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Former President Jimmy Carter Forged Strong LA Ties Through Charity Work

Former President Jimmy Carter made perhaps his biggest impact on Los Angeles after he left office, when he came to L.A. to build houses for the poor.

08/20/2015

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Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoing Radiation Treatment For Brain Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is “at ease with whatever comes.”

08/20/2015

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Actress Yvonne Craig, Best Known For Her Role As Batgirl, Dies At 78

Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl on the 1960s TV series “Batman,” has passed away from cancer at the age of 78.

08/18/2015

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Only On 2: Nevada Woman Who Drove 500 Miles For Chemo Treatment In O.C. Finds Angels

It was her final day of chemo after 12 tough weeks.

07/15/2015

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Report: Nintendo President Iwata Satoru Dies At 55

The innovative and highly-respected Satoru joined the company in the 1980s as a programming whiz.

07/12/2015

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Woman, 24, With End-Stage Stomach Cancer Marries Longtime Love

A 24-year-old Santa Ana woman with end-stage stomach cancer married her longtime love on Friday.

07/10/2015

Designer Christian Audigier poses for the media at east hotel during his Hamburg visit on May 27, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany. (credit: Florian Seefried/Getty Images)

Ed Hardy, Von Dutch Designer Christian Audigier Dies At 57

Funeral services were pending Friday for French fashion designer Christian Audigier, famed for his Ed Hardy and Von Dutch lines.

07/10/2015

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12-Year-Old Cancer Survivor, Ultra-Marathoner Team Up To Inspire Young Patients

Leah Valles wore a shirt that said “Sunblock Stinks But Cancer Stinks More!”

07/03/2015

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Hospital, Kind Hearts Gather To Throw Patients With Cancer A Prom They’ll Never Forget

Celebs like Kristen Bell lent a hand and others — including Zac Efron, Jason Mraz, Elizabeth Banks — taped special video messages of encouragement.

06/27/2015

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L.A. Couple Battling Cancer Find Laughter, Hope In Midst Of Daunting Challenges

When they took the vows in sickness and in health, a local couple never imagined their love would be tested so soon.

06/16/2015

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Ink From Woman’s Tattoos Gives False Positive On Body Scan That Cancer Had Spread

A woman with cancer had a major scare after ink from her tattoos caused an imaging test to light up leading her doctor to believe the disease had spread.

06/11/2015

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Local Girl Raises $12K To Fight Breast Cancer With ‘Quilt For A Cure’

Twelve-year-old Emma Mannetta, who recently passed on the crown as Junior Miss Southern California 2014, chose as her platform to support breast cancer patients.

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FBI Launches Probe Into Surgical Tool Used To Break Up Fibroids

The FBI has launched an investigation into a surgical tool used to break up fibroids, but may spread cancer in some women.

05/29/2015

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Mother Of 5-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Billboard Near Hospital With ‘Very Scary’ Image Removed

The mother of a 5-year-old girl with cancer got a billboard that looked into her hospital room removed because it was scaring her daughter.

05/21/2015

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Instagram Deletes Profile Accounting Journey Of Cancer-Stricken Toddler

The mother of a young child who battled a rare cancer for over a year is fighting Instagram after the social media service deleted a profile that accounted the child’s journey.

05/18/2015

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