| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
As a man actively involved in the community for years, it's difficult for Kit Valentine to sit in the large brown recliner he has named "King Tut."
But that's the only way he's able to get any relief from the constant pain in his back.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Fourth-grader Nathan Saunders hadn't been to Elmer Wolfe Elementary School since his cancer diagnosis in November. When he visited the Union Bridge elementary school Thursday, his classmates welcomed him by playing his favorite sport – basketball....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Chandra Parker Thacker was called to Eastern York Middle School in November to pick up her daughter Nina, 13, who complained of being short of breath and light-headed in gym class.
Thacker took Nina to the family doctor for a chest X-ray in case the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Six months after captaining the Stevenson University women's basketball team during her senior season, Sam Murray sat in a doctor's office at Sinai Hospital waiting for her diagnosis.
After leading the Mustangs in scoring and being named team MVP as a...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:52 AM
Trueheart4me was 5-foot-9, spiritual but not religious, and a social drinker, her Match.com profile read. She loved the water, traveling and a good belly laugh.
There was one more thing she labeled "full disclosure."
She had cancer.
"I was very...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:29 AM
For years, Meg Rowe has been a periodic patient at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, awaiting test results and undergoing procedures. But on Feb. 15, she plans to run a mile through the bitter cold — happily and in her...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Displaying his characteristic courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:37 AM
To anyone who does not know him, 14-year-old Zachary Kerns would not stand out against any of his peers.
The Lansdowne High School sophomore is tall with brown hair and brown eyes, is a member of the Historic Elkridge Young Marines and the Junior...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor.
The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer.
Seven weeks of...