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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Should states require doctors to report dense breast tissue to catch cancer?

    Should states require doctors to report dense breast tissue to catch cancer?
    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...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has rare, aggressive cancer

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has rare, aggressive cancer
    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...
  • Statistics on childhood cancer

    Statistics on childhood cancer
    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...
  • Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return

    Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return
    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...
  • We must fight this battle against terror on several fronts

    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...
  • Parents unite in Whipping Childhood Cancer campaign

    Parents unite in Whipping Childhood Cancer campaign
    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...
  • Hartford HealthCare Launches Alliance With Leading NYC Cancer Center

    Hartford HealthCare Launches Alliance With Leading NYC Cancer Center
    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...
  • Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay

    Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay
    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...
  • Lawsuit: Doctor didn't inform patient of cancer

     Lawsuit: Doctor didn't inform patient of cancer
    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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Moms In Training Comes To West Hartford

    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...
  • Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment

    Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment
    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...