Cancer

FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 10:47 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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January 29, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen who doctors say is dying from a rare form of cancer has been granted one of his final wishes: he married his high school sweetheart. The Tampa Bay Times reports 19-year-old Dustin Snyder wed 21-year-old Sierra Siverio on Sunday at a venue in Plant City, near...
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January 26, 2018 - 5:16 pm
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The sister of actor Patrick Dempsey is leaving the cancer center inspired by their mother. Mary Dempsey, a community services coordinator, departed last month from the Dempsey Center before it formally separated from Central Maine Healthcare to become its own nonprofit. It's...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:02 pm
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Davidson says sophomore forward Andrea Robinson has leukemia and will miss the rest of the season. Coach Gayle Coats Fulks announced Robinson's diagnosis Monday. She had been out since mid-December and is being treated at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in her hometown of Baltimore...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, scientists have made progress on a "liquid biopsy" test that can detect many types of cancer at an early stage from bits of DNA and other substances in blood. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
January 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, Texas guard Andrew Jones dribbles the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, in Austin, Texas. Texas announced, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has started treatment. Jones was the Longhorns leading scorer before he was sidelined by a broken wrist. He played sparingly in his return after complaining of low energy and was sent for tests. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)
January 10, 2018 - 9:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft. He was on his way. The shooting guard was the Longhorns' leading scoring through the start of what looked like a big...
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LG's new concept robots are introduced during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 08, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Toy maker VTech has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges it violated a law protecting children's privacy. The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that VTech collected personal information from...
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, front right, runs off the field following an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Colts won 22-13. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 31, 2017 - 6:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Chuck Pagano lost Andrew Luck. Then the Indianapolis Colts started losing games. And now it has cost him a job. Six years after convincing Jim Irsay he could lead the Colts to a Super Bowl, and two years after convincing the team owner to give him a surprise contract...
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December 29, 2017 - 6:45 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested after deputies said she stole from a cancer charity in Ohio. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets 46-year-old Michelle Lowery-Rowan took money from Chix 4 a Cure, which raises money for cancer patients and their...
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