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In this Dec. 9, 2019 photo, Angela Pitcher, left, and Danielle Smith pose in Battle Creek, Mich. Angela's non-profit Home Pride Cleaning cleaned Dani's home for free while she recovered from chemotherapy. Pitcher learned of Smith's plight through a fundraising effort on Facebook. The owner of Home Pride Cleaning in Battle Creek, she determined that Smith would be the first recipient of a free cleaning service, provided through her new nonprofit, Giving Pride Back. (Alyssa Keown/Battle Creek Enquirer via AP)

Free cleaning eases burden of Battle Creek woman with cancer

Jan. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Battle Creek, Mich. (AP) — Danielle Smith and Angela Pitcher looked like longtime friends as they sat comfortably on a couch, sharing laughter and tears, chatting for the better part of an hour. Smith, 27, was lively and candid as she reflected on the physical and emotional toll cancer has taken on her and...

Special needs advocate survives cancer with help of daughter

Dec. 27, 2019 3:39 PM EST

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — JoAnn McNamee has always been a caregiver. She raised her daughter Katie, who has Down syndrome, as a single mother. After Katie grew up, McNamee founded a nonprofit called Kate's Place to make sure developmentally delayed adults would have a social outlet in South Jersey. So...

FILE - In this May 22, 2015 photo, a woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. Results were disclosed Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and in the New England Journal of Medicine.   (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Dec. 11, 2019 10:57 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are...

Cancer in remission for boy swarmed with birthday cards

Dec. 2, 2019 6:37 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old Kentucky boy who received thousands of birthday cards during his last bout of chemotherapy has given him more great news: His cancer is now in remission. News outlets report Carter Matthew Willett’s family announced the news Wednesday on a Facebook...