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Proteins in Blood Can Warn of Cancer Years in Advance
It's a Big Jump Forward
for Cancer Prevention

It's a Big Jump Forward for Cancer Prevention

Proteins linked to cancer can be found in blood more than 7 years before diagnosis

(Newser) - Proteomics, meaning the study of proteins, isn't exactly a household word, but it's a field of research that could someday save countless lives. Cancer Research UK says a study it funded found that proteins linked to cancer can be found in people's blood more than seven years...

OJ Simpson Is Dead at 76
Cause of Death for
OJ Simpson Revealed

Cause of Death for OJ Simpson Revealed

He died of prostate cancer at the age of 76, per his longtime attorney

(Newser) - Turns out the rumors were true: OJ Simpson had prostate cancer, and that's what he died of earlier this month at the age of 76. TMZ Sports says it got the confirmation from Simpson's longtime attorney and executor of his estate, Malcolm LaVergne, who said he received a...

After Cancer Treatment, King Charles Is Going Back to Work
King Charles
Is Going
Back to Work

King Charles Is Going Back to Work

Monarch will resume public duties next week following treatment for cancer

(Newser) - King Charles III will resume his public duties next week following treatment for cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Charles took a break from public appearances almost three months ago to focus on his treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. The palace said Charles would make a public visit to...

Faster Aging Might Explain Cancers Among the Young

New research links advanced biological age with higher cancer risk

(Newser) - The rise in cancer diagnoses among young adults might be explained by "accelerated aging," or a more advanced biological age than true age. Your chronological age, the number of years you've been alive, isn't the same as biological age, which refers to wear and tear on...

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Is a 'Bigger Problem Every Year'

It's now the leading cause of cancer death in men under 50, and scientists aren't sure why

(Newser) - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors are urging people much younger than typical colorectal cancer to be aware of the symptoms . For reasons that scientists say are still unclear, the rate of colorectal cancer in people under 50 has been steadily rising for around 30 years, the New ...

Richard Simmons Explains 'I'm Dying' Tweet
Now Richard
Simmons Has

Now Richard Simmons Has Cancer

It's skin cancer, announced days after he confused fans with an 'I am ... dying' tweet

(Newser) - Days after Richard Simmons upset fans by announcing he was dying—eventually, like the rest of us—he's at it again by announcing he has cancer. TMZ reports that the 75-year-old fitness star revealed in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday that he's been diagnosed with basal cell...

Blood Test for This Cancer Shows Promise for Early Detection

Guardant Health's Shield test picked up 83% of cancer cases, offering hope for simpler screenings

(Newser) - A new, simpler way to screen for colon cancer could soon become the routine. Guardant Health has produced a blood test that could be administered at a regular doctor's visit to detect the third most-diagnosed cancer in adults in the US—and in a new study, the Shield test...

Gary Sinise Mourns Son After Death at Age 33

McCanna 'Mac' Sinise fought a rare form of cancer for more than 5 years

(Newser) - During the summer of 2018, Gary Sinise's wife and son were both diagnosed with cancer. While Sinise's wife, Moira, ultimately went into remission from breast cancer and has remained cancer-free, their son, McCanna Anthony "Mac" Sinise, battled a rare form of cancer known as chordoma for the...

Charles Makes Appearance Amid Cancer Treatment

Church attendance comes a day after he expressed thanks for support

(Newser) - King Charles III attended church Sunday for the first time since his cancer diagnosis . Walking beside Queen Camilla, Charles arrived at St. Mary Magdalene Church, close to Sandringham House in eastern England where he retreated to recuperate following his first treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. The appearance came...

Amid Cancer Report, OJ Denies One Thing

Simpson doesn't address rumored prostate cancer but says he's definitely not in hospice

(Newser) - Rumor has it that OJ Simpson has received a cancer diagnosis—a report the former football star hasn't confirmed or denied, though he wants everyone to know he's doing A-OK. Sources tell WPLG that the 76-year-old athlete and actor, who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering ex-wife Nicole...

Prince William Addresses King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

The royal had not yet spoken out publicly since illness was announced

(Newser) - Prince William spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since his father's cancer diagnosis was announced. It was also William's first day returning to royal duties since his wife, Kate, underwent abdominal surgery for an undisclosed (but noncancerous) condition. "I'd like to take this opportunity to...

Prince Harry Arrives to Visit King Charles

Meanwhile, Britain's PM says king's cancer was 'caught early'

(Newser) - Prince Harry arrived in London on Tuesday after an overnight flight from California, and was seen arriving at his father's Clarence House residence in the afternoon. About an hour later, King Charles and Queen Camilla left for the royal rural residence of Sandringham, waving to well-wishers outside the gates...

Defense Chief Offers Public Mea Culpa
Defense Chief Admits
His Mistake

Defense Chief Admits His Mistake

'I should have told the president about my cancer,' says Lloyd Austin

(Newser) - Defense chief Lloyd Austin swears he's learned his lesson. In his first press conference since a hospital stay he kept secret , Austin issued a mea culpa for not being more forthcoming:
  • '"I want to be crystal clear: We did not handle this right. I did not handle this

Chemicals in Plastic Cost Us Billions in Health Care

$249B a year, a new study estimates

(Newser) - Plastic has been found in the deepest parts of the ocean, the air , and our brains —and now researchers have put a number to how much its prevalence is costing us in health care. A group of physicians, epidemiologists, and endocrinologists worked together to itemize the "disease burden"...

Monsanto to Open Its Wallet Wide Again After Latest Verdict

Jury orders pharma giant to pay $857M to 7 sickened at school in Washington state

(Newser) - Six weeks after a California jury ordered Bayer's Monsanto to pay $332 million to a man who claimed his cancer was caused by Roundup weed killer, a jury in Washington state has ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $857 million to seven people who claimed they were likewise sickened...

Evert Reveals 'Diagnosis I Never Wanted to Hear'

Tennis great, 68, says ovarian cancer is back; she'll step back from ESPN duties to undergo chemo

(Newser) - Nearly two years ago, Chris Evert revealed she was in chemo for ovarian cancer, the same kind of cancer her late sister died of. Now, the 68-year-old tennis great, who'd announced earlier this year that she was finally cancer-free, has an update that's not the greatest: Her cancer...

Discovery May Explain Why Cancer Often Spreads to Spine
Researchers May Have
Cracked a Cancer Enigma

Researchers May Have Cracked a Cancer Enigma

Newly discovered stem cell in spine could explain why so many cancers spread there

(Newser) - Scientists have long known that cancers often spread to the spine, but they haven't known why. A new discovery may provide an answer—and point to ways to keep cancerous cells in check, reports Science News . Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine report in the journal Nature that they've...

Shannen Doherty's Cancer Update Is Not a Good One

But, actor makes clear, 'I'm not done'

(Newser) - Shannen Doherty shared a difficult update on her cancer battle in a new People cover story, but the 52-year-old actor makes it clear she's not even close to "done." After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and going into remission in 2017, the cancer returned in...

$1K Screening Test May Upend Cancer Management

Early detection tests are here, though skeptics are worried about false positives

(Newser) - A multicancer early detection test that can screen for over 50 types of cancer is getting a lot of buzz, but not all doctors are on board with administering it. Grail's Galleri test, which costs $949 and isn't covered by most insurance plans, fits with the growing trend...

Suzanne Somers Was Sitcom Star and ThighMaster
Cause of Death for
Suzanne Somers Is In

Cause of Death for Suzanne Somers Is In

Breast cancer had spread to brain of 'Three's Company' actor

(Newser) - Suzanne Somers had battled breast cancer for decades, and that was indeed her official cause of death, reports People . But as the death certificate shows for the Three's Company actor, who died at age 76 earlier this month, that cancer had spread, per the Blast . "Breast cancer with...

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