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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 …

Olivia Newton-John: Sister Has Brain Cancer

Olivia Newton-John has decided to postpone her run of Vegas shows in order to spend time with her family, after discovering her sister has brain cancer. “In light of this news, I have decided to postpone my forthcoming Las Vegas …

Roger Ebert: Cancer Returns as Reviewer Takes a “Leave of Presence”

Roger Ebert, perhaps the most well-known film reviewer in history, has announced that he will be taking “a leave of presence.” Though Ebert stressed that this does not mean he will quit writing for good, it does mean that his …

Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published

Google’s PageRank algorithm is the inspiration for a new lung cancer study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers fron the University of Southern California (USC), Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center …

Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal
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Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her …

U.S. Death Rate From Cancer is Dropping Fast
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Though cancer hasn’t been completely cured, it’s clear that treatments for the disease have improved over the past two decades. A yearly report from the American Cancer Society has shown that the death rate from cancer in the U.S. is …

Melanomas Often Mutate in Two Specific Ways, Shows Study

A new study has shown that 71% of melanoma tumors have two specific mutations. The mutations were found in an area of the cancer genome where cancer-related mutations have not been found previously. “This new finding represents an initial foray …

Prostate Cancer Patients Upset Over Shortened Penises
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According to a new study from researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), a small percentage of men treated for prostate cancer complained that their penis seemed shorter after treatment. Some of the men even complained that the predicament …

Cancer Treatment Could Come From Link to Childhood Leukemia

A new study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital could lead to a new treatment of certain types of childhood leukemia. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, has found a genetic basis for two leukemia subtypes seen …

Multivitamins, Blueberries Could Complicate Late-Stage Cancer Treatment

Noble Prize recipient James Watson this month published a proposal stating that antioxidants, such as those found in blueberries or multivitamin supplements, could actually promote late-stage cancer progression. The paper, published in the journal Open Biology, is considered by Watson …

Cancer Sample Handling Changes Called For By Doctors
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In a column appearing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors have called on the medical community to change the way it handles cancer tissue samples. At issue is the rise of new gene sequencing …

Cancer Survivors Urged to Make Sperm Bank Follow-ups

New research presented at the Fertility 2013 conference this week in Liverpool, England shows that many male cancer patients are not getting sufficient advice about their future fertility. Though sperm banking is often recommended for men diagnosed with cancer, many …