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Florida Man Says He Was Fired for Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

Florida Man Says He Was Fired for Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

(PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.) — A man in Palm Beach County, Fla., is suing his former employer, saying he was terminated on a pretext because his late daughter’s cancer treatments were too expensive.Yovany Gonzalez, 36, was a securities broker with Wells …

13-Year-Old Cancer Patient Wins, Breaks Hearts

13-Year-Old Cancer Patient Wins, Breaks Hearts

Talia Joy Castellano/YouTube(NEW YORK) — A 13-year-old cancer patient is captivating hundreds of thousands with video blogs that are as inspiring as they are heartbreaking.Talia Joy Castellano has been battling cancer since 2007 and her YouTube page c…

Transgender Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It’s Illegal

Transgender Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It’s Illegal

Courtesy Jay Kallio(NEW YORK) — Jay Kallio, a former EMT who is disabled with kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis and now cancer, has struggled to get good medical care, but being transgender stood in the way.At the age of 50, Kallio transitioned fro…

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients Save Money

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients Save Money

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Doctors have warned patients about drug interactions with grapefruit juice for years, but it turns out the tart drink might actually interact with certain drugs in a good way, reducing dosages and, therefore, costs an…

Rep. Camp Receiving Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Rep. Camp Receiving Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

(Right, Dave Camp) Tom Williams/Roll Call (WASHINGTON) — Rep. David Camp of Michigan is being treated for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma reports a press release by the House of Representatives.Rep. Camp is the Chairman for the Ways and Means Committee. Althou…

New Guidelines Extend Women’s Cancer Prevention Debate

New Guidelines Extend Women’s Cancer Prevention Debate

Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Everyone agrees that preventive care helps reduce the threat of cervical or breast cancer for women. But women often face conflicting recommendations by health care professionals when it comes to cancer…

Study: Late Stage Cervical Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

Study: Late Stage Cervical Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be told they have cervical cancer. Over 4,000 of them will die.     Diagnosing cervical cancer in the early stages means a better cha…

Law Offers Drug Companies Vouchers in Exchange for New Cancer Drugs for Kids

Law Offers Drug Companies Vouchers in Exchange for New Cancer Drugs for Kids

Nancy Goodman/Kids v. Cancer(WASHINGTON) — President Obama signed a bill Monday that will provide incentives to drug companies to research and develop drugs for rare diseases.The Creating Hope Act grants pharmaceutical companies that create drugs for …

Miami Baby’s Peach-Size Tumor Removed in Womb

Miami Baby’s Peach-Size Tumor Removed in Womb

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Tammy Gonzalez looked back and forth between the ultrasound monitor and the technician’s terrified stare. “Is that on me or the baby?” Gonzalez asked, pointing to the mass resting on her unborn baby’s mouth. Tests con…

Common Cold Virus Attacks Cancer, Study Finds

Common Cold Virus Attacks Cancer, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A virus that causes the common cold can also track and attack tumors, according to a new study that opens the door to novel cancer treatments.British researchers injected reovirus into the bloodstreams of 10 patients…

Young Cancer Survivors Face Later Health Risks

Young Cancer Survivors Face Later Health Risks

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While much progress has been made in the field of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment as whole, these same trends are not evident in cancer among young adults. The National Cancer Institute reports survival rates…

Young Cancer Survivors Face Later Health Risks

Young Cancer Survivors Face Later Health Risks

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While much progress has been made in the field of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment as whole, these same trends are not evident in cancer among young adults. The National Cancer Institute reports survival rates…

Community Shows Support for 4-Year-Old with Terminal Cancer

Community Shows Support for 4-Year-Old with Terminal Cancer

ABC News(DALLAS) — People across the country are sending in pictures of themselves showing support for Dyrk Burcie, a 4-year-old from Texas with terminal cancer.Dyrk was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer when he was just 3 years old.“On Mar…

NY Bride Who Faked Cancer Alleges Accomplice But Won’t ‘Snitch’

NY Bride Who Faked Cancer Alleges Accomplice But Won’t ‘Snitch’

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York woman who faked a cancer diagnosis and scored thousands of dollars in wedding donations now says she didn’t act alone.In her first broadcast interview, Jessica Vega told ABC’s 20/20 co-anchor Elizabet…

New Cancer Drug Gives Patients with Rare Skin Cancer New Hope

New Cancer Drug Gives Patients with Rare Skin Cancer New Hope

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For nearly 50 years, Joe Brindley, 81, has been going to the doctor every few months, getting chunks of cancer removed from the skin all over his body. Doctors removed so much skin from his nose that he needed a skin…

CT Scans in Kids Linked to Leukemia, Brain Cancer Risk

CT Scans in Kids Linked to Leukemia, Brain Cancer Risk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — Gina Baker carefully weighed the pros and cons of a CT scan for her 1-year-old son.”His pediatrician said she wanted to do a scan to make sure everything was OK,” said Baker, explaining concerns that “the little…

Ginseng May Banish Cancer Fatigue, Study Finds

Ginseng May Banish Cancer Fatigue, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cancer can leave patients feeling run down, worn out and overall fatigued by their disease and the treatments that fight it.  The malaise often lingers even after cancer treatment is over.  But a new study …

Allergies Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, Study Says

Allergies Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, Study Says

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Can allergies increase your risk of cancer? A new study out of University of Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests this may be the case.Specifically, the study found that patients with allergie…

Woman Who Faked Cancer Must Repay Wedding Donors

Woman Who Faked Cancer Must Repay Wedding Donors

File photo. Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A New York woman who faked a cancer diagnosis to get others to pay for her wedding is out of jail.  She was sentenced Wednesday to time served and probation.Jessica Vega had everyone fooled. &…

Major Cancer Groups Recommend CT Scans for Lung Cancer

Major Cancer Groups Recommend CT Scans for Lung Cancer

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time, several top cancer organizations are recommending that smokers and former smokers ages 55 to 74 years who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years get an annual low-dose …

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