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  • prostate cancer May 20

    PSA Testing: Prostate Cancer Cases Rising as Screening Declines

    Cases of advanced prostate cancer have increased among American men ages 50 and older, while cases of early-stage disease have declined, a study published Wednesday found, according to NBC News.

  • Chicago Jun 4, 2019

    Drugs Make Headway Against Lung, Breast, Prostate Cancers

    Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world’s largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr. Nine years after being diagnosed with lung cancer that spread to his bones and lymph nodes, he is able to work at...

  • Attorney Feb 6, 2019

    Read: Text of Democratic Response to State of the Union Address

    Text of the Democratic response to the State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams and provided by the office of the House speaker

  • United States Jan 9, 2019

    US Cancer Death Rate Hits Major Milestone: 25 Years of Decline

    The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say. But it’s not all good news. Obesity-related cancer deaths are rising, and prostate cancer deaths are...

  • United States Jan 9, 2019

    US Cancer Death Continues Decline

    A recent report from the American Cancer Society spotlighted a continued decline in the cancer death rate in the United States.

  • Florida Jul 13, 2018

    Lindy Remigino, Once Fastest Man Alive, Dead at 87: Report

    Olympian and Newington resident Lindy Remigino, who won two gold medals at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, has died at age 87, according to a report in The New York Times. The cause was prostate cancer, his son told the newspaper.

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    US Olympic Committee CEO Resigns, Citing Health Problems

    The embattled CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee resigned Wednesday, citing health problems, as the organization announced new initiatives to protect athletes from abuse. Scott Blackmun, who has headed the committee since 2010, has been under fire for weeks in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. He did not attend the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea,...

  • Cancer Jan 24, 2018

    Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances...

  • NBC Jan 9, 2018

    Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Over the Summer: Sources

    Mitt Romney — who is said to be eyeing a bid for U.S. Senate from Utah — was treated last summer for prostate cancer, two sources close to the former presidential candidate told NBC News Monday. Romney’s treatment, which involved surgery at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center, was successful, and he has a good prognosis, the sources said. “Last...

  • Asher Klein Dec 13, 2017

    Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks Discloses Cancer Diagnosis

    Republican Rep. Mo Brooks says he has prostate cancer. The four-term Alabama lawmaker made the announcement Wednesday on the House Floor. In an interview, he said he will undergo treatment and was optimistic about the outcome. Brooks sought the GOP nomination in the Senate race and lost. He said that after losing the primary he got a physical in which...

  • North Carolina Oct 18, 2017

    Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care

    Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by gene tumor boards,...

  • King Sep 13, 2017

    Larry King Says He Was Operated on for Lung Cancer

    Veteran broadcaster Larry King says he battled lung cancer this summer but appears to have the disease at bay. The former CNN host, who is 83, told Us Weekly that a spot on his lung was noticed this summer during a routine check-up. He said he had surgery in July. The tumor was malignant but King said it was found...

  • Governor Apr 11, 2017

    Prostate Cancer Tests Get Gov. Panel's OK, With Caveats

    An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor. The new draft guidelines echo those of several leading medical groups, but they don’t make the decision any easier for men: With their doctor’s help, they have to decide whether to take...

  • Governor Jan 25, 2017

    Day After Fainting Spell, Minnesota Governor Dayton Says He Has Prostate Cancer

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but doesn’t think his diagnosis is connected with his collapse during his State of the State address on Monday. Dayton also announced that he will finish the final two years of his term. The 69-year-old Democrat said he’ll travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon...

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