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Girl, 7, Donates Hair in Honor of Cancer-Stricken Pal

Girl, 7, Donates Hair in Honor of Cancer-Stricken Pal

File photo. Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This Valentine’s Day, seven-year-old Kelsey McIsaac plans on celebrating the holiday by getting a haircut. But rather than a trim, McIsaac is cutting off nearly a foot to donate to Locks of Love i…

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Raise Kids’ Cancer Risk

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Raise Kids’ Cancer Risk

Fuse/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), the most common form of childhood arthritis, may be at higher risk of developing cancer than children who do not have the condition, according to a new study publis…

Texas Woman Induced Labor for Dying Husband to Hold Baby

Texas Woman Induced Labor for Dying Husband to Hold Baby

ABC News(THE COLONY, Texas) — Savannah Aulger will never have snapshots with her father on her first birthday, on Christmas or at a school event.The only picture she will ever have of them is the one as sweet as it is heartbreaking. Hooked up to an ox…

Canine Cancer Studies Yield Human Insights

Canine Cancer Studies Yield Human Insights

Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry(BETHESDA, Md.) — Some of the most promising insights into cancer are coming from pet dogs, thanks to emerging studies exploring remarkable biological similarities between man and his best friend.Cancer is the leading c…

Canine Cancer Studies Yield Human Insights

Canine Cancer Studies Yield Human Insights

Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry(BETHESDA, Md.) — Some of the most promising insights into cancer are coming from pet dogs, thanks to emerging studies exploring remarkable biological similarities between man and his best friend.Cancer is the leading c…

Suspended Locks of Love Teen Can Return, School Says

Suspended Locks of Love Teen Can Return, School Says

WJRT-TV(DETROIT) — The Michigan school that suspended a 17-year-old cancer survivor trying to grow his hair long for Locks of Love brushed off the controversy Wednesday and said J.T. Gaskins can come back to school. The Madison Academy said it will pu…

Re-Operation Rates Vary Among Breast Cancer Surgery Patients

Re-Operation Rates Vary Among Breast Cancer Surgery Patients

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Women who undergo certain types of breast cancer surgery may be more likely to face subsequent surgeries, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that n…

Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Grateful To Compete in Super Bowl

Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Grateful To Compete in Super Bowl

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants’ rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich stepped off the plane in Indianapolis to play against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI and immediately took to Twitter to express his gratitude…

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(FLINT, Mich.) — Seventeen-year-old J.T. Gaskins woke up early Monday morning and got ready for school like all of his classmates, but instead of going to his Michigan high school, he settled in for what will be his …

Experts Call for Safer Sex, More Vaccinations to Fight Oral HPV Rates

Experts Call for Safer Sex, More Vaccinations to Fight Oral HPV Rates

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Oral HPV infections are much higher than expected among American adults, according to a new study of 5,500 people. Experts say the study also paints a picture of changing sexual practices in the U.S. and advances the case…

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Cured But Not OK

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Cured But Not OK

Photodisc/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Nicole Vazquez was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 34, a time when she was surrounded by healthy young friends and was professionally active. “I didn’t realize the impact at first,&r…

First U.S. Patient Gets Stem Cell Trachea Transplant

First U.S. Patient Gets Stem Cell Trachea Transplant

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ABINGDON, Md.) — Christopher Lyles, 30, of Abingdon, Md. exhausted the limited treatment options available in the U.S. for his tracheal cancer. But Lyles read about an experimental tracheal transplant procedure surgeons perfor…

Link Between Sausage and Cancer?

Link Between Sausage and Cancer?

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Eating a single serving of processed meat per day might increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Experts say the cancer risk is still small, but reducing the amount of processed meat in your d…

Reporter Uncovers Cancer Diagnosis, Turns Lens on Self

Reporter Uncovers Cancer Diagnosis, Turns Lens on Self

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One reporter’s assignment to take a closer look into how mammograms work turned into a very personal message about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.When Salt Lake City anchor and reporter Ma…

Argentina’s President: No Cancer After All

Argentina’s President: No Cancer After All

Ximena Barrettino/LatinContent/Getty Images(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) — After doctors removed her thyroid gland due to an initial cancer diagnosis, test results revealed Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, didn’t have can…

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

Comstock/Jupiterimages(ATLANTA) — Deaths rates from cancer dropped 1.8 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women between 2004 and 2008, according to a new report — a promising trend that experts hope will accelerate in the years to co…

Teen Gives Birth, Dies Days Later After Losing Fight to Cancer

Teen Gives Birth, Dies Days Later After Losing Fight to Cancer

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In early November, 17-year-old Jenni Lake gave birth to her son Chad Michael Lake Wittman.  Twelve days later, the  teen mom died from the brain tumor that she had been fighting for more than a year.The migrai…

New Graphic Warning Labels Coming to Cigarette Packages

New Graphic Warning Labels Coming to Cigarette Packages

New health warnings are coming to cigarette packs manufactured in the United States. KPVI reports that starting in September 2012, packages will feature graphic images of blackened lungs and cancer victims, similar to anti-meth campaigns. Cigarette companies are challenging the constitutionality of the new labels, calling the warnings a “government overreach.” The changes are coming […]

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