Cancer

Jonathan Ball, right, introduces Marta Drexler, an ovarian cancer patient, to McBaine who is in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory […]

08/09/2013

Actor Dustin Hoffman waves to fans during the Japan Premiere of his film, "Quartet," in Tokyo on April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Dustin Hoffman ‘surgically cured’ of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer. A spokeswoman for the 75-year-old actor-director confirmed a People.com report Tuesday that says Hoffman is “feeling great and in good […]

08/06/2013

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Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]

07/29/2013

In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Dennis Farina arrives at the premiere for the HBO television series "Luck" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Doctor: Dennis Farina was being treated for cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina’s doctor says the actor died while being treated for lung cancer. Farina, who died Monday after suffering a blood clot in his lung, had been under treatment for the […]

07/23/2013

A member of 'intelligent knife' development team uses the knife on a piece of animal muscle during a demonstration at St Mary's Hospital in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives […]

07/17/2013

Actor Michael Douglas (AP Photo)

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas’ comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus. The virus, HPV, is best known for causing cervical cancer. But experts say […]

06/03/2013

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Gene flaws common in blacks with breast cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers have found that gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer in black women may be behind more cases of the disease in black woman than previously thought. A study […]

06/03/2013

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Jolie aunt dies of breast cancer days after op-ed

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Less than two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed she’d had a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, her aunt died from the disease Sunday. Debbie Martin died at age 61 at […]

05/27/2013

Actor Brad Pitt (AP Photo)

Pitt says it was important for Jolie to go public

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt says it was important for his partner, Angelina Jolie, to share her story about having her breasts removed to avoid cancer “and that others would understand it doesn’t have […]

05/15/2013

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Teens help each other pay for cancer treatment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a normal school setting, Tony Colton and Ashley Krueger probably wouldn’t cross paths. He’s 13. She’s 18. He’s short and outgoing. She’s about 6 feet tall and serious. He’s […]

05/08/2013

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Drive Away Cancer takes cause to the streets

One man, trying to cheer up his friend suffering from cancer had an idea and it’s gone national. David Stursma with Moss Motors tells Maggie and Michael about a program called Drive Away Cancer.

04/29/2013

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Radio columnist Gary Lycan dies at age 68

Orange Country Register radio columnist Gary Lycan has died. He was 68. For most of his time at the Register, he was an editor, and the paper says the radio column was “launched almost by accident.”

04/10/2013

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