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9/11 WTC health program adds 50 types of cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a …


Hanks, Roberts among stars on ‘Stand up to Cancer’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and …


Hanks, Roberts among stars on ‘Stand up to Cancer’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and …


Arlen Specter released, has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who has already survived two bouts of Hodgkin’s disease, is now battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his son’s law firm. A statement released …


Taylor Swift to debut song for cancer victim

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will pay tribute to a young cancer victim with a special song on Friday’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. “Ronan” is dedicated to a …


Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women

LONDON (AP) — Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, …


Author Judy Blume diagnosed with breast cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s author Judy Blume says she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer but is “feeling stronger every day” after surgery. The 74-year-old Blume wrote …


Hanks, Timberlake among ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic …


News Summary: Pfizer gets OK for leukemia drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA APPROVAL: The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new drug from Pfizer for treating a rare form of blood and bone-marrow cancer. BAD BLOOD …


FDA approves Pfizer drug for rare blood cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of blood and bone marrow cancer that causes a buildup …


Front Porch: Out of the blue, a journey begins

I’m wigging out. Really.


US doping agency erases Lance Armstrong’s titles

The champagne toasts on the Champs-Elysees and the two-fingered “V” for victory signs he flashed while pedaling to the finish line. The excruciating mountain climbs and the explosions of power …


Battling both cancer and the health care system

About a month ago, Donna Preece, held a car wash with some family and friends. They stood out on Division holding signs. They took donations. They washed cars Friday and …


Life-threatening illness: To tell or not to tell?

In 1976, as a 24-year-old grad student, Samira Beckwith was diagnosed with the thing people still whispered about: cancer.


Heart disease deaths down

Deaths from heart disease in Spokane County have continued to plummet in the past 10 years. Cancer is now the leading killer, according to statistics collected by the Spokane Regional …


Rediscovering art proves key when cancer, crisis hit

Jan Foland hangs out on street corners in a bad part of town with drug dealers and addicts, maybe a few prostitutes, and some gang members. Foland’s motivation is simply …


A chance to embrace a new look at life, cancer

On June 28 I will be done with cancer treatment. I will finish my last dose of Herceptin, the chemotherapy agent I have been taking all year. It reduces the …


Komen race sees drop in participation

An estimated 7,500 runners, joggers and walkers participated in Spokane’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. Last year, 8,500 people finished the 5-kilometer course. Organizers were anticipating …


Photo: Turning out for the cure

On her mark: Spokane resident Jackie Colton lines up for the start of the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure in downtown Spokane on Sunday morning. Colton, …


Beloved coach, teacher touched many with passion for life

When Pat Fiorillo, 48, died on March 9, he didn’t just leave behind a wife and two daughters. He also left an estimated 10,000 students – lives he’d touched during …


School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops …


Terminal cancer can’t shake Supreme Court Justice’s spirit

Mary Fairhurst, a Washington state Supreme Court Justice with deep Spokane roots, is living with terminal colon cancer. It could take her life in six months or a year – …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2012, 11:04 a.m.

Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants

After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.


Cancer charity halts grants to Planned Parenthood

The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between …


Former principal battles lymphoma at 90, feels ‘not afraid’

John Rodkey was born in 1921 and lived his first years in the infamous Dust Bowl that blew away farmers’ futures at the same time the Great Depression hit. His …


Memorial honors basketball player Talley’s zest for life

It’s 155 days until Hoopfest 2012, and if things had worked out differently, Jerry Talley would be on the basketball court in Peaceful Valley getting ready – snow or no …


Cancer impacts all parts of life

As a cancer survivor it is sometimes difficult to go a day without thinking about how life has changed. For me, there are still daily reminders such as medications, doctor …


Long fight against cancer draws two sisters closer

The year was 1996, the day after ice storm hit. Libby McGrory Hodges had a lot on her mind while she finished up clients at the hair salon where she …


Justice Fairhurst battling lung cancer with radiation

OLYMPIA – Washington state Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst is being treated for lung cancer. She has been going to a radiation clinic every day for the past seven weeks …


Motorcycle ride cancer fundraiser

The Inland Empire Motorcycle Coalition will hold its 10th annual ride on Saturday to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest, formerly Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest. …