Cancer

  • Medication for cancer rises 1400% with no generic to challenge it

    Since 2013, the price of a 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug in the U.S. has risen 1,400%, putting the life-extending medicine out of reach for some patients. Introduced in 1976 to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin lymphoma, lomustine has no generic competition, giving seller NextSource Biotechnology LLC significant pricing power....
  • Princess and Superhero Wigs For Children With Cancer

    The Magic Yarn Project was created by two mothers in Alaska in 2015. The pair have sewn hats and wigs inspired by Disney characters for children who suffer from cancer. The mothers use a soft yarn, so that it is comfortable for the children’s heads. The wigs are a...
  • CDC: 40 percent of new cancers tied to being overweight

    NEWNAN, Ga – At 62, is much lighter, and much healthier than he used to be. Just a few years back, the Cobb County, Georgia, trucking company says he weighed about 250 pounds, took daily medication for high blood pressure, and spends his nights hooked up to CPAP machine...
  • 9 Year Old Cancer Patient Celebrates his last Christmas Early!

    Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma in February 2014 when he was just 5 years old. Amazingly, Jacob is now 9, but the family says his time is limited, he won’t be leaving the hospital, he will be having one more Christmas. 9 year old Jacob...
  • Cancer drug shows promise to reverse symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

    A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic proteins linked to disease progression in patients with Parkinson’s disease or dementia with Lewy bodies. Dopamine is the brain chemical (neurotransmitter) lost as a result of death of...
  • Dr. Samadi: Being overweight is linked to 40% of cancer cases

    Here’s one more reason to reach a healthier body weight – a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says cancers associated with being overweight or obese account for 40% of all diagnoses of the disease in the United States. The good news since the...
  • Woman Mistakes Lumps Under Skin For Cancer!

    The woman, aged 30, had a back tattoo, which had been there for 15 years, but suddenly sparked a reaction(Image: fStop) p:nth-of-type(2)","sizes":],"hideOnSensitiveArticle":true,"relativePos":"after","additionalClass":"in-article","name":"div-gpt-ad-vip-slot","type":"VIP"}” data-response-start=”627.1150000000001″ data-type=”gpt” data-requested=”933.2900000000001″ data-google-query-id=”CIa_8vKd19YCFQgcgQoddaIMjg” data-timer-slot-rendered=”2148.4300000000003″ data-rendered-width=”8″ data-rendered-height=”8″ data-response-end=”2745.75″>  And eventually it turned out to be the large, older tattoo that was causing the emergence of the lumps...
  • NASCAR legend Robert Yates dead at 74

    NASCAR team owner and engine builder Robert Yates died Monday night at age 74.  His son Doug Yates, who today runs Robert Yates Engines, posted the news on Twitter, calling his dad his “hero.” Roush Yates also posted to its social media accounts that Yates died “surrounded by his...
  • Pitbull sends plane for cancer patients in Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – A Puerto Rican congresswoman is thanking Cuban-American singer Pitbull for lending his private plane to help evacuate cancer patients from the hurricane-ravaged island. Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez took to Twitter Tuesday to thank Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, in Spanish for his generosity....