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Donna Summer Died of Cancer ‘Not Related to Smoking’

Donna Summer Died of Cancer ‘Not Related to Smoking’Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Donna Summer died of lung cancer, but her condition was “not related to smoking,” according to a statement released by her publicist Friday.“Although she lost her battle to lung cancer at the age o...

Boy, 9, Rejects Further Cancer Treatment

Boy, 9, Rejects Further Cancer TreatmentFile photo. (Jose Luis Pelaez/Stone)(LOS ANGELES) -- After five years of fighting a rare form of brain cancer, with seven surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy and two bouts of radiation, 9-year-old Ryan Kennedy told his mother “I’m done w...

Lie on Resume Sinks Yahoo CEO, Who Also Reveals He Has Cancer

Lie on Resume Sinks Yahoo CEO, Who Also Reveals He Has CancerDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Scott Thompson’s tenure as Yahoo CEO was very short and none too sweet.The 54-year-old was removed as head of the search engine giant after just four months when it was learned he padded his re...

UCSD Sued for Transplanting Cancerous Kidney

UCSD Sued for Transplanting Cancerous KidneyJupiterimages/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- A California man is suing the University of California-San Diego Medical Center after receiving a cancerous kidney during a transplant operation.  Despite signing a document electing not to accept a kidney fr...

One in Six Cancers Caused by Infection

One in Six Cancers Caused by InfectionIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Roughly one in six cancers is caused by an infection, according to a global study highlighting the power of vaccines in cancer prevention.French researchers pooled data on 27 cancers from 184 countries to calcu...

Texas Grandma Claims She Was Fired for Having Breast Cancer

Texas Grandma Claims She Was Fired for Having Breast CancerABC (HOUSTON) -- A Texas grandmother of five says she was wrongfully fired from her job because she got cancer. Now, she's suing for employment discrimination.Janet Hustus, 53, was working as the Conference Meetings Director for Crowne Plaza Houston in...

Jokes4Miles: Fighting Cancer with Humor

Jokes4Miles: Fighting Cancer with HumorABC(CHICAGO) -- Miles Austrevich, 19, has been battling a rare form of brain cancer for over three years. He has undergone countless treatments and the cancer has returned four times. But with the help of his dad and people from all over the world, Mil...

Robin Gibb’s Coma Recovery Not So Unusual, Docs Say

Robin Gibb’s Coma Recovery Not So Unusual, Docs SayFrank Hoensch/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Robin Gibb's spectacular recovery from a coma has "confounded" even his doctors, his rep says, but doctors say while there is still much that is unknown about comas, advanced testing and new aggressive treatments...

Texas Teen Indicted for Faking Cancer

Texas Teen Indicted for Faking CancerFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HORIZON CITY, Texas) -- Police in Horizon City, Texas say they have arrested a teenager whose false tale of her fight against cancer got neighbors to open their hearts -- and their wallets. Nineteen-year-old Angie Go...

One-Third of Cancer Patients Don’t Get Drugs They Need for Pain

One-Third of Cancer Patients Don’t Get Drugs They Need for PainPixland/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- As many as one-third of cancer patients may be receiving inadequate treatment to control their pain, even though many medicines are available to help, new research suggests.Pain is one of the most-feared and worst symptom...

Obama Phones Buffett Following Cancer Diagnosis

Obama Phones Buffett Following Cancer DiagnosisFile photo. Official White House photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama phoned billionaire Warren Buffett on Wednesday to wish him well, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One.Buffett was diagnosed with stag...

The Band’s Levon Helm ‘in the Final Stages’ of Cancer Battle

The Band’s Levon Helm ‘in the Final Stages’ of Cancer BattleTim Mosenfelder/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Recent reports that have been circulating about the deteriorating health of founding Band singer/drummer Levon Helm unfortunately appear to be true.  A message from Helm's wife, Sandy, and daughter Amy has...

Exclusive: Ryan O’Neal Says Stage 2 Prostate Cancer ‘Under Control’

Exclusive: Ryan O’Neal Says Stage 2 Prostate Cancer ‘Under Control’David Livingston/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Ryan O’Neal is optimistic about the prognosis for his stage 2 prostate cancer recovery.  In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Nightline, O’Neal said his cancer, which is not stage ...

Lung Cancer Screening Would Save Thousands of Lives at a Low Cost

Lung Cancer Screening Would Save Thousands of Lives at a Low CostHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thousands of lives could be saved without breaking the bank if health insurers covered lung cancer screening, a new study found.  When the topic of cancer screenings comes up, most think of breast, colon, cervical or...

Cellphones and Cancer: Critics Say Kids Risk Brain Tumors

Cellphones and Cancer: Critics Say Kids Risk Brain TumorsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists are calling into question a study published last year that failed to find a link between cellphone use and brain tumors in children and teens. They say the study actually shows that cellphone use more than...

Are Nanoparticles the Next Cancer Treatment?

Are Nanoparticles the Next Cancer Treatment?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- The word nanoparticles may make people think about objects floating around in space, but according to new research, they show very early promise as a cancer treatment.A team made up of academic researchers an...

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular DeathMonkey Business/(BOSTON) -- The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have deadly consequences, according to a new study that linked the diagnosis to an increased risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke.The Swedish study followed more than 6 million adult m...

Five Health Problems Linked to Height

Five Health Problems Linked to HeightComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Height has been linked to a range of health problems, from Alzheimer's and heart disease to multiple cancers.  How stature stacks the odds of getting sick is unclear, but experts say the link between height and hea...

Ultrasounds, MRIs Can Find More Breast Cancer, Says Study

Ultrasounds, MRIs Can Find More Breast Cancer, Says StudyiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Here's one more study to add to the breast cancer screening debate: Annual mammogram screenings, combined with ultrasounds and MRIs, significantly increase the detection of cancer in women who had an elevated risk ...

Mattel to Make ‘Bald Friend of Barbie’

Mattel to Make ‘Bald Friend of Barbie’Facebook(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Mattel, the maker of Barbie, will produce a bald fashion doll for children who have lost their hair because of illness or cancer, the company announced Thursday.“These dolls, which will be a friend of Barbie, will ...

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