Cancer articles from NewsOK

  • Lawyer: Iowa murder suspect's child has cancer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The attorney for a Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa says his client needs time to care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer and is asking for a delay in his trial. Alex Fazzino, who is free on bond, is scheduled to go on trial in January...

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Mililani man gets $5.62M verdict for misdiagnosis

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has awarded millions of dollars to an Oahu man who sued a hospital for not diagnosing a tumor in his mouth, his attorney said. Attorney Rick Fried said jurors reached the verdict Tuesday and awarded $5.62 million to his client, Jeff Kim. Kim, 43, of Mililani, went to an...

  • Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these...

  • Devon Still calls child support story "untruthful"

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still called his former girlfriend's comments about child support "untruthful" on Wednesday and said he's letting the dispute play out in court. Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has gained national attention for her fight against cancer. More...

  • Chiefs' Berry has support from all corners

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him. She didn't want to welcome him to the team. Or wish him luck on Sunday. "She said,...

  • Woman who faked son's cancer faces sentencing

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who lied about her son having cancer to collect tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions is set to be sentenced Tuesday. Sandy Nguyen (WIN) of Aurora pleaded guilty in September to one count of charitable fraud and one count of...

  • FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients. The Food and Drug Administration updated its April safety...

  • Man jailed for defrauding elderly cancer patient

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who defrauded an elderly woman of roughly $279,000 while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Ralph Cozzino, of North Bergen, received a 37-month sentence Monday. He pleaded guilty last...

  • What not to say to a cancer patient at the holidays

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    For the estimated 1.6 million Americans  diagnosed with cancer  each year, making it to the holidays can feel like a personal triumph and a huge blessing. However, for many cancer patients the big family dinners and holiday parties that are part of the festive season can come...

  • Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer. Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought...

  • Sears, Duren lead Yale past Illinois-Chicago 70-58

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 3-point attempts. Armani Cotton had 11...

  • Ole Miss leader: Lymphoma treatment going well

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says his treatment for lymphoma "continues to go as well as possible." In an email to university employees and alumni Thursday, Jones says he is gratified by early good results of his treatment at the University of Mississippi...

  • Hillary Clinton praises St. Jude hospital work

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, who worked on a plan to expand health care coverage in the U.S. years before the Affordable Care Act, visited with young patients Thursday at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families of patients suffering from pediatric cancer and other...

  • Clarification: Lauren's Fight story

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Nov. 18, The Associated Press reported that Xavier University made a $58,776 donation to cancer research on behalf of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill. The story should have specified that Mount St. Joseph was a partner in the donation.

  • Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday. In a statement, Kristean Alcocer of...

  • Penguins defenseman Maatta back after cancer scare

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid. The 20-year-old Maatta underwent surgery earlier this month at the urging of doctors, who detected it during a...

  • Western Iowa mom pleads guilty to cancer hoax

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A 30-year-old western Iowa mother has pleaded guilty to allegations that she devised an elaborate hoax about a diagnosis of cancer for her 5-year-old daughter. On Monday Leatha Slauson pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court in Atlantic to two counts of child...

  • US, German drugmakers team up on cancer medicines

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Pfizer said Monday that it will partner with German drug and chemical maker Merck in developing potential cancer drugs in a hot new medication class that harnesses the body's immune system to fight cancer. Under their agreement, New York-based Pfizer will pay Merck KGaA...

  • Actor Patrick Dempsey honored for cancer care

    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey returned home to accept an award for his work helping cancer patients. Dempsey — most famous for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the TV series "Grey's Anatomy" — and the Jackson Laboratory were awarded the Maine Creative Industries Award...

  • Kid with brain tumors inspires No. 23 Colorado St.

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The kid wearing No. 1 for Colorado State is listed on the roster as a 4-foot, 53-pound running back from a nearby elementary school. Football prodigy? More like football inspiration. The 23rd-ranked Rams have adopted Jack Miller, a fourth grader from Louisville,...

  • FDA approves Roche's Avastin for ovarian cancer

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Swiss drugmaker Roche said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration approved its drug Avastin as a treatment for ovarian cancer. Roche said the FDA approved Avastin in combination with chemotherapy as a treatment for recurrent cases of cancer that are resistant to...

  • Prosecutor: Iowa mom takes deal in cancer case

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors say a western Iowa mother accused of lying about her young daughter's cancer diagnosis has accepted a plea deal. Cass County Attorney Daniel Feistner said late Thursday that 30-year-old Leatha Slauson took the deal but the details of it won't be released until...

  • Ohio player with cancer raises money for research

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill has helped a cancer research foundation present over $176,000 to a Cincinnati hospital to fight the disease that has left Hill with only months to live. The Division III Mount St. Joseph freshman was diagnosed with the inoperable brain...

  • Bridge being lit purple for cancer awareness

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's iconic SkyDance Bridge over Interstate 40 is being lit up in purple to help bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. City officials say the 200-foot-tall structure along the pedestrian bridge near downtown Oklahoma City will be lit purple Thursday night as part...

  • Devon Still eager to shake hands with Sean Payton

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is eager to shake hands with Saints coach Sean Payton and say thanks in person for buying so many of his jerseys. Payton bought 100 of Still's jerseys — at $100 apiece — when the lineman and the Bengals were starting a campaign to raise...

  • Police: Man conned woman of $15K with cancer tale

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    CHICORA, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer. Police say 59-year-old David Lancos, of Baden, told them he used the money to fee his gambling habit. Police say Lancos...

  • $7 million grant to focus on lung cancer survivors

    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state that leads the nation in lung cancer cases, Kentucky is turning its attention to small but growing group: lung cancer survivors. State officials on Wednesday announced a collaborative, funded by a three-year, $7 million grant from the Bristol Meyers Squibb...

  • Ex-governor says she has Stage 2 pancreatic cancer

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Gov. Judy Martz has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Martz's former spokesman, Chuck Butler, released a statement Tuesday saying Martz was diagnosed in the past few weeks. She is receiving medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she...

  • UAB, Alabama State given cancer research grant

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Alabama State University have been given a federal grant to research and reduce disparities in cancer rates. UAB officials said in a statement Tuesday that the $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the...

  • Medicare proposes covering lung cancer screening

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare may soon begin paying for yearly scans to detect lung cancer in certain current or former heavy smokers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday issued a long-awaited proposal to begin covering the screening for high-risk beneficiaries if their...

  • Marshall seeks participants for cancer research

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Women in 23 counties are being sought for breast cancer research at Marshall University. The research will be conducted by Marshall's undergraduate department of public health. The program's director, Dr. Monika Sawhney, says educational sessions will be held in each...

  • Knitting for a purpose: shawls for cancer patients

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — When Valerie Romanello was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012, she was determined to beat the disease. And she found an unusual ally in that battle — a hand-knit shawl. "When I got my first shawl, I would sit on a couch with it and I wrapped myself in it when I...

  • Breast cancer survivors fly fish as therapy

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — In her first year of recovering from breast cancer, Carol O'Bryant, of Bend, was plagued with anxiety over whether the disease was really gone and whether it was coming back. Maybe the doctors didn't get it all, she thought. Maybe it had spread and they didn't realize it....

  • Ole Miss chancellor is diagnosed with lymphoma

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The university announced his illness Thursday, saying the 65-year-old had undergone tests at the University of Mississippi Medical Center this week and started...

  • $2.2M to educate young breast cancer survivors

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU Health New Orleans says a $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the School of Public Health a five-year grant to lead a coalition...

  • Devon Still's daughter attending Bengals game

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still figures it will be the most emotional game he'll ever play. For the past five months, the Bengals defensive tackle has been immersed in helping his 4-year-old daughter Leah get through surgery and chemotherapy to fight a cancerous growth found in her abdomen....

  • Player with brain tumor fulfills basketball dream

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill felt so good after fulfilling her dream that she felt inspired to play another game. Makes sense, since the freshman forward for Division III Mount St. Joseph's stirred a capacity crowd just by taking the court. Much depends on Hill's health and energy as she...

  • Cancer patient weds at Buffalo's VA hospital

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When the cancer doctors said he had three to six months to live, Albert Lewis decided to live it as a married man. On Saturday, the 56-year-old Lewis put on his 20-year-old Army dress uniform and exchanged vows with Dorothy Lissmore, his girlfriend of 17 years, in Buffalo's...

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

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • Official: Underreporting caused cancer rate 'dip'

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    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...



Advertisement

'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...