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FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the […]

07/11/2014

In this August 2012 photo provided by Arrica Wallace, husband Matthew shaves Arrica's head when her hair was falling out in Manhattan, Kan. Arrica Wallace was 35 when her cervical cancer was discovered in 2011. It spread widely, with one tumor so large that it blocked half of her windpipe. The strongest chemotherapy and radiation failed to help, and doctors gave her less than a year to live. But her doctor heard about an immune therapy trial at the Cancer Institute and got her enrolled. "It's been 22 months since treatment and 17 months of completely clean scans" that show no sign of cancer, Arrica Wallace said. (AP Photo/Courtesy Arrica Wallace)

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of […]

06/02/2014

Photographer Lora Scantling's photo of three young girls who are fighting cancer, aged 3, 6 and 4. The message written below the photo: "Sometimes, strength comes in knowing that you are not alone." (Photo credit: Lora Scantling)

Striking image raises awareness of childhood cancer

Bethany, Okla., based photographer Lora Scantling worked with a studio and some local children’s boutiques to create a powerful photo of three young girls who are fighting cancer. Scantling hopes her photos will bring awareness […]

04/11/2014

This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014 shows Dr. Willie Underwood, a urologic oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, examining patient Richard Waldrop. (AP Photo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Bill Sheff)

Concerns about cancer centers under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation’s new health care program. Doctors and administrators say they’re concerned. So […]

03/18/2014

This file photo released by the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department shows Sara Ylen. (AP Photo/Sanilac County sheriff’s department, File)

Woman who faked cancer sentenced to 1-year term

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Michigan woman to a year behind bars Wednesday in an “almost mind-boggling” scam that tricked an insurance company and swindled big-hearted people in small communities who believed […]

02/19/2014

NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw.  (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

NBC’s Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, NBC News said Tuesday. The Mayo Clinic discovered last summer that Brokaw has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in […]

02/12/2014

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Report: Childhood cancer cases up, but deaths down

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report says childhood cancer cases continue to increase, but death rates have fallen by half. The American Cancer Society report — released Friday — is being called one of the […]

01/31/2014

Eric Lawson in  undated Marlboro photo. (AP Photo/Lawson Family)

Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world’s most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal. […]

01/27/2014

Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even […]

12/30/2013

Emily Lomeli (Photo credit: BelieveIn17.org)

10-year-old cancer patient organizes toy drive for other kids in hospital

A 10-year-old cancer patient Thursday delivered donated toys to children in the pediatric unit at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, reports CBS Los Angeles.  Emily Lomeli was recently diagnosed with immature ovarian teratoma, a […]

12/20/2013

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