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Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

May. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the...

Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

May. 19, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. government study released Thursday shows. Cancer deaths have been dropping for all Americans for the past two decades because of lower smoking rates and...

Family suing widow of late US lawmaker for medical expenses

May. 18, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota say his widow, Jennifer Carnahan, who is running to replace her husband in Congress, hasn't come through on a promise to pay them back medical expenses related to his cancer treatments. Carnahan calls...

Padres: No cancer found during Bob Melvin's prostate surgery

May. 13, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say no cancer was found when manager Bob Melvin had prostate surgery on Wednesday. Melvin, 60, was recovering at home Friday after being released from the hospital, the team said. Melvin said Tuesday that he didn’t think he...

Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer shatters taboos

May. 09, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Dana Donofree had a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer discovered only medical and uncomfortable bras catering to women with the disease. Such frustrations led...

Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

May. 05, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

A rare but aggressive kind of uterine cancer appears to be driving an increase in U.S. deaths from the disease, particularly among Black women, researchers reported Thursday. Over eight years, deaths from the aggressive type rose by 2.7% per year, while deaths were stable for the...

Woman who faked cancer for donations gets 5 years in prison

May. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who pretended to have cancer and raised more than $100,000 in donations was sentenced by a Northern California federal court to five years in prison, prosecutors said. Amanda Christine Riley raised $105,513 from at least 349 people after claiming on...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 02, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Southwestern teacher sets example even amid terminal cancer Saturday’s story about a Southwestern Middle School teacher battling cancer was a tearjerker, to be sure. Tina Wright, a fixture at the...

Texas guard Jones, who fought leukemia, to enter NBA draft

May. 02, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shooting guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro. Jones ranks ninth in scoring in program history with 1,620 points. He...

Study mines cancer genetics to help with targeted treatment

Apr. 21, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Scientists have analyzed the full genetic blueprints of more than 18,000 cancer samples, finding new patterns of mutations that could help doctors provide better, more personalized treatment. Their study, published Thursday in the journal Science, isn’t the first to do such...