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WVa girls troop raises funds for mentor's cancer treatment

Nov. 5, 2019 5:17 AM EST

DANIELS, W.Va. (AP) — An American Heritage Girls troop in West Virginia has helped to raise funds for their mentor's cancer treatment. The Register-Herald reports troop members Kate Hontz, Rebekah Stephens and Callie Bethel held a fundraiser Saturday to help pay for Rachel Quesenberry's chemotherapy...

Breast cancer strikes sisters

Nov. 3, 2019 2:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — The doctor was speaking about her ultrasound and mammogram but all Jennifer Adams heard was "womp, womp, womp," like Charlie Brown's teacher was telling her the lump in her left breast was cause for concern. "I saw the mass, I saw the little things they were talking about but all I...

Man wins lottery prize on way for cancer treatment

Oct. 27, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man won a $200,000 lottery prize while on the way to his last round of chemotherapy. WTVD-TV reports that Ronnie Foster bought the winning scratch-off ticket before getting treatment for colon cancer. Foster said he claimed the prize Friday at the lottery...

Breast cancer survivor finds help, support in Watertown

Oct. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — When Holly Rehder and a group of her work friends decided to go together to get mammograms, she wasn't expecting anything. She hadn't noticed anything abnormal and was just along for the ride. "I hadn't had a mammogram in a couple of years, so we went in, and mine was one that came...

Woman shares lessons from 9-year breast cancer battle

Oct. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good noticed something odd when she grabbed her bra while getting dressed to walk her daughters to the bus stop. "I picked it up to put it on and there was a spot of blood on it," Good recalled of that September day in 2010. "I'm like, 'All right, I don't know what that would be...

Wisconsin boy sparks campaign to find bone marrow donors

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Don't call Holden Zarda a superhero, because they aren't real. Instead of nabbing villains in imaginary webs or taking down the Joker with a few well placed BAMS!! and POWS!! 10-year-old Holden is working to save hundreds — thousands eventually — suffering from...

Pink Sisters: 3 women younger than 40 battle breast cancer

Oct. 5, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — From the edge of the playground, the three 30-something women watched as their children zigzagged from the slides to the swings to the rope ladders. Laughter filled the Southeast Decatur park. "Sometimes it just hits me. This time last year, I would've been going to chemo. I wouldn't...

Tonga's Manu beats cancer and chemotherapy to play at RWC

Sep. 20, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — No matter the score, if Nasi Manu gets on the field for Tonga in the Rugby World Cup game against England on Sunday it'll be a triumph. In many ways it already is. The 31-year-old Manu is on the brink of playing his first game at the World Cup, and first since being diagnosed with...

'Jeopardy!' host Trebek says he's resumed chemotherapy

Sep. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again. Trebek told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his "numbers shot up" and doctors ordered...