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Van Halen Member Has Cancer—and a Theory

Eddie Van Halen has been flying to Germany for treatments

(Newser) - Legendary rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen has traveled to Germany for years to treat his throat cancer—for which he has an unusual explanation, TMZ reports. "I used metal picks—they're brass and copper—which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got... More »

Alex Trebek: I Have Some Regrets About Cancer Fight

'Jeopardy!' host gives extensive interview to an outlet in his native Canada

(Newser) - Less than a month after delivering the sobering news that he had to go back on chemo to treat his pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek has given a hint that his time as the host of Jeopardy! may be coming to a close. "I will keep doing it as long... More »

Driving Pancreatic Cancer: a 'Fungal Invasion'

Scientists say fungi move from gut to pancreas, significantly increase in number, spur tumor growth

(Newser) - An organ once deemed "sterile" may actually be teeming with fungi, and certain varieties there may be promoting cancer. New research in the journal Nature notes that even though it's already known bacteria is able to move from the gut to the pancreas, it wasn't clear whether... More »

Beyonce's Dad Reveals Struggle With Breast Cancer

He shares sad news on GMA

(Newser) - Mathew Knowles, father of singers Beyonce and Solange, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an interview that will air Wednesday, the 67-year-old spoke to Good Morning America 's Michael Strahan about living with the disease and breaking the news to his family, People reports.... More »

New Cancer Update From Alex Trebek

'Jeopardy' host says his 'numbers' spiked, he's back on chemo

(Newser) - Nearly four months ago, Alex Trebek delivered the "mind-boggling" news to fans that his pancreatic cancer was "near remission." The Jeopardy! host was doing so well that his doctors even halted his chemo treatment, opting to use immunotherapy instead. Now, however, a bit of a setback: On... More »

There's a New No. 1 Killer in the Rich World

Cancer overtakes heart disease

(Newser) - Cancer is now the No. 1 cause of death in wealthy countries, killing twice as many people as heart disease—which remains the leading cause of death for middle-aged adults worldwide, Reuters reports. A new study finds that this "epidemiological transition" is at play in "rich world" countries... More »

Eddie Money Says Doctor's Visit Hit Him 'Really, Really Hard'

The 70-year-old singer says his fate is in 'God's hands'

(Newser) - Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer, the AP reports. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands." Money's comments appear in a video released Saturday from... More »

Aretha Franklin's Estate Joins Push on Rare Cancer

New fund in her name will research rare kind of pancreatic disease

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin was famously private about her ailing health in her final years, but now her estate is joining the fight against the rare illness that claimed her life . The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research is now up and running, reports the Detroit Free Press . It's actually... More »

Despite 10 Years of Warnings, People Still Drink Dangerous 'Cure'

FDA: Taking sodium chlorite products like Miracle Mineral Solution is basically drinking bleach

(Newser) - It's OK to believe in miracles, but drinking bleach for your ailments isn't going to lead to one. That's effectively what people are doing when they quaff a product known as Miracle Mineral Solution, and other products like it that promise a cure for autism, cancer, HIV,... More »

Fireman Who Left to Star on Walking Dead Dies

Dango Nguyen, who played a guard to diabolical Governor on hit AMC show, is dead of cancer at 48

(Newser) - A longtime Georgia firefighter who pursued his acting dreams and landed a recurring role on The Walking Dead has died. The Athens-Clarke County fire department posted on Facebook that Dango Nguyen died Saturday morning "after a hard-fought battle with cancer." MSN reports he was 48. Nguyen, who CNN... More »

New Data Forces Breast Implant Recall

But Allergan's implant shouldn't necessarily be removed, the FDA says

(Newser) - Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices, the AP reports. The US Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan's Biocell breast... More »

Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis

Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer

(Newser) - A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to... More »

Researchers Raise Warning About Fruit Juice

Daily consumption linked to a higher risk of cancer

(Newser) - Anyone who has ditched soda for fruit juice in the name of health may want to pay heed to a new study in the British Medical Journal . Researchers say modest daily consumption of any sugary drink is linked to a higher risk of cancer, reports CNN . The study finds that... More »

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Is in a Coma

Beth Chapman was diagnosed with cancer in 2017

(Newser) - Dog the Bounty Hunter is asking people to "say your prayers" after his wife was placed in a medically-induced coma, People reports. Beth Chapman, wife of the TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, was hospitalized Saturday in Hawaii amid her fight against cancer. "Please say your prayers... More »

Megadeth Cancels Shows Over Singer's 'Obstacle'

Dave Mustaine has throat cancer

(Newser) - Megadeth's lead singer has "faced obstacles before"—so he's ready to attack a new big one. Dave Mustaine on Monday announced that he has throat cancer, and that his doctors believe the treatment plan they came up with has a 90% success rate. "It’s... More »

Facing Impossible Odds, 'Brave Gabe' Forged On

Gabe Grunewald showed 'bottomless courage' in cancer battle

(Newser) - She was an inspiration in the running community, as well as a friend to Chip Gaines and the best thing that ever happened to Justin Grunewald. Appropriately, then, it was the latter who announced the death of Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald on Instagram on Tuesday. "I will never be... More »

Housewives Star: My Cancer Is Linked to My Husband's

Marcia Cross, Tom Mahoney both had cancer caused by HPV

(Newser) - Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross was diagnosed with anal cancer—and she says it's linked with the throat cancer her husband was diagnosed with in 2009. Doctors believe both cancers are from the same type of human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can be contracted through sexual intercourse. Cross, 57,... More »

New Cancer Drugs Are Making an Impact

But they often cost $100K or more per year

(Newser) - Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast, and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference, the AP reports. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr., who at age 87 is still able to... More »

He Killed 2 Women. Now, a Different Kind of Sentence

Imprisoned Jesse Matthew reported to have stage 4 colon cancer

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew Jr. is serving four life sentences for murdering two young women in Charlottesville, Va. Now comes a twist the mother of one of his victims thinks might be "karma"— CBS 6 reports that the 37-year-old has stage 4 colon cancer. Matthews himself told the station of... More »

Alabama Man 'Blown Away' by People's Generosity

David Green can see his daughter thanks to donated sick days

(Newser) - David Green was out of sick days when he learned just how much his colleagues cared, CNN reports. The Alabama history teacher's daughter, Kinsley, is receiving cancer treatments 100 miles away from their Huntsville home—but he had no more sick days to visit her. So his wife went... More »

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