Tumor discovery gives business owner new outlook on life
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — "If I was going to die today, would I go to Hell or to paradise?"
That's the question that ran through Luca Papini's mind shortly after learning the seizures he'd...
State delays teen cancer patient’s emergency surgery motion
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teen and her mother have argued with the state that they should be able to treat the girl's cancer with CBD oil instead of surgery to remove the tumor.
Wife’s cancer diagnosis hits home for Packers’ Crosby
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby won his competition to remain the Green Bay Packers’ kicker.
Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme...
Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor; no further treatment needed at this time.
S. Carolina lawman: Brain tumor led to my fall from grace
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police chief who robbed one bank and is charged with robbing another says his life has been cursed since his brain surgery.
Jean Rounds, wife of Sen. Mike Rounds, has cancer
South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says his wife Jean is beginning treatment for cancer.
Rounds, a Republican, said in a prepared statement Tuesday that Jean Rounds was diagnosed with "a...
Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract.
Hughes will miss Seattle's two preseason games. The team provided no...
Autopsy: Houston student in fight died from brain tumor
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old girl who died days after being involved in a fight while walking home from school was killed by a brain tumor discovered when she was hospitalized days...
Woman pushes on 2 years after brain tumor changed her life
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Meah Ezykowsky was lying unresponsive in her bed when her mom rushed into their Latrobe home, knowing something was wrong.
Albion College lacrosse player with tumor inspires teammates
DETROIT (AP) — Drew Harm is still playing lacrosse at Albion College. Heck yes, he is.
He's going to keep playing until they pull him off the field and wheel him into an operating room and...
Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital...
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram...
Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers
ATLANTA (AP) — People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don't pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal...
Immune system therapy shows wider promise against cancer
ATLANTA (AP) — A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to...
HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl with a potentially fatal brain tumor got a boost of support from some furry law enforcement officers.
Rep. Greg Lewis will resign to fight brain tumor
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State Rep. Greg Lewis says he will resign to concentrate on his battle with a cancerous brain tumor.
Lewis, a Republican from St. John, said Monday on the Kansas House floor it is becoming apparent to him that he can't represent his district to the level his constituents deserve.
His resignation will be effective Friday.
The fourth-generation cattle rancher was first elected to represent the 113th District in November 2016.
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
Oklahoma 3-year-old dies of cancer, parents charged
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old Oklahoma girl who died from cancer after a tumor grew to be 17 pounds (8 kilograms) have been charged with first-degree manslaughter.
Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumor
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.
The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.
5-year-old with inoperable brain tumor gets mermaid wish
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Memphis girl who is battling brain cancer is having her dream realized in Florida where she spent the day with mermaids.
Ta'liyah Baldwin has been undergoing chemotherapy at St. Jude's Children's Hospital since being diagnosed in November 2017 with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family said the treatments leave her lethargic and caused her to have trouble walking.
Congolese boy dies in US after surgery for facial tumor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face died late Friday after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia.
The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which co-sponsored 8-year-old Matadi Sela Petit's travels and medical procedures, announced his death Saturday on social media.
Autopsy: Tumor, not ambulance crash, caused toddler’s death
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An amended autopsy says the toddler whose ambulance overturned after being struck by a drunken driver died from a brain tumor and not injuries suffered in the crash.
Secretary of State Richardson gives update on brain cancer
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has released a video statement updating people on his treatment for a brain tumor.
Richardson had announced in June the presence of a "small, cancerous brain tumor." Since then, he said Thursday that the "three most recent" MRIs show the tumor has not grown.
St. Louis medical organizations plan more proton therapy
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite problems at several proton centers across the country, St. Louis medical organizations are planning to increase their use of the cancer-treating procedure.
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Tumor-free flounder: Study underscores Boston Harbor rebirth
BOSTON (AP) — A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor?
In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts declared that flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free.
Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a "cancerous tumor" established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East.
Iran's leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric.
Cancer patient is first in Hawaii to receive new treatment
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii resident who has been living with a slow-growing yet incurable cancer since 2006 became the first person in the state to receive a new specialized radiation treatment.
The cancer in Mary Bona's abdomen grew over the summer despite several rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments.
That's when her doctor found out about a treatment approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to target hard-to-reach neuroendocrine tumors.
Florida surgeon removes healthy kidney he thought was tumor
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he believed the vital organ was a cancerous tumor.
Italian skier Fanchini to return after tumor treatment
MILAN (AP) — Italian skier Elena Fanchini has been cleared to train again after sitting out nearly a year with an undescribed tumor.
The Italian Winter Sports Federation says Fanchini was given the go ahead by its medical commission after recent exams concluded she was "completely healed."
The 33-year-old Fanchini will begin training with the Italian team immediately and plans to start racing again in January.
Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry.
No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter.
Kentucky lawmaker to continue campaign despite brain tumor
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The family of a state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will continue his re-election campaign after initial hospital tests indicated he has some sort of a brain tumor.
Family members of Democratic state Rep. Wilson Stone posted a message to his personal Facebook page on Sunday. It says Stone "had a spell" while teaching Sunday school. They said testing at a local hospital "revealed some type of brain tumor" and that more tests are scheduled.
Teen rodeo champ wins big while fighting brain tumor
SCOTT, La. (AP) — For the Dubois family, roping is a rite of passage.
After all, it's in their blood.
Jeanne and her husband Shel got married in 1998 after meeting at her father's western store in Carencro.
Shel came in to buy a cowboy hat, and it was obvious from the start that they shared a passion.
"His family owned a western store, too," Jeanne says. "It was called Dubois' and it was in Abbeville."
Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize
Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body's immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives.
James Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University learned how cancer can put the brakes on the immune system — and how to release those brakes.
Autopsy: Death of boy in DWI crash related to brain tumor
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy concludes that the toddler whose ambulance overturned after being struck by a drunken driver died from complications of a brain tumor.
UNE professor’s breast cancer biomarker receives a patent
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A University of New England pharmacy professor has received a patent for an innovation in the early detection of breast cancer.
Srinidi Mohan's research focuses on a blood marker that can be used to detect the presence of highly aggressive tumors. He says the marker is a reliable indicator for estrogen receptor-negative tumors, the most aggressive types of breast cancer.
Woman who had 18-pound tumor removed now offers hope
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.
Minnesota woman finds confidence in faith amid brain cancer
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — It came out of nowhere.
Amy Woodard felt nauseous. Her vision blurred in one eye. She knew what she wanted to say, but the words wouldn't come out.
It was April 4, and the Winona resident was at work at the Ridgeway Community School.
She sat down. After a few minutes, her words came back. She called her husband and went home. She thought it was the flu.
Ex-Indiana first lady fighting brain cancer sees sons enlist
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh watched as her twin sons took military oaths three months after undergoing surgery for the same type of malignant brain tumor that killed Sen. John McCain.
Nonprofit offers reward for info on abandoned dog with tumor
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island are searching for the person who abandoned a dog with a large tumor.
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the dog in after it was found alone in Providence on Saturday. According to the RISPCA, the dog has a "fatty like tumor" on its left side.
The dog, which has been named Pat, is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday.
Lamb auction raises $23,200 for Oregon girl with tumor
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A lamb named Henry fetched $162 per pound at an Oregon auction where lambs were generally going for $7 a pound.
What made Henry such a prize at the Umatilla County Fair is he was raised by Maddy Thomas, an 11-year-old girl from Echo who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. The $23,200 will help her family cover continuing medical-related expenses.
Ultrasound jiggles open brain barrier, a step to better care
WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Alzheimer's patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily jiggle an opening in its protective shield.
The so-called blood-brain barrier prevents germs and other damaging substances from leaching in through the bloodstream — but it can block drugs for Alzheimer's, brain tumors and other neurologic diseases, too.
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's defense minister, the eldest son of the country's ruling emir, has undergone surgery to have a tumor in his lungs removed.
The state-run KUNA news agency reported Tuesday that 70-year-old Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Sabah underwent the procedure. It did not say if the tumor was cancerous.
Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus is used to fight brain tumors
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report.
Modified Polio Virus Used To Treat Brain Cancer
Doctor: Extra Caution Taken with Melania Trump
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she condemns a tweet from Iran's top leader saying that Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be removed and pledged to increase pressure on Tehran to scale back its military influence in the region.
Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Merkel said Israel's security was a top priority for Germany.
Living tumors offer cancer patients new hope, surgeon says
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — As a cancer surgeon with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Ken Dixon was tired of giving patients bad news.
Time and again, he had to have the difficult conversation with patients and their families, telling them there was nothing more he could do to rid them of cancer. He didn't want to have that conversation anymore, so he did something about it.