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  • Radiation errors investigated at St. Cloud cancer center

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An internal investigation has found that some patients at the CentraCare Health Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud received improper doses of radiation, resulting in discipline and firings of some employees. CentraCare President and CEO Ken Holmen told the St. Cloud Times...

  • Auburn firefighter donates bone marrow to save patient

    Yesterday

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — As a firefighter, saving lives is included in the job description. But for Auburn firefighter Stephen Bradford, this life-saving initiative extends beyond rescuing people from smoke and flames. "We readily get to help people with what we do on a daily basis," said Deputy...

  • Marshall neuroscience chief jumped at chance to hire surgeon

    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has recruited a noted surgeon who ran into trouble experimenting with human brains using bowel bacteria but will continue the same research on rats under tight restrictions. Dr. Paul Muizelaar and another doctor left the University of California,...

  • Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

    Yesterday

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the...

  • Medical miracles: Cutting-edge procedure targets tumor in teen

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Bryant Bray wasn’t worried when he was diagnosed with a benign tumor in his nasal passage. He had already been misdiagnosed with a nasal infection a few months before he was correctly diagnosed, so Bray was more relieved that it could finally be treated. “Over time, it made it so I couldn’t...

  • In death, Nebraska girl helps Pennsylvania boys live on

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nebraska girl who died of brain cancer Tuesday at age 3 helped save the lives of two Pennsylvania children through organ donation. Olivia Swedberg's mother reached out to the family of 2-year-old Lucas Goeller through Facebook telling them she wanted to give him Olivia's...

  • Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison. Dr. Farid Fata's sentencing memo is sealed in Detroit federal court. But his request for a 25-year sentence was...

  • EDITORIAL: Glad to see U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extend NISP comment period; thanks to brave mommas for battling childhood cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    We were glad to see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extend the deadline for public comment on a key part of the Northern Integrated Supply Project by 30 days. All written comments on the corps’ supplemental draft environmental impact statement on the northern Colorado water supply project must...

  • Community rallied for neighbor with cancer, raised $14K

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Tricia “Trish” Story was a bright spot in the many lives she touched. At the end of April, that bright person was touched by something most have a connection to – cancer. According to Shawna Randall, a family friend and neighbor, it was stage 4 cervical cancer. The wheels started turning in...

  • ‘If Cancer Was A Fish’ picture book is meant to help kids cope with tragedy

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    If cancer was a fish, Tiffany Berg Coughran and her five kids would definitely throw it back. That’s the visual Coughran conjured up several years ago when her husband, Paul Berg, was diagnosed with oral cancer. It became a short story, illustrated with clip art, that she wrote for her nieces...

  • Maryland governor out of hospital after 1st round of chemo

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer. Hogan posted messages on social media Thursday saying, "It feels great to be back in Annapolis!" He posted that he spent the morning...

  • Mom gets perfect haircut before chemo treatment

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Sarah’s mom knew the chemotherapy treatments would claim her hair. In an effort to make light of a very heavy situation, she gave Sarah free reign to give her the coolest haircut she could come up with, Yahoo Makers reports. “My mom asked me for something fun to play with before chemo takes...

  • ‘Fighter’ Charlie Sanders still trying to kick cancer’s butt

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Hall-of-Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer, but family members say the long-time Detroit Lion is staying upbeat in his fight. “Just as on the field, Charlie Sanders is a fighter and he is going to fight to the end like any...

  • Women need latest technology for prevention of breast cancer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    With an identical twin who’s been married 30 years to a great guy and successful entrepreneur with lovely homes near Boston, on Cape Cod, in San Diego and Fort Myers, Fla., I often joke that I now get the commandment “Thou shall not covet.” But I’m not kidding when I say I plan to fight for one...

  • Women need latest technology for prevention of breast cancer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    With an identical twin who’s been married 30 years to a great guy and successful entrepreneur with lovely homes near Boston, on Cape Cod, in San Diego and Fort Myers, Fla., I often joke that I now get the commandment “Thou shall not covet.” But I’m not kidding when I say I plan to fight for one...

  • Maryland governor says he's 'doing great' on day 5 of chemo

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he's "doing great" and getting things done from the hospital. Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that he's starting the last day of his first round of 24-hour therapy. The governor...

  • Young Royals fan whose cancer fight gained attention dies

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year's World Series has died. He was 7. Noah Wilson of Olathe died Tuesday night at a hospital, his family announced. Noah had his last radiation treatment in...

  • Via Christi clinic to assess cancer risk will open Sept. 1

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Via Christi plans to open a new Cancer Outreach and Risk Assessment center on Sept. 1. The clinic will serve as a dedicated area for patients and their families to receive a cancer risk assessment based on an extensive study of their family history. Then, if a patient’s family history...

  • Shave for the Brave: Mothers shave their heads in show of support for their daughters recovering from cancer

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Chelsea Payne believed in being honest with her daughter when she was diagnosed with cancer. One of the toughest conversations came when she told Taylor, who was 8, that she would lose her hair. Payne tried to explain that it wasn’t a big deal when Taylor said something that stung. “You don’t...

  • Former death row inmate died of rare salivary gland cancer

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man who spent 30 years on Nebraska's death row for two cult murders died of a rare cancer in his salivary glands, according to a death certificate obtained Tuesday. A death certificate released to The Associated Press lists the cause of death for Michael Ryan as...

  • Patients plan to speak next week at sentencing of cancer doc

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The government says about two dozen patients or relatives of patients want to speak next week at the sentencing of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave expensive, unnecessary treatments to hundreds of people. The hearing for Dr. Farid (Fa-REED') Fata starts Monday and is...

  • Maryland governor feeling 'really strong' amid chemotherapy

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's "feeling really strong" as he nears the end of his first round of cancer chemotherapy. Hogan said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning that he was starting his fourth day of 24-hour treatments. He says he expects to leave the hospital...

  • Daughter, terminally ill mom bond through Penguins hockey

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michelle Hardy has little use for the NHL offseason. Told she has 12 to 18 months to live because of a terminal form of brain cancer, Hardy, 46, wants hockey back — and soon. "I'm sad hockey season is over," Hardy said. "I need it to start soon." Cheering for the Penguins has...

  • Greeley Stampede cowboys wear pink to show support, raise money for breast cancer patients

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Pops of bright pink peppered the audience in the Stampede Arena on Monday night. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo drew decked-out spectators of all ages, from tiny mutton busters to grizzly cowboys wearing belt buckles the size of a fist. Banner Health sponsors the annual event at the...

  • Cancer-fighting spices offer flavorful way to eat healthy

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    While many dismiss spices as simply preservatives, just a pinch of the right kind can have surprising health benefits. Professional chef and author Floyd Cardoz utilizes spices in his dishes to promote healthier meals with plenty of flavor.    “I grew up in Bombay, India, and I’m...

  • Bill Plaschke: Dodger Stadium chef Dave Pearson savors life as he battles lung cancer

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — It was supposedly about the food, not the joyful man with the giant smile who created it. For more than half a century at Dodger Stadium, chef Dave Pearson has cooked for players, fans and team employees and media in a press-box dining room that bears his name. Dave’s Diner is a...

  • City names young leukemia patient a cop for a day

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Each morning, 6-year-old Johnny Snyder drinks one of the 10 different medications he must take throughout the day to treat his leukemia. At midnight, his mother wakes him so he can take a crushed pill with applesauce. Johnny sees his doctor at least once a week to receive medication through a...

  • Consumer Confidential: Warning about cellphone radiation may go too far

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    It’s a question that just won’t go away: Do cellphones give you cancer? The city of Berkeley, Calif., has passed an ordinance that, beginning in July, would make it the first municipality in the country to require that cellphone retailers warn customers that mobile devices may emit...

  • Maryland governor starts chemotherapy for lymphoma

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has begun chemotherapy treatments for an aggressive form of cancer. Hogan announced last week that he's been diagnosed with an advanced stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He said the cancer responds well to treatment and his prognosis is...

  • Researchers may have a better test for lung cancer

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Researchers at The Valley Hospital and a private lab have developed a blood test that they hope will someday help to detect early-stage lung cancer when it’s most treatable, officials said last week. If the preliminary findings are replicated in a larger study, oncologists...

  • Climbers take on Falcon Stadium steps to raise money for hospital foundation

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Hundreds of people, many dripping with sweat, raced up 2,700 stairs at the Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium Saturday morning. For a community that embraces the pain and exhaustion of the Manitou Incline, it was one heck of a good way to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation....

  • Fire destroys wing of NC cancer center; affects 40 patients

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A fire has destroyed the new wing of a cancer center in Lumberton, leaving 40 patients to seek treatment elsewhere. Local media outlets report firefighters responding on Saturday found fire in the attic of the new wing at Southeastern Health's Gibson Cancer Center....

  • Go #TeamSager

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Brian and Sarah Sager say they have a lot to be thankful for and there are many on #TeamSager to be thankful to. In February, the News-Capital covered Brian Sager’s journey to his fourth brain cancer surgery and the generosity of an an anonymous donor who gave the entire goal amount of $6,000...

  • Abilene Reporter-News, Texas, Greg Jaklewicz column

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    ABILENE, Texas - Probably more than we realize, but with no less good intention than more publicized events. Such was the case Saturday, when local musicians, friends, family and total strangers met at Billiards Plus Backroom on west South Seventh to raise money for Tiffany Hannsz. The event...

  • Maryland governor to begin chemotherapy Monday, says cancer is Stage 3

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he will check into the University of Maryland hospital Monday to undergo four days of chemotherapy. At a State House news conference on transportation issues, Hogan also said his doctors have determined through bone marrow testing that he has Stage 3...

  • Maryland governor says bone marrow biopsy is clear

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has some good news about his health after announcing a cancer diagnosis earlier this week: His bone marrow biopsy came back clear. Hogan made the announcement Thursday at a news conference on transportation, where the news drew sustained applause....

  • Consumer reaction to the Supreme Court subsidy ruling

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Americans receiving government subsidies for health insurance policies purchased through the federal exchange expressed relief Thursday following a Supreme Court ruling upholding the assistance. ___ Diane Munroe of Concord, New Hampshire, heard the news on her way to a doctor's appointment....

  • Sheridan's Sunshine Foundation wins Childhood Cancer Foundation 'Share Your Story' giveaway

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Leading custom promotional products company, CustomCenter.com, announced today that non-profit organization, Sheridan's Sunshine Foundation, is the grand prize winner of its Cancer Awareness “Share Your Story” Giveaway. As the grand prize recipient, Sheridan's Sunshine...

  • OHSU meets Nike co-founder's cancer research challenge

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University officials said Thursday they have met the $500 million fundraising challenge issued by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. The Knights in 2013 offered to donate $500 million toward cancer research at OHSU if the Portland...

  • British court ruling backs patent protecting Lilly's Alimta

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly received some European legal backing for its top product, the lung cancer treatment Alimta, on Thursday when a British court upheld a patent protecting a vitamin regimen administered with the drug. Shares of the Indianapolis drugmaker climbing in premarket trading....

  • ‘Epigenomic fingerprint’ may be key to beating advanced cancers

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney. The precision medicine study appears online in Oncogene and...

  • Blood test for pancreatic cancer may re-stack the odds in patients’ favor

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified a large and readily detectable molecule that circulates in the blood and has detected, with perfect accuracy and no false positives, the presence of pancreatic cancer in a small group of subjects. Searching blood samples of...

  • Plein air fine art show will make two-day stay in Deming

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    DEMING >> Based on the attendance of last year's plein air fine art show in Deming, and the Black Range Artists Inc. are planning a return visit in early October. The BRAI drew more than 50 artists for the juried show in a variety of mediums in 2014 and also drew a strong local following of art...

  • Simple precautions can prevent melanoma

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    In response to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention saying melanoma rates, the most common form of cancer in the U.S., have increased significantly in the past decade, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is spreading the word about the importance of...

  • Controversies Made Preventive Services Panel Stronger, Says Retired Leader

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    For its first 25 years, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force toiled in relative obscurity. Created by the federal government in 1984, the task force published books and articles in scientific journals that aimed to inform primary care practitioners about which preventive services were...

  • Governors who have dealt with illness or serious injury

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Below is a list of some governors, like Maryland's Larry Hogan, who experienced illness or injury while in office: __ January 2013: California Gov. Jerry Brown, 74, concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare since taking office two years earlier....

  • Maryland governor's challenge: Balance work, cancer therapy

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dropped the bombshell news Monday that he has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, he pledged to keep working and to balance his cancer treatment with the pressing demands of his new administration. While his...

  • Hogan plans to balance treatment with demands of office

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has pledged to keep working and to balance his cancer treatment with the pressing demands of his new administration. While his attitude was upbeat, it remains to be seen how well Hogan will be able to govern while undergoing aggressive...

  • BREAST CANCER? MEN GET IT, TOO

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Another condition that’s perceived as a women’s disease is breast cancer. And, as with osteoporosis, that’s not the case. “Up until recently, even providers didn’t always consider the possibility of breast cancer (in male patients),” said Char Vasile, program manager for St. Mary-Corwin’s...

  • Things to know: Maryland governor plans for cancer treatment

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes, calling it "very advanced and very aggressive." Hogan vowed to continue to work, though he acknowledged that he will miss some days while he undergoes intensive...



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