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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer

    Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer
    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...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    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...
  • Two stories of courage in cancer struggles [Ellicott City]

    "Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of sisters?" wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker. This is all too true for sisters and Mt. Hebron graduates Stephanie and Jen Merson.   "Out of the blue one day, Jen suffered from two...
  • Overcoming ovarian cancer, St. Paul's volleyball's Mattie Bayne steps up as leader

    Overcoming ovarian cancer, St. Paul's volleyball's Mattie Bayne steps up as leader
    St. Paul’s volleyball player Mattie Bayne spent much of the summer before ninth grade doing all the things that other 14-year-old girls do. She didn’t think much of the sharp pains in her side, but fortunately for Bayne, her mother did....
  • Zach attacks new challenges on road to journey to share joy of life

    Zach attacks new challenges on road to journey to share joy of life
    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...
  • Lansdowne High cancer survivor decides to give back

    Lansdowne High cancer survivor decides to give back
    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...
  • Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'

    Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'
    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...
  • Prostate cancer involves therapy options

    First of all, congratulations to Judy Berman on her recent article on prostate cancer ("My prostate cancer month," Sept. 16). She is correct that everybody recognizes the pink ribbons and what they represent, but few know the blue ribbon sign. As a...
  • Fred Dickson, 53, has sights on semipro football records

    Fred Dickson, 53, has sights on semipro football records
    Fred Dickson is a cancer survivor, a father of three, an aspiring author, a master plumber and an inspirational speaker The 53-year-old also happens to be a semiprofessional football player. The 6-foot-5 defensive end with the white mustache and...
  • Towson cancer survivor finally meets Michigan man who donated bone marrow

    Towson cancer survivor finally meets Michigan man who donated bone marrow
    On Sunday evening, three days after he arrived in Maryland, Lucas Townsend finally got to sit down with the woman whose life he had become entwined with forever. Townsend, a 22-year-old outdoor enthusiast from Michigan, had helped rid Karen Kruger, of...
  • Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit

    Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit
    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. Parks...
  • Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer

    Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer
    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...