02:36 PM EDT 07/29/2015
Originally posted 06/22/2015 09:50AM
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed Saturday that his cancer has returned and will force him to miss the opening dates of the band's summer tour.
Originally posted 06/20/2015 09:55AM
Former University of Minnesota football player Connor Cosgrove went from being a Division 1 wide receiver in training to a cancer patient fighting for his life.
Originally posted 06/19/2015 08:00PM
Two weeks ago, Maddy Grayless got a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. When her parents rushed her to the emergency room, tests found that the 8-year-old had Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, Fox Denver reports.
Originally posted 06/19/2015 03:15PM
Joan Lunden is ready to put her battle with breast cancer behind her and embrace her "new normal." The former Good Morning America host showed off her new no-wig look at Tigerlily Foundation Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C.
Originally posted 06/18/2015 07:35PM
Tommy Chong is keeping his sense of humor intact during a difficult time.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 11:55AM
John Hurt, the veteran British actor known for playing the Elephant Man as well as Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but is "optimistic" about his prognosis.
Originally posted 06/15/2015 05:50PM
Amber Marchese, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , is blogging about her second battle with cancer for PEOPLE. After surviving breast cancer in 2009, she discovered a lump, which turned out to be cancerous, in her right breast in April. Marchese will share updates on her treatment and how she is coping with this second round of the deadly disease with prayer, a positive outlook and the help of her family.
If you read my blog last week, you know I left off at a point where the doctors had to determine the Stage to which my disease progressed. As I said last week, the first step before determining your treatment is Staging your disease. My amazing oncologist, Dr. Michael Nissenblatt, began ordering a gamut of tests to see if and or how far the cancer spread. My first scan was a full body PET scan (positron emission tomography (PET) scan. The PET scan uses a radioactive substance to identify cells rapidly metabolizing sugar. Why do we care about sugar? That was my question.
Simply put, cancer cells grow at an accelerated rate and require a food source, so cells that are rapidly metabolizing sugar are growing (more on nutrition and cancer in a later blog). The PET scan identifies spots of increased activity. The cells that burn sugar are called "hot spots" because they literally glow on the scan, with a tumor glowing as it grows much faster than normal cells. Before you look at your PET scan and freak out, half your organs should glow! Remember many of your organs (like your heart) better have activity, or you are literally dead.
So my husband Jim and I drove to the radiology center. It was clear day, and the sky was blue, but I only know this because my husband told me – I was lost in thought.
Parents Create Wish List for 5-Year-Old Son with 3 Months to Live: 'It Is Finally Time for Him to Relax'
Originally posted 06/15/2015 04:20PM
Billy Lee of Houston, Texas, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a fast growing brain tumor – at three years old.
Michigan Husband and Wife Fighting Rare Cancers with Bravery and Humor: 'Giving Up Is Not an Option'
Originally posted 06/12/2015 05:10PM
At a time in their lives when they should be enjoying their two young children, Ben and Shelby Offrink of Caledonia, Michigan, are in a race against time.
Originally posted 06/09/2015 09:50AM
When 6-year-old Aaron Weinstein powers up his laptop and presses the VGo app button, a robot inside Ms. Michele Picarelli's first grade classroom springs to action.
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