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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 cancer that had recently come back. He had first announced that he had cancer back in 2007, but had been …

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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 just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones …

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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 most recent performance: We bid farewell to the courageous Harper, who was voted off of the reality show after a …

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Angola 3 Inmate Dies Days After Being Released

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 confinement after four decades of being locked up for a crime that he did not commit. Wallace was one of …

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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 their own risk for the disease. According to a recent study less than ten percent of woman can honestly assess …

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Lung Cancer, A Deathly Danger Has New Options

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 new cases every year. According to Edward S. Kim, M.D., “Lung cancer remains one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. New …

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Britney Haynes’ Daughter Diagnosed with Cancer

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 diagnosed with this horrible disease. Haynes shared the heart wrenching news via Facebook saying: “On September 1st, we were among …

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Terrie Hall, Star of Anti-Smoking Ads, Dies at 53

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 long battle with cancer. She was only 53 years old. Hall started smoking when she was a teenage cheerleader. Like …

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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 in treating oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancers, which around 70% of breast cancers are. The research has been published in the …

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Pepsi Carcinogen: Dangerous or Not?

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 can be introduced into a product during the cooking process and can be found in many foods. The levels of …

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Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos Following Public Outcry, Petition

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. Here’s how the script usually reads: Someone posts a photo on Facebook that depicts breasts in a non-pornographic setting; Facebook …

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Ex-Journey Singer Battles Cancer, Loses Girlfriend

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 date with Kellie Nash, he knew she was the one. She was a survivor, having already undergone a double mastectomy …

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