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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...
  • Last-resort leukemia treatment produces dramatic remission rate

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ninety percent of people facing death because conventional treatments had failed to destroy their leukemia have responded to an experimental therapy that trains their cells to kill out-of-control blood cells, doctors in...
  • Adele Saint Fleur's Survival Story

    Adele Saint Fleur's Survival Story
    I went to my OB/GYN in July 2013 and there was no evidence of any problems.  One day I started to feel a stinging pain in my left breast and noticed something was not right.  I had a mammogram and was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013.  ...
  • Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22

    Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22
    Event highlights this weekend and beyond in the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear Experience...
  • A breast cancer survivor's journey through chemo

    A breast cancer survivor's journey through chemo
    Jean List has some encouragement for any woman facing breast cancer: Although she is still in chemotherapy 10 years after first beginning treatment for a particularly virulent form of cancer, the chemotherapy is easier than it was a decade ago. "It is...
  • Life among the newly diagnosed

    Life among the newly diagnosed
    The first doctor told Livia Borges she was too young to have breast cancer. She was too fit and healthy. But that doctor was wrong. "The doctor asked if there was any breast cancer in my family," Borges recalls. She answered that there wasn't. The...
  • Why I don't breast-feed, if you must know

     Why I don't breast-feed, if you must know
    The mothers in my Baby & Me Yoga Fit class looked down from their tree poses, surprised, as I poured some instant formula into a bottle. Feeding our babies whenever they were in need was one of the most nurturing parts of the class. But with my evil...
  • 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...
  • Survivors meet to celebrate cancer-free lives

    Survivors meet to celebrate cancer-free lives
    Their ages and backgrounds varied, but the breast cancer survivors at the Girls, Pearls, Hats and Heels event all expressed a new zest for life. "It opened my eyes to enjoy every day. You don't know what's next," said Flor Heaney, 44, of Delray Beach....
  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...