Cancer

Gynecologists Continue to Use Surgical Tool Even After FDA’s Warning of Cancer Risk

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In April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned doctors that a laparoscopic power morcellator, used to remove common benign uterine growths known as fibroids and in minimally invasive hysterectomies, can spread undetected cancer. In August Johnson & Johnson pulled the device from...

Doctors Kill Minnesota Woman’s Cancer Cells With Measles Virus

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As part of a two-person clinical trial to treat cancer, doctors at the Mayo Clinic injected two women with an exorbitant amount of the measles virus, resulting in one of the patients going into remission. “Thirty-six hours after the virus infusion was finished, [myeloma patient...

‘American Idol’ Alum Plus-Size Model Reveals Cancer Battle

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Joanne Borgella, “American Idol” alum and Wilhemina model, revealed over the weekend that she is battling cancer.  On Saturday, Borgella posted a video on Facebook informing friends and fans that she was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. The video was apparently shot while Borgella...

Beyoncé Creates Tribute for Personal Photog Who Was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer

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Remember when Beyonce’s team went on a frantic pursuit to get rid of all the singers unflattering photos on the internet? Well, this moved Beyoncé to ban photographers from her Mrs. Carter Tour and to hire an individual who could capture her in the best...

Sharon Jones Diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer, Postpones Album & Tour

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are indefinitely delaying their next album and upcoming tour plans due to singer Sharon Jones’ diagnosis of Stage I bile-duct cancer. Give the People What They Want, the R&B group’s sixth album, had been scheduled for an Aug. 6 release....

Michael Douglas’s Throat Cancer Allegedly Caused by Oral Sex

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Most people associate throat cancer with smoking or even drinking, but The Guardian reported yesterday that actor Michael Douglas contracted the disease by way of the human papillomavirus (HPV) caused by oral sex. They quote him as saying: “Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer...