Hodgkin's disease

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Arlen Specter: I Have Cancer

Former senator had been hospitalized

(Newser) - After it was revealed Arlen Specter is seriously ill and had been hospitalized, he confirms to the Philadelphia Inquirer that he is fighting cancer again. The 82-year-old battled Hodgkin's disease in 2005 and again in 2008. "I am battling cancer, and it's another battle I intend to... More »

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Battling Cancer

Billionaire, 56, given diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(Newser) - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune and lymphatic systems. Allen, the 56-year-old billionaire entrepreneur who owns the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, overcame Hodgkin's disease in the 1980s—a victory his sister... More »

Parental Neglect a Thorny Issue

Sometimes parental desires clash with those of authorities

(Newser) - “Parental neglect” is a tricky term that may indicate just the opposite: devoted parents who care for their children, but in a way authorities oppose, Kate Dailey writes in Newsweek. It’s a paradox illustrated by two moms who fled with their sons this week, one to prevent him... More »

Anti-Chemo Dad: Son, Wife Have Left US

Says family would accept low doses with alternative treatment

(Newser) - The father of a Minnesota 13-year-old ordered to undergo cancer treatment says his son and wife have fled the US, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “I have an opinion where they are, but I can’t say I know,” said Anthony Hauser, noting that wife Colleen’s disappearance... More »

Judge Orders Arrest of Anti- Chemo Mom

Minn. native refuses treatment for cancer-stricken son, 13

(Newser) - A Minnesota judge issued an arrest warrant today for the mother of a 13-year-old boy resisting chemotherapy after the pair missed a court hearing on his welfare. Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg is also ordering that Daniel Hauser be placed in protective custody so he can get proper medical... More »

Judge Orders Minn. Teen to Receive Cancer Treatment

(Newser) - A Minnesota judge ordered today that a teen with cancer must receive an X-ray despite his family’s religious views, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “Daniel Hauser is a child in need of protection,” the judge said, citing state law requiring parents to provide “medically necessary care.... More »

Specter's Cancer Returns

Pennsylvania Republican, 78, says he'll work while undergoing chemotherapy

(Newser) - After three years in remission, cancerous Hodgkin's disease has reappeared in the body of Sen. Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican said today. "I consider this just another bump on the road to a successful recovery from Hodgkin's, from which I've been symptom-free for three years," said Specter, 78.... More »

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