| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
An ongoing debate on the cancer front is whether doctors should be required to notify women following mammograms if they have dense breast tissue, which can fool the screening test and miss tumors. Minnesota recently became the latest state to create...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumor in his abdomen, his doctor said on Wednesday, and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment within days.
Ford, who made international headlines with...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Nearly 2,000 children ages 19 and younger will die from cancer in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Another 15,780 new cases will be diagnosed.
Some statistics about childhood cancer:
Second-leading cause of...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:45 PM
WILLIMANTIC — Jon DeCasanova knew something was wrong in June 2012 when he looked in the mirror and saw his eyes had turned yellow. The signs of jaundice would mark the first steps into a living hell of radiation, chemotherapy, badly swollen limbs...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry liken the radical terrorist organization Islamic State to a cancer. That is an apt metaphor from which we can draw several meaningful inferences.
Just like a cancerous tumor, the Islamic State...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Joshua Chambers may be only 5 years old, but he's savvy enough to understand that if life gives you an opportunity to mix whipped cream and cheerleaders, you should seize the day.
So one evening last week, he found himself armed with platefuls of...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HARTFORD — The alliance Hartford HealthCare announced a year ago with Memorial Sloan Kettering to tap into the leading New York cancer center's research and treatment capabilities is moving forward.
The two health organizations announced Tuesday...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:26 PM
For most of his life, Rick Deitrich has maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. He battled high blood pressure, but he kept his weight consistently around 180 pounds, he never smoked and he visited his doctor regularly.
Yet Deitrich, 65, had a feeling...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:29 PM
A west suburban woman is contending in court that a doctor neglected to share test results showing her father had cancer, which later killed him.
Her lawsuit states that Dr. Alan Sadah, a urologist who practices at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Moms In Training, (MIT) a flexible 10-week fitness program supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is gearing up to launch its first season in West Hartford. This group is hyper-local to moms in West Hartford and surrounding towns, and has the...
| Sep 7, 2014
Sometimes the biggest challenge with cancer treatment is getting there. The American Cancer Society works to overcome this barrier through its "Road to Recovery" program that uses volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients.
"It relieves them and...