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Jeopardy Contestant Dies Before Episode Airs

It was Texan's lifelong dream to appear on show

(Newser) - Next Tuesday's Jeopardy will feature a contestant whose lifelong dream was to appear on the show—but who didn't live long enough to see herself on TV. Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, was diagnosed with cancer between passing the online contestant test and being... More »

Touching Tribute: After Girl's Death, Friends Wear Her Dress to Prom

Catherine Malatesta died of cancer just months after May prom

(Newser) - When Catherine Malatesta attended her junior prom as a 16-year-old in May 2015, just six months after being diagnosed with a stage 4 tumor called epithelioid sarcoma, she knew she didn't have long. What the student council president and field hockey team captain didn't know was that almost... More »

Ryan O'Neal Has Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

News comes 3 years after Farah Fawcett died

(Newser) - Seventies icon Ryan O'Neal has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, reports People . "Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early, and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery,"... More »

Cancer: Is It Time to Ditch the Word?

Increasingly, researchers suggest the definition has changed

(Newser) - Stage 0 breast cancer: Despite the zero, it sounds scary, and would have many patients anticipating surgery—even though it may not technically be cancer. Stage 0 breast cancer, also known as ductal carcinoma in situ, is defined as abnormal cells clustered inside the breast's milk ducts. It is... More »

Zeta-Jones 'Furious' at Missed Cancer Diagnosis

'We knew something was up'

(Newser) - As her husband embarks on the fight of his life against Stage 4 throat cancer, Catherine Zeta-Jones is still livid doctors didn't discover the illness earlier. Michael Douglas went to doctors early in the summer complaining of a persistent sore throat. They put him through a battery of tests, but... More »

Michael Douglas on Stage 4 Cancer: 80% Chance

It's 'intense,' says optimistic actor

(Newser) - Though he's undergoing chemo, Michael Douglas still managed to appear on the David Letterman Show last night, where he talked quite openly about his throat cancer, which the former smoker said is "caused by alcohol and drinking.” When Letterman asked why the actor didn't sound like he had... More »

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