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

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

Zade 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…

Study: Cancer Drug Shortage Leads to Less-Effective Substitute Drugs

Study: Cancer Drug Shortage Leads to Less-Effective Substitute Drugs

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital(NEW YORK) — Abby Alonzo was eight weeks into treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma and doing great when her doctor informed the 9-year-old’s parents that one ingredient in the cocktail of chemo drugs she was receiving …

Cancer Donor Hoax Cost 20-Year-Old His Life, Mom Says

Cancer Donor Hoax Cost 20-Year-Old His Life, Mom Says

Pixland/Thinkstock (file photo)(SEATTLE) — A Washington man who died of a rare form of cancer would still be alive today, his family says, had they not fallen victim to a hoax perpetrated by a stranger who promised to send $250,000 to help cover his m…

Mystery Rash Leads to Cure of Deadly Cancer

Mystery Rash Leads to Cure of Deadly Cancer

Edward Willliams, shown here with his grandson Jimmy. (Courtesy of Edward Williams)(NEW YORK) — Edward Williams first noticed a rash on his groin and legs after playing golf one day in the rain.  He thought he might have been exposed to poison iv…

Brooke Burke-Charvet Says She Is Cancer-Free

Brooke Burke-Charvet Says She Is Cancer-Free

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet had great news for her fans on Wednesday, one week after she underwent a thyroidectomy to remove a cancerous nodule on her thyroid.On her ModernMom.com blo…

"Hobbit" Star Reveals Cancer Battle

"Hobbit" Star Reveals Cancer Battle

New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) — Sir Ian McKellan, who can be seen in theaters starting on Dec. 14 reprising his Lord of the Rings role as Gandalf in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has revealed he’s been…

Two-Time Cancer Survivor Builds Carousel in Race Against Time

Two-Time Cancer Survivor Builds Carousel in Race Against Time

Vean Woodbrey(NEW YORK) — Vean Woodbrey, 69, has worn many different hats in his life.He’s worked as a grocery store clerk, an aircraft electrician at Hill Air Force Base, and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and 4-H.Now retired, W…

Brooke Burke-Charvet Recovering After Cancer Surgery

Brooke Burke-Charvet Recovering After Cancer Surgery

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet says she has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid and is recovering well.”Thank God it’s over.  I’m clean, surgery went well and I can talk…

Father of Girl Missing from Cancer Ward Denies Role in Her Disappearance

Father of Girl Missing from Cancer Ward Denies Role in Her Disappearance

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — The U.S. Border Patrol located the father of an 11-year-old girl whose mother had removed her from Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a catheter still in her heart, but he has denied playing any role in taking the cance…

Brooke Burke-Charvet Undergoing Cancer Surgery This Week

Brooke Burke-Charvet Undergoing Cancer Surgery This Week

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Fans who are used to seeing Brooke Burke-Charvet as the bubbly co-host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars got a different view of the star when she took to the Internet last month to announce she’d be undergoin…

Teen Continues to Inspire Two Years After Her Death

Teen Continues to Inspire Two Years After Her Death

Courtesy Wayne Earl(NEW YORK) — Wayne and Lori Earl receive messages every day from strangers still mourning their late daughter, Esther.  Esther’s YouTube videos and blogs still receive comments of “I love you” from people discovering her for th…

Multivitamins Cut Cancer Risk in Men, Study Finds

Multivitamins Cut Cancer Risk in Men, Study Finds

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s a decision that millions of Americans face every morning: to take, or not to take, that multivitamin.  Now, a new study of almost 15,000 men over 50 suggests popping that daily supplement could cut cancer…

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Courtesy Dolly Stringer(NEW YORK) — When Dolly Stringer was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she decided to take control and shave her head before she began chemotherapy.Now, the Moultrie, Ga., woman believes she got cancer for a reason: to save…

Doctor’s Grow New Ear on Cancer Victim’s Arm

Doctor’s Grow New Ear on Cancer Victim’s Arm

Courtesy Johns Hopkins(NEW YORK) — When Sherrie Walter lost her ear to cancer two years ago, she told herself she’d never be one of those survivors attaching a prosthetic ear every day.”The concept of having to tape something to my skin every day didn…

MD Anderson Cancer Center Plans ‘Moon Shot’ for Cures

MD Anderson Cancer Center Plans ‘Moon Shot’ for Cures

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston announced Friday it’s mounting a bold “moon shot” to dramatically reduce deaths from eight types of cancer within the next decade. The new effort was likened to the space prog…

For 9/11 Cancer Victims, Zadroga Expansion Is Bittersweet

For 9/11 Cancer Victims, Zadroga Expansion Is Bittersweet

DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The World Trade Center Health Program will now provide treatment and compensation for first responders from 9/11 victims who were diagnosed with cancer after inhaling toxic dust at Ground Zero, program administ…

Govt. Admits Ground Zero Cancer Risk

Govt. Admits Ground Zero Cancer Risk

Anthony Correia/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The World Trade Center Health Program will now provide treatment and compensation for 9/11 victims who were diagnosed with cancer after they inhaled toxic dust, program administrator Dr. John Howard announced…

Feds Expected to Recognize Cancer Link to 9/11 First Responders

Feds Expected to Recognize Cancer Link to 9/11 First Responders

Anthony Correia/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The World Trade Center Health Program will now provide treatment and compensation for 9/11 victims who were diagnosed with cancer after they inhaled toxic dust, program administrator Dr. John Howard announced this af…

Las Vegas Machete Attack Victim Now Battling Cancer

Las Vegas Machete Attack Victim Now Battling Cancer

ABC (LAS VEGAS) — A Las Vegas domestic abuse survivor who nearly lost both hands in a machete attack now faces a second challenge. She is undergoing extensive surgery and treatments for uterine cancer.On the night of March 31, Maria Del Carmen Gomez, …

Cancer Rehab Helps Survivors Overcome the ‘New Normal’

Cancer Rehab Helps Survivors Overcome the ‘New Normal’

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dr. Julie Silver, 38 and the mother of three young children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. She survived surgery and chemotherapy and was sent home cancer-free. But life-saving treatments took a deva…

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