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Jackson's heart attack was good news

Nov. 29, 2020 11:17 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Laura Jackson had a heart attack on July 1. And that’s the good news. “I went from what I thought was perfectly healthy to severely ill in a matter of minutes,” she said. “What we didn’t know was that heart attack that almost took my life would be my...

Sixth grader donates soda can tabs to Ronald McDonald House

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — Lane Theobald has always done things for others, and this holiday season is no different. Theobald, 12, learned about Lily Baker, a first-grader at Lafayette Lower Elementary who had leukemia and had to spend time at the Ronald McDonald House. Theobald immediately told his mother he...

Texas Panhandle mayor battling cancer says she has COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Texas Panhandle mayor who's battling cancer and whose city is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases announced Wednesday that she and her husband have tested positive for COVID-19. Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson said her husband tested positive last week. Nelson got an initial...

Georgia Cancer Center offers skin cancer screenings on phone

Nov. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Loretta Davis takes the device attached to her iPhone and presses it against a sunspot on the wrist of Dr. Jorge Cortes, the director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. After glancing at the sharp image it sends to her screen, the chair of the AU Department of...

Maine tops New England for smoking, new lung cancer cases

Nov. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has the highest rate of smokers in New England and one of the highest rates of new lung cancer diagnoses in the country, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. The report states that Maine has the seventh-highest rate of the new diagnoses at 72.4 per...

Rivals unite to support football player fighting rare cancer

Nov. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — On a warm Friday evening in early October, the Rapid City Central and Rapid City Stevens football teams were gearing up to face off in another annual clash at O’Harra Stadium. The anticipation of the rivalry game lived up to the hype, as the Cobblers overcame a...

Boy with cancer escorted to last treatment by police, fire

Nov. 10, 2020 4:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 9-year-old child arrived at Rhode Island Hospital for his last scheduled treatment for cancer flanked by a police escort, including more than half a dozen motorcycles, the police said. Photos posted on the Warwick Police Department's Facebook page on Monday show the Warwick boy,...

After cancer battle, W.Va. woman tells story of survival

Nov. 8, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Despite having multiple benign lumpectomies over the years, Debbie Shaver recognized in the late summer of 2005 a lump on her chest that was more painful than previous ones. She put off getting it checked for a short time, but after meeting with a doctor who said the lump was...

Woman with 'warrior spirit' tackles breast cancer 3 times

Nov. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In her role as regional community development manager for the American Cancer Society, Jennifer James has detected something in the breast cancer survivors she works with that is hard to quantify, but always present. “Cancer is a scary thing,” James said. “But I...

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Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer

Nov. 6, 2020 9:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said Friday on NBC's “Today.” “Good...