An estimated 1.8 million people in the United States are living with, or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and a new case is diagnosed every three minutes. Blood cancers affect people of all ages.
A Toshiba data center has moved into the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, collaborating with the medical institution's radiation oncology department to improve treatment of patients with head and neck or lung cancers.
Chris Mather, one of the organizers of the event and a friend of Josh Bainbridge's since middle school, said the main attraction of the fundraiser for Josh's leukemia treatment will be a corn hole tournament. Currently, 30 teams have signed up for the tournament, he said, but they are still accepting entrants. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams but Mather said he has not determined what those prizes will be.
Racking up the miles on her bike has become a not-so-secret addiction for Julie Lanahan, a healthy habit she never imagined she would hunger after. "You sort of crave it," said the breast cancer survivor, who will take part in today's Iron Girl Columbia, an all-women's sprint distance triathlon that kicks off with a swim in Centennial Lake, followed by a bike ride and footrace on local roads.
Twenty years ago, when I went through cancer, I realized how fragile life really is. Just when I was getting ready to take my first chemotherapy, as I sat on the chair, this thought crossed my mind:one moment you can be full of life, healthy and enjoying all around you; the next moment you could be ill and life is not certain anymore. You realize you may not have all the time you need to do all the things you want. You understand life is a gift and should not ever be taken for granted. I decided
Salivary gland cancers are a diverse group of rare malignancies that can involve any of the major salivary glands (the parotid, submandibular and sublingual) or minor salivary glands, which are found within the lip, palate, tongue base, nasal cavity or sinuses
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
Organizers of the inaugural Havre de Grace head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation raised at least $60,500 for children's cancer research, an amount that is more than double their goal.
Hundreds of girls wearing purple shirts walked laps around the circle in front of Seton Keough High School to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit that advances treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children.
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 structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
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.
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 pneumonia she had five months earlier had returned.