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Professors: Komen overstating benefits of mammogramsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:44:00

A national breast cancer charity is being accused of using misleading statistics to convince women to have mammograms, according to a paper published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

Chemotherapy starts for pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debateupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 12:37:00

A pregnant leukemia patient, whose life was at risk because anti-abortion laws in the Dominican Republic prevented doctors from treating her, has started receiving chemotherapy, officials said Thursday.

Dominican Republic abortion ban stops treatment for pregnant teen with cancerupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:43:00

In the Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a teenage girl from receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease.

Robin Roberts reveals MDS diagnosisupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 17:39:00

Five years after battling and beating breast cancer, "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts faces another dangerous health foe.

Robin Roberts has rare blood disorderupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 17:39:00

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts has a blood disorder that developed as a result of her fight with breast cancer.

Experimental drug offers new way to battle certain breast cancerupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 20:20:00

Doctors who treat breast cancer patients are very excited about an experimental drug that presents a whole new way of knocking out cancer cells.

Significant dates in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health struggleupdated: Wed May 09 2012 00:09:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:

Dog trained to help people with diabetesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:17:00

A young boy in Canada has a new tool to help him manage his diabetes. CBC News has the story.

Can a dirt-cheap diabetes drug fight cancer?updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:17:00

Each year billions of dollars are spent in the search to find new cancer drugs. Very few of these would-be treatments end up being approved by the government and entering widespread use, which makes it all the more intriguing that one of the most promising new cancer drugs in years is, in fact, an old drug.

Musician battles stage IV colon cancer updated: Thu Mar 22 2012 06:59:00

He thought the bleeding was a hemorrhoid, brought on by a strenuous weightlifting session at the gym.

FDA commissioner talks counterfeit drugsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:53:00

Few Americans think twice about whether their medicine bottle really contains what it says on the label.

Fighting cancer with craftupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 07:46:00

After losing her nursing job to a disease, a young woman turns a hobby into a business.

Cancer patient turns craft into businessupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 07:46:00

Kelsey Trusty plans almost everything, but getting cancer was one thing she didn't anticipate.

Counterfeit cancer drug warningupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 13:12:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks about a counterfeit version of Avastin that is being sold in the U.S.

Ethan Zohn: I'm getting betterupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 10:29:00

Battling a relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma, former "Survivor" winner Ethan Zohn had just finished round three of the new chemo drug SGN-35 when he got some welcome news from his doctor.

CNNMoney: Novartis to cut nearly 2,000 U.S. jobsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 15:11:00

The Swiss drugmaker Novartis is cutting nearly 2,000 jobs in the United States, anticipating the impending loss of patent protection on its blockbuster drug Diovan.

CNNMoney: Doctors going brokeupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 09:40:00

Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke.

Doctors: Lula's tumor 1/4 the size it had beenupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 18:51:00

The cancerous tumor affecting the larynx of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil has shrunk in size by about 75% after treatment with chemotherapy -- a greater reduction than had been expected, his medical team said Monday, according to the state-run Agencia Brasil.

Studies: New drug combinations slow down metastatic breast cancersupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 06:45:00

A new combination of treatments can help battle some forms of metastatic breast cancer and slow down the spread of the disease, according to two separate studies.

Breast cancer prevention, survivalupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 06:45:00

Dr. Drew and his guests discuss what people should understand about the risks of breast cancer.

What is Hodgkin lymphoma's effect on the lymphatic system?updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 07:59:00

How does Hodgkin lymphoma affect the organs in the lymphatic system?

For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's team, the race isn't about runningupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 16:51:00

While the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia, fills with spectators on Saturday for the Rock 'n' Roll marathon, Chris Fenton and Laura Devrieze will be focused on the finish line.

Job loss, dwindling finances create new strain in family's cancer battleupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 11:49:00

Since Kezia Fitzgerald and her 1-year-old daughter, Saiorse, started cancer treatments this year, the disease has upended nearly every aspect of their lives.

Ex-Brazilian president vows to beat cancerupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 10:53:00

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who remains a popular figure in his country, vowed in a video posted on YouTube to beat his recently diagnosed throat cancer.

Former Brazilian president to undergo chemotherapyupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 18:17:00

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin chemotherapy in the coming days to treat a malignant tumor in his larynx, a hospital official said Saturday.

Steve Jobs and alternative cancer careupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 08:25:00

Steve Jobs had a long run with a rare form of cancer (a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) that is sometimes curable by early surgery. While I was not his physician and don't have access to the details of his illness or its treatment, assertions that his use of alternative medicine shortened his life strike me as uninformed. No one knows how long he would have survived or what his quality of life would have been had he opted for immediate surgery and used only conventional treatment.

Nurse, doctor see cancer from both sidesupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 10:43:00

When new patients worry they don't know how they'll get through breast cancer, Cindy Davis puts her hand on theirs and says, "I know, but I want to tell you, I truly know, because I went through this two years ago."

Chavez: 'Not a malignant cell in this body'updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 05:47:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, back in his home country after five days of medical tests in Cuba, said Thursday that he was cured from the cancer he was diagnosed with this year.

Hugo Chavez makes public appearanceupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 05:47:00

CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Eric Farnsworth about the recent public appearance of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Healthy now, transplant doctor helps other Latinosupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:48:00

At his son's 11th birthday party, just before everyone was about to sing "Happy Birthday" and cut the cake, 46-year-old Dr. Carlos Zayas stepped on to the porch of his Atlanta home to take a call from another doctor about a particularly sick patient.

Venezuela's Chavez dismisses reports of poor recoveryupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:04:00

In response to a report that his health was failing and that he had been rushed to the hospital, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he had the best proof that his recovery from chemotherapy is advancing fine.

Chavez heads to Cuba for chemoupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 05:40:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks about heading back to Cuba for his fourth, and possibly final, chemotherapy treatment.

Chavez audio recording seeks to dispel rumors about his health updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 05:40:00

An audio recording of a confident-sounding, strident President Hugo Chavez aired on Venezuelan state-run television on Sunday, with the ailing president assuring listeners he is recovering successfully from his last round of chemotherapy in Cuba.

People.com: Shannon Miller: I Didn't Want My Cancer to Scare My Sonupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 20:11:00

The now-healthy Olympian tells PEOPLE the "toughest part" of chemo was facing her little boy

Chavez back in Venezuela after treatment in Cuba updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 07:49:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to Caracas on Thursday night after the fourth treatment of chemotherapy in Havana.

Venezuela's Chavez heads to Cuba for fourth round of chemotherapyupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 19:07:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he is headed back to Cuba for his fourth -- and possibly final -- round of chemotherapy, state news reported.

A woman and her toddler fight dual cancersupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 09:30:00

Kezia Fitzgerald and her 15-month-old daughter are both blondes with bright blue eyes. They both giggle easily and share a love of peaches.

Chavez announces fourth round of chemoupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:17:00

A throat infection sidelined Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for a few days, but on Tuesday he said he is ready to begin what will be his fourth cycle of chemotherapy.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

A visually-impaired teen is using his paintings to help others. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has the story.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

At 12 years old, Jeff Hanson was struggling to see the world around him.

State media: Chavez set to undergo chemotherapy in Venezuelaupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 18:29:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday that he was hours away from a third phase of chemotherapy, state media reported.

Chavez returns to Venezuela after chemotherapy treatmentupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 11:49:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to his country after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, state media reported Sunday.

Chavez in Cuba for more cancer treatmentupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 10:11:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in Cuba for the next phase of his cancer treatment, Venezuelan state media reported Sunday.

Chavez appears on state television with shaved headupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 02:39:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared on state television with a shaved head Monday, telling viewers it is a sign that his cancer treatment is working.

Chavez: Illness won't stop re-election bidupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 09:38:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is pledging to run for re-election next year, dismissing speculation that cancer treatment would force him out of the political arena.

Venezuela's Chavez seeks to return to Cuba for cancer treatmentupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 21:26:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday he is seeking congressional approval to return to Cuba to continue cancer treatment.

Chemotherapy a possibility, Venezuela's Chavez saysupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:58:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his cancer treatment may require radiation therapy and chemotherapy, comments that shed a little more light on the state of his health after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor last month.

Patients, scientists at odds over breast cancer drugupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 18:01:00

Monday morning, Patricia Howard, 66, was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, undergoing scans that led doctors to declare her cancer-free -- five years after her advanced breast cancer was diagnosed.

FDA debates safety of breast cancer drugupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 18:01:00

An FDA panel debates the effectiveness of the cancer drug Avastin, which was approved under an accelerated process.

New drugs to treat melanoma updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:14:00

American Society of Clinical Oncology's Dr. George Sledge discusses a new cancer drug that fights advanced melanoma.

Two new drugs extend survival for melanoma patientsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:14:00

For the first time, patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer have two new treatment options that prolong survival, according to new research presented at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.

Are there new treatments for breast cancer?updated: Wed Jun 01 2011 08:05:00

I have inflammatory breast cancer and I have been through chemo and a double mastectomy. They found active cancer cells so the cancer has spread. The oncologist said she didn't think there was anything more they could do for me. I start radiation soon but she didn't think that that would be very helpful either. Is there anything out there that may help me?

Pregnant with cancerupdated: Mon May 16 2011 08:09:00

When she found the lump in her breast, Jessica Denton had known she was pregnant with her first child for just a few days.

2010: Mammograms in 30s: No benefit?updated: Mon May 16 2011 08:09:00

In 2010, a study found women with no family history of breast cancer do not benefit from mammograms at an early age.

Are 'hot flashes' a symptom of prostate cancer hormone therapy?updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 09:13:00

My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 4, and has been treated with chemotherapy. His doctor says it is under control. He wonders does that mean it is gone or just being held at bay? He has been having "hot flashes" since he began his treatment for his prostate cancer (cannot remember the Gleason score, but tumor was in both lobes of prostate, without changes to his bone marrow.) He was treated with hormones, brachytherapy and radiation for this. We can't seem to get an answer for the question of the "hot flashes." Are they a symptom of ongoing disease, the hormone therapy or will he just continue to have them for the rest of his life?

Microsoft co-founder talks Bill Gates, chemo and guitarsupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 07:36:00

The United States must do a better job of educating its young people in science and technology if we're going to compete with China and India over the next century, according to Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and an American computer pioneer.

Facing death, sports anchor embraces lifeupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:49:00

CNN's first sports anchor, Nick Charles, speaks about his life, his work and the people he's leaving behind.

Facing death, CNN sports legend embraces lifeupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:49:00

Nick Charles looks into the camera, as he's done thousands of times before. Except he's not calling a boxing match for sports fans around the world.

Can you imagine cancer away?updated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:09:00

By now, you likely know David Seidler, who won an Oscar on Sunday for best original screenplay for "The King's Speech," was a stutterer just like King George VI, whose battle with the speech disorder is portrayed in the film.

Removing fewer lymph nodes doesn't hurt breast cancer survivalupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 17:06:00

Women with early stage breast cancer that has spread to their lymph nodes may require less extensive surgery than previously thought, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Breast cancer surgery changingupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 17:06:00

A new study questions the way breast cancer surgery is done. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

What are the stages of cancer?updated: Wed Dec 22 2010 12:09:00

How many stages are there in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

FDA rejects Avastin as breast cancer therapyupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 17:51:00

The controversial drug Avastin should be phased out as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, citing recent studies that show its benefits may be outweighed by dangerous side effects.

Are there any treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 14:49:00

Is there anything currently in trials for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia that can help my father, who has had triple-bypass surgery and is 81 years old?

Could chemo drugs cause a second malignancy?updated: Wed Oct 06 2010 08:35:00

My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1990. He was treated with m-BACOD, then switched to CHOP. Now he is diagnosed with adenocarcinoma.

Drug trials give hope to cancer patientupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:48:00

Out of cancer treatment options, John Cossman turns to clinical trials, without which he says he'd have "no hope."

Cancer 'iron man' puts hope in drug trialsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:48:00

John Cossman's friends call him cancer's iron man. He's had more than 90 radiation treatments and 200 chemo treatments since being diagnosed with head and neck cancer eight years ago.

Pan Am bomber alive 13 months laterupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 19:23:00

Congress wants to know why the Lockerbie bomber is still alive 13 months after being released with three months to live.

Senators question Scotland's release of Pan Am Bomberupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 19:23:00

Convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbeset al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish prison last year on humanitarian grounds, is not terminally ill, a New Jersey senator asserted Wednesday.

Breast cancer drug under reviewupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:48:00

The Food and Drug Administration may revoke its approval of the drug Avastin for use in breast cancer patients.

Looming ruling on breast cancer drug splits patient advocatesupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:48:00

Marcia Gilbert has spent most of her life in Charlotte, North Carolina, but for the end of summer, she decided to make a special trip.

People.com: Ethan Zohn Jogging Through Post-Cancer Life with a Full Head of Hair - Againupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 20:31:00

The former Survivor contestant says he's "happy to wake up in the morning" with girlfriend Jenna Morasca

Helping Lebanon's very sick kids get an educationupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 11:18:00

On Christmas Eve 2008 12-year-old Paul Yared started counting his days. Medical tests had revealed a vicious form of bone cancer that transformed the Lebanese boy's life in London from going to school and playing to dealing with chemotherapy and pain.

Schooling Lebanon's cancer kidsupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 11:18:00

Rima Maktabi meets a woman with the vision to give education to kids with cancer and the children whose lives she hopes to improve.

A dying patient is not a battlefieldupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 10:30:00

The patient, in his late 70s, had survived prostate cancer and had a new diagnosis of leukemia. A few days before, he'd been healthy and fine, but now his white blood cell count was so high that it was clogging his circulatory system, making it hard for him to breathe.

Cancer couldn't stop him from his marathon goalupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 18:12:00

For a serious distance runner, 7 hours, 48 minutes is not a great marathon time. But cut Brian Fugere some slack.

Study: Elderly lung cancer patients should get standard chemo tooupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 09:33:00

Lung cancer patients who are 70 years or older should be considered for a more aggressive chemotherapy treatment offered to patients who are decades younger, according to a new study presented at a major cancer conference Saturday.

How a top chef lost, regained his tasteupdated: Tue May 04 2010 09:00:00

Acclaimed chef Grant Achatz once said he would rather die than lose his tongue.

'Landmark' cancer vaccine gets FDA approvalupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 15:46:00

A vaccine treatment for prostate cancer has become the first therapy of its kind to win approval for use in U.S. patients.

Yachtswoman: Sailing helped me cope with the 'hell of cancer'updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 09:02:00

A round-the-world yachtswoman who beat breast cancer says that sailing helped her cope with the "hell of cancer."

Is chemo causing my hands to shake?updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 08:38:00

How many, if any, cases of nervous system disorders have been reported because of A-C breast cancer chemotherapy? I'm 45 and had treatment at 39 and 40. I now experience a very exaggerated amount of shaking of the hands.

Cord blood stem cells help meet minority marrow needsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 12:39:00

Diana Tirpak was so sure her leukemia was going to kill her, she bought a suit for her husband, Jake, to wear at her funeral.

Oral cancer's toll cruelupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 15:46:00

It brought a tough, All-Star NBA coach to tears this week. And it stilled the voice of a famous film critic.

People.com: Ethan Zohn Talks about His Stem Cell Transplantupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 12:47:00

People.com: INSIDE STORY: Jennifer Lyon's Cancer Battleupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 14:48:00

Diagnosed in 2005, the Survivor: Palau beauty used her TV fame to help others

People.com: Go Behind the Scenes with Ethan Zohn!updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 12:48:00

The Survivor winner, battling cancer, takes a camera along to his PEOPLE photo shoot

Is a raspy voice a common chemo side effect?updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 09:20:00

My husband just completed six cycles of R-CHOP chemotherapy for his non-Hodgkin's diffuse large B cell lymphoma in his upper stomach. Compared with what we've heard others have endured, his side effects were relatively mild. However, he continues to have a strained, raspy voice. His oncologist didn't seem too concerned or aware of what might be causing this. Is this a "typical" chemo side effect?

Alternative therapy vs. chemoupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 09:20:00

Suzanne Somers takes on Dr. Brawley: Alternative therapy vs. chemotherapy.

Study: Childhood cancer survivors less likely to marryupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:34:00

Three years ago, Anne Willis mentioned to the man she was dating that she didn't know about her fertility, since she had undergone cancer treatment as a teenager. His response --"Oh, so you don't know if you're going be able to have kids?" -- was off-putting.

Breast cancer care optionsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:14:00

After a breast cancer diagnosis, some rush to treatment. But as Elizabeth Cohen reports, experts say know your options.

Breast cancer patients: Don't rush, consider all your optionsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:14:00

Less than an hour before her mastectomy was scheduled to begin, Eve Wallinga's surgeon gave her the bad news: Because of unforeseen complications, doctors wouldn't be able to reconstruct a new breast for her immediately after removing her cancerous breast as planned. She was told she'd have to wait another day for the plastic surgery.

Breast cancer patients advised to consider optionsupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 16:22:00

Less than an hour before her mastectomy was scheduled to begin, Eve Wallinga's surgeon gave her the bad news: Because of unforeseen complications, doctors wouldn't be able to reconstruct a new breast for her immediately after removing her cancerous breast as planned. She was told she'd have to wait another day for the plastic surgery.

People.com: It's Stem-Cell Harvest Time for Ethan Zohnupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 15:53:00

From his hospital bed, the Survivor winner shares the latest in his cancer battle

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