Cancer

A boy stands in front of two paintings of Chadwick Boseman during the opening of an art exhibit honoring the actor in his hometown of Anderson, S.C. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Nearly 20 local artists took part in the city sponsored project. (Charles McBryde, Via AP)
October 23, 2020 - 6:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city’s favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old. Two months later, that void...
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October 19, 2020 - 9:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good. The actor channeled his The Dude character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He said he understands the disease is serious. He expressed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Zach Sobiech, left, plays guitar as his friend Samantha "Sammy" Brown, foreground, sings a song they wrote earlier that night called "Star Hopping" in Lakeland, Minn. Seven years after his death to cancer at age 18, the Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune “Clouds.” The Star Tribune reports that “Clouds” by Sobiech took over iTunes’ No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, two days after the Hollywood movie of the same name based on Sobiech’s life premiered on Disney+. (Ben Garvin/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
October 19, 2020 - 10:22 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seven years after his death to cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune “Clouds.” The Star Tribune reports that “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes’ No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday, two...
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October 06, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Eddie Van Halen, one of the founding members of the band that shared his last name, died today after a long battle with throat cancer. TMZ reports that the legendary guitar player was surrounded by his wife, Janie, son Wolfgang, and brother and Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen.
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. Leah planned to celebrate five years cancer-free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from entertainment and sports stars ranging from Kevin Hart to LeBron James were a pretty sweet reward for a girl who raised cancer awareness and funds during her own fight with the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2020 - 1:49 am
Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from...
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FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A defense spending bill pending in Congress includes an apology to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and other states affected by nuclear testing over the decades, but communities downwind from the first atomic test in 1945 are still holding out for compensation amid rumblings about the potential for the U.S. to resume nuclear testing. (AP Photo/File)
September 01, 2020 - 6:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After years of study, the National Cancer Institute said Tuesday that some people probably got cancer from the radioactive fallout that wafted across New Mexico after the U.S. government detonated the first atomic bomb in 1945. However, the exact number is unknown. The...
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In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, host Keke Palmer talks about late actor Chadwick Boseman during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as a hero in real life, not just on the big screen. Host Keke Palmer said the Sunday night awards show was dedicated to Boseman, who died at the age of 43 on...
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August 28, 2020 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP.
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Washington head coach Ron Rivera arrives for practice wearing a face mask, at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 21, 2020 - 12:02 am
Washington Football coach Ron Rivera has a form of skin cancer, which the team called “very treatable and curable" because it was discovered at an early stage. A team spokesman confirmed Thursday night Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. The team said Rivera detected it in a lymph...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 02, 2020 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. One big...
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