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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Going bald for a good cause

    Going bald for a good cause
    Chloe VanWitzenburg (left) and Caroline Carani, students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, were among 10 girls who recently donated to both Wigs for Kids — which provides real hair for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatment —...
  • UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it

    UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it
    Chris Hixon was only a kindergartner when he pressed the alert button, calling the nurses to attention so they hurried into his hospital room. He wanted them to see what he could see: A perfect view of the fireworks exploding over the city of...
  • Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help

    Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help
    Tanya Locklear had a really bad headache. The Ferndale resident suffered from chiari malformation for years, a rare neurological disorder of the brain that can cause sudden, severe headaches from just sneezing or coughing. So when Locklear went to the...
  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment
    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy...
  • Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination

    Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination
    Christina Peach's parents welcomed a seemingly healthy baby into the world in 1975 at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base where her father was stationed as a Marine sergeant. Seven years later, a chemical...
  • 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...
  • Eldersburg Elementary to hold fundraiser to fight brain cancer

    When Cathy Chiaramonte, a fourth-grade teacher at Eldersburg Elementary School, had a headache for three weeks in January, she though it was just a sinus problem. Chiaramonte, 54, was diagnosed in February with glioblastoma multiforme after an episode...
  • Sage Hill tennis coach Longoria fighting cancer

    Sage Hill tennis coach Longoria fighting cancer
    Anselmo Gregorio Longoria, the only head coach the Sage Hill School boys' and girls' tennis programs have ever known, appeared frisky Wednesday afternoon at The Tennis Club. Everyone knows Longoria as just "A.G." and everyone knows how much he means...
  • Speak Out

    In this country we have millions of close-minded, bigoted, hateful individuals. They believe that only their beliefs are right and that no one else has a valid opinion. While they claim to believe in freedom of speech, they are the first to scream and...