Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Melanie Griffith Skin Cancer Scare

Melanie Griffith set Hollywood tabloids into a fury this week when she was spotted with a big black eye caused by surgical procedure, says rep. The “Working Girl” star, who is no stranger to surgical procedures, left a hair salon on Wednesday with a fairly sizable purple bruise on her right...
December 20th, 2009 | News | Read More

MEDICAL HAIR LOSS IN HOLLYWOOD – GET REAL!

Hollywood has a unique way of portraying real life drama with their robust budgets, effective editing, and massive make-up sessions. Marriage, divorce, birth, and death are all common elements found in today’s sitcom world. One significant life drama we don’t often see, however, is cancer. Nevertheless,...
December 15th, 2009 | News, Opinion | Read More

Cancer Risk from CT Scans?

The risk of getting cancer from having a CT scan is under-estimated, and could be as high as 1 in 270 for young women undergoing certain types of heart scans, researchers say. A study carried out in California showed that the dose of radiation from a CT scan could be much higher than doctors expect....
December 15th, 2009 | News | Read More

Bryant Gumbel Treated For Lung Cancer

(CNN) — Bryant Gumbel made an unexpected announcement Tuesday morning as a guest host on “Live! With Regis & Kelly.” The host of HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” had surgery two months ago to remove a malignant tumor on his lung. Gumbel, 61, appeared on...
December 9th, 2009 | News | Read More

Planet Cancer and Lance Armstrong Foundation Team Up!

Planet Cancer and Lance Armstrong Foundation Teaming Up to Serve Young Adults with Cancer, PLANET CANCER’S BIGGEST NEWS EVER!
 The Lance Armstrong Foundation is increasing their commitment to the cause of young adult cancer, and they’ve invited Planet Cancer to officially join the LAF team...
December 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

What You Can Do to Find the Cause of Breast Cancer

Certainly a lot of progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer: more effective treatments, less disfiguring surgery, and genetic testing and high-tech imaging to catch it earlier. Yet, little is known about what actually triggers the disease. In fact, 70 percent of breast cancers have no...
December 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Men more likely to leave spouse who has cancer

Divorce rate is 21 percent, compared to 3 percent when husband gets sick A cancer diagnosis can strain any relationship. But when a woman gets news of a life-threatening illness, her husband is six times more likely to leave her than if the tables were turned and the man got the bad news, according to...
December 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines?

What Do You Think? As a young breast cancer survivor I am sure I will be in the minority when I say this but I am not alarmed by the new mammography guidelines released by the USPSTF. The recommended change is to increase the age from 40 to 50 for mammograms in otherwise healthy women. This debate has...
November 30th, 2009 | News, Opinion | Read More

Kangaroos may hold key to preventing skin cancer

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters Life!) – Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer, according to Australian and Austrian researchers. The teams are investigating a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos and many other organisms, but not humans, that is very effective...
November 30th, 2009 | News | Read More

A look at non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a diagnosis that could increase

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has reportedly begun treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the body’s lymphatic system. This is not his first battle with cancer. Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease — a different type of lymphoma — in the early ’80s....
November 17th, 2009 | News | Read More