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  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: 26 min ago

    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: 10 hr ago

    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: 22 hr ago

    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

    Yesterday

    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...

  • Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor...

  • Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago. They are visiting the...

  • Still spends Bengals' bye caring for daughter

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Large, gray shipping envelopes were stacked in Devon Still's locker on Monday, gifts from fans who are following his daughter's fight with cancer. The Bengals defensive lineman spent most of his bye week with his 4-year-old daughter Leah, who had surgery to remove a tumor from...

  • Clovis shares rise on ovarian cancer study data

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Clovis Oncology climbed Monday after the company reported promising study results for its cancer drug rucaparib. The Boulder, Colorado, company is studying rucaparib as a treatment for ovarian and breast cancer. Clovis Oncology said Monday that in a small trial, 14 out...

  • Carr's grandson diagnosed with inoperable tumor

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr's grandson Chad was named an honorary captain for Saturday's game against Minnesota. The 4-year-old has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The school says the Carr family is encouraging people to support pediatric brain cancer...

  • Woman acknowledges cancer scam involving son

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — An Aurora woman has acknowledged falsely saying her 6-year-old son had cancer in order to collect thousands of dollars in charitable contributions. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Sandy Thi Nguyen pleaded guilty Friday to one count of...

  • Texas cancer doctor convicted of poisoning lover

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A cancer researcher in Texas was convicted Friday of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed...

  • Girl, 10, with leukemia is a celebrity for a day

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area girl with leukemia is having her dream of becoming a celebrity come true. Thanks to the efforts of a Make-A-Wish Michigan, 10-year-old Emily Sobeck took a celebrity journey Friday that included bodyguards, adoring fans, a trip to the salon and a...

  • 3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver,...



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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...