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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Drug that illuminates brain tissue advances tumor treatment

    MIAMI Last year, Shawn Monti and his wife, Kathy, drove two hours from their home in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in complete silence. Shawn, 46, father of five, had just been diagnosed with...
  • After devastating diagnosis, a helping hand

    After devastating diagnosis, a helping hand
    The doctors continued to speak. Desra Felix did her best to assimilate the information, but her senses shut down upon hearing the word leukemia. "I went blank," said Felix, recalling her reaction on Aug. 19, 2013, when she learned her then 7-year-old...
  • Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul opens

    Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul opens
    The radiation therapy center and the Good Health Pharmacy are now operational on the first floor of the four-story, $22.3 million Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul Medical Center. Construction of the multidisciplinary center that includes procedure...
  • Cautiously, Mayo builds an empire

    EDGEWOOD, Ky. � Jordan Hatfield's case puzzled the doctors. A champion javelin thrower and top student at Northern Kentucky University, Hatfield developed stomach pains and insomnia during his sophomore year. Then came headaches, vision problems...
  • FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

    Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene. The new drug, to be marketed under the...
  • Pasta for Pennies proves small change can go a long way

    Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
  • Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

    Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
    Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup. "Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said. I sat on the closed toilet seat, two...
  • Massage for cancer patients is a touch of care, controversy

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Nansea Gratz pulled off her fleece beanie, the kind with little ears, revealing wisps of gray hair on an otherwise bald head. She removed her fuzzy pink socks and asked an attentive massage therapist to touch her feet, because the...
  • Kansas City Chiefs star Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the team announced Monday. Berry, 25, who was placed on the non-football injury list last month, ending his season, recently underwent a battery of tests at Emory...
  • Doctor Who Survived Blood Cancer Helps Others Through New Support Group

    Doctor Who Survived Blood Cancer Helps Others Through New Support Group
    When Dr. Jay Burton was battling blood cancer in 2010, he found that his medical background helped him handle many challenges on his own. "One of the reasons I am still here is because I'm a doctor," said Burton, who lives in Longmeadow, Mass. "I knew...
  • Maine West senior stays positive in cancer fight

    Maine West senior stays positive in cancer fight
    Not even a cancer diagnosis could dampen 17-year-old Shawn O'Neill's positive attitude. Last year, while a junior at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Shawn sustained a minor injury during basketball practice that ultimately led to the discovery of...