Cancer

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2015

Sam Simon, best known for co-creating "The Simpsons" died March 8 after a long battle with cancer. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw)

‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dead At 59

Sam Simon, co-creator of TV’s long-running “The Simpsons”, has died after a long battle with cancer, according to reports. He was 59.

03/09/2015

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Palmdale Nail Salon Apologizes After Turning Away Cancer-Stricken Teen In Wheelchair

When doctors said there were no more treatments to try Patricia was allowed to be in public for the first time in a while. Her mom planned a special shopping spree, starting with a manicure at the mall.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/24/2015

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UCI Researchers Find A Way To Unboil Eggs In Potential Cancer Fight Breakthrough

It’s not time travel, but researchers say the new breakthrough could go a long way in advancing cancer treatments.

01/26/2015

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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

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Report: Senior PR Exec From Politics, Show Business Dead At 41

Variety is reporting that a senior publicist who worked in the worlds of politics and show business has died.

01/10/2015

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Longtime ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Longtime sports anchor Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer on Sunday at the age of 49-years-old.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/04/2015

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