| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:31 PM
For Clemens Crossing Elementary School rising fifth-grader Emily Erwin and her friends, participating in the sixth annual TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 21, was about more than receiving a medal at the finish line. It was about finding hope...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:38 PM
“Rock Childhood Cancer” a benefit concert for 7-year-old Julia Warren, who has a rare, aggressive form of cancer, will be held at Bel Air Moose Lodge 1952 on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. There will be seven local bands appearing include Rezin,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:24 PM
There always seem to be these wonderful stories that demonstrate both commitment and courage surrounding individuals in the area. Some of the most recent examples happen to be tied to the Aug. 18 Iron Girl Triathlon to be held at Centennial Lake.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
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....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Holding up the Sky, a fundraiser for Towson High student Sky Campbell will be held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the grand opening of Gallery 788's new location near Belvedere Square.
Sky, a 14-year-old West Towson resident, has been...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Shauna Quinn is a Columbia native and precious 5-year-old with a winning smile. On Jan. 15, Shauna was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor, also called nephroblastoma, a malignant cancer that originates in the kidneys. She has endured surgeries, hospitalizations,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:39 PM
"Mom. Do you have that gene? Do I? Have you been tested? I thought Grandma had breast cancer. Why weren't you ever tested?"
The questions from my 27-year-old daughter were coming fast.
Angelina Jolie published an essay in The New York Times on Tuesday,...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
It is well known that HPV (human papillomavirus) can lead to deadly cervical cancer in women, but the virus is causing cancer in men as well. Throat cancers caused by HPV are showing up typically in men with little or no history of smoking, said Dr. Kevin...