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The Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies At Age 56

The Pogues are a celtic punk band from London, England and were formed in 1982. The singer, songwriter and guitarist of the band, Philip Chevron, died on Tuesday at the age of 56. He died after being treated for throat …

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Back After Cancer

Sharon Jones, the soulful vocalist of the Brooklyn-based Dap-Kings was diagnosed with stage-one-bile-duct cancer in June. According to the band’s website, the 57-year-old has been recovering nicely and plans to continue with her music. “This past spring, Daptone Records had …

Valerie Harper Sends Message to “Carry On”

When ABC news asked Valerie Harper why she wanted to do the physically challenging reality show “Dancing With the Stars” after her terminal brain cancer diagnosis, the TV star, responded, “Don’t die until you’re dead!” Here’s a look at her …

Angola 3 Inmate Dies Days After Being Released
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Herman Wallace, just three days after being released from prison, died on Friday morning. He was 71 years old and died after a tough battle with liver cancer. Just days ago, he made news when he was released from solitary …

Breast Cancer Awareness, Think Pink

October is here, which means it’s time to think pink. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has many special events operating in local communities in order to promote breast cancer, which is a wonderful thing considering most women are unable to determine …

Lung Cancer, A Deathly Danger Has New Options
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Lung cancer, which is the leader cause of cancer death in the United States, kills more people than breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancers combined according to the Mayo Clinic. This is a worldwide health concern that reports 1.6 million …

Britney Haynes’ Daughter Diagnosed with Cancer
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Cancer. Every parent fears hearing this word, especially when it comes to their children. This is a reality that Britney Haynes, the former “Big Brother” competitor and star, has had to come to terms with after her 2-month-old daughter was …

Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53
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While the name may not spark a memory for most of us, the images created by the CDC in their “Tips From Smokers” campaign sure do. Terrie Hall was the star of these commercials. Hall died yesterday morning after her …

New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective …

Pepsi Carcinogen: Dangerous or Not?
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The Center for Environmental Health, an environmental watchdog group, has warned that the caramel coloring in Pepsi contains a dangerous level of a cancer-causing agent. The offending ingredient in question is 4-methylimidazole, which goes by the street name 4-Mel, and …

Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition
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Facebook has a breast phobia. Anyone who’s attempted to post art, breastfeeding photographs, and even photos that resemble breasts but are not actually breasts, only to have them removed, know this. We’ve covered Facebook’s wonky content-removal system plenty of times. …

Ex-Journey Singer Battles Cancer, Loses Girlfriend
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Journey singer Steve Perry has just revealed that he had to have surgery to remove a cancerous mole from his face just a few months after losing the love of his life to brain cancer. Perry says after his first …

Jim Kelly to Have Surgery For Jaw Cancer

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Jim Kelly is set to have surgery for jaw cancer. According to a statement from Kelly posted to the Buffalo Bills website, he was recently diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma. The cancer is isolated to his …

Vinegar Cancer Test Has The Potential To Save Thousands
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A simple vinegar cancer test has helped save thousands of lives in India. Doctors presented this life-saving vinegar-based cancer test at a conference today. They say that it’s cheap enough to help prevent thousands of cancer cases in developing nations. …

Rona Newton-John Dies: Olivia’s Sister Succumbs To Cancer

Rona Newton-John, sister to “Grease” star Olivia, has lost her battle with brain cancer. She was 70 years old. Olivia was at her sister’s side when she passed, after announcing just last month that Rona had an aggressive form of …

Sisters Ejected From Mall For Breast Cancer Hats
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According to a report from Philadelphia news station ABC 6, Zakia Clark and her sisters were booted from the Philadelphia-area King of Prussia Mall on Sunday. The women were reportedly wearing hats emblazoned with the words “FUCK CANCER” in pink …

Helen Mirren Knights Dying Boy, Fulfills His Final Wish
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Oliver Burton is a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time. He’s dying, and doesn’t have much time left. His final wish was to meet Queen Elizabeth II, which turned out to be impossible, so …

Zach Sobiech Dies: YouTube Star Succumbs to Cancer
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Zach Sobiech, a Minnesota teen who inspired millions through his battle with a rare bone cancer, has died at the age of 18. Sobiech battled the terminal cancer, osteosarcoma, from the age of 14. Last year, a song he penned …

Zach Sobiech, Musician Behind ‘Clouds’ Viral Video, Dies At 18

When Zach Sobiech was told that he only had months to live, his response was to “embrace every day with hope and joy,” and as described in the text of the “Clouds” video, he turned to music to say goodbye. …

CNN Anchor: Cancer Announcement Is Thanks To Angelina
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CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin said today that she is electing to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis, and it’s thanks in part to Angelina Jolie’s announcement about her own surgery that she had the courage to speak …

Angie Everhart: Cancer Diagnosis Leads To Surgery

Angie Everhart has announced that she is battling thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery this week. Everhart’s rep made a statement about the diagnosis, saying, “Word has been trickling out about supermodel/actress Angie Everhart’s health. She wants to set the …