Cancer

Shannen Doherty reveals her cancer is in remission

Shannen Doherty is in remission.<p>The former <i>Charmed</i> actress took to Instagram to share the good news with her followers Friday, writing, “Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now …

Health

Cancer surgeon scandal may widen as victims name other hospitals

Number of patients involved grows as case raises questions over private sector<p>The scandal surrounding the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson is likely to widen after lawyers revealed on Saturday that they are receiving allegations implicating other hospitals and specialists.<p>On Friday, Paterson, 59, a …

Health Care

5 Things Bristol-Myers Squibb's Management Wants You to Know

<b>Bristol-Myers Squibb</b> (NYSE: BMY) blew past all expectations when it reported first-quarter results on Thursday. Wall Street estimated earnings of $0.74 per share on revenue of $4.72 billion. The drugmaker delivered first-quarter adjusted earnings of $0.84 per share with revenue of $4.93 billion.<p>But …

Stocks

Australian John Senden reveals his son has been diagnosed with a brain tumor

Australian John Senden, who earlier this week withdrew from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, revealed on Saturday that his son Jacob, 13, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.<p>"Earlier this week I withdrew from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to be with my wife Jackie and son Jacob while he …

Golf

Here's What's Meant By Shannen Doherty's Breast Cancer Being In Remission

Actress Shannen Doherty announced that her breast cancer (which was first diagnosed in March 2015) is in remission and on Instagram told her followers: “Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. …

Breast Cancer

You just learned you have breast cancer. What’s next?

Steven Katz, an internist at the University Michigan, researches how medical decisions are made. Over the last dozen years, he has surveyed 10,000 patients and their doctors to better understand how they discuss a diagnosis and decide to proceed.<p>“Women have taught me a lot,” says Katz. Sorting out …

Breast Cancer

Highlands Ranch postal worker pleads guilty to faking cancer so she could work from home

A U.S. Postal Service employee who faked cancer, in order to work from home and claim hundreds of hours in sick leave, has pleaded guilty.Caroline …

Crime

5 things to know about LB Tanner Vallejo

The Bills sixth-round pick is LB Tanner Vallejo. Here are some more interesting facts about Buffalo's newest linebacker.

College Football

Chad Bettis, battling cancer, visits and inspires Rockies teammates in Arizona reunion

PHOENIX — Big-league bear hugs greeted Chad Bettis when he walked through the visitors clubhouse here Friday afternoon at Chase Field.And megawatt …

Baseball

Heartbreaking photo of father dying of cancer cradling his young son

This heartbreaking photo shows a cancer-stricken young father with just weeks left to live cradling his son on his hospital bed.<p>Brave dad-of-three Jon Strawson, 33, has advanced blood cancer and has been told by doctors there is nothing left they can do for him.<p>But he is refusing to "roll over and …

Family

Liberal filmmaker tweets offensive joke about Trump, and gets immediately burned for it

Filmmaker Joss Whedon is known more for his creative movies, but fans that follow him on Twitter were treated to a pretty offensive joke he posted about President Donald Trump.<p>He has since deleted the tweet, but many caught screenshots of it:<p>The post showed a picture of Speaker Paul Ryan welcoming …

Comics

12 Things Dermatologists Who’ve Had Skin Cancer Want You To Know

To say skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer is an understatement: Each year, there are more new cases—over 5.4 million cases of …

Skin Cancer

China Is Racing Ahead of the US in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

On Friday, a team of Chinese scientists used the cutting-edge gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time in history, injecting …

Genetics

Trump appoints woman who believes abortion causes breast cancer to top post at HHS

Here we go again. Pretty much all of Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments are troubling and problematic so it’s hard to know where exactly to start …

Breast Cancer

A new drug to treat lung cancer just got approved

The FDA just approved a new drug to treat lung cancer.<p>The drug, made by Japanese drug giant Takeda Pharmaceuticals, is called brigatinib. It's a type of ALK-inhibitor that's taken orally to treat a certain kind of lung cancer after a first round of drugs failed.<p>In the past two days, the FDA has …

Lung Cancer

For cancer patients, the beauty of eyelashes is more than meets the eye

I am a 64-year-old cancer survivor who immensely enjoyed the April 12 Style article “The age of lavish lashes.” I went bald years ago while successfully fighting metastatic endometrial cancer, the same illness that claimed the life of journalist Gwen Ifill. One side effect of the aggressive …

Opinion

'Superman' visits tiny cancer patient at hospital window

Kendal Breyfogle received a special visit to the window of her third-floor hospital room at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on April 27,

Health Care

Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new research.

Health

Dancer, 30, will never have children after FIVE smear tests failed to detect rare type of cervical cancer

A professional dancer will never be able to have children after five smear tests failed to detect a rare type of cervical cancer .<p>Laura Woolley, now …

Cervical Cancer

U.S. FDA approves Novartis' leukemia treatment

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as certain other blood disorders, the agency said on Friday.<p>AML is a cancer that originates in the bone marrow and progresses rapidly, resulting in an …

Pharma

Have you got IBS symptoms? Here are 5 other things it could be

Sometimes bloating and cramps doesn't just mean you've got IBS...<p>IBS symptoms are a drag for anyone who suffers from them. Bloating, cramps and …

Fibromyalgia

One Community's Fight for Clean Air in Louisiana's Cancer Alley

Main image: Denka Performance Elastomer factory in LaPlace, Louisiana. (Photo: Julie Dermansky)It doesn't take carefully calibrated measurements to …

Environment

Amusing ‘#ItTakesBalls’ Campaign Exposes People’s Most Humiliating Life Moments

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Composite image by DesignTAXI. Images via testescan<br>There are plenty more embarrassing things that …

Testicular Cancer

"The Avengers" Director Made Fun Of Child Cancer Survivors While Trolling Paul Ryan

Hollywood director Joss Whedon, who created <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, later apologized for making fun of a group of teenage cancer survivors while trolling Paul Ryan.<p>Originally posted on April 28, 2017, 00:54 GMT<p>Updated on April 28, 2017, 01:32 GMT<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan hosted a group of teenage …

Comics

Family of Author Who Wrote Dating Profile for Husband Before Her Death ‘Overwhelmed by the Outpouring of Love’

The family of Chicago author Amy Krouse Rosenthal — whose essay titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband” touched millions of readers — has found the …

Family

Ian Paterson: Surgeon was 'psychopathic like Shipman'

<b>Once a respected breast surgeon, Ian Paterson was trusted by his patients. But over the course of his career, he mutilated hundreds, made countless false diagnoses and carried out needless operations that left lasting physical and emotional scars. Prosecutors said his motives may have been</b> …

NHS

Cancer Drugs Fund condemned as expensive and ineffective

Treatments approved by David Cameron’s scheme were not worth money, extended life very little and often had adverse side-effects, study finds<p>The Cancer Drugs Fund, set up by the government to pay for expensive medicines that the NHS would not normally finance, failed to benefit patients and may …

NHS

'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae, 91, has bone cancer

"Facts of Life" star Charlotte Rae revealed she was just diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 91.

Breast surgeon is found guilty of carrying out unnecessary mastectomies on women

A breast surgeon has been convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent after carrying out a series of "completely unnecessary" operations - …

Crime

Scientists Found Cancer-Causing DNA in Stem Cells Given to Patients - Tonic

For decades, stem cells have offered rich potential, promising an age of "regenerative medicine." They're being used to in early-stage treatment for Parkinson's disease, macular degeneration, hearing loss, arthritis, and paralysis, among others, with new applications (impotence?) appearing …

Medicine