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1 year 1 week ago

Judge sentences woman who faked cancer

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has ordered a woman to perform 500 hours of community service for scamming relatives and others into thinking she was dying of cancer. Lori Stilley pleaded guilty to theft by deception for receiving nearly $12,000 in donations from more than 300...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease,...

1 year 4 months ago

Doctors are now freezing cancerous tumors

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota are killing off cancerous tumors by freezing them. The procedure, called cryo-ablation, was used on tumors that had spread to the lungs from other parts of the body. Doctors use a probe to apply extreme cold, -148 degrees fahrenheit, to the tumor....

1 year 11 months ago

Man creates cancer scheme to get money

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested after authorities say he scammed people for money by claiming his son had cancer. The Herald of Rock Hill reports today that William Lorenzo Moffitt, 28, was arrested last week on charges including obtaining goods by false pretenses....

2 years 4 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 4 months ago

Ryan O'Neal says he has stage 2 cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan O'Neal says the prognosis is positive for his recovery from recently diagnosed Stage 2 prostate cancer. The 70-year-old actor said in a statement released through his publicist on Monday that he was "shocked and stunned by the news" but feels fortunate the disease was caught...

2 years 4 months ago

Woman fakes cancer to get free wedding

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) - Strangers donated the beautifully embroidered wedding dress, the rings, the honeymoon time-share in Aruba. They acted quickly, too, because the bride was dying of cancer. Or so she said. The New York state attorney general's office said Tuesday that Jessica Vega, 25, has been...

2 years 5 months ago

Woman fakes cancer to raise money

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A suburban Richmond woman has been fined $50 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Martha Ann Nicholas pleaded guilty on Monday to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses. Besides the fine, she was ordered by a...

2 years 7 months ago

Mourners say good-bye to Paterno

A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 is expected to pack a Penn State arena for one more tribute to Joe Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday at age 85 from lung cancer. The event called "A Memorial for Joe" will cap three days of public...

2 years 7 months ago

Bald Barbie push to fight cancer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a Nascar driver, and a news anchor. Now, there's an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to fight cancer. A Facebook page titled "Beautiful and Bald Barbie!...

2 years 7 months ago

Chavez resumes program after cancer treatment

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez resumed his weekly television and radio program Sunday after a hiatus of seven months due to his cancer treatment. Chavez launched the program "Hello, President" in typical style, attacking his political opponents and the U.S. government while visiting an oil project in...

2 years 10 months ago

Cancer battle delays next Vince Flynn thriller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Best-selling author Vince Flynn is telling fans that his next Mitch Rapp thriller, "Kill Shot," is being delayed until February while Flynn battles prostate cancer. Flynn posted a statement on his website Tuesday saying he is fighting fatigue from radiation treatments and finding it difficult to focus...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Marijuana patient charged

A Colorado Springs man faces up to 12 years in prison for allegedly having too many pot plants in his house. Court documents say the police never found Bob Crouse's medical marijuana records and they believe he intended to sell the pot. But Crouse says he used the marijuana to...

3 years 2 months ago

Cancer causing household items

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the industrial chemical formaldehyde causes cancer and that styrene, which is used worldwide in the manufacture of fiberglass and food containers, may cause cancer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says people with higher measures of exposure to formaldehyde are at increased risk for...

3 years 9 months ago

Discovery could lead to cancer breakthrough

Pancreatic cancer is thought to be a fast-moving, lethal cancer. But a new study suggests the tumors may be present for years, even decades, before symptoms appear. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied gene mutations in the bodies of seven people who had died from pancreatic cancer. They found a...

3 years 10 months ago

Symptoms common in all cancer patients

New research finds most cancer patients have multiple physical symptoms throughout all stages of the disease. The study of over 400 patients identified 22 physical symptoms associated with all types of cancer including fatigue, pain, weakness, loss of appetite, constipation, insomnia and nausea. Researchers say these symptoms impact...

3 years 11 months ago

Free prostate screenings offered

Peak Vista Family Health Centers plans to offer free prostate cancer screenings for men on Saturday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at 225 S. Union Boulevard. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in the course of his lifetime. The American Cancer Society reports that African American men...

3 years 11 months ago

Researchers find genetic link to ovarian cancer

Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease. Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases. The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the...

3 years 11 months ago

Bone drugs may raise risk of throat cancer

A new study suggests that people who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of throat cancer. The findings contradict another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients. It concluded that there was no link between drugs to prevent or treat...

3 years 11 months ago

Boobies bracelets brouhaha

Breast cancer awareness bracelets have been banned at a South Dakota high school. The bracelets read "I Love Boobies". While some school districts are allowing students to wear them inside out, Baltic High school is taking a zero tolerance approach. "If you're supporting a cause then what...

4 years 1 week ago

Lance Armstrong joins anti-cancer telethon

Lance Armstrong, Robin Roberts and Michael C. Hall are among the celebrities affected by cancer who are set to appear in a TV fundraiser next month. "Stand Up to Cancer" announced a lineup that will include other actors, athletes and musicians who have faced the illness, including Maura Tierney,...

4 years 1 week ago

Cancer is leading economic killer

American Cancer Society researchers say that cancer is now the world's leading economic killer as well as its likely top cause of death. Their new report says that cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, tuberculosis or other infectious diseases. Cancer's economic impact was $895 billion in...

4 years 1 week ago

Breakthrough research in gallbladder cancer

Researchers at the University of Houston have completed research that's linked gallbladder cancer with estrogen. The scientists were able to prevent the development of tumors in mice by removing ovaries and reducing estrogen levels. According to Lisa Merkl of the University of Houston, "There are many crucial clinical...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Fructose linked to cancer cell growth

A popular sweetener has been linked to faster cancer cell growth. Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that fructose caused pancreatic cancer cells to divide and grow more quickly. The findings of their study are reported in the journal Cancer Research. Americans' consumption of high fructose...

4 years 1 month ago

Researchers make huge asthma discovery

There is new hope for millions of asthma sufferers. Researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough that could make inhalers a thing of the past. Dr. David Farrar and his research team at the University of Texas Southwestern discovered that Interferon, an immune system protein already...

4 years 1 month ago

HPV linked to skin cancer

It's been established that certain strains of human papillomavirus can lead to cervical cancer. Now doctors say people infected with other HPV strains are more likely to develop skin cancer. The increased risk was especially pronounced for those on immuno-supression drugs. The study led by researchers at Dartmouth...

4 years 2 months ago

Hundreds of cancer survivors to gather

Hundreds of cancer survivors will gather for a celebration on Friday. The theme is "Love Heals." This the 5th year for the celebration, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Six hundred cancer survivors, patients and community members are expected. It happens at 3027 N. Circle Drive from 11:30...

4 years 2 months ago

Study: Exercise benefits cancer patients

Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt...

4 years 3 months ago

Nationally recognized CBI arson dog dies

Not all dog stories are happy ones. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations first accelerant-sniffing K-9,"Erin", lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday. "Erin" came to the CBI in 2000 and retired in May of 2007. Erin, a black Labrador and CBI Agent Jerry Means responded to more than 800 calls...

4 years 3 months ago

Stomach cancer up for young, white adults

Scientists are puzzling over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still very low in young adults but the incidence among 25 to 39 year old whites nonetheless climbed by almost...

4 years 3 months ago

Stomach cancer up in young, white adults

Scientists are puzzling over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still very low in young adults but the incidence among 25 to 39 year old whites nonetheless climbed by almost...

4 years 3 months ago

Study being down on new type of mammogram

Women over the age of 35, might be eligible to test a new type of mammogram being offered in several cities. It's called Tomo-synthesis, and it provides a 3-D image. Tomo-synthesis looks like a regular mammogram machine, except that it takes multiple 3-D images are over the breast. Those...

4 years 4 months ago

Megan's miracle is working

Megan Phalen plans to be a doctor when she grows up, and thanks to a recent bone marrow transplant, she has a great chance of achieving that goal. This nine-year-old Colorado Springs girl has fought leukemia since she was three years old. You may remember when News First 5...

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