HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — Lea Jordan rocked a look for senior prom that only she could.
Wearing a medical mask, a slick bald noggin and a staggering amount of determination with her...
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...
WALWORTH, Wis. (AP) — Sophia Stewart can describe her journey from cancer to wellness through bead necklaces.
While the fifth-grade student at Walworth Elementary School was getting...
MADRID (AP) — The surprise announcement came after another important win by Sevilla in the Spanish league.
The club had just beaten Valladolid 2-0 to get back into the fight for the final...
Connecticut man gets 6 years for fake cancer scam
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who bilked an elderly woman out of more than $500,000 by claiming to have leukemia has been sentenced to six years in prison.
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros says he has leukemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club.
Caparros made the announcement after Sevilla's 2-0 win at Valladolid in the...
Books help raise money for girl battling cancer
TYNGSBORO, Mass. (AP) — Back in December, Hannah Sheridan was inspired to create a children's book based on a story her 2-year-old niece, Jane Santoro, shared over dinner one night.
Robot helps Clark County boy, 6, attend school
SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Levi Suttles is just like any other kindergartner. He learns numbers, plays with friends during recess and enjoys listening to his teacher read Dr. Seuss...
WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission
ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Dog is back.
Professional wrestler Roman Reigns says his leukemia is in remission and he'll be returning to the WWE ring.
Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo.
The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country.
She posted on her verified Twitter account Tuesday that her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from a training trip to Australia.
Girl fights leukemia with Christmas wishes from thousands
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has thousands of fans and the number continues to grow.
Emma Roberts of Brighton has received more than 4,500 Christmas cards since late November. It began as a social media campaign by a fellow Brighton resident who wanted to boost the 13-year-old's morale.
"I feel bad for the mail lady," said Emma's father, Tom Roberts, who noted that deliveries sometimes come twice a day.
Texas G Andrew Jones faced “biggest fear” in leukemia fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even when his whole body ached just to walk, and everywhere he went meant taking along a chemotherapy bag attached to a tube going straight into his body, Andrew Jones had a goal: Get back to basketball.
That included a mission to dunk, which took about two weeks or three weeks and was celebrated with a video on social media.
WWE star Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — WWE wrestler Roman Reigns says he will step away from the ring because he has leukemia.
The 33-year-old Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa'i, made the announcement Monday night to open the episode of "Raw."
He was originally diagnosed in 2008 at age 22, though he quickly went into remission. He's been fighting the disease since.
Texas guard out with toe injury following leukemia treatment
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones has fractured a toe in practice, and the school says there is no timetable for his return.
Jones had rejoined the team following his diagnosis of leukemia, which occurred in January. He sat out most of last season while undergoing treatment.
A statement from Texas says Jones fractured a toe on his right foot on Thursday but is expected to make a full recovery.
Artist’s exhibit shows her journey through cancer treatment
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — When her cancer treatment isolated her from the world, Longview resident Anne-Marie Carr used her art to reach out.
Carr created a piece of art every day for 100 days during her treatment and recovery in 2016 and posted each piece on Instagram. Her "100 Day Project: An Art Journey Through Leukemia" exhibit is on display in the Rose Center for the Arts gallery at Lower Columbia College.
Jones practicing with Texas after leukemia treatments
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis with leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
Although Jones would probably like to play this season, Smart wasn't ready to say if he will be able to get on the court in a game. Jones is a full-time student.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer.
The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among family and close friends, the week after opting to forego further treatment and enter palliative care.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017.
BEIJING (AP) — At least once a week, Su Lingmin films herself singing, sharing health tips and chatting with hundreds of fans from her hospital bed.
"Now I'm a professional livestreamer," she said with a smile in a video last week. "What else can I do?"
Diagnosed with leukemia four months ago, the 27-year-old native of the northern Chinese city of Harbin is helping give a human face to the struggle for more affordable cancer drugs in China.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton goalkeeper Carl Ikeme retired on Friday, a month after revealing he was in complete remission from acute leukemia.
Ikeme spent the past year fighting the disease, and decided to heed medical advice that the toll of recovering was too much on his body before trying to play again.
The last of his more than 200 appearances for Wolves was in March 2017.
Dad Dances to Ciara Song for Son with Leukemia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer.
Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia.
Jones enrolls in online classes at Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been approved for online-based coursework for summer school and will move into a dorm, big steps toward an eventual return to the program as he continues treatment for leukemia.
Longhorns coach Shaka Smart announced the move Thursday. Jones was diagnosed in January and he spent weeks in Houston for treatment. He eventually started posting on social media videos of himself shooting baskets.
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.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Doctors have performed Idaho's first allogeneic stem cell transplant.
During a routine physical, Kayla Griffiths nurse was listening to her heart when she heard a murmur.
Griffith never had a heart murmur before. She was an athlete, a three-time All-America defenseman on the Lake Forest (Ill.) College womens hockey team. Griffith, who went to East Ridge High School in Woodbury, underwent the physical March 21 because she needed it for her graduate physical therapy program.
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Greyson Kapes was a miracle, said his mother, Amanda Kapes.
Born by emergency C-section on Jan. 5, the preemie battled against all odds.
Not only did he have a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery, he had leukemia and Down syndrome.
He would face more setbacks in the first weeks of his life but surprised doctors by overcoming early obstacles they didn’t expect he’d survive.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment.
"I found out a few weeks ago that I had developed leukemia lymphoma (AML, ALL)," Azab wrote in a Twitter post Saturday morning. "I have since started treatment and am working through the process, but I wanted to spread the word and ask for prayers to help strengthen me in this journey."
TORRINGTON — When the leadoff hitter looks out next week at Brian Bassler, whether he’s from Holy Cross or Oxford, he is going to see eyebrows. Yeah, a full pair of eyebrows.
“The eyebrows were the last to go,” Bassler said. “And the first to come back.”
The Torrington High senior pitcher, bald from chemotherapy not so long ago, will bring out a full head of hair to the mound, too, for his first start of 2018. Much more, he will bring along his full health.
VENLO, Netherlands (AP) — German forward Lennart Thy will miss a week's training with VVV-Venlo and the Dutch side's next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.
The club says Thy, who is loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.
Working in an animal shelter is consistently inconsistent. From the heartbreak of neglect cases to the joy of seeing our favorite pets find a home, we never know what challenges and successes each day will bring.
The homeless pets we receive as strays or owner surrender are as unpredictable as our days. Some are purebred, some are mixed breeds, some are healthy, some require extreme medical attention, some love other animals and people and some need a lot of training.
Texas guard Andrew Jones released from cancer center
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been released from the hospital and will continue his leukemia treatment on an outpatient basis.
In a statement released by the school, Jones said he left the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Saturday, a move he called a "great night and a big step for me and my family."
Jones said he's encouraged by reports from doctors telling him he's showing improvement. He will stay in the Houston area for his outpatient treatments.
Hatchell helping to give others ‘new life’ after cancer diagnosis led to search for marrow donors
In 2013, UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She thought she would need to receive a bone marrow transplant as a form of treatment for her cancer, so Hatchell organized multiple "Be the Match" events.
Her family, from all sides, took a test to see if they were a match, but in Hatchell's case, none of her blood relatives were a match.
Nebraska Medicine offers new treatment for lymphoma, leukemia patients with no other option
When Amy Cheese came to the Nebraska Medical Center in October 2016, she had a tumor the size of a grapefruit in her chest, next to her heart and lungs.
She’d already been through three rounds of chemotherapy over the course of a year, but her non-Hodgkin lymphoma had rebounded.
About a month later, she participated in a clinical trial for a new type of therapy in which her immune cells were removed from her body and genetically engineered to recognize and attack her cancer.
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Several organizations and community leaders partnered on Saturday to put on the the second annual benefit concert for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.
The event, held at the Darlington Music Hall, featured an auction in which items such as a three-night vacation in Nashville, a George Rogers Heisman Trophy football, a 2016 national championship Clemson football signed by Dabo Swinney were bid on.
Deportation stayed for dad of sick boy who sought sanctuary
PHOENIX (AP) — An immigrant man with five children and a pregnant wife said Monday he was granted a last-minute stay of deportation after he sought sanctuary in a church saying he needed to remain in the United States to support his family, including a 5-year-old son with leukemia.
When everyone else rushes away from an emergency, firefighters are often the first ones rushing in to help.
The Latest: Father of ailing boy gets deportation stay
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the immigrant father who sought sanctuary in a Phoenix church (all times local):
An immigrant father of five children including a 5-year-old boy with leukemia was granted a last-minute stay by immigration authorities after he took sanctuary at a Phoenix church to avoid deportation.
Lincoln Elementary students raising funds for leukemia, lymphoma patients
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Gering are donning super hero capes and coming to the rescue. During the month of February, the students are holding the school's annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
The Lincoln Elementary Student Council is leading the way in the fundraiser by walking the halls with donation boxes in between classes.
Texas guard Jones engaging public as he battles cancer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The announcement that Texas guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia prompted concern and well wishes from across college basketball.
STAMFORD — When Mary Pat Caldwell and her 5-year-old twin boys Zach and Teddy pulled into their driveway last week for the first time in six months, the first thing she did was get out of the car and kiss the ground.
Met by cheers and hugs from approximately 25 friends and family who had gathered with signs and balloons to welcome the family, Caldwell threw her hands up in the air and cried, “We’re home!”
Texas star Andrew Jones progressing in leukemia treatment
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of Texas basketball star Andrew Jones says he is making "positive strides" in his leukemia treatment.
The sophomore guard was diagnosed in January and is at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
The family says in a statement Saturday that Jones recently was able to get out of bed, a "huge difference" from when he was first diagnosed.
Jacob Munoz has gone from being a teenager in the locker room surrounded by football gear and friends to dealing with IV bags in a hospital room.
The 16-year-old Klein Cain High School student from Spring is in for the fight of his life as he battles leukemia for a second time. Now, Jacob is need of a bone marrow transplant.
St. Mary’s first-graders rally around classmate diagnosed with leukemia
DeKALB – Marissa Dobie said the outpouring of love and support from St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb and the community has been overwhelming after her son Jake’s leukemia diagnosis last year.
From the gifts and cards to the donated meals to a signed photo and letter from Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, every little thing has meant so much, she said.
8-year-old with leukemia signs on to college softball team
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Finally, McKenzie Woods broke into a smile.
After spending the first 13 minutes of her signing day ceremony inside James Madison's Memorial Hall with her eyes firmly locked on Dukes interim softball coach Loren LaPorte and her mouth closed straight across her face, the 8-year-old from Churchville flashed a wide grin. Her eyes lit up when JMU sophomore outfielder Michala Pellegrino walked to the table.
"She's like another little sister," Pellegrino said.
Greyson Kapes isn’t yet a month old, but he’s already battling for his life.
The son of Amanda Kapes, Greyson came into the world with a congenital heart defect, leukemia and Down syndrome.
It’s been touch and go since his premature birth Jan. 5 — and his health isn’t improving.
There are stories in sports that are easy to get excited about when it comes to matchups of intriguing players, coaches and teams.
Then there are stories that just tug at your heart make you want to root for someone, support them as they go through something nobody should ever have to experience.
Texas guard Andrew Jones announced last week he had been diagnosed with leukemia, and he immediately began cancer treatment.
ST. LOUIS -- Christmas Day marked exactly one year since Auggie Powers, 4, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Auggie's body doesn't fight infection very well. He can't afford to get sick: A high fever will send him to the hospital. In the most intensive part of his ongoing treatment, he spent months receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions and a cocktail of up to 20 pills a day.