| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:36 AM
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile.
"It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer,"...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The loop in front of Seton Keough High School on Caton Avenue was filled with students Wednesday morning for the all-girls Catholic school's seventh annual Kathleen Bowen Walk for Hope.
Hundreds of girls wearing purple shirts walked laps around the...