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  • Reaching toward the heavens
    Farewell to my cancer battle-buddy
    Our friend died this morning. He was younger than me and we both had different types of cancer. We rode a teeter totter together, it seemed. With cancer, there are highs and lows in physical, emotional and spiritual conditions. And it seemed like...
  • Cincinnati Bengals' Devon Still
    Devon Still jersey sales near 10,000; Bengals will donate $1 million plus
    The Cincinnati Bengals announced Sunday that Devon Still’s jersey sales are closing in on the 10,000 units, and the team will donate in excess of $1 million to pediatric cancer research. The Bengals put Still’s jersey up for sale to...
  • IV Backpack
    IV backpack: 11-year-old cancer survivor develops IV backpack for kids on chemo
    An IV backpack – the invention of a preteen girl from Connecticut – is marking September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in a big way. Eleven-year-old Kylie Simonds, a cancer survivor herself, invented and patented a solution...
  • Glam-A-THON™ Glam Doll Strut
    Get sassy at Glam-A-THON™ Glam Doll Strut to support breast cancer initiatives
    On Saturday, October 18, join the glamorous and fabulous at the Glam-A-THON™ Glam Doll Strut fundraiser event to support breast cancer initiatives. At this annual event, both men and women will don their best glam outfits and sexy heels to...
  • IV Pole
    11-year-old creates IV backpack for kids with cancer
    Having survived chemo and cancer herself, one 11-year-old has come up with an IV backpack design that she wants to make a reality for other kids with cancer. On Friday, ABC News reports that 11-year-old Kylie Simonds of Connecticut came up with...
  • Checking blood
    An easy blood test could help diagnose cancer early
    Cancer is a dreaded illness which is often associated with a great deal of pain and suffering and premature death. The earlier most cancers are diagnosed the better the prognosis is. A simple blood test could be used as tool for the early...
  • Cincinnati Bengals' Devon Still
    Bengals DE Devon Still says daughter Leah’s surgery was a success
    Cincinnati Bengal Devon Still had a long day - his daughter Leah had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, but the news is good and it sounds like her surgery was a success!Four-year-old Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma over the summer...
  • UCLA stem cell research may lead to new cancer treatments
    UCLA stem cell research may lead to new cancer treatments
    Significant research is ongoing at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The center’s latest breakthrough was the discovery that a unique protein, pleiotrophin, can promote recovery of bone...
  • Devon Still and his daughter: The NFL story you should be reading about
    Devon Still and his daughter: The NFL story you should be reading about
    Devon Still's story has been sidelined -- for the most part -- by the public outcry against several players in the National Football League who made headlines in recent weeks for displays of domestic violence. But whereas those players were...
  • Get educated at UCLA’s Mini Med School
    Get educated at UCLA’s Mini Med School
    A unique opportunity is available for health conscious Angelenos. UCLA Health System is offering a three-evening educational series on three important health topics: diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. All three lectures will be presented by...
  • Angelina Jolie breast cancer announcement may have saved lives
    Angelina Jolie breast cancer announcement may have saved lives
    After Angelina Julie made public that she had undergone surgery, a double mastectomy, because she had tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation, referrals for genetic counseling for breast cancer risk doubled across the UK.According to...
  • Nurse
    Nurse goes above and beyond to fulfill dying mother's wish
    Last spring Tricia Somers was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer; on Thursday her amazing story was shared. As a single mother her biggest concern was not facing a vicious disease with equally vicious treatment nor was it coming to terms with...
  • Rob Ford, Toronto's controversial mayor, fighting aggressive cancer
    Rob Ford, Toronto's controversial mayor, fighting aggressive cancer
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has faced many struggles, including an onslaught of allegations of illegal and inappropriate behaviors, but he is now fighting his biggest battle yet. CNN reported Wednesday that Ford is about to begin treatment for a rare...
  • Chemotherapy treatment
    Exercise improves efficacy of chemotherapy drug
    Exercise improves effectiveness of drug to reduce tumor sizeExercise has long been recommended to cancer patients. Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue by 40% to 50% during treatment. Regular physical activity is linked to increased life...
  • Healthcare And Medical Concept Doctor With Patients
    Cancer, Pregnancy, Sexual Intercourse - Learn the Drastic Correlation!
    Research now shows that there is a link between cancer, pregnancy, and sexual intercourse in women. While this may be cause for alarm in some women, the research also shows that a woman's physical health is directly affected by her sexual...