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  • Greeley gym schedules fundraiser for police officer battling cancer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Double Diamond CrossFit in Greeley will host a fundraiser next month to benefit a Greeley police officer who is battling cancer. Officer Thomas Girten joined the Greeley Police Department in December after completing a stint in the United States Marine Corps, which included two tours of duty in...

  • EDITORIAL: Hits and Misses

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Dallas’ old central library is finally branching out Once Dallas’ central library made a downtown hopscotch in 1982 to a new building at Young and Ervay, its former home, a contemporary creation of stone and glass, mostly sat empty. For those of us who love old buildings with good bones — not...

  • Border Avenue plays for cancer support group benefit

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DEMING >> While money keeps pouring from the Celebration of Life Cancer Walk that was held May 2, the Bataan Elementary School team is planning to add to the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County, but it needs your help. The team has lured the Border Avenue Band from Las Cruces to...

  • Swim Across America coming to rockwall

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The 5th annual Swim Across America—Dallas is returning to The Harbor on May 30 to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. SAA is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer treatment, prevention and awareness that benefits local cancer centers through swimming...

  • Rockland County executive is undergoing cancer treatment

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Rockland County executive Ed Day is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. His office says the cancer was detected in the early stage. It says Day's prognosis is "excellent" and he does not expect any significant side effects. He underwent a hospital procedure on...

  • Skin cancer on rise in teens, 20s. What should you be telling kids?

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Vandegrift High School senior Brian Mulligan first found his skin cancer at the start of last summer when he was 17. He’s had a birthmark on his nose since he was born, but it was now raised, red and irritated. It also had a scab on it. For Mulligan, who has spent most of every day outside...

  • Planned Parenthood dropped from cancer screening program in state budget

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    AUSTIN — In the latest blow to Planned Parenthood, Texas lawmakers have approved a budget measure to exclude the organization’s health clinics from a state program that funds breast and cervical cancer screenings and helps women pay for treatment. Under the proposed budget, health clinics...

  • Carr family to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer

    Yesterday

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The family of 4-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor has announced a new foundation to raise public awareness. Chad Carr is the grandson of ex-Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr and son of ex-Wolverines quarterback Jason Carr. Jason Carr and wife Tammi Carr say the...

  • Grant furthers cancer detection and prevention efforts by ASU

    Yesterday

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Angelo State University landed a $1.48 million grant to further provide breast and cervical cancer detection and prevention services to West Texas women. The grant, awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, is spread out over three years and...

  • PRMC to offer free skin cancer screenings Friday

    Yesterday

    To recognize the importance of May as Natonal Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Peterson Regional Medical Center will host a free skin cancer screening from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Ambulatory Care Center, 260 Cully Drive. Lala Stawowy, M.D., will be on hand for the screening, and no...

  • 10 inspiring stories that will make you smile

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    With all of the troubles and worries in the world today, it's nice to read about spontaneous acts of kindness people do for one another. Here are 10 of those stories that are sure to make you smile. [pagebreak] No. 10 Read the complete story here. [pagebreak] No.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who ran for Congress last year in East Tennessee has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a small Muslim enclave in New York. Federal agents began investigating Robert Doggart of Signal Mountain following a Facebook posting in which he claimed a community...

  • Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing extended treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems. The 405-page report, based on prison visits over...

  • Apple Watch for the Cure?

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Wear a free, pink-banded Apple Sport Watch, participate in breast cancer research. That’s an option the Wayne based Polaris Health Directions and Camden’s MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper will offer by fall to some breast cancer patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, shared...

  • Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Almost half the states now require doctors to tell women if they have dense breasts because they're at higher risk of breast cancer, and those cancers are harder to find. But not all women with dense breasts have the same risks, a study says. Those differences need to be taken into account...

  • 8 Simple ways to significantly lower your chances of ever getting cancer

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    When it comes to preventing cancer, your best defense may be common sense: Up to 40 percent of cancers are caused by “lifestyle behaviors” like smoking, eating too much, and not exercising, according to a 2011 study in The British Journal of Cancer. “Most lung cancers are related to smoking....

  • Window onto ailments: First database of brain-cell types released

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SEATTLE, Three years ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen doubled down on brain research, luring some of the nation’s top experts to Seattle and pledging an additional $300 million to study the world’s most complex organ at a level of detail never before possible. Now, the Allen Institute for...

  • Tom Brokaw shares the facts of his cancer in ‘Lucky Life’

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    “A Lucky Life Interrupted” by Tom Brokaw; Random House (230 pages, $27) ——— Tom Brokaw is an icon of American television. A pillar of the NBC news division for decades, he is among the last of his kind — the paterfamilias news anchor whose name, face and voice instantly lends credibility to...

  • Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine could help US patients

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, May 20: ——— Here’s the thing about cigars: They cause lung cancer. Cuba has a lot of cigars — and a lot of cancer. But the country famous for its Cohibas also has some promising anti-cancer drugs, and the United States has...

  • Celebrating 20 years of being cancer-free

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    There’s always been something sort of milestone-ish about 20 years. It’s accepted in most places as the standard to measure success in employment (20 years with the same company usually qualifies for a co-worker luncheon or office party at the very least), and in marriage (the 20-year...

  • ‘Sham’ cancer charities raised $187 million, used almost none on patients, lawsuit says

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The pitch was simple, and played on the images of a devastating disease to tug on heartstrings and open pocketbooks. One of the websites featured pictures of smiling children, some of them in hospital beds, one in a tutu and a scarf covering her bare head. The money, people were told, would go...

  • Girl who got call from Taylor Swift dies after cancer battle

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease has died after a battle with cancer. The mother of Emily Beazley posted a message about the girl's passing late Monday on her Facebook page, saying her daughter's last gift "was passing...

  • Emily Beazley, who waged public battle with cancer, dies at 12 - Chicago

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Emily Beazley, the 12-year-old girl who talked to Taylor Swift and got to serve as a Chicago cop during a public battle with cancer died Tuesday morning. Emily’s mother, Nadia Beasley, posted a message about the Mount Greenwood girl’s passing on her Facebook page: “My beautiful Emily got to...

  • FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday...

  • Maryland part of FTC complaint against charity fraud

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is joining a Federal Trade Commission complaint against four cancer charities that are accused of misusing $187 million nationwide raised by deceptive fundraising practices. Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh made the announcement Tuesday. The FTC...

  • Study Suggests Dense Breast Tissue Isn’t Always a High Cancer Risk

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A new study offers help to patients and doctors who are trying to deal with mammogram results that many women consider troubling and confusing: the finding of “dense” breast tissue. Not only is breast density linked to an increased risk of cancer, it also makes cancer harder to detect...

  • FTC: Cancer charities scammed $187M from consumers

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Let the donor beware: A federal lawsuit alleges four cancer charities have scammed consumers out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Tuesday they have filed a lawsuit against the Cancer Fund of...

  • Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop. New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults...

  • Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more...

  • Seahawks' Williams to undergo surgery for kidney cancer

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks reserve defensive tackle Jesse Williams will undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed with cancer. The team announced Williams' diagnosis of papillary type 2 cancer Monday but did not provide details. In a statement, Williams says he is going to focus...

  • New test could sharply reduce risky, costly lung cancer biopsies

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    When a suspicious lesion shows up in the lungs on a CT scan, the first thing your doctor wants to know is whether it's cancerous. A specialist will pass a long, thin bronchoscope into your airway in the hope of grabbing a few cells of the growth so they can be examined under a microscope....

  • Iron Maiden man Bruce Dickinson given cancer all-clear

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has beaten cancer. The 56-year-old heavy metal legend - who's also co-founder of St Athan aircraft maintenance and flight training firm Cardiff Aviation - broke the good news to fans on his band's website earlier this morning. The singer and qualified...

  • Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    As Sivan Schondorf walked into her geneticist’s office she immediately noticed her sympathetic smile, a warning sign the prognosis wasn’t good. “We’re going to tell you right away that you’re positive for the mutation,” her genetic counselor said, explaining she had a gene mutation that made...

  • Survivors, families, gather for Relay

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Fight. Battle. Survive. Dream. These are some of the words you kept hearing over and over and over again Saturday at the 20th annual Relay for Life event when talking to cancer survivors and their families. Among the survivors was Sandy Albright, the spokesperson for Relay for Life this year....

  • Tampa cancer hospital opens teen lounge for patients

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa cancer hospital is opening a teen lounge to encourage patients to meet and hang out during treatment. Moffitt Cancer Center announced this week that its new teen and young adult lounge had opened. Hospital officials said they wanted the lounge to provide a homey...

  • Scottsville woman with cancer believes prayer saved her life

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Diane Johnson believes prayer healed her from stage IV throat cancer. In 2013, the Scottsville woman noticed a spot in the back of her throat that was irritating her. Her doctor gave her antibiotics to take for two weeks, but it didn't help. Johnson endured radiation,...

  • Teen diagnosed with brain tumor 8 years ago set to graduate

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Eight years ago, Bayleigh Phillips thought she might never see milestones like her 16th birthday or high school graduation after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Now, not only is she graduating at Gadsden City High School with honors, but she also has...

  • Researchers find potential clues to detecting ovarian cancer

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University researchers said they have identified three promising biological signals that could help detect ovarian cancer before patients display any symptoms. Researchers from the university’s Biodesign Institute said identifying the biomarkers is another step...

  • Cosmetologists help cancer patients look good, feel better

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — It's a shock every morning when Heather Coyle looks in the mirror. The bald head and sickly pale skin punctuated by dark circles under her lashless eyes - all of her facial features remind her that she has cancer. Coyle, 41, has been battling breast cancer for more than...

  • Bicyclist crossing the U.S. with goal to assist young adults with cancer

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Joel Lawrence dreamed of traveling across America, but the teenager who grew up in Ludlow in Shropshire County, England, never got the chance. Lawrence was only 19 when he died five years ago of stomach cancer. Now his friend Kyle Williams is bicycling 4,000 miles across the United States in...

  • Eagan mom raising 5 kids with Down syndrome

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Leah Spring is at the helm of her home: the kitchen island. Tonight's menu is summer-sausage-and-cheese sandwiches and pineapple-mango fruit smoothies. Inside this yellow house on the top of a hill in Eagan, Spring, 47, lines up the slices of bread and listens as two of her...

  • Dying dog completes whirlwind bucket list adventure before passing away

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    When their dog was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Coco’s owners put together a ‘bucket list’ and made sure their hound experienced an exciting few weeks before she died. Farnborough couple, Symon Spencer and Theresa Clancy, came up with the idea after an xray revealed that their dog had...

  • The drugs to watch in fight against cancer

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    About 30,000 doctors and scientists will arrive in Chicago in two weeks for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Asco), where they will pore over data from thousands of clinical trials. With many of the largest drugs groups in a race to develop the next wave of cancer...

  • Florida man plans paddleboarding trip for cancer foundation

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Ft. Lauderdale man is planning on making a 400-mile journey along the coast of Costa Rica to raise money for a cancer research foundation based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Multiple news outlets report Charlie Howden says he plans to set off Monday....

  • Feds Say That In Screening Colonoscopies, Anesthesia Comes With No Charge

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Earlier this week the federal government clarified that insurers can’t charge people for anesthesia administered during a free colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer. That’s good news for consumers, some of whom have been charged hundreds of dollars for anesthesia after undergoing what they...

  • Recital raises money for Kids With Cancer

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    This past Saturday the Altus High School auditorium was packed with family, friends and supporters of a group of very talented youth. Studio One School of Performing Arts of Altus hosted their Lost in Paradise recital. This was no small production; dancers of varying genres, vocalists and actors...

  • Pregnancy-triggered cancer kills mom year after girl born

    Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    WILLMAR, Minn. — The funeral of a mom who suffered from a rare pregnancy-related breast cancer is Wednesday here, a week after her daughter's first birthday. Athena Krueger, 33, of Oak Grove, Minn., died Thursday, a day after Amari's birthday and the weekend after she had planned a tea-party...

  • Cubs’ Rizzo, Lester will have lifelong bond

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    CHICAGO — They’ll never forget that encounter in Boston, a lengthy meeting between Jon Lester, a cancer survivor, and 18-year-old Anthony Rizzo, who had just been diagnosed with the disease. It’s a moment that created a special bond between Cubs teammates Rizzo and Lester, and still is...

  • She went from using a walker after chemo to teaching dance

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The side effects of the treatment for leukemia put Theresa Daniels on a walker; she couldn’t even stand without help. Who could think of a greater nightmare for a woman who teaches dance and is a former professional dancer? But Daniels, 60, never stopped smiling, even when it was a struggle....

  • Nurse Navigators bridge the gaps

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Different Duncan Regional Hospital components work closely together to carry out hospital functions on a daily basis. The Taylor Le Norman/McCasland Cancer Center and the Imaging Center have one of the most frequent and involved ties. The DRH Imaging Center uses top of the line MRI, CT,...



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