Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini feels fortunate to have undergone colon cancer surgery before doctors became absorbed in treating COVID-19, and now he’s diligently and carefully...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer and expects to miss the season if major leaguers return this summer.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A 3-year-old Minnesota girl who has been battling cancer for two-thirds of her life got to celebrate on her last day of chemotherapy — with the help of some fire trucks...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old Kentucky boy who received thousands of birthday cards during his last bout of chemotherapy has given him more great news: His cancer is now in...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Max Taylor’s year started with him undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
It will end with him potentially making his senior debut...
DANIELS, W.Va. (AP) — An American Heritage Girls troop in West Virginia has helped to raise funds for their mentor's cancer treatment.
The Register-Herald reports troop members Kate Hontz,...
PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man won a $200,000 lottery prize while on the way to his last round of chemotherapy.
WTVD-TV reports that Ronnie Foster bought the winning scratch-off...
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — When Holly Rehder and a group of her work friends decided to go together to get mammograms, she wasn't expecting anything. She hadn't noticed anything abnormal and was just...
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — There were times not long ago when Nasi Manu was too sick and weak from the chemotherapy to walk up the steps at a stadium and watch a game of rugby. On Sunday, he played in...
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — No matter the score, if Nasi Manu gets on the field for Tonga in the Rugby World Cup game against England on Sunday it'll be a triumph.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.
After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy. Her insurer said no.
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family.
His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His grandfather didn't want to travel for treatment...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy must resume his cancer treatment, despite his parents' wishes.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hannah Carlin, a fourth-year student studying microbiology, doesn't recall much of her cancer treatment — granted, she was 16 months old at the time of her diagnosis.
But her mother, Beth Heinz, certainly does.
"You're not guaranteed anything in life. You're not guaranteed a lifetime with your children," Heinz said to The Minnesota Daily.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government form lay on the dining room table in Mary Klein's home in Northwest Washington. At the top, in bold letters, was a simple declaration: "REQUEST FOR MEDICATION TO END MY LIFE IN A HUMANE AND PEACEFUL MANNER."
"I need two witnesses for my application," Klein's friend Kelly Saunders recalls her saying. "Would you be a witness?"
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ibra Kamulegeya impressed his tutor with how quickly he is mastering pre-algebra math.
Ibra and the tutor are seated on a rug on the floor in the Benedictine Abbey in Goochland County where Ibra and his caretaker, Hellen Ainembabazi, are staying.
Ibra and Ainembabazi came to the United States in May from a rural village in Uganda so that Ibra could get medical care for his right foot, which is disfigured by what initially was thought to be a lingering fungal infection.
GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — Cancer keeps intruding upon Jessica Connell's life.
It happened the first time a decade ago when she was a teen and her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer — and died in 2010.
Then it happened again in 2017 when her dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and needed a lifesaving stem cell transplant.
And finally this year: The 29-year-old single mother of two young daughters has been waging a battle against her own breast cancer since January.
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects.
Results were discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United says defender Chris Odoi-Atsem has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and is scheduled to have four months of chemotherapy.
The 23-year-old was drafted 12th overall by D.C. United in 2017 and has made a total of 10 appearances, with five starts, over the past two seasons for the MLS club.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Pink lights illuminate the walkway leading to Traci DeWeese's front door where a pink wreath hangs. The 45-year-old Priceville woman — known for her caring and giving spirit — installed the lights a week after undergoing her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Thomas McGaughey has been doing more in the offseason than getting the New York Giants' special teams ready for the opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 45-year-old coordinator has been undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer that strikes roughly 8,000 people in the United States annually.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — For a year, Tiffany Spencer, the U.S. Air Force reservist, marathoner and bicyclist, searched for answers. She listened to the doctors' diagnoses of colon, ovarian, cervical and appendix cancer. She read testimonials and studied medical terminology. She endured 20 rounds of chemotherapy and supplemented her care with natural therapies — Epsom salt baths, coffee enemas, Vitamin C IVs.
Still the tumor in her abdomen grew — eventually reaching 18 pounds.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says the aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with last month is in remission.
Speaking to the media for the first time since the Giants disclosed in early June that he had lymphoma, Gettleman said Friday he's had four rounds of chemotherapy and will need another three more to complete his treatment.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pendleton Mayor John Turner has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
The first-term mayor said in an email to friends Sunday that he expects to begin chemotherapy this month at a hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. He said he has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of recovering. City council president Neil Brown will fill in for Turner as needed.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Culpepper is back. The smile on his face said it all.
The redshirt sophomore quarterback had his first full workout with Syracuse on Friday after overcoming testicular cancer. He said he broke down and cried when he was told he was cancer-free a week ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
"When they took my IV out, it was magical," Culpepper said. "To finally walk out of there, I couldn't put it into words. I can't even describe the euphoria."
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the leader in a groundbreaking national study that found that early-stage breast cancer patients with the most common form of the disease do not benefit from chemotherapy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday.
The results indicate the powerful chemotherapy treatment known as folfirinox will likely become standard of care for the minority of patients whose pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early enough to be removed by surgery, experts not involved in the study said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.
The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs.
Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As a doctor injected cloudy fluid into Makena Eighmy's intravenous line, it looked like the 13-year-old animal lover from near Watertown was getting a standard procedure for her cancer.
But the infusion this month at UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital was far from routine.
APEX, N.C. (AP) — Petrina Hamm had been through so much: A diagnosis of breast cancer, although she had no family history of the disease. Six months of chemotherapy. Surgeries to remove her ovaries and her right kidney. A double mastectomy and then reconstructive surgery.
Hamm was grateful to be cancer-free, but she hated looking in the mirror and seeing the scars around her breast implants.
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have stopped efforts to take custody of a 15-year-old girl whose mother delayed pursuing the teen's urgent cancer treatments.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who battled cancer 20 years ago is back at the St. Paul hospital that diagnosed and treated, but this time she's a doctor.
Jen Pratt was about 11-years-old when she decided she wanted to become a physician, WCCO-TV reported. Pratt underwent chemotherapy to battle bone cancer for about a year and had surgery at Children's St. Paul to remove a tumor in her leg.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Six years ago, Starla Chapman died in her father's arms. The chemotherapy treatment she was receiving for acute myeloid leukemia had weakened her heart to the point that it stopped. "She is on life support and we need a miracle," her mother, DeAndra Chapman, posted on the Facebook page her sisters started for Starla.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Phyllis Peterson has spent her life helping others.
The 83-year-old had a career as a certified nursing assistant. She raised four children. And when she learned her ovarian cancer had returned, she opted for a clinical trial rather than another round of chemotherapy.
"My mother wants to help other people," said Peterson's daughter, Wanda Walker. "If it can help younger women to not be poisoned with heavy chemo, then that's what she wants her legacy to be."
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — For the past three years, Heather Henry has taught seventh grade math at New Hope Middle School. More specifically, she teaches pre-advanced-placement math, attracting the brightest, most ambitious students.
"She's the best of the best," said her principal, Sam Allison. "I don't say that lightly, either. There are some teachers you can shut the door and not worry about. Heather is one of those teachers."
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — An alternative procedure used to treat tumors on sea turtles has been performed at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in partnership with the University of Florida.
The electro-chemotherapy treatments were administered to two green sea turtles Saturday.
The remedies are part of a study being conducted on green sea turtles with fibropapilloma, cauliflower-like tumor growths that develop as a result of a herpes-like virus affecting many sea turtles around the world.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Number 35 is back on the ice in Dover.
Nearly three years after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor, Levi Whitcomb, now 12, has returned to the sport he loves.
In April 2015, Levi underwent surgery where doctors removed roughly 95 percent of the tumor, which had spread to his brain stem. The surgery was followed by months at a rehabilitation hospital and several rounds of chemotherapy.
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Whether you know her as Annabelle Thomas or Anna Banana Awesome Sauce, the 6-year-old has been kicking cancer's butt since her diagnosis in 2015.
The Houma native was diagnosed with high-risk B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia just after her fourth birthday in November 2015.
For the past two years, Annabelle has been undergoing chemotherapy, steroid and other treatments at Ochsner's oncology unit in New Orleans.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — From his room in St. Cloud Hospital, Raine Hokan is retaining his sense of humor.
"I sit in a room and crack myself up with my own jokes," he told the St. Cloud Times . "The nurses think I'm crazy."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Country Day sophomore Kate Launey still flashes a huge smile when she talks about the Cajuns' Sept. 14 match against Dominican.
It was a typical early season match between two quality programs, and the Cajuns won in four sets. Launey recorded 10 digs and two aces, but it was more than that.
U.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for people with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted accelerated approval to AstraZeneca PLC's Calquence for people with mantle cell lymphoma after chemotherapy or other treatments fail. The British drugmaker is now conducting further testing required by the FDA to confirm the drug's benefits and risks.