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  • Health experts question federal study linking cellphones to brain tumors

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    New results from a closely watched government study show why the World Health Organization has flagged mobile phones as a possible source of cancer, but they don’t make a strong case that the devices actually cause cancer in people, according to experts who have reviewed the findings....

  • Cancer survivor stunned by attention over graduation denial

    Cancer survivor stunned by attention over... Updated: Sun, May 29, 2016

    PHOENIX (AP) — Overwhelming public support is outweighing any lingering bitterness for a suburban Phoenix high school student who kept up with classes through cancer treatments but wasn't allowed to walk at graduation. "Having people tell me that I'm being a voice for them is so much more...

  • Santa Fean's plea accepted by website that sources donations for canine cancer

    Updated: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Sam Blackwood was a man with a hard-luck background and a broken heart. Dinga was the little Heinz 57 mixed-blood mutt that appeared on a Santa Fe road to save him. Now Blackwood, 41, is trying to return the favor. Recently, he noticed the young dog’s appetite and energy had declined...

  • Man helps dog: Santa Fean's plea accepted by website that sources donations for canine cancer

    Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Sam Blackwood was a man with a hard-luck background and a broken heart. Dinga was the little Heinz 57 mixed-blood mutt that appeared on a Santa Fe road to save him. Now Blackwood, 41, is trying to return the favor. Recently, he noticed the young dog’s appetite and energy had declined...

  • Brain tumor treatment hits a milestone in Chesterfield

    Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Chesterfield County resident Aleka Gravely was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She had a mastectomy and went through chemotherapy in 2009, after which she was declared cancer free. But then she complained to her oncologist that she was walking strangely. "I had a...

  • 7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister

    7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with... Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights. But attention soon turned to the dapper young man carrying the silky train. "You the man!" someone called as...

  • KRIS 6 meteorologist dies after cancer fight

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    KRIS 6 meteorologist Matt Terhune never dwelled on the issues that plagued him. Even after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007, he continued his on-camera duties while undergoing surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Terhune's battle with cancer came to an end Friday morning when...

  • PRMC offers free skin cancer screening today

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    May is skin cancer awareness month and, in its efforts for community outreach, Peterson Regional Medical Center is offering two free screenings to the public starting today. Fred Speck, who performed 40 screenings for PRMC at a previous skin clinic on May 20, said it is vital for everyone to...

  • Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

    Cellphone radiation study raises concerns... Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. But the study had enough...

  • Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis

    Venezuelan boy\'s death sparks anger over health... Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system. Oliver Sanchez gained fame in February when he appeared with his mother at a...

  • Teen cancer survivor's wish to walk at graduation denied

    Teen cancer survivor\'s wish to walk at... Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Some criticized a suburban Phoenix high school for not allowing a student diagnosed with cancer to walk with his graduating class after he worked to keep up with classes through treatment. Stephen Dwyer withdrew from school his junior year to receive a life-saving bone marrow...

  • Young mother steps in to solve problem for cancer patients

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Amanda Rosen is a 24-year-old mother of two who has never had cancer. But when she heard about a problem some cancer patients were having, she came up with a solution to make their lives a little more comfortable. With help from donors and volunteers, she has produced and...

  • Nonprofit announces $435,000 in cancer-fighting grants

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The Austin-based cancer nonprofit Texas 4000 announced Thursday it would award eight grants worth a total of $435,000 to cancer-fighting organizations, including the University of Texas’ Department of Biomedical Engineering. The other seven grant winners were the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in...

  • New study details how breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 in 8. But that’s a national average. And as the relative influence of genes, behavior and environmental factors on...

  • Quietly studying victims of the A-bomb

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Ikuko Murai remembers when the American Jeeps would come after school to take her and other young survivors to a lab at the top of a hill. This was the 1950s, just a few years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. “They examined my head and measured my height,” she said in...

  • EXCHANGE: Cancer surgeon opens holistic medicine clinic

    EXCHANGE: Cancer surgeon opens holistic... Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Dr. Elisha Robinson-Asiso recently opened Integrative Healing Center on Rockford's east side. The business' motto says it all: "Where traditional and alternative medicine meet." Robinson-Asiso said she doesn't treat diabetes, thyroid issues, high blood pressure or cardiac...

  • Teen fighting leukemia strives to make hospital a better place

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    A La Grange, Ill., teen who’s fighting leukemia is striving to make things better for herself and other young people facing illness, treatment and hospital stays. Katie Palermo, 17, a student at Lyons Township High School, suffered a relapse of leukemia two years ago and is continuing...

  • St. Louis jury orders Monsanto to pay $46.5 million in latest PCB lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    ST. LOUIS • A jury on Wednesday awarded $17.5 million in damages to three plaintiffs and assessed $29 million more in punitive damages against Monsanto and three other companies in a suit here alleging negligence in the production of PCBs. The 10-2 verdict in St. Louis Circuit Court ended a...

  • Boulder teen Martha Riedel survives cancer, runs Bolder Boulder

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    When Martha Riedel was in the hospital, getting treatment for a rare form of childhood bone cancer, the Boulder teenager wrote a poem. Her words captured her spirit, and lifted the spirits of the people who loved her and were worried about her. Roses are red, My eyes are greenish-blue. Don't...

  • Appeals court affirms 45-year sentence for cancer doctor

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed the 45-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area cancer doctor who put hundreds of patients through needless treatments. Farid Fata's appeal focused on how a judge calculated the sentencing guidelines and whether it was proper to allow many victims to...

  • Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer's cancer

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) — The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that's going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer. A day after the band announced his cancer they announced concerts that will kick off in Victoria, British Columbia, on July...

  • PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

    PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as... Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. News outlets report People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and LSU Animal Advocates...

  • PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

    PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as... Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. News outlets report People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and LSU Animal Advocates...

  • The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

    The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling... Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance. The Marvel Comics fan knows a thing or two about those heroic attributes. He is battling cancer for a second time in his...

  • St. Louis teen fighting cancer embraces baldness and continues modeling

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    ST. LOUIS — Within a month, Zaria McDonald, 17, had surgery, started chemotherapy, signed with a modeling agency and appeared on the cover of a magazine. The teen’s diagnosis with a rare form of cancer came as a devastating shock but also vindication. McDonald had been complaining about an...

  • The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

    The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling... Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance. The Marvel Comics fan knows a thing or two about those heroic attributes. He is battling cancer for a second time in his...

  • Drag racing legend Muldowney having cancerous lung removed

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney is having surgery to remove a cancerous lung. The 75-year-old Muldowney will have the five-hour procedure Wednesday at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. She told NHRA's website that she was diagnosed with a Stage...

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 13. Sager has continued to work as he receives treatment for leukemia. The award is named for the late North Carolina State coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, who gave his famous "Don't ever give...

  • Missouri dancer, 15, a cancer survivor with a backward leg, inspires millions worldwide

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Not many teenagers have 30,000 followers on their Instagram accounts. Or have received fan mail from every continent except Antarctica. Or have a video — showing them dancing ballet, en pointe, poised on the tip of their toes — that has gone viral on YouTube, Facebook and elsewhere, generating...

  • Biden to host national cancer research summit in Washington

    Biden to host national cancer research summit... Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday. Dubbed the "National Cancer Moonshot Summit," the daylong conference is intended to galvanize...

  • Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission

    Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes... Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner's spring — much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd— included a phone call that changed his life. Only this one had nothing to do with the NFL draft. Months of worry and wearying cancer treatments that left the bruising running back exhausted at...

  • Now cancer free, Pitt’s Conner thankful for wealth of support

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    The battle that started for James Conner with a phone call Thanksgiving morning ended with one he received Monday afternoon. The person on the other end was the same — Dr. Stanley Marks, chairman of UPMC’s CancerCenter — but the news was drastically different. The cancer that plagued Conner’s...

  • Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Gord Downie of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band announced the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “(H)e’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this,...

  • Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer

    Tragically Hip\'s Gord Downie diagnosed with... Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In postings on its website and Facebook page, the band said the 52-year-old Downie, a father of four, was diagnosed with the condition...

  • Music Gord Downie Brain Cancer

    Music Gord Downie Brain Cancer Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    FILE - In this July 2, 2005, file photo, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip (left) and Neil Young perform during the finale of the Canadian Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ont. The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that Downie has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

  • Brooklyn's bell: Oklahoma Make-A-Wish recipient celebrates transition to life without disease

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    When it came time to ring the bell, the little girl was filled with anticipation. For Brooklyn Tilley, 4, ringing the bell at the Jimmy Everest Center at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center was a moment filled with significance far beyond the sound of the musical chime. For the...

  • Annie Parker has had cancer three times — and lived to tell about it

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    MIAMI — Anne Parker’s life changed on Sept. 17, 1965, the day her mother died after losing a 14-year battle with cancer. Her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant with Parker; she went through treatment after giving birth. “From there, I always wondered what this...

  • People with HIV are less likely to get cancer treatment

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    We’ve made great progress treating people who are infected with HIV, but if they get cancer they’re less likely to get the care they need, a recent study found. Researchers examined treatment for a variety of cancers, including upper gastrointestinal tract, colorectal, prostate, lung, head and...

  • Talking about talcum powder

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Talcum powder is a combination of the mineral talc mixed with powder, often used to absorb moisture and some women use it for feminine hygiene. While the American Cancer Society says talc is not a known carcinogen, it does offer a statement that talc in body powder form could cause ovarian...

  • Brooklyn's bell: Oklahoma Make-A-Wish recipient celebrates transition to life without disease

    Brooklyn\'s bell: Oklahoma Make-A-Wish recipient... By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    For Brooklyn Tilley, 4, ringing the bell at the Jimmy Everest Center at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center was a moment filled with significance far beyond the sound of the musical chime. For the preschooler and her family, it meant the official end of her battle with cancer.

  • Race for CARE slated June 5 in Mesilla

    Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    LAS CRUCES - Doña Ana County residents can put on their running shoes, head to the Mesilla Plaza and celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at the Race for CARE. The race, presented by the nonprofit group CARE (Cancer Aid Resource and Education) will be held at 7 a.m. June 5 at the Mesilla...

  • Oklahoma State raises more than $20,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer at Cowboy Classic golf tournament celebrity auction

    Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Dozens of prominent Oklahoma State celebrities stood before a crowd of orange-clad golfers Monday outside the Stillwater Country Club where local auctioneer Greg Pickens took the microphone for a noble cause: auctioning off the chance to play 18 holes alongside a fan favorite while spreading...

  • Pitt RB James Conner says he is cancer-free

    Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Pittsburgh running back James Conner says he is cancer-free, less than six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Conner posted on his Twitter account Monday: "God is AMAZING. Just got the call that my body is clean of cancer!!!" Been a long road but God has my back. Thanks...

  • South Dakota ahead of national average in breast cancer rate

    Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's breast cancer rates are surging beyond national averages, and health officials still aren't sure what's causing the increase. After two years of steady increases, the state had the highest incident rate in the nation in 2012, with 141.4 new cases reported...

  • LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

    LSU\'s live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare... Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Veterinarians plan to treat Mike VI's spindle cell sarcoma with radiation therapy that could extend the 10-year-old tiger's life by one or...

  • San Angelo marks 21st Relay for Life event

    Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    All the electric lights remained off at Lake View High School's track Friday night, as a speaker read a poem to hundreds of relayers, walking in the faint glow of candlelight during the Relay for Life's Luminaria Ceremony. An estimated 1,000 participants and 78 teams in the Relay remembered...

  • Jill Biden to speak at hospital's annual cancer center gala

    Updated: Sun, May 22, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit Massachusetts this week to speak at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's 2016 One Hundred Gala. The annual gala is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The event honors 100...

  • Salinan remains upbeat despite brain tumor

    Updated: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Things are challenging these days for Salinan Kyle Lindgren, who is recovering from a brain tumor, but he’s not giving up. “My spirits couldn’t be higher,” he said. Lindgren, who graduated in 2011 from Salina Central High School, had been studying aerospace engineering at the University of...

  • Arizona prisons ordered to improve health care for inmates

    Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in a class-action lawsuit that protests the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons has ordered the state to improve medical and mental health services for inmates after attorneys who won a settlement in the case complained that officials were dragging their feet in...

  • Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs

    Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of... Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally. The push addresses the tendency for chemo...



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