Articles Tagged with cancer

Tom Brokaw: Cancer Diagnosis Can Be A ‘Great Strain’ On Other Families

Tom Brokaw: Cancer Diagnosis Can Be A 'Great Strain' On Other Families

Tom Brokaw’s cancer diagnosis has the 74-year-old NBC news correspondent sympathizing with the stress that other families in similar circumstances have to fight through. In a related report by The Inquisitr, doctors say Tom Brokaw’s cancer treatment was for multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Brokaw released a statement at… Read more »

Three Little Girls Suffering Cancer Come Together For Touching Photograph

three young angels with cancer

A photograph showing three little girls battling different forms of cancer hugging each other has gone viral. The photograph showing 6-year-old Rheann, 3-year-old Rylie and 4-year-old Ainsley coming together and sharing a special moment together has been shared thousands of times on social media after local news channel Koco News reported about it. The photograph… Read more »

Vegetarians Less Healthy Than Meat Eaters, New Study Shows

Vegetarians less healthy than meat eaters

Vegetarian? You’re going to want a side of meat with those vegetables. Vegetarians are less healthy than meat eaters, according to a new study out of Austria. Vegetarians suffer from higher risk of asthma, cancer, allergies, and poor mental heath compared to their meat-eating counterparts. It is important to note that the study did not… Read more »

Phillies Legend Mike Schmidt Fights A Different Battle

Mike Schmidt doing what he did best

Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt has faced a lot of opponents. Last August, after a routine visit to his dermatologist, Schmidt found out that he would be battling for his life; he was diagnosed with Stage Three Skin Cancer. Instead of being a Spring Training Guest instructor for the Phillies, he… Read more »

Angelina Jolie Plans To Have Second Surgery

Angelina Jolie deals with ovarian cancer

Angelina Jolie made headlines today when she announced she is planning to have more surgery to prevent ovarian cancer. Last year, Jolie admitted she had to have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She had the surgery because she was told she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer because she carries the… Read more »

Cancer To Be #1 Killer In The United States

Cancer cell

U.S. doctors are concerned their abilities to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans which includes reduced payments to physicians, will not be enough. As little as sixteen years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart… Read more »

Japanese Scientists Have Stem Cell Breakthrough, Create With Blood Cells And Acid Treatment

Researchers Have Stem Cell Breakthrough

Scientists in Japan report a breakthrough in stem cell research in this week’s edition of Nature, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary science journal. Calling it “a unique cellular reprogramming phenomenon,” the study’s authors report on the stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) without nuclear transfer that they observed when shocking mouse white blood cells with acid. More plainly… Read more »

Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo: Cold Caps Are Being Tested

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy's most despised side effects, not because of vanity but because it fuels stigma, revealing to the world an illness that many would rather keep private.

Cold caps are being tested on patients going through chemotherapy in hopes that it will prevent hair loss. The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair… Read more »

Sugar Filled Diet Causes Bowel Cancer, Study Claims

Sugar Foods and Bowel Cancer

Drinking too much soda, eating too much cake, and engaging in a sugar filled diet in general can cause bowel cancer, according to a new study. Researchers studied data from the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Study to determine that snacks high in sugar play a part in developing the very deadly disease. Scientists examined various factors… Read more »

Alastair Moock: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids

Alastair Moock sings with his daughter songs for cancer patients

Alastair Moock a dad and musician is using his talents to speak directly to kids, one of which is his daughter Clio, with cancer. After his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia he was inspired to write and produce an amazing collections of songs for the family. Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest… Read more »

‘Sugar Cancer Test’ Can Detect Disease With Simple MRI Scan

Sugar Cancer Test with MRI capabilities

A new sugar cancer test is capable of detecting the deadly disease by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). UCL scientists developed the sugar cancer test which they say provides a safer and simpler alternative to radioactive techniques that are commonly used by radiologists. The new test is scientifically known as ”glucose… Read more »

Pepsi Products Contain Carcinogens, Group Finds

Pepsi Products Have Chemical Known As Carcinogenic

Pepsi and Pepsi products have a high level of cancer-causing carcinogens, a new report from a an environmental group has found. The group, the Center for Environmental Health, announced their findings Wednesday, reports the AP. The new findings demonstrated that the vast majority of Pepsi products sold in the US contain a chemical known as 4-methylimidazole,… Read more »

Family Adopts Baby Orphan With Stage-4 Cancer

Stage 4 Cancer Baby Adopted

Shelly White and her husband didn’t think they would be able to adopt a child after they struggled through the recession. The family ended up trading in their large home for a small rental property while also draining their savings accounts. Yet, despite their doubts the family not only adopted, they chose a baby from… Read more »

Scientists May Have Discovered How To Stop The Spread Of Cancer

Scientists may have discovered how cancer spreads

A team at the University College London may have discovered how cancer spreads. The University College London have been running experiments with the use of frog and zebra fish embryos in order to try and track how exactly cancer spread in hopes that they may be able to stop the dieses in its tracks. There… Read more »

Cancer Patient’s Truck ‘Stolen’ Then Returned: Fully Restored

cancer patient's truck 'stolen,' fixed, returned

A cancer patient had his truck stolen, then returned, fully restored. The $18,000 restoration was made possible by friends, family, and local business owners in Pineville, Louisiana. Anthony Lester purchased the 1986 Chevy Silverado in hopes that he would be able to restore it. Unfortunately shortly after the purchase, Lester was diagnosed with cancer and… Read more »