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Despite dangerous pregnancy complications, abortions denied

Nov. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EST

Weeks after Roe v. Wade was overturned, Dr. Grace Ferguson treated a woman whose water had broken halfway through pregnancy. The baby would never survive, and the patient’s chance of developing a potentially life-threatening infection grew with every hour. By the time she made it...

CDC to conduct health study at polluted former Army base

Nov. 09, 2022 18:31 PM EST

Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans once stationed at a now-shuttered California military base were exposed to dangerously high levels of cancer-causing toxins. The decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes nine...

Virginia man ‘a testimony’ to breast cancer for men

Nov. 06, 2022 09:02 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As the radiologist drew a tissue sample for a biopsy, Boyd Elliott knew by the look on her face that something wasn’t right, but he wasn’t prepared for the news that followed. He had cancer—breast cancer. All he could think in that...

Mom, supporters shave heads for second grader with cancer

Nov. 05, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Over Memorial Day weekend, Viera Elementary second grader Vivian Sleeth’s mother and stepfather noticed that when she watched television, she was looking sideways. “When we asked her, she said she was seeing double,” recalled her mother, Brittany...

Jill Biden joins Stand Up to Cancer tribute at World Series

Nov. 02, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Jill Biden joined the Stand Up to Cancer tribute in the middle of the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Biden arrived at Citizens Bank Park shortly before the tribute, which occurred just after the Astros scored five runs...

Houston mayor discloses that he had cancer surgery, therapy

Nov. 02, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed Wednesday that he underwent surgery and six weeks of radiation therapy during the summer for bone cancer in his jaw. Turner made the disclosure during a question-and-answer session after he delivered his annual State of the...

Mary J. Blige, Jill Biden team up for cancer prevention

Oct. 24, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's initiative to spur prevention and treatment of cancer got a dose of celebrity support Monday when singer Mary J. Blige joined Jill Biden and the American Cancer Society to announce national meetings on breast and cervical cancer. The...

First lady to host roundtable on breast and cervical cancer

Oct. 21, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden will host a roundtable Monday on breast and cervical cancer, part of the administration's “moonshot” effort to reduce deaths from cancer, the White House said. The event is one of many being launched by the American Cancer Society. Singer...

Study: Cancer-causing gas leaking from CA stoves, pipes

Oct. 20, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

Gas stoves in California homes are leaking cancer-causing benzene, researchers found in a new study published on Thursday, though they say more research is needed to understand how many homes have leaks. In the study, published in Environmental Science and Technology on Thursday,...

Dikembe Mutombo undergoing treatment for brain tumor

Oct. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo is undergoing treatment in Atlanta for a brain tumor, the NBA announced Saturday. Mutombo has been one of the NBA's global ambassadors for years, and recently appeared at Hall of Fame enshrinement events in Springfield, Massachusetts and a...