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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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

    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...
  • Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research

    Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research
    When Kendall Rudolph of Bartlett was two, she lost her hair from chemotherapy treating her lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, the sophomore at Bartlett High School chose to have her long locks and full head of healthy hair shaved, to raise money for 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...
  • Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

    Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests. The results indicate...
  • Great-grandmother rallies for 5-year-old fighting brain cancer

    LEESBURG — Pat Tutton's great-granddaughter is fighting cancer 1,125 miles away. But Tutton isn't letting the distance separating them prevent her from helping. The 75-year-old Mid-Florida Lakes resident learned in October that Lexy Lamp, 5, of...
  • Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'

    Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'
    MIDDLETOWN — Her lawyers say that Cassandra C. has been a powerful advocate for herself throughout her ordeal, first in refusing chemotherapy in the fall and, at a hearing Monday, now cancer-free after several months of court-ordered treatment, in...
  • Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy

    Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy
    Christopher Jewell, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy to develop gene therapy to promote cancer immunity, the...