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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 »

Million-Dollar Author Admits to a Big Lie

Dan Mallory says he never really had cancer

(Newser) - A best-selling author who apparently likes lying about himself has admitted to a whopper: He never really had brain cancer, the BBC reports. Dan Mallory's admission came in response to a New Yorker profile about his many alleged fabrications. "I felt intensely ashamed of my psychological struggles—they... More »

A Cancer Cure in the Next Year? Not Exactly

Israeli biotech company makes a bold claim

(Newser) - There's a decent chance you saw the headline, which quickly made its way across the Internet on Tuesday: "A Cure for Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They Think They Found One." The Jerusalem Post article contains bold quotes from the biotech company behind the treatment: "We believe... More »

Olympic Gold Medalist Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Swimmer Nathan Adrian hopes to 'break the stigma of discussing men's health issues'

(Newser) - Five-time US Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian is aiming for a sixth finish atop the podium in Tokyo in 2020—cancer or no cancer. "Life … can come at you hard," the 30-year-old swimmer wrote in an Instagram post in which he revealed a testicular cancer diagnosis. "... More »

Amid Increasing Drug Recalls, FDA Focuses on 2 Factories

Agency: Factories in China, India that made blood pressure drugs have equipment, process problems

(Newser) - With the significant number of drugs and drug ingredients made overseas, it's hard for the FDA to provide airtight oversight. But two plants in China and India that pump out oft-prescribed blood pressure and heart medications are now on the agency's radar after FDA tests revealed trace amounts... More »

Cancer Deaths in US Reach a Milestone

Rate has been declining for 25 years now

(Newser) - The US cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths, and advances in early detection and treatment also are helping, per the AP . But it's not all good... More »

Amid Health Rumors, Newton-John Quotes Mark Twain

'Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated'

(Newser) - Olivia Newton-John revealed her third cancer diagnosis last year with optimism: "I believe I will win over it," she said. The Grease actress remains of the same mindset despite reports suggesting she has only weeks to live, per People . "I just want to say the rumors of... More »

More Drugs Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., recalls valsartan tablets

(Newser) - The recall of blood pressure medications due to possible risk of cancer is expanding again. Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 80 lots of its valsartan tablets "due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product," per an FDA... More »

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