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“Breaking Bad” Return Episode Dedicated to Teen Who Died from Cancer

“Breaking Bad” Return Episode Dedicated to Teen Who Died from CancerLewis Jacobs/AMC(NEW YORK) -- The return episode of Breaking Bad this past Sunday was dedicated to Kevin Cordasco, a teenage fan of the AMC series who died from cancer. The episode included an on-screen dedication to the 16-year-old from Calabasas, Cal...

Proportion of Cancer Patients who Die Much Higher in Latin America

Proportion of Cancer Patients who Die Much Higher in Latin AmericaPhotodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Though there are fewer cases of cancer in Latin America than there are in the United States or Europe, experts say that the percentage of people who die from the disease in the region is much higher, according to ...

Mom Allegedly Tells 9-Year-Old Son he has Fatal Cancer as Part of a Scam

Mom Allegedly Tells 9-Year-Old Son he has Fatal Cancer as Part of a ScamIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(PENNSAUKEN, N.J.) -- A New Jersey mother faces arrest for an alleged scam in which she told her 9-year-old son, family and friends that the boy had stage three cancer. Susan Stillwaggon, 35, of Pennsauken, N.J., has been ch...

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with Mastectomies

Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Clothing Line for Women with MastectomiesElizabeth Lippman for Alloro(NEW YORK) -- They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in Laurel Kamen's case, it certainly was.After being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011, Kamen underwent a mastectomy. On the eve of her surgery, a...

Valerie Harper: I Got an ‘Amazingly Shocking’ Diagnosis

Valerie Harper: I Got an ‘Amazingly Shocking’ DiagnosisLeslie Nestor Miranda/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Valerie Harper isn't letting her terminal brain cancer diagnosis slow her down.  In a newly-released online video, the Rhoda star is sharing her story in her own words."I recently got an amaz...

Valerie Harper Diagnosed with Terminal Brain Cancer

Valerie Harper Diagnosed with Terminal Brain CancerLeslie Nestor Miranda/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Valerie Harper, the actress best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her own spinoff, Rhoda, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.Harper, 73, received the diagnosis ...

Venezuelan VP Says Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

Venezuelan VP Says Chavez Undergoing ChemotherapyRODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Speaking after a Mass for President Hugo Chavez on Friday, Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro shed some light on Chavez' health.Maduro told reporters that Chavez is battling for his life, ac...

Documentary Spotlights Beauty Parlor Catering to Cancer Patients

Documentary Spotlights Beauty Parlor Catering to Cancer PatientsImage courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- Joining the Oscar-nominated stars on the red carpet this Sunday will be two Long Island, N.Y., beauty salon owners, Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto. Sansone and DeMolfetto, who are sisters, are the subject of th...

Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?

Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela. What Happens Next?Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hugo Chávez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of Monday morning, two months after heading to Cuba for cancer surgery. There are still no images of Chávez's return. But according to governme...

Report: Many Cancer Screenings Not Necessary Unless High Risk

Report: Many Cancer Screenings Not Necessary Unless High RiskComstock/Jupiterimages(NEW YORK) -- Are all cancer screenings equal?  No, says Consumer Reports.In its March issue, the magazine evaluated 11 cancer screenings and found that eight can be avoided -- unless you are at high risk.  These include...

Tiny Tim, Houston’s Beloved Fat Cat, Has Cancer

Tiny Tim, Houston’s Beloved Fat Cat, Has CancerCourtesy Southside Place Animal Hospital(HOUSTON) -- Tiny Tim, the hefty Houston feline that gained national attention for his overweight figure and subsequent strict diet and exercise plan, has been diagnosed with cancer in his leg that could prove fa...

Did Doping Cause Lance Armstrong’s Cancer?

Did Doping Cause Lance Armstrong’s Cancer?Harpo Studios. Inc(NEW YORK) -- Before his disgrace, Lance Armstrong was known for his seven Tour de France victories, his comeback from cancer and the yellow bracelets of his foundation, Livestrong.Armstrong launched the cancer charity after being dia...

Overall Cancer Deaths Down 20%, Report Finds

Overall Cancer Deaths Down 20%, Report FindsIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The number of Americans dying from cancer is dropping, according to a new annual report from the American Cancer Society.The organization finds that overall cancer deaths in the U.S. declined 20 percent in 2009...

‘Cancer-versary’ Is the Latest in Medical Sharing Parties

‘Cancer-versary’ Is the Latest in Medical Sharing PartiesBethany Kandel pictured center in brown. (Courtesy Bethany Kandel)(NEW YORK) -- Last October, New York City journalist Bethany Kandel passed an emotional milestone: She celebrated the fifth anniversary of being cancer-free after numerous surgeries, che...

Fighting Cancer’s Effects One Makeover at a Time

Fighting Cancer’s Effects One Makeover at a TimeLook Good...Feel Better(NEW YORK) -- When Nancy Lumb was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was sure she could beat it.  She had found the small lump herself, and the cancer had not spread; her doctors were optimistic.But as calm as Lumb was just a...

HPV-Related Cancers on Rise as Vaccination Rates Stay Low

HPV-Related Cancers on Rise as Vaccination Rates Stay LowiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As cancer rates overall continue to decline, HPV-related cancers of the esophagus and anus are on the rise, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.At the same time, vaccination rates, wh...

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) -- Austin Woods, an offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners, plays hard, whether it's on the football field, in the classroom or tackling cancer."A lot of it is up here, between your ears," Woods said, "you know, your attitud...

Cancer Patient, Inspiration for Jokes4Miles, Dies at 20

Cancer Patient, Inspiration for Jokes4Miles, Dies at 20Len Austrevich(CHICAGO) -- An inspirational campaign called Jokes4Miles, meant to make sick children laugh, was launched by a young man, Miles Austrevich, with the help of his father, Len.Miles died on Dec. 23, 2012, after a four-year battle with a rar...

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Man’s Wish Come True

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Man’s Wish Come TrueZade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Call it a Christmas miracle: After word spread on social website Reddit that a 41-year-old Trek fan with terminal cancer, named Dan, wanted to see the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness before he died, his w...

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Man’s Wish Come True

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Man’s Wish Come TrueZade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Call it a Christmas miracle: After word spread on social website Reddit that a 41-year-old Trek fan with terminal cancer, named Dan, wanted to see the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness before he died, his w...
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