Cancer

In this March 29, 2017 photo, Joyce Endresen wears an Optune therapy device for brain cancer, as she speaks on a phone at work in Aurora, Ill. She was diagnosed in December 2014 with Glioblastoma. She had two surgeries to remove the tumor as well as radiation and chemotherapy, but is now trying the new therapy that requires her to wear the electrodes on her head as much as possible. They create low intensity electric fields that disrupt cell reproduction, which makes the cells die. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 02, 2017 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy,...
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In this March 29, 2017 photo, Joyce Endresen wears an Optune therapy device for brain cancer, as she speaks on a phone at work in Aurora, Ill. She was diagnosed in December 2014 with Glioblastoma. She had two surgeries to remove the tumor as well as radiation and chemotherapy, but is now trying the new therapy that requires her to wear the electrodes on her head as much as possible. They create low intensity electric fields that disrupt cell reproduction, which makes the cells die. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 02, 2017 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy,...
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Hisako Sakiyama, a medical doctor and representative of the 3.11 Fund for Children With Thyroid Cancer, speaks to reporters in Tokyo, Friday, March 31, 2017. Sakiyama, who has sat on government panels to investigate the Fukushima disaster, says a child who was 4 at the time of the disaster , has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and that case is missing from the official government records. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
March 31, 2017 - 2:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — A child diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records, an aid group said Friday, raising questions about the thoroughness and transparency of the screenings. Japanese authorities have said that among the 184 confirmed and...
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Defending champion Jason Day, center, of Australia, center, down the seventh hole after he conceded to Pat Perez after six holes of play during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Day also withdrew from the tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 23, 2017 - 2:49 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament. Only this was different. Physically, he never felt better. Emotionally, he was a wreck. Day walked briskly...
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March 22, 2017 - 9:10 am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has received reports of 9 deaths and more than 350 cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants. The FDA said Tuesday it now agrees with the World Health Organization, which concluded years ago this type of lymphoma can develop following...
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March 21, 2017 - 2:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. The research bolsters evidence that sexual problems and urinary incontinence are more common after surgery than...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen at the Novartis Korea office in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer. The drug, called Kisqali, developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, is a pill that works to slow the spread of cancer by blocking two proteins that can stimulate growth and division of cancer cells. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
March 13, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer. The drug, called Kisqali and developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG, is a pill that works to slow the spread of cancer by blocking two proteins...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2016 file picture, French rock singer Johnny Hallyday waits before Christian Dior's Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 fashion collection presented in Paris, France. France's rock'n roll icon Johnny Hallyday says he is suffering from cancer but insists his condition is not life threatening, The 73-year-old singer, whose career spans over more than half a century, issued a statement late Wednesday after alarming rumors about his health emerged on social media. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File)
March 09, 2017 - 8:32 am
PARIS (AP) — France's rock 'n' roll icon Johnny Hallyday has revealed he is suffering from cancer, but insists his condition is not life-threatening. The 73-year-old singer, whose career spans more than half a century, issued a statement late Wednesday after alarming rumors about his health emerged...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2011 file photo, a young evacuee is screened at a shelter for leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo. Doctors say over 180 thyroid cancer cases among Fukushima youngsters found since the nuclear accident cannot be linked to radiation, which they say is not the region’s biggest cause of health problems. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
March 09, 2017 - 6:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — Doctors say the 185 cases of thyroid cancer found in youngsters in the Japanese region hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster cannot be linked to radiation, which they say is not the biggest cause of residents' health problems. Three doctors from Fukushima Medical University conducting...
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March 09, 2017 - 6:48 am
PARIS (AP) — France's rock 'n' roll icon Johnny Hallyday says he is suffering from cancer, but insists his condition is not life threatening. The 73-year-old singer, whose career spans over more than half a century, issued a statement late Wednesday after alarming rumors about his health emerged on...
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