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A doctor with lung cancer got a lifesaving treatment after seeing an NBC News report

NBC NEWS – As a pulmonologist, Dr. Gary Gibbon never expected to be diagnosed with lung disease himself, much less be in need of a new set of lungs. “I had no previous medical history of any significance. I was on no medication at all on a regular basis,” Gibbon, of Santa Monica, California, told NBC News. When he developed a cough and then lost weight, Gibbon got a chest X-ray and CT scan of his...

Overdosing on Chemo: A Common Gene Test Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

KFF HEALTH NEWS – One January morning in 2021, Carol Rosen took a standard treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Three gruesome weeks later, she died in excruciating pain from the very drug meant to prolong her life. Rosen, a 70-year-old retired schoolteacher, passed her final days in anguish, enduring severe diarrhea and nausea and terrible sores in her mouth that kept her from eating, drinking, and, eventually, speaking. Skin peeled off her body. Her kidneys and...

A busy colon cancer doctor shares 3 simple things he does to prevent the disease

GI oncologist Dr. Michael Shusterman does these three easy things that fit into his busy schedule.

Cancer Patients Face Frightening Delays in Treatment Approvals

KFF HEALTH NEWS – Marine Corps veteran Ron Winters clearly recalls his doctor’s sobering assessment of his bladder cancer diagnosis in August 2022. “This is bad,” the 66-year-old Durant, Oklahoma, resident remembered his urologist saying. Winters braced for the fight of his life. Little did he anticipate, however, that he wouldn’t be waging war only against cancer. He also was up against the Department of Veterans Affairs, which Winters blames for dragging its feet and setting...

Mayo Clinic: The link between HPV and throat cancer

Editor's note: March 4 is World HPV Awareness Day

Toxic Gas That Sterilizes Medical Devices Prompts Safety Rule Update

“We continue to discover these chemicals that we’ve already been exposed to were toxic, and we have high exposures.”

Gary Sinise’s son, Mac, dead at 33 after cancer battle: ‘We are heartbroken’

Mac Sinise battled chordoma, a rare spinal cancer, for over five years.

Stomach cancer took Toby Keith; this is how it should be treated

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – More than 26,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with stomach cancer this year, and nearly 11,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Stomach cancer accounts for about 1.5% of all new cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, can affect any part of the stomach. In most of the world, stomach cancers form in the...

11 Health Benefits of Beet Juice

HEALTHLINE – Beet juice contains antioxidants, electrolytes, and other compounds that may help support heart and brain health, among other benefits. The beet is a bulbous, sweet root vegetable that most people love or hate. It’s not new on the block, but it’s risen to superfood status over the last decade. Research shows that drinking beet juice, or beetroot juice, may benefit your health. Here’s how. 1. May help lower blood pressure Beet juice may help lower your...

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S. This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to healthcare and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more...

They Signed Up To Serve In The Air Force, Not To Get Cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is expanding its study of whether service members who worked with nuclear missiles have had unusually high rates of cancer after a preliminary review determined that a deeper examination is needed. The initial study was launched in response to reports that many who served are now ill. The Air Force isn't making its initial findings of cancer numbers public for a month or so, but released its initial assessment...

China’s cancer drug finally approved in the US – but it will cost 30 times more to buy

A new Chinese cancer drug has been approved by the FDA, but there's one big financial catch.

Can Certain Foods Really Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

You won’t find a silver bullet in a single food, experts say, but there are some that may help you build the best defense.

Toby Keith To Explore New Treatment Amid Ongoing Cancer Battle

COUNTRYNOW.COM – Toby Keith says he is feeling “pretty good” and reveals he is trying other treatment options amid his ongoing battle with stomach cancer. The country music icon first shared his diagnosis with fans back in June of 2022 and since then, he has taken the necessary measures to spend time with family, focus on his health, and slowly creep his way back into the spotlight. According to Keith’s recent guest appearance on the sports...
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