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Maryland Governor Has 'Very Advanced' Cancer

Larry Hogan says he will continue to serve in his office

(Newser) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he says he will continue to work as the state's chief elected official. Hogan says the cancer is B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and that it may be Stage 4,... More »

5 States With Most Cancer Deaths

Along with the 5 with the least

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall Street has dug into stats from the CDC on which states fare the best and worst in terms of cancer mortality. Generally speaking, states with the worst scores also have high rates of lung cancer and poverty, suggesting that a one-two punch of lifelong smoking and inadequate... More »

'One-Two Punch' on Cancer May Replace Chemotherapy

Drug combo shrinks 58% of melanomas via immunotherapy

(Newser) - Researchers have discovered a way to give aggressive skin cancer what one calls "a powerful one-two punch." In an international trial on 945 patients with advanced melanoma, drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab were able to shrink or stabilize tumors in 58% of people for an average of 11.5... More »

People Dropping $100K-Plus on Meds Triples: Report

Insurance plans paid almost 98% of the cost for biggest spenders

(Newser) - Prescription drugs are pricey: According to a report released Wednesday by benefits manager Express Scripts, more than 500,000 people in 2014 took home meds costing a total of $50,000 or more per year, while the number of big spenders who took home at least $100,000 worth of... More »

Mom's Photo of Son Leads to Cancer Diagnosis

Julie Fitzgerald knew she saw something odd in his eye

(Newser) - A mom's photo of her 2-year-old boy helped her spot a rare cancer symptom and possibly prevent the disease from spreading to his blood and brain, WREX 13 and Fox 8 report. Illinois resident Julie Fitzgerald noticed earlier this year that her son Avery's left eye looked a... More »

Late Start on Solid Foods Could Boost Babies' Cancer Risk

Study points to leukemia concerns for infants who don't have solids until 7 months

(Newser) - A new study raises concerns for babies who get a late start on solid food—that is, at the age of 7 months or older, LiveScience reports. Researchers found that babies who didn't begin eating solids until the age of at least 10 months had four times the risk... More »

East Coast Clams May Be 'Catching' Cancer

Researchers make surprising discovery

(Newser) - A new study suggests cancer that's killing clams on the East Coast has a unique characteristic—it's contagious. Assuming the research is correct, it would be only the third example of this in nature, the first two involving dogs and Tasmanian devils. But the findings suggest that this... More »

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Has Cancer

'I hope and pray that you never get news like this'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift, a celeb known for time and again helping others with cancer, today revealed on Tumblr that her mother has cancer. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know," writes the singer, who goes on... More »

Woman With Cancer Kicked Off Flight

She didn't have a note from her doctor, says Alaska Airlines

(Newser) - A little overzealous, maybe? Alaska Airlines kicked a cancer patient off a flight Monday because she didn't have a note from her doctor clearing her to fly, reports CBS San Francisco . Elizabeth Sedway, 51, says she had donned a surgical mask to avoid germs while waiting to board, which... More »

Teen Must Stay Confined to Hospital for Chemo: Court

And Cassandra's mom isn't allowed to visit her, per court order

(Newser) - A 17-year-old ward of the state of Connecticut who's being forced to continue her chemotherapy treatments has just lost another court battle. Cassandra C. wanted to leave Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where she's currently confined, to wrap up her treatments at home, but a judge denied that... More »

Let's End the 'War' Against Cancer

It's time to 'lay down our weapons,' writers say

(Newser) - We can "stand up to" it, "fight" it, "beat" it, and even "survive" it, but does this macho language help us deal with cancer? No way, say David Hauser and Richard Wassersug: "Not only has the military motif not led to a cure for the... More »

'Right to Die' Opponent Has Died

Kara Tippetts, 38, urged Brittany Maynard not to take her own life

(Newser) - A Christian writer who fueled the debate over assisted suicide and refused to cut her own life short in the face of terminal cancer died yesterday, according to a post on her blog . Kara Tippetts, 38, a pastor's wife and mother of four in Colorado Springs, Colo., was admitted... More »

Illinois Man: 'Hot Sauce Saved My Life'

Randy Schmitz says sauce-induced seizure led to MRI that detected tumor

(Newser) - Variety literally became the spice of life for an Illinois man: While sampling the wares at a hot-sauce shop in Myrtle Beach, SC, Randy Schmitz had a seizure that ended up being a blessing. Schmitz was visiting the Pepper Palace while on vacation last August when he decided to try... More »

Dog Lies Down When He Smells Cancer

German shepherd mix trained to spot thyroid cancer

(Newser) - Scientists seeking a quick and affordable way to detect thyroid cancer have trained a dog to smell it on people, with really good results. In a US study, a German shepherd mix named Frankie detected thyroid cancer (or lack thereof) in urine samples with nearly 90% accuracy, Medical News Today... More »

Parents of 2 Toddlers Both Battling Cancer

Double diagnosis came within months of the birth of their 2nd daughter

(Newser) - Shortly after delivering her second daughter prematurely, Shelby Offrink got a devastating diagnosis—stage IV glioblastoma, a rare and incurable spinal cancer. Then, just a few months later, the engineer's stay-at-home husband Ben learned his Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned for the third time. "It's just shocking,... More »

8 Signs That Mean Cancer Death Is Nigh

Researchers studied 357 cancer patients to arrive at findings

(Newser) - It's possible to know when a cancer patient's death is imminent, according to a new study that has identified eight "tell-tale" signs that indicate that the end is nigh. A researcher involved in the study, published in Cancer , explains why the findings are so novel: Previous studies... More »

Top Cancer Killer of Women in Rich Nations Shifts

Smoking drives the change

(Newser) - For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries. The reason is smoking, which peaked years later for women than it did for men. "We're seeing the deaths now" from lung cancer due to a... More »

UK Study: Half the Population Will Get Cancer

But more are surviving it, and many cases are preventable

(Newser) - A new British study offers a stark picture of the future of the country's health: About half the population, researchers find, will develop cancer during their lifetimes. "Cancer is primarily a disease of old age, with more than 60% of all cases diagnosed in people aged over 65,... More »

Boil an Egg by Mistake? That Can Be Reversed

Researchers "unboil" a 20-minute egg

(Newser) - Want to unboil an egg? Probably not, but researchers in the US and Australia have found a way to do so with a primary ingredient from pee, Popular Science reports. "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," biochemist Gregory Weiss says in a statement... More »

Death of Girl Who Refused Chemo Under Investigation

The 11-year-old, a member of the First Nations tribe in Canada, died of a stroke

(Newser) - Makayla Sault made headlines last year when, after undergoing 12 weeks of chemotherapy to treat her acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she stopped treatment in May, opting instead for "traditional" medicine. The 11-year-old member of the First Nations tribe in Canada died of an apparent stroke Sunday, which her family says... More »

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