Cancer

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018 file photo, Britain's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. Britain’s health minister has apologized for what he called a “serious failure” that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women not being invited to their final screening test for breast cancer. Hunt has said in Parliament that the mistake appears to be the result of a “computer algorithm failure” dating back to 2009. He says about 450,000 women between 68 and 71 weren’t given a chance to have a mammogram. Of those women, Hunt says experts estimated up to 270 might have died prematurely. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 02, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health minister apologized Wednesday for what he called a "serious failure" that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women in England not being invited to a screening test for breast cancer. Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday in Parliament that the mistake appeared to be the result...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a couple holds hands during their wedding ceremony in Atlanta. In a report released on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, researchers found that melanoma patients who are married tend to be diagnosed at an earlier more treatable stage than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:30 am
BOSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb wasn't about to let rain, wind or cold stop her. Shertenlieb crossed the Boston Marathon finish line at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, about 13 hours after she started the race. The leukemia survivor was at mile 15 on Monday when she went to a medical tent,...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2015, file photo, cable television and radio personality Don Imus appears on his last "Imus in the Morning" program, on the Fox Business Network, in New York. The sprawling cattle ranch in northern New Mexico owned by Imus is for sale, The Santa Fe New Mexico reports. The 2,400-acre ranch near the small community of Ribera, N.M., about 45 miles east of Santa Fe, has been used to benefit children afflicted by cancer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:35 pm
RIBERA, N.M. (AP) — The sprawling cattle ranch in northern New Mexico owned by former radio host Don Imus is for sale. Real estate agent Craig Huitfeldt confirmed last week that the ranch is on the market, the Santa Fe New Mexico reported Saturday. The 2,400-acre (971-hectare) ranch near the small...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 30, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in...
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Darlington Ibekwe, a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles, poses for a photo in front of a coffee shop in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Ibekwe said a cancer warning would be annoying but wouldn't stop him from treating himself to three lattes a week. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 29, 2018 - 11:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii lawmakers voting on doctor-assisted suicide (all times local): 3 p.m. A Hawaii cancer patient says he's grateful state lawmakers passed legislation legalizing medically assisted suicide. John Radcliffe was given a terminal diagnosis after doctors discovered...
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March 22, 2018 - 11:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Lorna Luft says the singer has had successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumor. Victoria Varela told The Associated Press on Thursday that Luft had the surgery to remove the tumor on Tuesday at a hospital in Los Angeles and is expected to be...
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Dr. Sunil Singhal, second from right, directs a special camera to view a tumor in his patient made visible with a fluorescent dye, seen at monitor on right, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Researchers are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find, giving patients a better shot at survival. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 14, 2018 - 12:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surgery has long been the best way to cure cancer, and if the disease comes back, it's usually because stray tumor cells were left behind or other tumors lurked undetected. Now researchers are testing fluorescent dyes to make these hidden cells glow, exposing them to surgeons...
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March 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long,...
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