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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Threats Have No Place In Cassandra C. Case

    Threats Have No Place In Cassandra C. Case
    I am troubled by the news that the Department of Children and Families and Connecticut Children's Medical Center have received threats over the forced chemotherapy treatment of Cassandra C. Although many of us disagree with DCF's position in the case,...
  • Former Steeler Jerome Bettis helps mom battle cancer

    Former Steelers great Jerome Bettis toted the football 3,479 times in his 13-year NFL career, earning every one of his 13,662 rushing yards, the sixth-best total in league history. He took hundreds, if not thousands, of brutal hits and was as durable as...
  • A problem with how we treat cancer -- and how to fix it

    A problem with how we treat cancer -- and how to fix it
    I was diagnosed with cancer after giving birth to my third child. The tumor had grown especially large thanks to my body’s hormones that had been growing my baby. The medical community helped my disease, but could not help my despair. Then, five...
  • Tiny device, lots of teamwork save leukemia patient's sight

    KANSAS CITY This is what happens when a persistent eye doctor turns into a detective, a benevolent inventor-entrepreneur works overtime and a federal agency acts a lot faster than federal agencies usually get credit for. Through persistence, teamwork and...
  • Connecticut teen fighting state justices' ruling on forced chemotherapy

    For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation. A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a...
  • Cassandra, The Future Holds Lots Of Promise

    Cassandra, The Future Holds Lots Of Promise
    On Thursday the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that Cassandra C., a 17-year-old Windsor Locks girl with Hodgkin's lymphoma, is not mature enough to make her own decision about whether to go through chemotherapy. So, despite Cassandra's objections,...
  • Facebook request unleashes thousands of dog photos to cheer Phoenix teen battling leukemia

    What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity. Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for leukemia...
  • Many factors determine treatment plan for rectal cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I often hear about colon cancer, but not a lot about rectal cancer. How is it diagnosed, and is it treatable? ANSWER: Rectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the last several inches of the colon, called the rectum. The primary...
  • Saving a teen from cancer ... and her own impulses

    Cassandra C. has a form of cancer called Hodgkin lymphoma that, left untreated, would most likely kill her. The good news is that with chemotherapy, doctors give her an 85 percent chance of surviving. At least that would normally be good news. But...
  • Hagerty lacrosse player returns to field after cancer

    Hagerty lacrosse player returns to field after cancer
    On most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons recently, Sam Wainman played lacrosse with friends in a field next to the First Baptist Church of Chuluota. They were waiting for a magical date, Jan. 19. That date arrived Monday, the official start of lacrosse...
  • Cassandra C.'s Story Resonates With Others Battling Cancer

    Cassandra C.'s Story Resonates With Others Battling Cancer
    Kelly Cox didn't want to know anything about her cancer treatment. Cox was 21 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was March 1991 and Cox was in her first full-time job, working at Pratt and Whitney. She was also nine months into a serious...