Tag: Cancer

August Alsina Speaks His Truth About Alleged Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith, Says Will Smith Gave His Blessing

August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2017 BET Awards on June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) On Tuesday, August Alsina published a video from his recent sit-down with Angela Yee for a very lengthy conversation surrounding his new album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, his documentary stateofEMERGEncy: The […]

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August Alsina Speaks His Truth About Alleged Relationship With Jada Pinkett Smith, Says Will Smith Gave His Blessing [Updated]

August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2017 BET Awards on June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) On Tuesday, August Alsina published a video from his recent sit-down with Angela Yee for a very lengthy conversation surrounding his new album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, his documentary stateofEMERGEncy: The […]

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Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

Bayer, the world’s largest seed and pesticide maker, has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of claims in the United States that its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company said Wednesday. The figure includes $1.25 billion to deal with potential future claims from people who used Roundup and […]

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Sitting All Day May Increase Your Risk of Dying From Cancer

Sitting for hours on end could heighten someone’s risk of later dying from cancer, according to a sobering new study of the relationship between inactivity and cancer mortality. The study was epidemiological, providing a snapshot of people’s lives, so it cannot prove cause and effect. But the findings suggest that extremely sedentary people can be […]

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Women With Cancer Awarded Billions in Baby Powder Suit

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday ordered Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum products, including its iconic baby powder. The decision slashed by more than half a record award of $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to […]

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Cancer Recovery During a Pandemic

I saw my oncologist the following week. She felt my scar tissue. I have tenderness under my armpit where four lymph nodes were removed. She said it all felt fine. She also told me my “blood work was perfect.” That is very encouraging. However, my BMI hovers between average and overweight; 24.8 some weeks, 25.2 […]

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Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

It was the call Lance Hansen, gravely ill with liver disease, had been waiting weeks for, and it came just before midnight in late April. A liver was available for him. He got up to get dressed for the three-hour drive to San Francisco for the transplant surgery. And then he panicked. “Within five minutes […]

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My Cancer Doesn’t Care About the Coronavirus

There is a checkpoint as you enter the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where I am being treated for cancer of the prostate and lymph nodes. With all but two sets of doors to the building locked shut, patients are corralled into an area roped off from the rest of the […]

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Paul Marks, Who Brought Sloan Kettering to Greatness, Dies at 93

His son Andrew said the cause was a combination of pulmonary fibrosis and a more recent emergence of lung cancer that was untreatable because of the fibrosis. The institution that cared for Dr. Marks at the end was very different from the one he joined in 1980 as president and chief executive, after being recruited […]

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Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation

Decades ago, self-isolating helped save my life. For one week each month, my husband cared for our children, who were 1, 3, and 5 at the time, while I navigated bottomed-out blood counts alone in my bedroom. Hairless and hungry for my children’s hugs, I threw them kisses from afar and watched their little fingers […]

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Paige raises $5 million more from Goldman Sachs to detect cancer with computer vision

Health care startup Paige has raised an additional $5 million to help diagnose cancer using computer vision trained with clinical imaging data. The idea is to use data sets related to treatment and genomics to train the company’s deep learning networks to detect breast, prostate, and other major cancers. New York-based Paige has raised over $75 million […]

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Will the Coronavirus Delay My Cancer Surgery?

After anxious weeks since learning that he had cancer, a man prepares for an operation that he hopes will give him a longer life. Then, days before, his surgeon tells him that plans have changed. His surgery will be put off because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Doctors and patients throughout the […]

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How to Live in the Face of Fear: Lessons From a Cancer Survivor

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the normal touchstones of everyday life have vanished without so much as a warning. In their place are terrifying thoughts about the future, about loss and about mortality. For Kate Bowler, a historian at Duke Divinity School, this is familiar terrain. In 2015, when she was 35 and a new […]

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Still Leah Strong: Former NFL Lineman Devon Still Celebrates 5 Years of Daughter Being Cancer-Free: ‘It’s Just a Blessing’

Photo: Still Strong Foundation Former NFL lineman Devon Still has a lot to be thankful for. He has a beautiful family, he retired from professional football with his health intact, and he’s flourished in his second career as a peak performance coach and motivational speaker. But of every blessing in his life, he’s most grateful […]

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His Immune System Went Out of Whack. The Usual Treatment Didn’t Work. Why?

“Have you read this?” the 61-year-old man asked his newest doctor, Madan Jagasia, as they sat in an exam room in the cancer center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The book, titled “Dying Well,” prompted a concerned look from the oncologist. You know we’re not there yet, he said he told the patient. […]

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Former Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: ‘He’s a Champion. He’s Going to Keep Fighting’

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks walks around his home during a physical training session.Screenshot: USA Today Sports In 1978, boxer Leon Spinks shocked the sports world by defeating Muhammad Ali in a lopsided 15-round split decision. Now with his boxing days far behind him, the 66-year-old now finds himself in the midst of an even […]

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Coronavirus Threatens Americans With Underlying Conditions

The new coronavirus is a serious threat to the elderly, as federal officials have been at pains to note recently. But they have stepped gingerly around advice for another group of Americans also at special risk from the infection: those with chronic health conditions. It is not a small group. An estimated 60 percent of […]

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Music Soothes the Savage Beast of Grief

In the summer of 1982 my older brother took me to a Queen concert. We told our parents that we were going camping, which we did quite frequently, so it was an excuse they didn’t question. In reality, we were headed out of state. We drove with the windows down and the cassette music turned […]

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Repurposing Drugs to Fight Cancer

Metformin, the world’s most widely prescribed diabetes drug, might do more than control diabetes. A study in Scotland in 2005 found that people taking metformin were 23 percent less likely to get cancer, suggesting that it might also prevent cancer. Other studies are exploring metformin’s ability to treat cancer, alone and in combination with other […]

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WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart Has Been Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Bret Hart is a two-time WWE Hall Of Famer who has accomplished everything possible in the squared circle, from winning the Royal Rumble and King Of The Ring to main-eventing WrestleMania multiple times. He’s also had a rough couple of years, going through a botched wrist surgery, losing his older brother Smith to prostate cancer, […]

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NASCAR driver John Andretti dies after battle with colon cancer

NASCAR driver John Andretti died Thursday after a long battle with colon cancer, NASCAR announced. He was 56. His death was confirmed by the Andretti Autosport team. FILE – In this May 18, 2017, file photo, John Andretti talks about his battle with colon cancer during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. […]

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Virginia Beach cancer survivor urging parents to get children HPV vaccine

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Pictures of Tony Arnold with his radiotherapy mask are a strong reminder of his challenging journey to beat cancer. “It’s been an interesting journey. I’m still here for a reason,” Arnold told News 3 reporter Brian Hill. Arnold wore the mask for weeks as he went through treatment for head and […]

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