Cancer

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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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Terminal Single Mother Fights To Validate ‘Die With Dignity’ Law In California

A terminally-ill single mother is fronting a lawsuit claiming that California law actually allows doctors to help terminally-ill patients end their own lives.

05/18/2015

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother’s Cancer Diagnosis In Tumblr Post

Singer Taylor Swift says her mother has cancer. In a note to fans on her Tumblr page, Swift said she asked her mom to get screened for health issues at Christmas and those tests revealed the diagnosis.

04/09/2015

Koral Reef died of a rare, brain-eating amoeba. Her family is now hoping to raise awareness about Balamuthia. (credit: C. Meister)

‘Team Koral Reef’ Hopes To Raise Awareness Of Rare Amoeba That Killed Newlywed

Video footage of Koral Reef just months before her death shows a happy and healthy young woman getting fit for her big day.

04/08/2015

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Woman Who Sued Kaiser Over Lost Leg Awarded $28.2M

An L.A. jury has awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanent doctors cost her a leg.

03/26/2015

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Actress Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventive Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes

Actress Angelina Jolie announced Monday she has had another preventive surgery after a doctors found a small benign tumor on one of her ovaries.

03/24/2015

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Mission Viejo Third-Grader Fights Back Against 2nd Round Of Leukemia

Thousands will walk, run and ride to help raise money for pediatric cancer research to benefit boys just like Mission Viejo third-grader Gavin Rowe.

03/23/2015

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Mission Viejo Teacher Fighting Cancer, School District

Mission Viejo kindergarten teacher Kristyn Fletcher is battling a rare incurable cancer that started in her appendix.

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