Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders Dead at 60

Saunders had a 654-592 NBA record

(Newser) - Flip Saunders, the longtime NBA coach who won more than 650 games in nearly two decades and was trying to rebuild the Minnesota Timberwolves as team president, coach and part owner, died Sunday, the team said. He was 60. Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in June and doctors called... 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 »

Girl Fights Connecticut Over Right to Refuse Chemo

Cassandra's chance of survival put at 80%-85% with treatment

(Newser) - After 17-year-old Cassandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September, she underwent two chemotherapy treatments in November at Connecticut Children's Medical Center before running away from home because she didn't want to complete the prescribed chemo. Now Cassandra is in the middle of a legal battle headed... More »

Lack of Cancer Drug Caused 'Shocking' Teen Relapses

Cancer expert slaps 'ridiculous situation'

(Newser) - The dangerous effects of US drug shortages have been made all too clear in a new study. In 2010, sufferers of Hodgkin's lymphoma—who tend to be teenagers—suffered relapses that were likely due to limited supply of mechlorethamine, a generic medication used to treat the cancer. When substitutes... More »

Couple Who Never Treated Son's Cancer Gets 8 Years

Monica Hussing and William Robinson Sr. plead guilty in death of Willie Robinson

(Newser) - For more than two years, as Willie Robinson's health deteriorated, family members tried to discuss the situation with parents Monica Hussing and William Robinson Sr., but the couple never got their son treatment—even as, one relative claimed, glands in his neck swelled to the size of a softball.... More »

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