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  • bc-abby adv13 08-3

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FROM UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015 DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren FORWARD THINKING CAN HELP PARENTS DEAL WITH CANCER ****** ****** COPYRIGHT 2015 UNIVERSAL UCLICK 1130 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500

  • Cincinnati Children's gets 125-ton cancer treating equipment

    Yesterday

    LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (AP) — A more than 125-ton piece of medical equipment is in the process of making its way to the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The first piece of the hospital's cyclotron was expected to arrive by the end of July, according to the Dayton Daily News...

  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry is cancer-free, but he won’t forget those who have it worse

    Yesterday

    Before Eric Berry heard the best news of his life, he went to visit some strangers. He knew they had it worse. He thought he could help. Hoped he could, anyway. That was enough. So the most famous cancer patient in the NFL went to Children’s Mercy Hospital to speak with children fighting...

  • Former Tuttle, Oklahoma State standout Cooper Bassett still shares special bond with 9-year-old Taylor Brandt

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The picture was among the hundreds snapped the night of Cooper Bassett's wedding. None had any more love in them. In the picture, you can see the former Tuttle High football standout turned Oklahoma State football standout. He is hugging a little girl. She has oodles of curly...

  • Clemson pitcher Schmidt eager to bounce back from lymphoma

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be. The Clemson pitcher wasn't overly concerned, until he discovered a lump on his neck while showering in January. After telling his family, Schmidt underwent several months of...

  • The Kansas City Star Sam Mellinger column

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Before Eric Berry heard the best news of his life, he went to visit some strangers. He knew they had it worse. He thought he could help. Hoped he could, anyway. That was enough. So the most famous cancer patient in the NFL went to Children’s Mercy Hospital to speak with children fighting...

  • Camp Noogie helps children cope with relatives' cancer

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    For half an hour, the magician seemed to make the kids forget the disease. The children sat amongst tables strewn with doughnuts and crayons in the Cancer Support Community North Texas “clubhouse” on Friday — directly below the room where their family members go for cancer treatment. The kids...

  • Residents express concerns about new water meters

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SILVER CITY >> Silver City residents expressed their concerns on Tuesday about possible health issues arising from the smart water meters the town plans on installing. "The World Health Organization has issued concerns about the harmful health effects of the radiation created by the meters,"...

  • Ex-hospital tech charged with performing faulty cancer tests

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania hospital employee has been indicted on charges he performed flawed genetic tests on 124 late-stage cancer patients and then lied about it. Federal prosecutors in Harrisburg said Friday that 60-year-old Floyd Benko, of Palmyra, has been charged with...

  • Tennessee Daily Life

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Campers and camp councelors play nine square in the air at Camp Wesley Woods and East Tennessee Children's Hospital's "Camp Eagles Nest" on Friday, July 31, 2015 near Walland, Tenn. The hematology/oncology patients ranging from elementary age to high-schoolers, were part of an annual event...

  • Ice caps near FDA approval to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    PITTSBURGH — As a baby, Kim Nyalka’s now 7-year-old daughter would twist her fingers through her mother’s hair as she fell asleep, and playing with her mother’s hair is still a treasured habit. So when Nyalka found out that she’d have to have chemotherapy for breast cancer, she started first...

  • Joe Arrington Cancer Center employee reflects on facility's 20 years

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Shelly Biggs remembers the appointment well. She’d been going through her usual workday when one of her regular patients caught her off guard. Roxie Taylor was one of the first administrators of the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, Biggs said. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and sought...

  • Relay for Life gets financial boost

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Add $5,000 to the financial fight against cancer. Relay for Life, a fundraising organization associated with the American Cancer Society, received a check for $5,000 from McAlester Regional Health Center Wednesday morning. “(Relay for Life) is one of the major fundraisers for the American...

  • Feds says more than $13 million recovered from rogue doctor

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The government says $13 million to $14 million has been recovered so far from a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave unnecessary treatments to patients. Federal prosecutor Catherine Dick says victims will be first in line to get some compensation from the assets of Dr. Farid Fata....

  • Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV. It was 57 percent...

  • Kim Garcia: Cancer survivor to firefighter

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    HICKORY GROVE – After surviving breast cancer, Kim Garcia wanted to give back to the group of men who unselfishly looked after her during the darkest season of her life. Garcia, an accomplished baker who likes to create specialty cakes, first started donating items to Hickory Grove Rural Fire...

  • Sam Mellinger: Having beaten cancer, no telling what Chiefs’ Berry can do now

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — There is no wrong way to fight cancer. Not if your mind is right, anyway. Eric Berry, one of the Chiefs’ and NFL’s best young players, knows this now. That wasn’t always true, of course. In the beginning, in those strange and foggy first days when the cancer diagnosis still...

  • Research finally increasing on rare asbestos-related lung cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BALTIMORE — While the use of asbestos peaked about 40 years ago, the number of cases of the rare but deadly cancer it causes has not declined. Every year, doctors diagnose about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma after patients come in with a cough, fever, fatigue, excessive sweating and pain in...

  • Cancer-free Berry returns to practice field

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    All-pro safety Eric Berry has picked off the likes of Michael Vick and Phillip Rivers and has tackled 200-pound running backs. But that was nothing compared to the fight he had against cancer. Berry was physically and mentally drained for months. Then something happened. He was cancer free and...

  • bc-abby adv13 07-29

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FROM UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015 DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren FORWARD THINKING CAN HELP PARENTS DEAL WITH CANCER ****** ****** COPYRIGHT 2015 UNIVERSAL UCLICK 1130 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500

  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he...

  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry returns to football field after being declared cancer free

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Chiefs safety Eric Berry described his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma on Wednesday, the same day he returned to the football field following a declaration that he is cancer free. “I’d first like to start off by saying, thank God, man … my support system just took care of me,”...

  • Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear. The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests Tuesday...

  • Chiefs' Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career. Berry was cleared by the Kansas City medical staff and his own doctors after a battery of tests Tuesday. He will...

  • Safety Eric Berry, coming back from cancer treatment, cleared to practice with Chiefs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Nearly eight months after he was officially diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, Chiefs safety Eric Berry will return to the practice field on Wednesday. The team announced in a news release Tuesday night that Berry has been cleared to practice on Wednesday with the quarterbacks, rookies and...

  • Woman to stand trial for alleged cancer fraud scheme

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who allegedly bilked people out of more than $100,000 by falsely claiming to have breast cancer will stand trial for theft and fraud. A Los Angeles judge on Monday found there's enough evidence to try 35-year-old Lacy Johnson. Prosecutors say that between 2010 and...

  • Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks. Current Massachusetts law allows 14- to 17-year-olds to visit...

  • Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition...

  • Maryland governor: Losing hair, killing cancer cells

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's lost hair but is killing cancer cells "like crazy." Hogan's office released a photo Tuesday showing the bald governor wearing sunglasses with a wide smile outside the governor's reception room. In a Facebook posting, Hogan says: "Thanks...

  • Merck tops Street 2Q forecasts despite lower sales, profit

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Merck & Co.'s second-quarter profit plunged by two-thirds, hammered by the sale of its consumer business, unfavorable currency exchange rates, lower sales of some key drugs and hefty one-time charges. The world's fifth-biggest drugmaker by revenue beat modest Wall Street expectations and raised...

  • Molecular research may improve diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — The molecular makeup of brain tumors can be used to sort patients with gliomas into five categories, each with different clinical features and outcomes, researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of California San Francisco have shown. The finding could change the methods...

  • TTUHSC research showing promising results for cancer treatments

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A team of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center researchers believe they’ve discovered some promising results toward a treatment for pancreatic cancer. Vadivel Ganapathy, professor and chair of the department of cell biology and biochemistry at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, said he’s been working...

  • To Boost Patient Health, Rehab Sometimes Starts Before Cancer Treatment

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather...

  • Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh has brain tumor removed

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh underwent brain surgery Monday for removal of a benign tumor, and her husband said her prognosis for recovery is good. The surgery at a Washington, D.C., hospital removed a plum-sized tumor from the 55-year-old Bayh, who had been...

  • Hundreds get buzz cut to support 5-year-old boy with cancer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of people volunteered this weekend to have their heads shaved in an effort to set a world record and show their support for a 5-year-old boy who lost his own hair during treatment for cancer. The boy, Austin Smith, is the son of Monticello Police Chief Britt...

  • Camp Quality lets kids be kids again

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Summertime is the best time of year to be a kid. With school out for three whole months, there is plenty of time for family, friends, fun and adventures. However, for the thousands of young people across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer, summertime can be filled with doctors’...

  • Nothing can stop kids from being kids during Camp Quality USA!

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Summertime is the best time of year to be a kid. With school out for three whole months, there is plenty of time for family, friends, fun and adventures. However, for the thousands of young people across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer, summertime can be filled with doctors’...

  • Wichitan embraces life while controlling cancer

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Wichita Falls, Texas - There is no hand wringing, no crying in the Thomas household. Jesse Thomas is too busy enjoying life to dwell on his cancer diagnosis. Too surrounded by the love of family, friends and a community of faith to meditate on a missing tomorrow. As a boy Jesse moved to...

  • Designer sale raises funds for ovarian cancer research

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrities offered their star power and top designers offered their clothes to a sale benefiting ovarian cancer research. Dubbed by organizers as the Rolls-Royce of garage sales, Saturday's event — in a field in Water Mill, New York — featured items by more than 100...

  • FDA OK's Odomzo from Novartis for common skin cancer type

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A new drug for advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer in the skin's top layer, has won Food and Drug Administration approval. Odomzo (pronounced ah-DOMM'-zoh) was approved for patients whose cancer hasn't spread to other body parts, but...

  • One mile for Myles at a time: Greeley man bikes from Greeley to Pennsylvania to raise money for great nephew

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Robert Minner knew the doctor had bad news. He expected it. He was prepared for it. He just wasn’t prepared for what the doctor said. Minner was in his early 60s and he was an active senior. He played competitive softball (not a beer league), ran marathons and was thin enough to see the outline...

  • Hogan 'still feeling strong' after 2nd round of chemotherapy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is "still feeling strong" after his second five-day round of chemotherapy. In a Facebook post Thursday night, Hogan said he's happy to be headed back to Annapolis. The governor says he's getting some work done from the hospital and posted a...

  • As death nears, chemotherapy may do more harm than good

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    It’s been documented that many terminal cancer patients don’t benefit from chemotherapy and other types of treatments toward the end of their lives. Nonetheless, many, with their doctors, opt to continue treatment — faced with impossible choices, they hold on to hope that treatment might buy...

  • Camp Discovery hosts second annual dance for cancer patients

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    According to 19-year-old Alejandro Chalon, a two-year cancer survivor, being a child with the disease can be difficult. At age 13, Chalon was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a common eye cancer in children. “No one understood what I was going through in school. I felt lost,” Chalon said....

  • Federal judge revokes bond for woman who possibly faked cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A federal judge revoked the bond for a Midland woman who skipped town a day before her court hearing where prosecutors said they have evidence she faked cancer treatments to delay her court proceedings. Judy Kay Fryar, aka Judy Francis, was arrested Tuesday at her family’s lake house in Coke...

  • Surging new drug sales highlight strong Bristol-Myers Q2

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Surging sales for new cancer, heart and hepatitis C medicines helped drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. beat Wall Street expectations, and it boosted its 2015 profit forecast. Still, a sizeable acquisition charge triggered a steep tax bill and a $130 million net loss in the second quarter. The...

  • Boise cancer patients get visit from bicyclist group

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cancer patients in Boise got a surprise visit from a group of bicyclists riding around the country to raise money for research. KIVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SDAN79 ) that all 30 riders from the Ulman Cancer Fund visited patients receiving treatments at Saint Alphonsus...

  • Tanning salon owners sue Nebraska Cancer Coalition

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of tanning salon owners is suing the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, accusing it of making false, defamatory statements about tanning that have hurt the businesses. The business owners operate 30 tanning salons in Omaha and Lincoln and said Wednesday they will file the...

  • Camp in Grand Rapids gives fun to children coping with grief

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Childhood summers are supposed to be carefree, but when a young person or their family member is diagnosed with cancer or is grieving, sometimes they need a little help recapturing what it means to be lighthearted. Camp Sparkle aims to give kids some of those...

  • Duncanite battling cancer gets help from community

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The Lassiter family was dealt a hard hand this January when their rock, Don, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Now the cancer has spread to his brain, kidneys and bones. “He’s always been there for his family,” said Melissa Lassiter, his wife. “He also worked so hard to be a provider for...



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