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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cancer center on track to open next year

    Cancer center on track to open next year
    A new cancer center is expected to be up and running by this time next year in Hinsdale. Construction is on schedule for the $48 million Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute to be completed in 2015 and to open in 2016, said Kathy Hall, director of the...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen

    Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Ruling That State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen
    HARTFORD — A Connecticut teenager will continue to receive chemotherapy against her will and her mother's wishes. In an oral ruling, the state Supreme Court unanimously found Thursday that the question of whether Cassandra C., 17, of Windsor...
  • South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor

     South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor
    She has finished her rounds of chemotherapy and she's done with the radiation treatments. Slowly, she is being weaned off the other medications that are helping her fight the tumor in her brain. Earlier this year, online sensation Meechy Monroe was...
  • APNewsBreak: Connecticut girl says she knows she'll die without chemo but doesn't want it

    A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision. The state Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day state officials...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Saying no to cancer treatment

    Over the past 17 years, I have lived a good life. It has always just been me and my mom and all of our pets. My mom raised me well, to be a strong, competent and independent woman. She taught me right from wrong and always led me in the right direction,...