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  • 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 · 60 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. (KMOV.com) - 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
    livescience.com ^ | 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...
  • Prayer Request - Vanity

    09/01/2018 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 143 replies
    self ^ | 9/1/18 | Freedom's Worth It
    I have just been diagnosed with uterine cancer. I will be having surgery soon to remove the uterus. Fortunately,I have been told it is stage one cancer (one of three). I welcome the prayers of all. Thank you.
  • Doctors: Breakthroughs May Soon Defeat the Cancer That Killed McCain

    08/25/2018 10:28:29 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 54 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 2018 09:06 PM | Gary Greenberg
    “Some people live longer, many live shorter,” he observes. “At the end of the day, there are very, very few long-term survivors.” Help may soon be on the way, however.
  • McCain, Ted Kennedy die same date, 9 years apart, from same cancer

    08/25/2018 10:00:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    John McCain’s death from brain cancer at age 81 came exactly nine years after the death of Ted Kennedy – and both longtime U.S. senators died from the same type of brain cancer. McCain, R-Ariz., had been battling the illness for just over a year while Kennedy, D-Mass., died at age 77, 13 months after his diagnosis, the Arizona Republic reported. Both succumbed to glioblastoma, which affects roughly 10,000 Americans a year and is described by doctors as "highly malignant."
  • Thank goodness McCain had obamacare.....oh wait.

    08/25/2018 6:42:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 8/25/18 | coldone
    Thank goodness McCain had obamacare to keep him alive this long after he got brain cancer........oh wait.
  • JOHN MCCAIN DISCONTINUING BRAIN CANCER TREATMENT, IS NEAR DEATH

    08/24/2018 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies
    ANDREW WILKOW SHOW | 24 AUGUST 2018 | ANDREW WILKOW SHOW
    Breaking now - will post a link shortly
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Sen. John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, discontinues medical treatment, family says

    08/24/2018 8:23:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    The family of longtime Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. "Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his...
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • John McCain Will No Longer Be Treated for Brain Cancer, Family Says

    08/24/2018 8:12:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 138 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/24/2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days. “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: He had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the family said...
  • Stevie Wonder blames Aretha Franklin’s cancer on ‘global warming’?! (tr)

    08/20/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 20, 2018 | Admin
    Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak. “We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’. Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe...
  • Groundsman, 46, ... awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma ....

    08/10/2018 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 105 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | MIA DE GRAAF HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller. After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.
  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in California Roundup cancer trial

    08/10/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/18 | Tina Bellon
    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed...