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  • Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74

    12/13/2018 8:11:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/13/18 | Dave McNary
    Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death. She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online, which reported that she was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary. Locke had a contentious relationship of more than a decade with Clint Eastwood, who first cast her in “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
  • Class act: POTUS Trump has Secret Service hand-deliver signed photo to 10-year-old with brain cancer

    12/13/2018 4:01:39 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/13/18 | USA Features
    Classy: Nothing good that POTUS Donald Trump does will ever placate the perpetually triggered and angry American Left, but what he did for a 10-year-old girl battling stage four brain cancer this Christmas is worthy of high praise indeed. Cleveland resident Oliviah Hall has been battling a brain tumor since 2017 after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV. She was able to meet POTUS Trump during his midterm swing through Ohio and had a picture taken with him and her family.
  • 85-Year-Old Beats Cancer, Finishes Fifth Marathon—and Cross-Trains With Some Zumba

    12/10/2018 8:03:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 9, 2018 | McGee Nall
    Moon Fahel from San Antonio, Texas, had just gotten home from a martial arts class that he’s been taking for the last 15 years when he answered the phone call from Runner’s World. It wasn’t an anomaly—he stays busy with other classes during rest of the week, too: kickboxing, Zumba, athletic dancing, and BODYPUMP, among others. Plus, he just ran his fifth marathon this past Sunday at the San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Oh, and he’s 85 years of age. (The word “old” doesn’t have a place in his vocabulary.) “I don’t know what old is,” Fahel said. “If...
  • Cancer-Stricken San Pedro Mom Gives Birth to Healthy Twins Days After Finding Bone-Marrow Donor

    12/08/2018 4:57:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ktla ^ | 11:06 PM, December 7, 2018, by | Kimberly Cheng and Erika Martin
    She said she was disheartened when she turned to a worldwide registry of donors and none were compatible. "It was 30 million people," she said. "Thirty million people, and no matches for me." So Rabaca and the rest of her family partnered with Be The Match, an organization operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, to encourage people to register to donate bone marrow. Thanks to their fierce campaigning, Rabaca's story spread and gained attention from the likes of country singer Carrie Underwood, who asked her Twitter followers, "who wants to save a life for Christmas?" In a matter of...
  • Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

    12/05/2018 2:52:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Euan McKirdy
    Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water. The test works by identifying the presence of that structure, a discovery which could help detect cancer in humans far earlier than current methods, according to the paper published in journal Nature Communications. "Discovering that cancerous DNA molecules formed entirely different 3D nanostructures from normal circulating DNA was a breakthrough...
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment - Anyone Here Have Experience

    12/03/2018 7:07:37 AM PST · by fwdude · 143 replies
    12/03/18 | fwdude
    I have mentioned previously that my rising PSA levels necessitated several biopsies in the past several years. The latest result has been that my "grade" has gone from Gleason Score of 6 (3+3) to a 7 (4+3). I'm soliciting advice and experience wisdom from other FReepers who've been through this, as I am navigating unknown waters. Surgeon is recommending surgery (radical prostatectomy) but radiation is also an option. Lot's of questions and concerns. I'm soliciting advice from all quarters on this. Thanks.
  • Brit scientists develop genetically modified virus kills cancer

    11/20/2018 6:16:00 PM PST · by Candor7 · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | 19th November 2018, 12:15 am | Andrea Downey, Digital Health Reporter
    A GENETICALLY modified virus that kills cancer cells and destroys their hiding places has been developed by British scientists. It targets both cancer cells and healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the immune system. Fibroblasts, the most common type of cell in connective tissues, are vital in the body's healing process, but they can get hijacked by cancer-associated fibroblasts or CAFs. These then help tumours grow, spread and evade therapy. The new treatment, a form of immunotherapy developed by Oxford University scientists, attacks carcinomas - the most ­common type of cancer. Currently, any therapy that kills...

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • Mother-of-two is left with a HOLE in her face and crippling headaches after using tanning [tr]

    10/25/2018 7:32:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2018 | Vanessa Chalmers
    A mother-of-two was left with a 'huge hole' in her face from almost a decade of tanning. Surgery to remove the hole left the 34-year-old with face paralysis and crippling headaches that 'feel like I'm being struck by lightning'. Carrie Doles, from Chicago, Illinois, was diagnosed with skin cancer at the age of 26, almost ten years after her first sunbed at the age of 18. Whilst at university, she was using them every day for four years. As well as this, Mrs Doles never wore sun cream and would lie out in the sun whenever she could, only occasionally...
  • If You Accept Science, You Accept Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer

    10/21/2018 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 101 replies
    The common weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is back in the news after a US court ruled it contributed to a man’s terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma). Following the court’s order for manufacturer Monsanto to compensate the former school ground’s keeper US$289 million, more than 9,000 people are reportedly also suing the company. In light of this, Cancer Council Australia is calling for Australia to review glyphosate’s safety. And tonight’s Four Corner’s report centres around Monsanto’s possible cover-up of the evidence for a link between glyphosate and cancer. Juries don’t decide science, and this latest court case produced no new scientific data....
  • Where Are You Farmer Dean? Vanity

    10/21/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 14 replies
    dp0622 | October 21, 2018 | dp0622
    our friend is back and typing and on FR again!! last i heard about a month and a half ago i think was that he was going home Make a post or reply here buddy, would be great to hear from you!
  • Prayer Request for Friends That Just Lost Their Daughter(Sarah) to Cancer

    10/18/2018 7:53:58 AM PDT · by infool7 · 115 replies
    Self | 10/17/2018 | Self
    Please Pray for this family. Dave and Mary are the parents of Sarah(who just lost her battle with cancer) have been raising her three boys William, Jude and Eliot. Less than twelve hours after she passed Sarah's ex husband has notified them that he will be coming from TN to take the boys back with him.
  • Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies of Cancer at age 65

    10/15/2018 3:55:13 PM PDT · by RainMan · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/15/2018
    Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level." "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we...
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

    10/15/2018 3:18:58 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 65 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 10/15/2018 | Christine Wang
    Allen, longtime CEO of Microsoft, also ranked among the world's wealthiest individuals. As of Monday afternoon, he ranked 21st on Forbes' list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion.
  • Prayer Thread for People suffering from Cancer and other diseases

    10/14/2018 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Chong · 65 replies
    10/14/2018 | Me
    Let's pray for one another.
  • Vanity - Request for Prayers

    10/09/2018 9:26:00 PM PDT · by gspurlock · 38 replies
    October 9, 2018 | gspurlock
    Hello Freepers, Another request for prayers for my daughter Katie. Her cancer has resurfaced for the 3rd time. This time while it has spread further afield, the lesions are much smaller and very slow growing. She just had a biopsy done yesterday and I'm asking for prayers that it turns out benign. She has had a mighty struggle but has remained strong, positive and resilient. Thank you so much and God Bless, Best always, Gail S.
  • Australian Spider Venom Found to Kill Cancer, Leave Healthy Cells Unharmed

    10/06/2018 11:04:36 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 44 replies
    NN ^ | 06/10/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in the fight to cure cancer after finding that the venom from a deadly Australian spider can actually kill melanoma cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.
  • After heartbreaking suicide note, South County woman's dog is adopted

    10/04/2018 6:21:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    kmov4 ^ | October 4, 2018 | Dan Greenwald, Digital Content Producer Russell Kinsaul, Reporter
    AFFTON, Mo. ( - A happy ending to an otherwise tragic story was announced Thursday, as the dog of the woman found dead inside her Affton apartment was adopted. Police said they found Crystal Chrisp, 46, dead inside a burned out South County apartment Wednesday. Police ruled her death a suicide. "She was my friend and I'm going to miss her. My heart is really aching right now for her," said Sharon Hyster-Harris. Hyster-Harris said Chrisp had been a Metro bus driver for 18-years and that she’d beaten breast cancer several years ago but was facing another battle with cancer....
  • Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case

    09/17/2018 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies ^ | September 15, 2018 09:28am ET | Rachael Rettner,
    It's well known that organ transplants can pass infectious diseases from donors to recipients in rare cases. But even more rarely, transplants can transmit cancer, as a new case shows. In what's being described as an "extraordinary case," four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a new report. Three of the patients died from the cancer, which underscores the "often-fatal consequences of donor-derived breast cancer," the authors wrote in their report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Transplantation Passing cancer through an organ transplant is "a...
  • Ohio town celebrates Christmas early for toddler dying of brain cancer

    09/14/2018 5:12:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Alexandria Hein |
    An Ohio town has eagerly ushered in the holiday season this year after answering the call for Christmas decorations to help a dying toddler celebrate one last time. Brody Allen, 2, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in May and stopped treatments in August. “When Brody’s chemo treatment journey ended, we made a promise to each other that we were going to make each and every single day that he had left better than the next,” McKenzie Allen, the boy’s 21-year-old sister, told CBS News. “And we wanted to do everything that we could and give him as much...