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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying. Days, weeks, maybe a month. It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
  • Jolie Leigh's Survival Story

    Jolie Leigh's Survival Story
    During a monthly breast self-exam I felt a lump on my right breast. I immediately called my OB/GYN. She said let's get a mammogram. It was my first mammogram. The lump looked suspicious.  They wanted to do a biopsy. The next day, after my biopsy, the...
  • Organizations raise breast cancer awareness

    Organizations raise breast cancer awareness
    Sharsheret is raising awareness of breast and ovarian cancer this month by partnering with other organizations at several events throughout the tri-county South Florida area. This organization is a Jewish one that provides support for those diagnosed with...
  • Beauty blogger Meechy Monroe's signature Afro lost to cancer

     Beauty blogger Meechy Monroe's signature Afro lost to cancer
    Over the last five years, Meechy Monroe has built a reputation and international following among black women who turned to her for hair care tips and inspiration as they turned from chemically treated hair to natural styles. Through her blog, social...
  • Maryland should legalize pot [Letter]

    Maryland should legalize pot [Letter]
    I think it should be a person's own choice to do whatever drug a person chooses as long as it doesn't involve committing a crime to acquire the drug. When it comes to marijuana, we should be able to have and smoke as much as we like ("Fixing Md.'s...
  • Reader Report: Lessons of surviving brain cancer

    Reader Report: Lessons of surviving brain cancer
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. It is not often you hear success stories associated with brain cancer. I am so proud and honored to be able to share such a story with you about a local hero who just happens to be my mother. Her name is...
  • Vanessa Pacella's Survival Story

    Vanessa Pacella's Survival Story
    In 2007, I went to the dermatologist with a mark on my face that I had ignored for two years. It turned out that I had basal cell carcinoma, a very treatable form of skin cancer. However, the doctor recommended that I get a full physical with a...
  • Three-letter word gives the sick hope: My Word

    Two years ago, I had it all. My wife Sandy and I were busy raising our three teenage children, and my special project as executive architect for the Dr. Phillips Center for The Performing Arts kept me very busy. The phone call came two days before...
  • Doree Garolsky's Survival Story

    Doree Garolsky's Survival Story
    I had 16 years’ worth of mammograms however; I was unaware that because I had dense breasts I should have been getting ultra sounds. There was a lump above my breast. My doctor and gynecologist both thought it was nothing but suggested I go to a...
  • Sonia Reices Cabrera's Survival Story

    Sonia Reices Cabrera's Survival Story
    Life can change from one minute to another. Near the end of December 2011 my doctor said I had a fatty tumor in my left armpit and told me not to worry. In July 2012 my private doctor checked the tumor and suggested I have an ultrasound. I had no...
  • Pat Dunford's Survival Story

    Pat Dunford's Survival Story
    I noticed a lump during the summer of 2013 and convinced myself that it was a clogged sweat gland. I waited several months until my regular six month checkup with my primary physician, Dr. Diana Galindo at Cleveland Clinic Florida.   Almost as an...