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  • Cassandra C
    Judge: Teen who refused chemo must stay in the hospital
    The Connecticut teen who was forced by the state to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma lost another court battle, this time to return home. Handed down April 1 by a Connecticut Supreme Court judge, the ruling stated that the 17-year...
  • UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    UCLA researchers develop nanotechnology treatment for pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating malignancy that has a five-year survival rate of only 5%. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is at an advanced stage when the likelihood of a cure is extremely low. A new study by...
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    Teen forced to undergo chemo seeks to have custody order overturned
    The case of a 17-year-old Connecticut teen forced to have chemotherapy by the state is back before the courts as she seeks to have her temporary custody order lifted. Testifying via teleconference from her hospital room on March 16, the girl,...
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    Connecticut teen forced to undergo chemo in remission
    The 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was ordered by the court to undergo chemotherapy against her wishes is reported to be in remission. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) issued a statement March 8 that the teen, known as...
  • Nancy Ballard's chemo rooms rock for over 800,000 patients a year
    Nancy Ballard's chemo rooms rock for over 800,000 patients a year
    Even with her corporate life behind her, Jefferson Award Winner Nancy Ballard was busy enough. Her life as a master botanical illustrator, a successful writer (third book now on the way), a wife, the mother of three children now grown, and a...
  • UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    Research on melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, is ongoing UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The results of their latest advance was published online on January 15 in the journal Cancer Cell. The researchers have discovered how melanoma...
  • Cassandra C.
    Connecticut court rules teen must undergo chemo
    Connecticut ‘s highest court ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old cancer patient must continue chemotherapy against her wishes. The state’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling ordering her to undergo treatment,...
  • Teen refusing chemotherapy: Should someone have the right to refuse treatment? Controversy
    Teen refusing chemotherapy: 17-year-old refuses treatment, intense legal battle
    A teen refusing chemotherapy is stirring up a national debate and an intense legal battle this week. The 17-year-old girl, conveyed by the media as Cassandra C., is saying no to chemotherapy treatment on the grounds that it could make her even...
  • Cassandra C.
    Connecticut teen refuses chemo and goes to court
    A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who refused treatment for cancer and is being forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state is engaged in an unprecedented legal battle to win the right to make decisions about her own body. The girl, who is identified...
  • 5-year-old boy with brain cancer sad after crooks steal his TV, Playstation and games from his room
    Crooks steal from 5-year-old with cancer: Boy's favorite stuff gone in break-in
    A five-year-old little boy undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer lost all his precious belongings when crooks broke into his St. Louis home and took all his favorite things. Crooks by-passed a Christmas tree with mounds of wrapped presents and...
  • Cancer: Know Your Enemy
    Cancer: Know your enemy
    By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BScChemotherapy can be an effective tool at killing cancer cells when it is used appropriately. The biggest challenge is knowing which drug is best suited for an individual’s cancer. Over the years we have learned...
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    New breast cancer vaccine shows promise as an alternative to chemotherapy
    Medical Daily reported on Monday that a new breast cancer vaccine has been proven in trial to be not only safe but also effective in slowing the progression of the disease in women with metastatic or advanced forms of the cancer. The trial was...
  • Turmeric powder
    High-absorption turmeric extract found to be effective in fighting colon cancer
    Modern medical research has been finding a wide variety of health benefits associated with the spice turmeric, including improved brain health, pain relief, mood enhancement, and cancer prevention. Research published this year suggests that an...
  • UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    Worldwide, head and neck cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer worldwide; in addition, it accounts for 5% of cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Of the more than 42,000 individuals diagnosed with head and neck cancer each...
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    Grandma knits a new hairdo after years of chemotherapy
    There are so many horrible aspects to battling cancer that it would be impossible to list them all. Even the treatments meant to help fight off this awful disease come with their own set of challenges. Of those one has become synonymous with the...
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