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3 Years Later, a Big Reveal From Stanley Tucci

Actor reveals cancer diagnosis that came nearly a decade after first wife died of breast cancer

(Newser) - Stanley Tucci, who found his way into American households during the pandemic via his Searching for Italy series on CNN, was recently interviewed for an in-flight magazine, and in that chat, he made a startling revelation: He was diagnosed three years ago with cancer, nearly a decade after his first...

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It turned out to be cancerous, and WFLA's Victoria Price 'couldn't be more grateful'

(Newser) - Victoria Price's own health was "the farthest thing from my mind" as the Florida journalist began covering the coronavirus pandemic, "the most important health story in a century," this year. But that changed when an eagle-eyed TV viewer spotted a lump on Price's neck during...

Aretha Franklin's Estate Joins Push on Rare Cancer

New fund in her name will research rare kind of pancreatic disease

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin was famously private about her ailing health in her final years, but now her estate is joining the fight against the rare illness that claimed her life . The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research is now up and running, reports the Detroit Free Press . It's actually...

'Rare' Reaction Kills Boy During 'Life-Saving' Surgery

Matadi Sela Petit was only 8 years old.

(Newser) - The story of a Congolese boy who came to America for life-saving surgery took a tragic turn when news emerged Saturday about his medical procedure, CNN reports. Matadi Sela Petit, 8, had a life-threatening facial tumor that inspired former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo to take him from the Democratic Republic...

Woman's Tumor So Big It Needs Genetic Testing

'Gigantic' ovarian mass weighed 132 pounds

(Newser) - It took five hours and more than 20 specialists, but a Connecticut woman is now free of 132 pounds—the weight of a 39-inch tumor on her left ovary. "I might expect to see a 25-pound ovarian tumor, but a 132-pound tumor is very rare," says Dr. Vaagn...

Hopes of Saving Teen With Facial Tumor 'Not Realized'

Emanuel Zayas died Friday night due to kidney and lung complications

(Newser) - A 10-pound tumor with the potential to suffocate or break the neck of the Cuban 14-year-old whose face it was covering was successfully removed in Miami, but then things took a turn. The Miami Herald reports Emanuel Zayas died Friday night due to kidney and lung complications at the Holtz...

Baby Survives Heart Surgery in the Womb

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia performs only second such operation

(Newser) - When a woman in Uruguay learned that her 20-week-old fetus was about to die from a tumor taking over his heart, she flew to the one place in the world she knew could help: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2013, the facility performed the first successful surgery to remove...

Man's 140-Pound Tumor Likely Started as Ingrown Hair

Roger Logan traveled from Mississippi to California to get the growth removed

(Newser) - When Roger Logan started gaining weight in his stomach, doctors told the 57-year-old Mississippi man it was "just fat," the Bakersfield Californian reports. Not quite. According to KERO , Logan is recovering after traveling across the country to California to have a 130-pound growth removed from his abdomen. (The...

What Rare Brain Cancer Expert Did When His Own Son Got It

'The chances of beating it were so small ... and yet, you try': Dr. Sam Gambhir on usually fatal disease

(Newser) - As the chair of Stanford University's Department of Radiology, Sam Gambhir had studied a specific type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma multiforme. So it was a shock when his own 14-year-old son, Milan, was found to have one—a "brutal" coincidence, per the Stanford Medicine Diagnostics journal...

Mom, Brain-Dead for 55 Days, Delivers Baby Boy

The mother was pronounced dead shortly after the birth of her son at 26 weeks

(Newser) - A father has taken his infant son home from the hospital—three months after the child was born to a woman who'd been brain-dead for 55 days. According to Sky News , the pregnant 41-year-old had refused treatment for cancer so as not to harm the fetus, though the BBC...

Touching Tribute: After Girl's Death, Friends Wear Her Dress to Prom

Catherine Malatesta died of cancer just months after May prom

(Newser) - When Catherine Malatesta attended her junior prom as a 16-year-old in May 2015, just six months after being diagnosed with a stage 4 tumor called epithelioid sarcoma, she knew she didn't have long. What the student council president and field hockey team captain didn't know was that almost...

Common Thyroid Cancer Isn't Cancer Anymore

'If it’s not a cancer, let’s not call it a cancer'

(Newser) - A group of 24 doctors from seven countries just reclassified a certain type of thyroid tumor as no longer cancerous, according to a report in JAMA Oncology . That might not seem like that big of a big deal, but it is. The tumor—formerly called EFVPTC (encapsulated follicular variant of...

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...

35-Pound Tumor Removed From Woman's Abdomen

Irianita Rojas Rasma couldn't work or study with growth she had for more than 8 years

(Newser) - For more than eight years, Irianita Rojas Rasma carried around a tumor in her abdomen that she never thought she'd get rid of. But doctors in Lima, Peru, finally removed the cancerous growth—which had developed into a 35-pound mass—from the 22-year-old woman during a Feb. 20 surgery,...

Cause of Man's 5-Day Bout of Hiccups: a Tumor

Large mass was pressing against the phrenic nerve in his neck

(Newser) - When a 35-year-old man went to the hospital twice in a matter of weeks for "intractable" hiccups that lasted more than two days back in 2014, he was given an antipsychotic drug that has helped relieve symptoms in similar patients. The drug didn't help, but eventually the hiccups...

Guy Orders a Kindle, Receives Tumor Sample

#FedExFail

(Newser) - A man in England who ordered a waterproof Kindle was surprised to open his FedEx package and see a tumor specimen instead—delivered all the way from California, no less. "When I opened it I had quite a shock," recipient James Potten tells the BBC . "My name...

Family Celebrates Baby's Recovery After Pope's Kiss

Gianna's tumor appears to be shrinking

(Newser) - Baby Gianna Masciantonio developed a rare brain tumor just weeks after her birth last year when her red blood cells attacked her brain stem. After multiple chemotherapy treatments, an August brain scan revealed that the tumor was still there, and parents Joey and Kristen Masciantonio decided to do one more...

Brutal Stabbing Ends Up Saving Israeli Man's Life

Doctors treating him found a dangerous intestinal tumor

(Newser) - A father of five who said a Palestinian attacker stabbed and tried to behead him last week at an Israeli bus station tells Radio Kol Chai he's actually glad he got assaulted. "The terror attack saved my life," Daniel Cohen says, per the Times of Israel . Why...

Absolutely Huge Tumor Removed From Boy, 11

Monday's surgery took 12 hours, team of 25

(Newser) - It took 25 medical professionals and a full half-day to remove a massive tumor from an 11-year-old Mexican boy who had traveled to the US for help. Reuters describes the growth on the neck, shoulder, and upper torso of Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano's left side as football-sized: almost a...

Descartes' Skull Reveals Secret About His Life

17th-century French mathematician famously said, 'I think, therefore I am'

(Newser) - French mathematician and father of modern philosophy Rene Descartes is perhaps most famous for his phrase, "I think, therefore I am." But now French medical anthropologist and forensic expert Philippe Charlier is adding a layer of intrigue to the thinker's history. Descartes died in Stockholm in 1650...

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