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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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...
  • Coffee consumption linked to lower melanoma risk

    Coffee consumption linked to lower melanoma risk
    Sunblock you can drink? A new study suggests that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by as much as 20%. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and...
  • Newport twins buy toys for hospitalized kids

    Newport twins buy toys for hospitalized kids
    Newport Beach twins Syd and Zach Cohen have raised more than $6,500 to buy toys for children in the pediatric cancer units at UCLA Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County. It's a tradition started, in part, as a mitzvah project, a social...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • On the home court with Brenda Frese

    “Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry. “Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily...
  • Study finds protective link in coffee vs. melanoma

     Study finds protective link in coffee vs. melanoma
    Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melanoma, and their risk decreases...
  • 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...
  • From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate

    From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate
    When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
  • CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'

     CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'
    Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops. She was ready to talk about her...