| Aug 5, 2013
As a surgical oncologist, I'm usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient.
Nine days earlier, my dermatologist had taken a biopsy from a small pink dot on my back, and now the results were available. It was, he told me,...
| Jul 19, 2013
Jeff Keith had his right leg amputated when he was 12. He went on to captain the Fairfield Prep ski team and play goal for the Boston College lacrosse team. He ran across America on one leg.
That's right. One leg. Nine months. Boston to Los Angeles via...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify some hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers combined....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Chalyce Howsare, 22, of Meyersdale, bravely told her story of fighting Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma as she served as the guest speaker for Meyersdale's Relay For Life this past weekend.
"Just a little over a year ago I was looking forward to my 21st...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Doctors have diagnosed Robert H. Schuller with life-threatening cancer and said that with treatment he could live another two years, his family has announced.
The 89-year-old has a life-threatening growth in his esophagus, said his daughter, Sheila...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study.
Researchers found study participants, mostly women with a history of breast cancer, reported...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:33 AM
UPDATED: Former Orlando TV anchor Wendy Chioji is battling cancer again.
Chioji, who went public with her breast-cancer battle in 2001, says she now has thymic carcinoma, a rare, fast-growing cancer of the thymus gland. The small organ beneath the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:36 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade after treatment, the average woman who has had breast cancer seems about as satisfied with her life as women who never had the disease, according to a new Canadian study.
"It's been recognized for a long...
| Sep 11, 2013
As the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute completes its third year of treating cancer patients — half of them for prostate cancer — insurance companies across the country are dropping coverage for proton beam therapy for early stage...
| Sep 12, 2013
When Keith Bosse's prostate cancer metastasized to his spinal column, his options for treatment were limited.
A stroke in the past year left him weak and unable to easily handle the type of chemotherapy and radiation that kept his prostate cancer in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A medical office building across the street from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica has sold for nearly $55 million to a Carpinteria investment firm in what brokers believe was a record-setting transaction.
Montecito Medical Investment Co. bought...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments, government advisers reported Tuesday.