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A 'Huge Lump,' Then Serious News for Dustin Diamond

'Saved by the Bell' has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, his team confirms

(Newser) - Dustin Diamond hadn't been feeling well lately, complete with a "huge lump" on his throat, and he decided to check himself into a Florida hospital this week. Now, sobering news for the 44-year-old Saved by the Bell star: His team confirms to Rolling Stone and People that he...

The Surviving Half of Siegfried & Roy Has Died

Siegfried Fischbacher died in Las Vegas at 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Legendary illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher didn't last long on this earth without Roy Horn, his partner on stage and in life, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The 81-year-old magician, one half of Siegfried & Roy, died late Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. His death comes eight months after...

'Heartbroken': CNN Reporter Shares Loss of Baby Daughter

9-month-old girl of Andrew Kaczynski and wife Rachel Louise Ensign dies of cancer

(Newser) - Christmas Eve brought sad news for those following the story of little Francesca Kaczynski, nicknamed Bean. The 9-month-old daughter of CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign died of cancer, reports People . "We’re heartbroken to have to announce our beautiful daughter Francesca passed...

Rush Limbaugh: I Wasn't Supposed to Be Alive Today

Radio host thanks listeners amid his fight with cancer

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh thanked his listeners in an emotional, year-end broadcast Thursday, shadowed by the likelihood that he won't be around to deliver the same message next year. "I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December," said the 69-year-old...

Tasmanian Devils Get Good News on Cancer Front

Gruesome facial cancer 'might eventually go extinct'

(Newser) - A new study is offering hope for Tasmanian devils, an endangered species battling a contagious cancer. Devil facial tumor disease is a nasty condition causing deep mouth sores that eventually lead to starvation. Since it was first discovered in 1996, researchers have feared the disease would prompt the extinction of...

Task Force: Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Start Earlier

They say insurance companies should cover screenings starting at age 45

(Newser) - A government-backed task force says that with cases of colon and rectal cancer steadily rising among younger people, it is lowering the recommended starting age for colorectal cancer screening from 50 to 45. If the proposal from the US Preventive Services Task Force is finalized, which is expected to happen...

Songwriter Behind 'Mr. Bojangles' Has Died

Jerry Jeff Walker was 78

(Newser) - Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told the AP . "He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,...

Rush Limbaugh Shares News on His Cancer

Recent scans show disease progression that's going in 'wrong direction,' talk show host says

(Newser) - Since he announced his lung cancer diagnosis in February, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh hasn't talked about it too much on the air. On Monday, however, he gave listeners what the Washington Examiner calls an "emotional update," revealing that recent scans didn't offer good news....

Jeff Bridges Quotes 'The Dude' When Revealing Diagnosis

Actor has lymphoma, says prognosis is good

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges has cancer, but he hasn't lost his sense of humor. "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," the actor tweeted Monday, channeling his Big Lebowski character. "I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel...

7 Years After His Death, Teen's Song Is Back at No. 1

Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' is tops on iTunes thanks to new movie

(Newser) - Seven years after he died of cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune, per the AP . The Star Tribune reports that "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes' No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday,...

A Dying 31-Year-Old's Advice: Beware 'Autopilot'

Elliot Dallen writes about new perspective after cancer, importance of not taking life for granted

(Newser) - Elliot Dallen does not have long to live. The London resident is 31 and has terminal cancer—adrenocortical carcinoma, to be precise—and in an essay at the Guardian , he writes that his time left can now be measured in weeks. But he's not looking for pity. Yes, "...

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

Boseman, who also played Black icons Jackie Robinson, James Brown, died of colon cancer

(Newser) - Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal "Black Panther" in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and...

Dinosaur Gets Diagnosed About 76M Years Later

A 'Centrosaurus apertus' was stricken with advanced cancer

(Newser) - A dinosaur that hobbled around some 76 million years ago has finally been diagnosed—with cancer, New Atlas reports. Researchers in Canada spotted a large growth in a Centrosaurus apertus leg bone and ran it through a battery of tests, making CT scans, constructing a cross-section, and cutting it into...

Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Dies at 22

Cassandra Callender fought cancer for 5 years

(Newser) - Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday. She was 22, the AP reports. Callender, of Windsor Locks, died Tuesday at home, where she had been in hospice care...

Cancer Patient Says Death Toll Doesn't Tell Full COVID-19 Story

He says he could be among many thousands of 'trickle down' victims

(Newser) - As far as he knows, retired mechanical engineer Mike Miles does not have COVID-19. But he fears that the outbreak will end up killing him and many thousands of others whether they have been infected or not. The North Carolina grandfather writes in Politico that he was diagnosed with advanced...

Neighbors Have Sweet Surprise for Young Cancer Survivor

It's a pandemic-friendly welcome

(Newser) - Courtney "Coco" Johnson didn't think there would be much of a celebration when she finished chemotherapy this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 15-year-old was very, very wrong. Coco, whose eighth-grade graduation last June came on the same day as her diagnosis with a Ewing sarcoma in her...

Shannen Doherty's Lawyer Rips State Farm's 'Appalling' Claim

Insurance company says actress is using cancer to gain sympathy, money for damaged home

(Newser) - Shannen Doherty's revelation this week that that she has stage 4 breast cancer is mostly drawing messages of support—except from one notable name. State Farm is suggesting the 90210 actress had an ulterior motive in first sharing that diagnosis in court documents. The 48-year-old is embroiled in a...

Shannen Doherty Reveals Stage 4 Diagnosis

'My cancer came back,' says actress

(Newser) - Shannen Doherty delivered somber news on Tuesday. The actress who announced she was in remission from breast cancer in 2017 revealed to ABC News that she is now in stage 4. "My cancer came back," said Doherty, who was first diagnosed with the disease in 2015 . "I...

US Life Expectancy Rises for First Time in 4 Years

Cancer, overdose deaths fell in 2018

(Newser) - Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small—just a month—but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses, the AP reports. "...

ESPN Reporter Who Died at 34 Didn't Know It, but Had Cancer

Edward Aschoff's fiancee shares the full story of his untimely death

(Newser) - The ESPN reporter who died on his 34th birthday last month didn't realize it, but he had stage 4 cancer. Edward Aschoff's fiancee, Katy Berteau, took to Twitter to explain the sequence of events that led to Aschoff's sudden decline and Christmas Eve death , USA Today reports....

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