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Islanders Legend Mike Bossy Dead At 65

THE NEW YORK POST – Islanders legend Mike Bossy, whose scoring touch helped drive the franchise to four straight championships, died Friday after a battle with terminal lung cancer. He was 65. Bossy’s diagnosis became public last October, when he stepped away from his job as an NHL analyst for the French language network TVA Sports to deal with his health. Bossy wrote at the time in French, in an open letter. "The battle I am about...

Pandemic Could Trigger Thousands Of Cancer Deaths

The pandemic dramatically disrupted cancer screenings, and thousands of lives are now at stake. VOX – Steve Serrao, chief of gastroenterology at a hospital in Moreno Valley, California, just lived through the fourth wave of Covid-19 with the omicron variant sweeping across the country. Patients in respiratory distress once again filled the hospital’s beds. But it is another wave, one that’s starting to trickle in but is still a long way from cresting, that Serrao worries about...

Senator Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment "went well."

The Cancer That Killed John McCain

Consumer Health: Understanding glioblastoma MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Glioblastoma Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most complex, deadly and treatment-resistant cancers. Glioblastoma, a type of glioma, is an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults. Approximately 13,000 people in the...

Greedy Hospitals That “Kick You When You’re Down”

“Charging cancer patients for parking is like a knife in the back. We can’t control copays, but we can control what patients pay for parking.”

Robert Redford Family: “Our Grief Is Enormous”

Redford's son, Ginsburg had same deadly form of cancer |  Los Angeles (AP) – James Redford, a filmmaker, activist, and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. He was 58. Robert Redford's publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement Monday that the 84-year-old father is mourning with his family during this "difficult time." His wife, Kyle, confirmed in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune that her husband died Friday from bile-duct cancer in his liver. Kyle said...

Rush Confirms Sad News

Oct 19, 2020 Fox News – Cancer-stricken talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh provided listeners a somber update on his condition Monday after recent scans showed “some progression of cancer,” which he said is “not dramatic” but still a step in the wrong direction. Limbaugh announced in February that he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and had missed several shows this month to undergo treatment. “From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of...

Women Catch This Cancer Bug From Men; Thousands Die

"HPV is transmitted through sexual contact ... " Women’s Health: Cervical Cancer Sep 16, 2020 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Unlike ovarian cancer, cervical cancer is usually discovered in an early or pre-cancerous stage. Early detection means the survival rate for a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer is approximately 90%, says Dr. Nick Montalto. Dr. Montalto specializes in gynecological surgery at Ellis Medicine, using minimally invasive techniques, according to Ellis Medicine. Almost 14,000 women will get a cervical cancer diagnosis in...

Lou Brock, 81; Diabetes, Cancer

"He was perhaps the happiest Hall of Famer I've ever encountered." Sep 6, 2020 AP, NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball's signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s -- and who figured prominently in the most infamous trade in Cubs history -- has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's...

How Much Coffee To Drink For Your Health

"If everyone in the world had been drinking two cups of coffee a day in 2016, there would have been 452,861 fewer deaths from liver cancer." Medical Xpress – A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Australia has found that if everyone in the world drank at least two cups of coffee every day, the world would see hundreds of thousands fewer deaths from liver cancer. Multiple studies over the past several years have...

Cal Ripken Stuns Fans With Cancer Reveal 

"It's been a pretty miraculous few months." CBS Sports – Hall of Famer and Baltimore Orioles icon Cal Ripken Jr. revealed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February. He made the announcement during a conference call with reporters. Ripken said he is now cancer-free after having surgery in March and undergoing treatment. "There was no reason for me to think I had any issues. "The surgery couldn't have gone better. The outcome couldn't have gone better,...

Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk

"People with disease tend to have higher systemic inflammation, which is one of the underlying mechanisms of cancer development." Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk July 21, 2020 U.S. News & World Report July 21, 2020 HealthDay News – A history of gum disease appears to increase the risk of stomach cancer by 52% and throat cancer by 43%, according to data from two major long-term health studies. People who'd lost two or...

Ginsburg ‘Clearly Incurable Now’

"White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the president would act quickly if any opening were to arise." "Clearly, she's got incurable disease now" Ginsburg vows to stay on despite terminal liver cancer WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. The 87-year-old Ginsburg, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer including pancreatic cancer last year,...

Kelly Preston Dies Of Breast Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year...
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