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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 »

3-Year-Old Taken From Parents After They Stop His Chemo

Authorities say boy's life is in danger; family says chemo is too 'brutal'

(Newser) - Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball's 3-year-old son, Noah, has leukemia. But his parents don't want him to get chemotherapy, and they've lost custody of him as a result. "We want him to be treated with something that has less side effects," Bland-Ball tells WFLA . "... More »

Alex Trebek: I Have 'Surges of Deep, Deep Sadness'

'Jeopardy!' host talks about his cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Alex Trebek gave his first live interview since revealing earlier this year that he has pancreatic cancer , and the Jeopardy! host was honest about his struggles. "My oncologist tells me I'm doing well even though I don't always feel it," he said on Good Morning America ... More »

South Dakota Town's Game of Chance Finally Ends

SD's Ryan Gordon chased the queen and won

(Newser) - A dozen friends and family from Montrose, South Dakota, pooled $600 and now have $321,208 to show for it. The group won the jackpot Wednesday in a "Chase the Queen" fundraiser that has been drawing thousands to Hudson, population 324. The fundraiser granted 10% of weekly ticket sales... More »

Inside Edition Host: Lump First Spotted by Viewer Is Cancerous

Deborah Norville to undergo surgery on Tuesday

(Newser) - Inside Edition's Deborah Norville made two surprise announcements Monday: One, she has thyroid cancer, and two, a viewer helped discover it. It was "a long time ago" that the female viewer reached out about a lump she'd seen on Norville's neck, according to a minute-long video... More »

'40 Years of Corporate Malfeasance': a 2nd Ruling on Roundup

Jury finds weed killer caused Edwin Hardeman's cancer; next phase is whether Bayer AG is liable

(Newser) - Only two cases out of more than 11,000 Roundup suits have gone to trial in the US, and as of Tuesday, they both had the same result: A jury found that the glyphosate-filled weed killer causes cancer. Reuters notes that's only phase one, however, in Edwin Hardeman's... More »

Alex Trebek on Fan Reaction: 'I'm a Lucky Guy'

'Jeopardy!' host offers thanks in video after revealing his cancer

(Newser) - Alex Trebek's recent sad news that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer has prompted a somewhat more uplifting development: all of his fans letting him know that they're pulling for him. In a short video posted Thursday to the official Jeopardy! Twitter account, accompanied by the caption "thank... More »

Woman Awarded $29M in Baby Powder Cancer Case

She said Johnson & Johnson product caused her terminal illness

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday. A Superior Court jury in Oakland found the world's largest health care company mainly liable for Teresa Leavitt's mesothelioma. The verdict said that the... More »

Alex Trebek Has Sad News

The 'Jeopardy' host has pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - In his usual steady voice, Alex Trebek revealed Wednesday that he's facing the fight of his life: stage 4 pancreatic cancer, CNN reports. "Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this," the 78-year-old says in a video on... More »

FDA: Beware Letting Robots Operate on You

'Survival benefits to patients when compared to traditional surgery have not been established'

(Newser) - On the plus side: Operations performed using minimally invasive robotic devices can help keep blood loss, pain, and infections to a minimum, reduce scarring, and shorten recovery times. On the minus side, per the Food and Drug Administration: Using these devices for mastectomies and other surgeries for cancers hasn't... More »

A Body Was Cremated. Then the Radiation Was Detected

Cancer patient's body contaminated crematorium

(Newser) - Radiation has been found all over a crematorium in Arizona, following the incineration of a man who'd recently received cancer treatment. Though the potential risks of cremating patients treated with "radiopharmaceuticals" have long been known by the medical community, the contamination of an entire facility hasn't been... More »

Big Health Study Carries Warning for Millennials

Cancers related to obesity are on the rise among younger generation

(Newser) - A new study carries a stark warning for millennials: They face a growing risk of cancers related to obesity. Specifically, the study in the Lancet sees potential trouble with colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancers, as well as multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, reports CNN . As Live Science... More »

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