On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie announced she had preventive double mastectomy after being identified as the carrier of a gene that gave her a high probability of breast cancer; today, the reactions are wide and varied — with her fiance Brad Pitt telling USA Today that he was “quite emotional about it, of course.” But she may not be done with her medical procedures yet.
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Angelina Jolie says she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy after being told that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, along with a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
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When Gina Poe lost her mom to breast cancer, she was devastated. Michal Poe, a 68-year-old home hospice social worker, had been the rock of the family, carrying on with humor and strength even as her disease became more advanced.
Jose Guevara was 16 when his doctor first told him that he had leukemia.
“They gave me a breakdown,” Guevara told NBC News. “‘You have leukemia, you’re staying in the hospital,’ and they brought a wheelchair.”
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Cameron Lyle has asked a lot of his body over the years, but he never expected it to save the life of a stranger.
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Over the span of 35 years, between 500,000 and 1 million people were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, one of the most storied Marine bases in the country. A group of men have banded together saying that their surprising breast cancer diagnoses are linked to Camp Lejeune’s contaminated water.
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The CEO of Livestrong, the anti-cancer foundation established by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, believes Livestrong can move forward even after Armstrong’s admission to Oprah Winfrey of doping during his cycling career, and continue to be a viable organization despite the tarnished name of its famous founder.
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CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday he would undergo another cancer operation after doctors in Cuba found a third recurrence of malignant cells in his pelvic area.
Many Colts players shaved their heads in support of coach Chuck Pagano’s battle with leukemia earlier this season and now the team’s cheerleaders have gotten in on the act.
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Plenty of people have a hard time thinking positively about a bad situation. But 13-year-old Talia Castellano isn’t one of them. Diagnosed with cancer when she was 7, the teen has built a strong Internet following through her video makeup reviews and tutorials over the past year.
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Lance Armstrong’s long-time sponsor Nike Inc. said Wednesday that it was terminating its contract with the cyclist after “insurmountable evidence” that he took performance enhancing drugs.
The news came the same day that Armstrong announced he is stepping down as chairman of Livestrong Foundation, the cancer-fighting organization he founded, so that the group can focus on its mission instead of the doping allegations leveled at Armstrong.
“To spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship,” Armstrong said in a statement.
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When Max Igoe was 5 years old, breast cancer claimed the life of his mother’s best friend, 37-year-old Beth Rorman. The little boy found himself expressing his pain with the kind of idea only a kindergartner might conceive: a lemonade stand.
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Buckingham Palace is illuminated pink for Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Turn London Landmarks Pink’ for breast cancer awareness month, Oct. 1.
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The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers reported Wednesday.
Coral trout living on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are directly beneath the Antarctic ozone hole, the world’s largest, which is the result of the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere that normally protects humans from harmful UV rays.