It's not usually worth it to roll the dice when it comes to cancer, but on Feb. 13, the odds will be in your favor, as the Tanner's Touch Foundation holds its second annual Casino night raising funds to fight childhood cancer.
Alyssa Parker, a 2012 graduate of Glenelg High School, has been named to the U. S. Women's Senior National Team to play field hockey. When she played for Glenelg, Parker scored more than 100 goals in her high school career and also was credited with 100 assists. Only one other student in the history of the National Federation of State High School Associations had achieved both milestones.
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Bladder cancer is one of the more common types of cancer but often gets confused as an easily treatable infection. It is far from easy to treat and, if caught in the most advanced stages, it could even lead to removal of the bladder.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
A state of unease approaching panic has set in for Central Americans living in the country illegally after the Obama administration announced this month it is targeting recent border crossers under a stepped up enforcement effort.
Brown was thrilled ¿ she's loved cheering and tumbling since she was a little girl. But unlike many college cheerleading hopefuls who hone their skills in high school, Brown spent her teenage years off the court, facing a more serious challenge than opposing teams. She battled hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer.
The drug and device industry now funds six times more clinical trials than the federal government, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. That means companies with financial interests in the studies now have more control over what doctors and patients learn about new treatments.
Grace G. Erline, a junior at Notre Dame of Maryland University where she was studying for a bachelor's degree in radiological sciences, died Nov. 12 of complications from tongue cancer at her home in Parkville. She was 24.
Dr. Stephen C. Jacobs, a surgeon, former chief of urology and professor of urology at the University of Maryland Center who continued to teach at the medical school after radiation treatments robbed him of the use of his arms and hands and reduced his voice to a whisper, died Oct. 30 at his Lutherville home from complications of a fall. He was 70.
It all started six years ago when he was suffering from debilitating headaches and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After receiving the news that it was benign, Barwick, 36, decided he was going to live life to the fullest.
Horse lovers, there is also something for you in this edition. It is the world-known Ohio Quarter Horse Congress, the largest single breed horseshow in the world. I just returned from four days in Ohio, where I either saw many of you there or heard you were there or will be there before it ends.
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As a child watching Diane Geppi-Aikens coach the Loyola women's lacrosse team, Aikens saw the far-reaching influence her mother had on the sport and on the young women who played for her. That was especially evident as Geppi-Aikens battled terminal brain cancer through her final season with the Greyhounds in 2003, so it was no surprise to Aikens when her mother was named as one of nine 2015 inductees to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is set for Oct. 24 at the Grand
There's significant linkage between early detection of cancer, access to health care and poverty. If we are serious about reducing cancer deaths, then we need to be equally serious about providing universal health care coverage. In addition to taking care of ourselves, we need to put our support behind efforts to develop both preventive measures and cures for cancer.
Before Brown was diagnosed, she was a regular participant in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley. In 2012, she started participating in Making Strides to raise awareness for breast cancer.
When Union Bridge resident Lisa Schwartzbeck completed her breast cancer treatment after being diagnosed with stage three of the disease in Aug. 2013, she received support to improve her physical well being through the Embrace program at Carroll Hospital Center.
At the start of my administration, I had no doubt I would face big challenges in my first few months as governor — but never did I imagine cancer would be one of them. Over the last few months, I've learned a lot about the disease, and I've also been reminded of just how deeply compassionate Marylanders are.
Gov. Larry Hogan is not the first governor to experience tough challenges, nor will he be the last. But after just one legislative session in office, it appears he is among the country's strongest. He has had everything thrown at him — including cancer — and has not only remained standing, but stood a little taller for it.
To help Phil Davis, a Catonsville native and current resident of Hereford, and his wife and children, his sister and her family will host a fundraiser on Oct. 23 to raise money to support the family while Phil undergoes treatment for cancer.
The drug, called Atezolizumab, is a form of immunotherapy, a new treatment option for patients with some types of lung cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma. Based on early data from a clinical trial, the treatment, which helps the immune system fight cancer, looks promising for women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer.
Since revealing his cancer diagnosis in June, Gov. Larry Hogan has forged a sprawling yet intimate support network that includes friendships with a middle-aged mother of three, a man with Down syndrome and Andrew, the 5-year-old boy who now considers the governor his pen pal.
Eileen Josenhans knows what it¿s like to be bald. The Howard County General Hospital volunteer, who for 10 years has helped women choose wigs at the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, lost her hair in 2011 after she began treatment for breast cancer.