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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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,...
  • Connecticut teen fighting state justices' ruling on forced chemotherapy

    For about a month, 17-year-old Cassandra C. has found herself isolated in a Connecticut hospital room under 24/7 observation. A week into her stay, she said, she was strapped to a bed by her wrists and ankles and sedated. When she awoke, she found a...
  • Facebook request unleashes thousands of dog photos to cheer Phoenix teen battling leukemia

    What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity. Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for leukemia...
  • Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49 after extended fight with cancer

    Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation. Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live his...
  • Luke DeCock: Stuart Scott's courage an inspiration to many

    Joey Doster spends enough time behind the scenes around athletes and celebrities to know they don't like to be bothered. And as an operations manager for security company Staff One, it's often his job to keep them from being bothered. Stuart Scott,...
  • Cancer diagnosis pushes woman to open popcorn shop

    Cancer diagnosis pushes woman to open popcorn shop
    When Delores Hogues was diagnosed with diabetes and an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2007, she channeled her energy into getting healthy and following her dream of opening a popcorn shop. She founded Jimmie’s Popcorn, 7311 North Ave., which...
  • 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...
  • Low-fat diet may help some women beat breast cancer, study suggests

    Low-fat diet may help some women beat breast cancer, study suggests
    Almost anyone would benefit by reducing the amount of fat in their diet. But the upside could be especially big for women with breast cancer. New research presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that a low-fat diet may...
  • State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive

    State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive
    Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...
  • 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...