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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations

    The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations
    Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth. Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast. Where actual mythological monsters are...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Canadian teams honor fallen soldiers

    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + Bravo to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens for coordinating a stirring ceremony Saturday to honor Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and...
  • NHL roundup: Sharks' Scott suspended two games

    The Sports Xchange NHL roundup: Sharks' Scott suspended two games The NHL suspended San Jose Sharks forward John Scott two games, without pay, for leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation with Anaheim Ducks forward Tim...
  • Komen race unites family, friends to run or walk for breast cancer cure

    Komen race unites family, friends to run or walk for breast cancer cure
    When a 17-year-old high school senior was the first to cross the finish line in this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, he was soon followed by his parents, a sister — and his cancer-surviving 73-year-old grandmother. Conner Masteran, a...
  • Kim Sweer's Survival Story

    Kim Sweer's Survival Story
    In January I felt a pea-size lump above my breast.  My oncologist suggested that I schedule a mammogram/ultrasound.  The results were not certain the tumor was malignant and my medical team suggested removal and a biopsy.  A week after my surgery, I was...
  • Susann Milbourne's Survival Story

    Susann Milbourne's Survival Story
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. One morning I noticed a little bump the size of a dime on my upper left breast. I showed it to my OB/GYN and he said it’s not cancer because it moves like jelly; it would be hard if it was cancer....
  • A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

    A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat
    We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed. “Are you OK?” the nurse asked. Was she insane? Which...
  • Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22

    Best bets in the Western suburbs, Oct. 16-22
    Event highlights this weekend and beyond in the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear Experience...
  • Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets

    Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets
    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
  • Saint Francis Partners With Dana-Farber For Clinical Trials

    The parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center announced Friday a new collaboration that allows local blood-cancer patients treated at Saint Francis to take part in clinical trials offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Saint...