kotb offers advice, talks jobs, breast cancer during Lubbock visit

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    When Hoda Kotb told fellow NBC News journalist Jenna Bush Hagar about her plans this weekend, Hagar recalled her own visit to Lubbock. Kotb said Hagar told her to expect a “sweet, warm, kind and funny” atmosphere. And, when Kotb arrived in Lubbock Friday afternoon, she said she wasn’t...

  • TV Review: 'Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies'

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Cancer is “as old as human life itself,” and “nearly everyone will be close to someone who suffers from it,” Herrmann’s narration notes at the outset, citing 22 million cases that kill 600,000 people in the U.S. alone. Seeking to go beyond those statistics, the documentary — which derives...

  • Relay for Life Chickasha raises colorectal awareness

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    In addition to planning for the relay, the Chickasha Relay for Life Committee also attempts to raise awareness of certain cancers. At the Relay for Life Chickasha Team Captain's meeting on Wednesday, Nita Orndorff discussed colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer...

  • Head-shaving event continues buzz about combatting cancer

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — More than $7,300 has been raised at a head-shaving event in Dubuque aimed at raising money for cancer research. Members of Phi Theta Psi, a co-ed social organization, at the University of Dubuque organized the third annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event held Thursday night...

  • Ohio State tailors cancer care to patients’ genetics

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Annie Cacciato’s text message to friends last summer is the sort of thing that drives cancer researchers to work late hours. “I had treatment today and received awesome news. I am in complete remission, which means there are no physical signs of disease. Through God’s grace and my amazing...

  • Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MaryAnn Anselmo feared for the worst when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called a glioblastoma in late 2013. "You start doing research on that type of tumor, and you're saying, 'Oh my God, you're history.' It's like a death sentence," says, Anselmo, now 59. Only for her it wasn't.

  • Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BALTIMORE — He keeps a healthy diet, rarely has medical complaints and has little time to drop by the doctor’s office, so like many Americans older than 50, Ted Mathias just didn’t get around to taking one of modern medicine’s most significant examinations. In January, the 54-year-old finally...

  • Archer City police chief dies after heroic battle with cancer

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Archer City Police Chief Joe Burton, 41, died Thursday, March 25, after a more than two-year battle with cancer. Burton was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at age 39 and was given only a few months to live. The cancer spread to his liver, lymph nodes, and gall bladder. After chemotherapy...

  • Cancer hospital company fails to get OK to expand in Georgia

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — A bill to regulate home care for the elderly devolved Thursday into sarcastic debate in the state Senate when an effort was made to add an amendment that would have given an Illinois-based cancer treatment hospital chain part of what it tried unsuccessfully to get weeks ago....

  • PSU's Robert McField battling for his life

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Sitting in a hospital in Joplin, nothing needed to be said. Robert McField knew the news would not be good. "About five doctors walked in, and when I saw that, I knew it wasn't right," he said. "One of them, his eyes were as big as a grapefruit. I looked at him, he looked at me and said, 'Man,...

  • Police: Mother faked cancer during child abuse investigation

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — A 26-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman is accused of faking cancer to gain sympathy during a child abuse investigation. Authorities say Ashley Reichard was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and perjury. They say she lied during...

  • Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    In medicine, finding a substance that attacks cancerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail. From targeted remedies such as monoclonal antibodies to surgery, cancer has still managed to elude a treatment that discretely and separately attacks...

  • Colon cancer on the rise in younger adults

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Early screening and prevention is being credited for putting a dent in the incidence rate of the second deadliest cancer in men and women. But researchers and physicians say a more troubling statistic has been the increase in colorectal cancers (CRC) — cancers of the colon or rectum — in...

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." "We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart disease. We know...

  • Chiefs say safety Eric Berry is positive about his recovery from cancer

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Clark Hunt has plenty of things going on in his life, including multiple businesses, money to juggle and a family of his own. But he also has a football team to run, and when it comes to that team, the Chiefs’ chairman is as competitive as anyone. In fact, if you start talking about the Chiefs...

  • Brave to Shave

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Across the street from the Victoria Police Department, a modest barber shop sits in the heart of downtown. Hair It Is owner, Billy Moeller, has been a barber at the quaint store on South Main Street for 34 years but plans to transport his hair cuttery skills to Schroeder Hall on Sunday to lend...

  • Study: 3 drinks a day causes liver cancer, but coffee protects

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SEATTLE — An international panel that has determined exactly how much alcohol it takes to cause liver cancer. It turns out three drinks a day is the tipping point — but drinking coffee might actually protect people from the disease that accounts for about 746,000 deaths in the world each year....

  • Dr. V talks about her dreams and determination

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    She was 21 years old when she escaped from Yugoslavia to begin her new life in America. Dr. Sasha Vukelja, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist in Tyler, was at the Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club on Tuesday to tell the members her story. The room full of women sat quietly as she told of a young...

  • Livestrong announces new CEO to lead nonprofit

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Livestrong announces new CEO to lead nonprofit James Barragan Austin American-Statesman The Livestrong Foundation will announce Wednesday that Chandini Portteus, a former executive with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is its new CEO and will lead the Austin-based cancer nonprofit into its next...

  • Prosecutors: Aaron Hernandez misled cancer-stricken cousin to win her silence

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tried to buy his cancer-stricken cousin’s silence during the Odin Lloyd murder investigation, but was lying when he told her he had created trust funds to provide for her two children, prosecutors said Wednesday. “Telling her she’s...

  • How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat. Scientists...



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