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Mirror miracles

Lipstick, moisturizer and a wig can’t cure cancer. But beauty – and beauty products – can help heal wounded self-esteem, which often takes a big hit as patients undergo cancer …


Study: Higher cancer rates for Hanford workers

Former Hanford construction workers have an increased risk of death from a blood cancer linked to radiation and another cancer linked to asbestos, according to a new study.


Aspirin might stall cancer

One of the most promising treatments for colorectal cancer could be sitting in your medicine cabinet. A preliminary study suggests that aspirin – used for more than a century and …


Study: Biology may explain race gap in cancer deaths

A new study suggests that racial differences in biology could be a key reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. That has …


Tanning bed risk high, experts say

LONDON – International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. …


An escape from cancer

During three-hour chemotherapy treatments, Alison Rubin would close her eyes and focus on the gentle rhythm of her breath. “Be still,” she often told herself, concentrating on the words of …


Stomach stapling may cut cancer

LONDON – Women who have their stomachs stapled not only lose weight, they also may reduce their cancer risk by up to 40 percent, new research says. In a study …


Preventive bilateral mastectomies becoming more common

Karen Aulner, 36, has never been diagnosed with cancer. She has, however, watched her older sister fight the disease since 2000. So when Aulner tested positive in 2004 for a …


Prostate treatment study shows improved survival

An experimental treatment that takes an entirely new approach to fighting prostate cancer extended survival in a late-stage study, its maker announced Tuesday. Seattle-based Dendreon Corp. said that its Provenge …


For many, faith leads to aggressive treatments

After being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to her left lung, Gloria Bailey was told by her doctors that she should have a mastectomy followed by …


Just one drink a day can raise women’s cancer risk

For women, the potential benefits from one alcoholic drink perhaps should be reconsidered. As little as one drink a day increases a woman’s risk of several types of cancer by …


Fetal stem cells triggered boy’s tumors, report says

WASHINGTON – A family desperate to save a child from a lethal brain disease sought highly experimental injections of fetal stem cells – injections that triggered tumors in the boy’s …


Scientists work to genetically tailor chemo

WASHINGTON – The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what’s written in your …


Writer uses poetry to help cope with prostate cancer

When Steve Heaps was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 months ago, all he could do at first was cry.


Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer Thursday. The court said the cancer, which is one of the most lethal of diseases, was in …


Breast cancer ‘metastasis gene’ found

A gene that makes breast cancer tumors more likely to resist chemotherapy and to spread to other organs has been identified by a team of New Jersey researchers. The “metastasis …


EWU president extends medical leave

As his colleagues tackle the worst budget crisis in decades, the president of Eastern Washington University remains on leave from campus, continuing his own medical battle.


Finally, a cancer-free Christmas

SEATTLE – “Happy last chemo, Jazzy!” The little sign in the room that’s been home for nearly half the 9-year-old’s life is an affirmation of prayers answered for Carlos and …


Focus health system on patient, not profit

On Aug. 1, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The biopsies of both the lymph node and breast came back positive with “poorly differentiated” cancer. This means the cancer …


New Melanoma Vaccine Could Be Offered In Canada By March

Ribi ImmunoChem could have its new melanoma vaccine on Canadian markets by March, an official for the Hamilton pharmaceutical company said. Melacine, the company’s submission for a melanoma vaccine, has …


Murphy To Undergo Chemotherapy Doctors Confirm Archbishop Has Leukemia; Hunthausen Expected To Arrive In Seattle

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Ex-Flyer Has Leukemia

Yanick Dupre, a forward in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, has been diagnosed with leukemia and will return to his home in Montreal for treatment. Dupre, 24, played in 12 games …


Carew’s Child Given Transplant

Michelle Carew, daughter of baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, is to undergo an umbilical cord blood transplant Friday to treat her leukemia, her doctor said. Carew, 18, has been …


Hanford Nuclear Waste May Produce Cancer Treatment Radioactive Isotopes From Stored Waste Attacking Cancer Cells

Dr. Huibert Vriesendorp is leery of talking about cures for cancer. But the radiation oncologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is optimistic that a radioactive isotope …