Cancer articles from NewsOK

  • 'Cancer Blows' concert celebrates trumpeter's personal victory, benefits research

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Ryan Anthony first noticed a problem onstage at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Principal trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, Anthony started getting sharp pains in his ribs when he took deep breaths before playing. As the pains grew worse and more frequent, he went through...

  • Benefit planned for one heck of a nice guy

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    By Randy Mitchell The Ada News ADA — Local singing group Red River will perform at McSwain Theatre Saturday to raise money for a local man who is battling cancer. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at McSwain Theater and tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the McSwain Theatre...

  • Ore. woman sues, says brain tumor sample for biopsy is lost

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman has sued a Portland hospital for $900,000, alleging that a brain tumor sample set aside for biopsy has been lost, leaving her uncertain about whether the tumor was cancerous. Catherine Stewart is seeking $100,000 in economic damages for past and future...

  • Army denies claims that Fort Detrick caused cancer deaths

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Army said Tuesday it has denied more than 100 claims seeking millions of dollars in compensation for cancer deaths and other illnesses allegedly caused by chemicals buried or tested decades ago at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. The denials set the stage for a likely federal lawsuit,...

  • Near the end, a beginning: Cancer patient, partner marry

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kim Peil leaned over her son's hospital bed and pinned a yellow rose to the left pocket of his black button-down shirt. "You're golden, my boy. Golden," she said, leaning her forehead against his. The 36-year-old in the bed was the last of her four children to get married,...

  • New Hampshire House to vote on tanning ban for teenagers

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before Jay Farley died from melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers of using a tanning bed, which doctors linked to his cancer. Gary and Brenda Farley of Danville are now urging New Hampshire lawmakers to pass a bill...

  • The Dallas Morning News Jim Landers column

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Two camps of health economists are having an important quarrel over whether Americans are getting value for the more than $100 billion they’re spending each year on treating and preventing cancer. Cancer is expected to eclipse cardiovascular diseases as the leading cause of death...

  • Musser overcomes battle with cancer to be at 1st day of practice

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A persistent cough turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Benton baseball coach Mike Musser. Monday marked the opening day of spring practice throughout the state of Missouri but for the Cardinals’ veteran coach it also provided a chance to resume a job he loves. Musser, a member of the...

  • Family walks to honor daughter, raise childhood cancer awareness

    Yesterday

    ORANGE — One step at a time, one message at a time, the Cobb family is walking across the country to increase awareness of childhood cancer. Jonathan and Jennifer Cobb, along with their children Jonathan, Jenna and Jaxi, arrived in Orange on Thursday to talk with students at Community Christian...

  • Family going bald to honor young cancer patient who died

    Yesterday

    GEORGETOWN, Ind. (AP) — Harper Wehneman didn't have a choice. The medicine required to treat her metastatic kidney cancer would cause hair loss. Once the chemotherapy began, her light brown locks fell out in clumps. Soon after, the young girl's head was as smooth as velvet. The treatments...

  • Venture funding for biotech startups is seeing an uptick

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Venture funding for biotech startups is seeing an uptick Hanah Cho The Dallas Morning News Venture funding for biotechnology startups is seeing an uptick in North Texas and nationwide. Consider Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics, which raised $20.6 million to support the regulatory review...

  • Partnership teams firefighters, cancer experts

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Jeff Cowley, a Sedgwick County firefighter, dealt with a cancerous tumor on his kidney. Tom Richardson, a county fire lieutenant, overcame prostate cancer. Richard Janne, a retired county fire lieutenant, endured skin cancer on his neck, and his wife, Nicki, died from what began as breast...

  • Rangers notes: Good first intrasquad impression for veterans Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Ludwick

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Two of the older veterans hoping to make the Rangers’ major-league roster when camp breaks in April got off to a good start Sunday afternoon in the first of two intrasquad games. Ryan Ludwick and Nate Schierholtz each had two hits to lead Team Wood over Team Mikulik 5-4. Ludwick, Carlos Peguero...

  • Passion guides Lubbock doctor to lead cancer advocacy

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Every cancer has a story. There’s a first name, last name, mom, dad, siblings, grandparents and an address, said Dr. Davor Vugrin. Not every cancer has a cure or a prevention recommendation, he said, but his passion stems from the desire to educate people about those that do. Margaret Vugrin,...

  • Lubbock doctors encourage colon cancer screening

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Every cancer has a story. If you catch it early, it may not develop. Local doctors say the idea of a colonoscopy may seem uncomfortable, but the procedure could save your life. “So colon cancer is a malignancy of the large intestine," said Dr. Timothy Miller, a gastroenterologist for Lubbock...

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights. The Senate voted 27-9 in favor of a bill that...

  • Colonoscopy, other options

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Whenever they inquire about colorectal cancer screening, doctors are accustomed to hearing excuses. “Not right now,” the patient may say. Or “I’ll think about it.” These patients may be anxious about embarrassment or perceived pain or discomfort. They may think they are at low risk because they...

  • House OKs income tax check-off to support cancer research

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A young cancer survivor took center stage Friday in the Kentucky House as lawmakers voted to allow taxpayers to donate portions of their state income-tax refunds to support pediatric cancer research. The House voted 93-0 to pass its version of the proposed voluntary income...

  • Deadly kidney disease can make a sneak attack

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Before she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, Kerri Gwinn-Harris, 51, never gave her kidneys much thought. “Every year, I got a mammogram, Pap smear and exam, but who thinks to check their kidneys?” she said. In January 2014, she awoke in the hospital to the faces of her worried...

  • Lauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the type of brain tumor that will likely...

  • Fire breaks out at cancer center under construction

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa firefighters have responded to a blaze at a cancer center that is under construction. Officials say the fire broke out Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute. The building was under construction and empty. Officials tell WFTS-TV...

  • Cancer hoax mother faces nearly $33,000 in restitution

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000, Seven claimants stepped forward at a restitution hearing on Wednesday in Cass County District Court to request around $10,000 total. Cass...

  • Wisconsin woman combats cancer with workouts

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Colleen Cleary decided she would not worry about what she couldn’t control, but that she would fight her breast cancer in the one way she could — not just with surgery and chemotherapy, but grinding away on the pedals of an indoor Schwinn bicycle when the temperature outside dipped well below...

  • A common-sense Medicare solution: Site-neutral payment reform

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds absurd, that’s because it is. However it’s...

  • FTC cracks down on skin cancer-detecting apps

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A Chicago-area woman has settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission over a smartphone application she developed to detect whether a mole is likely to be cancerous. The FTC said Monday that the Mole Detective app’s claims that it could accurately analyze melanoma risk were...

  • HMH shows off new Huntsville Women's Center

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    For women in Huntsville, the fight against breast cancer has grown even stronger after Tuesday night’s ribbon-cutting of the new Women’s Clinic at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. More than 50 people turned out for the event, including City Council members Lydia Montgomery, Don Johnson and Joe...

  • Breast cancer is not one disease; there is no one ‘cure’

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I’ve known I was going to die. I just didn’t know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly diagnosis gave me a deadline. No doctor would...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 24

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TRIAL OPENS FOR MAN CLAIMING POT WAS FOR MEDICAL NEED A South Florida man is using a medical necessity defense in a trial on charges of illegally growing dozens of marijuana plants on his property....

  • Cancer-free Ryan focused on restoring Twins as contenders

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota's spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view. Ryan barely broke stride. They were welcome, he said, to look around. For anyone with the Twins,...

  • Bristol-Myers adds to cancer-treatment push with acquisition

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb is using an acquisition that could be worth more than $1 billion and a separate collaboration agreement to continue its push into developing cancer treatments that use a patient's immune system to attack the disease. The New York drugmaker said Monday that...

  • Ohio families drop cancer cluster suit against Whirlpool

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a northern Ohio cancer cluster have dropped their federal lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. The families asked this past week to drop the suit linking Whirlpool's washing machine factory in Clyde to the cancer cases....

  • Women's prison inmates donate hair for cancer wig program

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — At least 17 women in prison at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville are donating some of their hair to be used to make wigs for women diagnosed with cancer. The Iowa Department of Corrections says the women will have at least eight inches of...

  • Avera to manage cancer program focused on Native Americans

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Avera Health will now handle a research program that for years has worked to improve cancer cure rates and treatment among South Dakota's Native American population through access to clinical trials, palliative care and screening for colorectal, cervical, breast and...

  • Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin after being granted a marriage license on Thursday under a special court order because one of the women has cancer. Texas' attorney general immediately appealed to the state Supreme Court, which...

  • Texas State baseball coach takes leave to fight cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State baseball coach Ty Harrington says he is taking a temporary leave of absence from the team while getting treatment for rectal cancer. Harrington was first diagnosed in 2014. In a statement released by the school Thursday, Harrington says he plans to return to...

  • House committee passes proton therapy cancer treatment bill

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma House panel has passed legislation that prohibits health insurers from holding proton radiation cancer therapy to a higher standard of clinical effectiveness than any other radiation therapy treatment. The House Insurance Committee vote 9-0 for the bill Thursday...

  • Iron Maiden singer Dickinson treated for cancer of tongue

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Iron Maiden says singer Bruce Dickinson has been treated for cancer of the tongue, but hopes to be back to full fitness soon. A statement posted Thursday on the band's official website says a cancerous tumor was discovered during a check-up in December, and Dickinson has completed...

  • Michigan-based martial arts program helps kids kick cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use a different word. Heroes. That's because the techniques these children learn will be used not to take on an opponent from a rival studio but against...

  • Trial starts against Utah doctor accused of killing ex-wife

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah doctor killed his cancer researcher ex-wife during a bitter custody battle over their four children, leaving blood throughout her house, prosecutors said Wednesday as his murder trial got underway. Uta Von Schwedler, who did studies on childhood leukemia, was found...

  • Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia diagnosed with leukemia

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    WIGAN, England (AP) — English club Wigan says Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia has been diagnosed with leukemia. Garcia, who played at the 2014 World Cup, developed a blood disorder and went to a Manchester hospital for treatment. Wigan manager Malky Mackay says "we've had some bad news as...

  • Ohio school gets $1M gift for cancer survivorship program

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A $1 million gift will be used to develop a cancer survivorship program at the University of Cincinnati The gift from The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation will increase survivorship education for health professionals. It also will further develop programs promoting...

  • Singapore's prime minister diagnosed with prostate cancer

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but is expected to recover fully after undergoing surgery, his office said Sunday. Lee, 63, will have surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday, the Prime Minister's Office said in a...

  • Obese Oklahoma: State's obesity rate costs thousands of lives in preventable diseases

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Oklahoma is ranked as one of the most obese states in the country. But what difference does it make if everyone is obese? Health leaders say it costs not only lives but also billions in health care dollars.

  • Autopsy shows New York Times writer Carr died of lung cancer

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday. Julie Bolcer (BOHL-suhr), a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office, said the autopsy shows heart disease also...

  • Huskers' Pettway hamstrung by anxiety over mother's cancer

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Nebraska's Terran Petteway said Friday he hasn't been himself on the basketball court lately because he's worried about his mother, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Texas. Petteway is the third-leading scorer in the Big Ten at 18.9 points a game, but he's been prone to mistakes and has...

  • House endorses $132.5 million for cancer research building

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow the University of Kentucky to use $132.5 million of taxpayer money to build a new cancer research building. The measure cleared the House on an 83-9 vote Friday. The bill now goes to the Senate. Senate President Robert...

  • Johnson & Johnson projects aim to spot who'll get a disease

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine being able to identify who is likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop the disorder before it starts. That's the goal of three research projects launched by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical research arm, Janssen Research & Development. The projects,...

  • Duke women's lacrosse coach being treated for breast cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says women's lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel is being treated for early stage breast cancer. School officials said Thursday in a statement that Kimel will continue to lead the program, that her prognosis is good and that she is in the treatment stage of her recovery after...

  • Iowa State: Defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, coach Paul Rhoads said Thursday. Meyers will begin treatment that includes chemotherapy on Friday. Team physician Dr. Marc Shulman said the cure rate for Hodgkin's lymphoma is 90 percent....

  • Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several universities,...



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