Stories tagged: cancer
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies of cancer at 66
Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori spent Wednesday working in his Magnolia studio.He put the finishing touches on some pieces with the help of his son, Peter, and loaded a kiln. …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Radioactive contamination spreading in closed Hanford plant, REDOX
Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Miracle fruit comes to the rescue; thousands of cancer patients taste food again
MIAMI – Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Tests planned on Idaho nuclear waste treatment component
Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
3-year-old Kootenai County boy who’s fighting cancer made an honorary sheriff’s deputy
Landon Hill was made an honorary Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy on Wednesday; the 3-year-old was home from intensive cancer treatments in Seattle.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Social isolation may worsen breast cancer prospects
Patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests. Women with fewer social ties – to friends, …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Work restarts to empty Hanford tank with inside leak
Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Energy Department raises price tag to $16 billion for Hanford plant
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
Woman believed to be first to have baby using ovary frozen before puberty
When she was 9 years old, Moaza Al Matrooshi found out she would need chemotherapy in order to receive a bone-marrow transplant and treat a potentially fatal blood disorder.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Richland nuclear plant barred from shipping waste after incident
Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research
President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993
For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year – a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla
Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Leading cancer group calls on GOP to slow Obamacare repeal push
One of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations Thursday urged congressional Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first offering a replacement, joining the growing list of voices …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Energy Department at risk of missing Hanford deadlines
The U.S. Department of Energy is at risk of missing new court-enforced deadlines for emptying some radioactive waste storage tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Dino Rossi appointed to succeed late Sen. Andy Hill
A former GOP state senator has been chosen to fill a Senate vacancy left by Sen. Andy Hill, who died of lung cancer in October.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
More Hanford workers report possible tank vapors
Three more Hanford workers reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor Thursday afternoon in central Hanford and received medical evaluations.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Lion at Zoo Boise diagnosed with cancer
Officials at Zoo Boise say one of the three lions in the African Plains Exhibit is being treated for cancer and the prognosis is unclear.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 11 a.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Colon cancer screening financial nightmare
Cheaper screening options available for those at risk of colon cancer.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home
It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giving women a sense of control – something cancer often takes away.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
London girl’s remains cryogenically preserved in Michigan
The remains of a 14-year-old London girl whose dying wish was to be cryogenically preserved with the hope of someday being brought back to life are being kept at the …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
British girl gets wish to be frozen after death
The teenage girl’s instructions were direct: She didn’t want to be buried, but to be frozen – with the hope she can continue her life in the future when cancer …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Judge denies request for increased Hanford vapor protections
A federal judge has denied a request from the state of Washington for increased protections for workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation while a lawsuit against the Department of Energy …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Hanford takes $23 million step toward safer radioactive waste storage
Work is moving ahead to remove radioactive capsules at Hanford from storage in a water-filled pool that could be at risk in a severe earthquake.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Motion to dismiss Hanford lawsuit rejected by federal judge
A federal judge has rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Washington state over worker safety issues on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks
Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially …