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On His Way to Chemo, Guy Made a Very Lucky Stop

NC man wins $200K from scratch-off lottery ticket right before last round of cancer treatment

(Newser) - It was already set to be a good day for Ronnie Foster, but a last-minute pit stop was the icing on the cake. The North Carolina man, a retired Department of Transportation worker from Pink Hill who has colon cancer, was headed to his very last chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday... 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 »

Judge: Boy Can't Go Home With Parents Who Halted His Chemo

Noah McAdams, now 4, must remain with his grandparents, judge rules

(Newser) - The preschooler taken from his parents when they halted his chemotherapy is no closer to going home—the parents of Noah McAdams, now 4, were denied custody of their son in a ruling Monday in Florida, WFLA reports. Noah was 3 when he was removed from his parents' care and... More »

Jonas Brothers Surprise Fan Who Missed Concert for Chemotherapy

Band visited teen in Pennsylvania hospital

(Newser) - Pennsylvania teenager Lily Jordan had to miss the Jonas Brothers' concert in Hershey on Saturday night because she was in the hospital for chemotherapy treatment. So they came to her instead. The brothers paid the 16-year-old a surprise visit before the concert after fans tagged the band in her social... 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 »

Scientists Unveil Man-Made Ovary

Artificial ovary implanted in mouse could help women who've gone through chemo

(Newser) - News on the fertility front may offer hope in the future for women who have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation during cancer treatment. Per the Guardian , scientists have created an artificial ovary out of human tissue and eggs, and that ovary's performance on tests is encouraging. Susanne Pors, a... More »

Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip the Chemo

Up to 70K Americans per year could be spared treatment, massive study finds

(Newser) - Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting in a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer... More »

Giant Bell Will Ring Every Time a Kid Finishes Chemo

It's linked to St. Louis Children's Hospital

(Newser) - A giant bell on a billboard in St. Louis will ring every time a child completes chemotherapy at a local hospital, per the AP . The 12-foot-tall metal bell went up Wednesday on a billboard over Interstate 44 that reads "Childhood wins another round against cancer." Hospital staff will... More »

What Ronnie Wood Wouldn't Have Done to Fight Cancer

There would've been no chemo if cancer had spread: 'This hair wasn't going anywhere'

(Newser) - Three months ago, Ronnie Wood was diagnosed with lung cancer, right before he turned 70. In a recent interview with the Daily Mail's Event Magazine , Wood, the other hard-living, hard-partying guitarist in the Rolling Stones, says he refused chemotherapy as a treatment option because he wanted to keep his... More »

Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Darkened While on New Drugs

14 patients in lung cancer study saw color return to their hair as side effect

(Newser) - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. The AP reports chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side... More »

Men Who Smoke Affect Future Kids in Surprising Way

Life-saving drugs may be less effective for them, study suggests

(Newser) - When research began to trickle out 10 years ago suggesting that what we do today can affect the health of our unborn children, it was largely "considered heretical," medical biochemistry professor Dr. Oliver Rando tells the Boston Herald . Not anymore. Habits like cigarette smoking have since been shown... More »

Studies: Cooling Caps Help Chemo Patients Keep Hair

Up to two-thirds of breast cancer patients kept more than half their hair

(Newser) - Cooling caps are massively popular with European chemo patients and have been making inroads into the US , but two studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association offer some of the first clinical proof of their effectiveness. In one study , approximately two-thirds of breast cancer patients lost... More »

Strong Chemo Plus Stem Cell Transplant May Halt MS

Study used extremely small sample size, but results are encouraging

(Newser) - The sample size was quite small, but research on patients with multiple sclerosis shows promising results on stopping the progression of the incurable disease that causes the immune system to attack the coating around nerve fibers (and the fibers themselves) in the brain and spinal cord, the BBC reports. Per... More »

Mom Won't Treat Brain Tumor Until She Gives Birth

'The baby saved me. Now it's my turn to save him': New York woman

(Newser) - For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive rare brain cancer, it comes down to this: "The baby saved me. Now it's my turn to save him." Vaillancourt was diagnosed with glioblastoma—deadly and fast-growing tumors known to reappear within eight to 12 weeks—after going to... More »

Study Uncovers Potential 'Game-Changer' in Breast Cancer Treatment

The results are being called 'groundbreaking'

(Newser) - A new breast cancer trial out of Britain has experts proclaiming its results "astonishing" and "groundbreaking" with "game-changing potential," the Guardian reports. According to the Telegraph , the trial from Cancer Research UK gave women with aggressive breast cancer (known as "HER2 positive" breast cancer) a... More »

Using Chemo to Treat MS Shows 'Remarkable' Promise

It's part of treatment that essentially resets a person's immune system

(Newser) - Chemotherapy is well-known as a cancer treatment, but it could also be a big part of the cure for many with multiple sclerosis, the Guardian reports. Over the past few years, about 20 MS patients in the US, England, Brazil, and Sweden have been given a new treatment—known as... More »

Amish Girl's Forced Chemo Battle Is Over

Judge ends oversight in the case

(Newser) - A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children. The judge's decision, announced Friday,... More »

Gene Test Can Tell Who Needs Chemo, Who Doesn't

98% of 'low-risk' breast cancer patients who didn't get chemo were alive 5 years on

(Newser) - Chemotherapy is "not pretty," a breast cancer survivor tells the AP —so a new study on women with early-stage breast cancer is encouraging, claiming a gene test can parse out patients who may be able to skip chemo because it won't ultimately provide much, if any,... More »

Doc Told Hundreds of Healthy People They Had Cancer

Farid Fata faces 175 years for horrifying fraud scheme

(Newser) - Dr. Farid Fata put hundreds of people through hell in order to line his own pockets, and now federal prosecutors are seeking to put the Detroit-area oncologist away for 175 years. Fata has admitted that he misdiagnosed patients—553 of them, according to prosecutors—and ordered chemotherapy and other unnecessary... More »

Teen Must Stay Confined to Hospital for Chemo: Court

And Cassandra's mom isn't allowed to visit her, per court order

(Newser) - A 17-year-old ward of the state of Connecticut who's being forced to continue her chemotherapy treatments has just lost another court battle. Cassandra C. wanted to leave Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where she's currently confined, to wrap up her treatments at home, but a judge denied that... More »

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