Yahoo News: Cancer

Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:13
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday.

Rob Ford Diagnosed with Rare and Aggressive Cancer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:38
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "very rare" and "very difficult" form of cancer that occurs in fat cells, for which he will undergo chemotherapy.

Are Routine Scans Causing Cancer?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:45
Reports show that annual CT and nuclear medicine scans may cause 40,000 fatal cancers. Now, one company is trying to minimize that danger.

Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:44
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.

NZ great Crowe reveals return of cancer

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:54
Wellington (AFP) - Former New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe revealed Wednesday his cancer has returned, 15 months after announcing it was under control.

Urine test for cervical cancer virus offers alternative to smear

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:32
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A simple urine test for the virus that causes cervical cancer could offer a less invasive and more acceptable alternative to the conventional cervical smear test, researchers said on Tuesday. In a study comparing the accuracy of urine sample testing with smear testing conducted by a doctor, scientists from Britain and Spain found the results were good and said ...

Stephen Sutton cancer appeal raises £5 million

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:29
London (AFP) - The fundraising campaign launched by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton has raised almost £5 million, the charity he helped said on Tuesday, revealing where the money will be spent.

For Some, Tourism Now Includes Surgery

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:53
Dr. Richard Klein, section chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-ed & Insights. Traditionally, "medical tourists" were patients who travelled to Mexico or overseas for treatment — usually to save money. The United States is one of the most popular medical tourism ...

Cancer-stricken boy Ashya starts treatment in Prague

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:18
Five-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King began a six-week course of potentially life-saving proton beam therapy at a Prague medical centre on Monday. King's case made headlines after his parents removed him from a British hospital last month, sparking an international manhunt. Clutching a pale blue giraffe toy, Ashya arrived at the Proton Therapy Centre (PTC) on Monday for the first ...

Why the NFL Should Ditch Its Breast Cancer Initiative Amid Domestic Violence Furor

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:52
Every October, American football fans are treated to the specter of watching their hulking heroes wrap themselves in pink for the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign, a partnership in which the league raises money and projects goodwill for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Lilly stomach cancer drug prolongs life in colon cancer study

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:55
By Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co's LLY.N Cyramza stomach-cancer drug prolonged survival of patients with advanced colon cancer in a late-stage study, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Based on favorable data from the Phase III study, Lilly said it would ask regulators in the first half of 2015 to approve Cyramza in patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts ...

Lilly cancer drug fares well in late-stage study

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:38
Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone. The Indianapolis ...

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.

J.P. Morgan’s Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:51
The J.P. Morgan chairman and CEO ends his scheduled rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, but remains under the close watch of doctors.

JP Morgan's Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments: WSJ

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:07
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who was diagnosed with throat cancer this year, finished his scheduled rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatment this week, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Doctors will monitor Dimon, who started treatment about eight weeks ago, to determine if he is cancer-free, the Journal reported. "I took naps when I ...

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:42
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health - When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given an array of options, a limited budget and a chance to discuss ...

Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:29
The parents of British five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumor, ignored medical advice, removed him from hospital and left the country at the end of August, saying they wanted to take him to a private clinic in Prague for proton beam therapy - a type of radiotherapy not currently available in Britain. Experts caution, however, that the treatment - a more targeted way of destroying ...

Will Ferrell to stream games because he hates cancer

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:04
Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live alum and star of the Anchorman films, is not a fan of cancer. On Oct. 26, he'll be hosting a gaming event on Twitch in order to raise funds for children with cancer and their families. In the video, "Will Pharrell" claims he once played Asteroids for 37 hours straight with no bathroom break, among other things.

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:38
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given an array of options, a limited budget and a chance to discuss ...

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