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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Valencia Isles team to walk in Race for the Cure

    Valencia Isles team to walk in Race for the Cure
    The biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. According to statistics provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. With facts like these, it's no...
  • 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...
  • Is it smart to skip your annual physical?

    Is it smart to skip your annual physical?
    The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
  • 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...
  • South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor

     South Side beauty blogger battles her way back from brain tumor
    She has finished her rounds of chemotherapy and she's done with the radiation treatments. Slowly, she is being weaned off the other medications that are helping her fight the tumor in her brain. Earlier this year, online sensation Meechy Monroe was...
  • 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...
  • 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...