Category «Cancer»

MICHAEL BUBLE MAKES HUGE CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT AMID SON’S CANCER BATTLE

Photo credit: Michael Buble For the second time this year, Michael Buble has withdrawn from a prior commitment in order to “focus on his family” amid his 3-year old son’s cancer battle. According to a statement issued by Bell Media, the 41-year old entertainer has pulled out of hosting Canada’s biggest music awards show, the …

Soaring costs force cancer patients to skip drugs, treatment

John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger. The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3,200 co-pay in December, then another $3,200 in January, as a new …

Shopping centre cancer scanners can quadruple early diagnosis

Actress Leah Bracknell recently revealed that she is suffering from terminal lung cancer  CREDIT: WILLIAM CONRAN/PA Offering cancer tests in shopping centres could save thousands of lives, a leading charity says. A study which placed mobile CT scanners in shopping centre care parks found they quadrupled the number of cases where lung cancer was detected …

As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments

Cancer patient John Krahne has delayed taking a prescribed cancer drug because it was too expensive. He walks near his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Robert Durell for Kaiser Health News John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger. The …

After battling cancer twice, ‘Miss Jo’ dies in car wreck :(

ANDERSON, S.C. — Estelle Josephine Wood had nearly beat cancer for the second time, and was on her way to get her last round of shots when a Mack garbage truck hit the side of her Lincoln Continental last week. Wood, known as “Miss Jo” by friends and family, was a philanthropist who gave tens …

Are You Living An Anti-Cancer Lifestyle? Here’s What To Do

Photo: Stocksy Of all the diseases plaguing this world, cancer is one of the most potent. Generally, about 5 to 10 percent of cancer cases in the world are thought to be hereditary. So what is the leading cause of cancer? And what can we do to prevent it? One answer is lifestyle. It is important …

Good News: Joe Biden calls on innovators to help stop cancer

AUSTIN — Former Vice President Joe Biden called on tech innovators gathered at the SXSW Conference and Festivals to help end the scourge of cancer. “Your generation could be the first generation on earth that goes through life with a completely different understanding of cancer as preventable … instead of a death sentence,” he told a …