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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination

    Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination
    Christina Peach's parents welcomed a seemingly healthy baby into the world in 1975 at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base where her father was stationed as a Marine sergeant. Seven years later, a chemical...
  • Pamela M. Joseph, Air Force major

    Pamela M. Joseph, Air Force major
    Pamela Mattie Joseph, a former Air Force major and flight nurse who became an advocate for cancer awareness, died of multiple myeloma March 7 at her Columbia home. She was 64. Pamela Howell was born in Waynesville, N.C., the daughter of William Howell,...
  • Mom's cancer research fundraising may mean going bald

     Mom's cancer research fundraising may mean going bald
    On Jan. 20, Sarah Zematis' daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sophia is just 2 years old, which means she shouldn't undergo radiation — the preferred, targeted treatment for brain tumors. The tumor can't be removed because it's in...
  • Now cancer-free, but still living with fear

    Now cancer-free, but still living with fear
    Unlike the imaginary monsters of our childhoods, the ones lurking under the beds, in the closets or outside the windows on moonlit nights, the monster haunting Deborah Romero is real. She had rounds of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy to get...
  • Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others

    Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others
    He keeps a healthy diet, rarely has medical complaints and has little time to drop by the doctor's office, so like many Americans over 50, Ted Mathias just didn't get around to taking one of modern medicine's most significant examinations. In January,...
  • Walk raises $225K+ to help grant wishes

    Walk raises $225K+ to help grant wishes
    More than 1,300 walkers and their supporters wound through Markham Park in Sunrise for the recent Make-A-Wish Southern Florida 5K Walk for Wishes, which raised more than $225,000 — the most in the event's six-year history. The winners: the...
  • Westchester Community Church helps children with cancer

    Westchester Community Church helps children with cancer
    Members of Westchester Community Church are helping children and teens fighting cancer. The church recently sponsored a toy and gift card drive to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides comfort...