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Uruguay's president says he has lung cancer

Aug. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez announced Tuesday that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days. "In a tomographic study, a right pulmonary nodule was found, with very clear characteristics that it could be malignant," Vázquez said....

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Aug. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they're mutated, the body can't repair damaged DNA as...

Indians' Carrasco pitches for 1st time since cancer finding

Aug. 19, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Carrasco shook off some nerves and returned to the mound. Two months after being diagnosed with leukemia, everything felt mostly normal for the Indians right-hander. "It was really special today," Carrasco said. "Just coming back today out of the bullpen, it feels great."...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors recall her grace, grit

Aug. 15, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient. As the anniversary of her death approaches, two of her doctors tell The Associated Press that the Queen of Soul handled the diagnosis and treatment with grace — and the grit...

Correction: Weed Killer-Label story

Aug. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement regarding the chemical glyphosate, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a spokeswoman from Bayer AG. She is Charla Lord, not Chandra Lord. Also, in an early version of the story, the AP...

S. Carolina lawman: Brain tumor led to my fall from grace

Aug. 12, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police chief who robbed one bank and is charged with robbing another says his life has been cursed since his brain surgery. The Post and Courier reports 50-year-old Richard Edward Inman has been in law enforcement since 1994 and was hired as Williamston's...

Japan's ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer

Aug. 9, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko has a breast cancer and will have an operation, palace officials said Friday. The Imperial Household Agency said doctors found Michiko had early-stage breast cancer in a regular health check in July. Michiko, 84, received the title of empress emerita after her...