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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • 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...
  • Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: Cancer

    Angels pitcher Cesar Ramos' wife Melanie has beaten tough foe: Cancer
    Little Addison Ramos, a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy. She has her father's dark hair, her...
  • Ski Trip For Kids Among Plans For Petit Family Foundation Grants

    PLAINVILLE — A day on the ski slopes sounds great to Nick Reyna, a pediatric cancer survivor from Rocky Hill, who was in town on Tuesday to help a national foundation get a $7,500 award from the Petit Family Foundation. Reyna, 26 and the 2007...
  • Research: Breast Cancer Treatment Should Address Obesity

    Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to...
  • 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...
  • Gleason scores indicates grade of prostate cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer, and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: The Gleason score indicates the grade of...
  • Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year

    Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year
    Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance. That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she...
  • Parking lot vigilantes abuse woman with 'invisible' disability

    Parking lot vigilantes abuse woman with 'invisible' disability
    After parking at a disabled parking space at the Margate Winn-Dixie, Debbie Mizrahi noticed a man staring at her and shaking his head. As she tells the story, she asked him if there was something wrong, and he replied, "You have no [expletive] right...
  • 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...
  • Toxins in the environment can make you older than your years

    Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill whatdoctorsknow.com CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, according to research published recently in Cell Press...
  • Study: Being overweight or obese led to 481,000 cancers in one year

    Looking for ways to reduce your risk of cancer? Try losing weight. A new study estimates that 3.6% of cancers diagnosed around the world in 2012 could be traced to the excess weight of patients. That works out to 481,000 cases of cancer in adults who...