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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • My Friend Has Cancer

    My Friend Has Cancer
    It was right after Christmas, 1988. We were in 6th grade.  Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis.  "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel...
  • Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic

    Fighting Cancer And Possible Return To Prison, Taylor Remains Optimistic
    More than a year after Ronald Taylor was released from prison and temporarily exonerated of the murder for which he served 16 years in prison, the New Haven native is again fighting to prove his innocence while at the same time battling stage four colon...
  • Drive Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Ribbon Fiat 500

    October is National Breast Cancer month, and Fiat is helping bring awareness to the disease with the Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon edition. Only 250 of these models will be produced, and $1,000 from each one sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research...
  • Car Show for a Cause

    A great turnout at the Valley Collector Car Club's annual benefit show in July raised $9,000 dollars that the club will donate to 17 local charities. The Simsbury-based club had an estimated 2,500 spectators at its Annual Charity Benefit Car Show on July...
  • Things to know about the fight over Ole Miss chancellor job

    Negotiations continued on a possible resolution that would retain University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, said former Gov. William Winter, who has been acting as a go-between. Such a move would reverse last week's decision by the College Board to...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • Going bald for a good cause

    Going bald for a good cause
    Chloe VanWitzenburg (left) and Caroline Carani, students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, were among 10 girls who recently donated to both Wigs for Kids — which provides real hair for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatment —...
  • UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it

    UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it
    Chris Hixon was only a kindergartner when he pressed the alert button, calling the nurses to attention so they hurried into his hospital room. He wanted them to see what he could see: A perfect view of the fireworks exploding over the city of...
  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment
    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy...
  • Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help

    Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help
    Tanya Locklear had a really bad headache. The Ferndale resident suffered from chiari malformation for years, a rare neurological disorder of the brain that can cause sudden, severe headaches from just sneezing or coughing. So when Locklear went to the...
  • Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face

    They still call it the "Angelina Jolie wave" at the University of Kansas Hospital. When the international philanthropist and filmmaker announced two years ago that she'd had her still-healthy breasts removed because her family history and genetics put...