Cancer - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Cancer Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else's life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something "odd" in his groin and alerted trainers while on the road earlier this month in Cincinnati. Two days later, there the 25-year-old was getting pulled aside by a doctor and being told there's a chance he... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:47:00Z Amid cancer recurrence, Holly Rowe gets extension at ESPN NEW YORK (AP) — Between dashing for interviews with coaches and chatting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Holly Rowe was back in her element Thursday night. It was a welcome respite for ESPN's veteran sideline reporter nearly two years after her initial cancer diagnosis. ESPN has ensured Rowe a spot on the sidelines for years to come with a contract ext... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:33:00Z Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti can't shake the sound from his head. The haunting sound of a machine pumping toxic chemicals into his system as part of chemotherapy. "I wake up in the middle of the night and I sit and listen to this pump going and know this pump is poison," Andretti said. "I hear that pump right now. I hate that thing." ... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:52:00Z Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising fast, especially in men, and research suggests that HPV, the human papillomavirus, is spreading through oral sex. The actor Michael Douglas brought attention to this risk sev... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-05-18T14:33:00Z Vaccine May Cut HPV Oral Infections in Men The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:03:00Z Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at several large hospitals finds. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people without cancer are, but many do... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-05-17T23:30:00Z Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder lawsuit ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St. Louis juries awarded a total of $197 million to plaintiffs who made similar claims. ... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:55:00 GMT 2017-05-05T16:55:00Z Fired BET executive sues, alleging 'old boys' club' bias LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former BET female executive is suing the TV channel and parent company Viacom for gender discrimination, claiming an "old boys' club" exploited women workers and led to her firing while she was on disability for breast cancer. Zola Mashariki's lawsuit alleges that Black Entertainment Television, Viacom and its largely male leadership ... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-05-04T19:59:00Z Vitale preparing 12th annual gala to fight pediatric cancer Dick Vitale has a passion that even surpasses his love of college basketball. The 77-year-old bundle of energy says he has turned his life 24/7 into raising money for pediatric cancer research. "I will do this is until my last breath," he said Wednesday. "One of the reasons I'm upset is that just four cents of every dollar raised to fight cancer goes to pediatric cancer rese... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:40:00Z Comedian Jim Gaffigan's wife Jeannie has brain tumor surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jim Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie Gaffigan is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor. Jim Gaffigan said on his social media pages Monday that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem. He says after nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was ... Wed, 03 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-03T02:03:00Z Pfizer beats 1Q profit forecasts, but sales slip Pfizer beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter profit thanks to reduced spending on operations and legal costs, plus strong sales of key new drugs and longtime blockbuster pain treatment Lyrica. But revenue at the top U.S. drugmaker dipped 1 percent as competition intensified from rival brands and generic copycats. Pfizer is near the end of a year... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:06:00 GMT 2017-05-02T17:06:00Z Merck tops Street 1Q forecasts on cost cuts, new drug sales Strict cost controls, along with surging sales of its two newest medicines and a surprisingly strong performance from its entire vaccine portfolio pushed Merck & Co. beyond most expectations for the first quarter and the company boosted its outlook for the year. The company has begun a new cycle in which sales of its latest drugs grow as revenue fades for... Tue, 02 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-05-02T14:22:00Z FDA OKs immune-boosting drug for advanced bladder cancer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new drug that harnesses the immune system to treat bladder cancer that has spread after chemotherapy or surgery. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Imfinzi for advanced bladder cancer, along with a companion diagnostic test for identifying which patients are most likely to benefit from it. ... Mon, 01 May 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-05-01T22:23:00Z Val Kilmer announces 'healing of cancer' Val Kilmer says he's had "a healing of cancer" months after saying he didn't have cancer. The 57-year-old actor made the comment in a question-and-answer session on Reddit. Kilmer was asked by a Reddit user about Michael Douglas' comment last year that Kilmer was dealing with the same condition that Douglas had. Douglas successfully battled oral cancer after being diagnosed ... Mon, 01 May 2017 14:54:00 GMT 2017-05-01T14:54:00Z Shannen Doherty says her breast cancer is in remission LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shannen Doherty says her breast cancer is in remission. In an Instagram post , Doherty describes it as "good news" and "overwhelming." But she cautiously notes that recurrences happen frequently and that the next five years will be critical. Doherty's cancer was publicly revealed in a lawsuit filed against her former ... Mon, 01 May 2017 13:18:00 GMT 2017-05-01T13:18:00Z FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patients U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Also OK'd was a test to identify those patients. The drug, Rydapt, known chemically as midostaurin, is used along with chem... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-04-28T22:00:00Z Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — T.J. Owuanibe got his wish: The 14-year-old shared center stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens' top draft pick. The eighth grader at McDonogh School in Baltimore was diagnosed two years ago with brain cancer. He recently told Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic that he longed to join Goodell at the podium in Philadelphia wh... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:36:00 GMT 2017-04-28T14:36:00Z FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media sites, can be harmful, waste money and result in people not getting approved, effective treatments.... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:44:00 GMT 2017-04-25T18:44:00Z Officials: 'Happy Days' star Moran likely died from cancer CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say former "Happy Days" star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type. The department says Moran died Satur... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:03:00 GMT 2017-04-24T19:03:00Z Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today? NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. On Saturday, it returns in an HBO film with Oprah Winfrey portraying Lacks' daughter Deborah. Cells taken from Henrietta Lacks have been widely used in biomedical researc... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:42:00 GMT 2017-04-20T14:42:00Z Nevada woman accused of faking son's death to raise money RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada woman accused of falsely claiming her 10-year-old son had a terminal illness and died so she could solicit gifts and money from sympathizers told the boy during the alleged scam that he was dying from leukemia, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Victoria Morrison, 31, spent months faking the boy's illness and then his death — complete... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:36:00 GMT 2017-04-19T22:36:00Z Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor. The new draft guidelines released Tuesday echo those of several leading medical groups, but they don't make the decision any easier for men: With their d... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:11:00 GMT 2017-04-11T18:11:00Z What to know about new advice on prostate cancer test CHICAGO (AP) — Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms. Some key things to know about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's draft recommendations : Q. What's the new advice? A: Men sho... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-04-11T18:06:00Z Michael Buble's son doing well after cancer treatment Michael Buble's wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is "well" following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value life more. The family last shared a... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:27:00 GMT 2017-04-11T16:27:00Z Study: Nearly half of US adults infected with genital HPV NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say nearly half of U.S. adults have caught HPV, a sexually-transmitted bug that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. About 45 percent of Americans ages 18 to 59 had some form of genital human papillomavirus, according to a report released Thursday that's the most complete look at how common HPV is among adults. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMT 2017-04-06T22:34:00Z Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coldplay's lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila's seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds. Chris Martin visited Ken Valiant Santiago in a hospital where the medical student is battling cancer and spends much of the time listening to favorite Coldplay songs. ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:57:00 GMT 2017-04-04T14:57:00Z A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it's not a cure. It's also ul... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-04-03T15:31:00Z Fukushima 4-year-old missing in Japan thyroid-cancer records TOKYO (AP) — A child diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records, an aid group said Friday, raising questions about the thoroughness and transparency of the screenings. Japanese authorities have said that among the 184 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer in Fukushima, no one was... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:18:00 GMT 2017-03-31T08:18:00Z SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:31:00Z Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament. Only this was different. Physically, he never felt better. Emotionally, he was a wreck. Day walked briskly toward the media center ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:49:00 GMT 2017-03-23T06:49:00Z