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Nearly half of cancer deaths blamed on behavior

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Breast cancer survivor: ‘You have power over fear’

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Senate OKs requiring equal coverage of oral cancer drugs

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Michigan pet hospital to test Chinese herbal medicine on dogs with cancer

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Life Lynn DeKlyen, baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo, has died

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Life Lynn DeKlyen, baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo, has died


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Baby delivered to mom who refused cancer treatment dies

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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer

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Nearly half of cancer deaths blamed on behavior
New York — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That’s less than commonly-cited estimates from more than 35 years ago, a result of new research methods and changes in American society. Smoking rates have plummeted, for example, while obesity rates have risen dramatically   Read More ...
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Doc: Regular Pap tests and HPV vaccine are keys
Dear Dr. Roach: Last year, I had an abnormal Pap smear. My follow-up colposcopy did not show anything. Two weeks ago, I had another abnormal Pap smear, and I am scheduled for another colposcopy next month. I am scared and nervous that precancerous cells will be found. I am 51 years old. Dear O.K.: In the majority of cases of cervical cancer, the cells in the cervix go through a progression from normal to precancerous to invasive cancer   Read More ...
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In-laws ditch husband over wife's cancer treatment
Dear Amy: Lately I have become persona non-grata to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Next to my wife, they have been my closest confidants for years. Being so suddenly rejected by these two women really hurts. They claim I could have gotten my wife into an experimental program for her stage 4 cancer and that I didn’t. I have no idea what they are talking about   Read More ...
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Once paralyzed, boy, 11, walks end zone to end zone at Big House
11-year-old fights cancer, Big House Gabe Treve, 11, of Troy loves football. The fifth-grader suffered a rare reaction to a cancer treatment which left him paralyzed at age 5. Fast forward six years: On Aug. 1, Gabe's determination — coupled with his passion for football — helped him walk 100 yards at Michigan stadium. "He's pretty amazing; he never gives up,'' said Christy Treve, his mom, said Monday   Read More ...
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Wife of Lions coach shares cancer battle as a warning
Buy Photo. Plymouth — Amy Moloney was happy. She loved bartending at Cheli’s Chili Bar, serving Detroit sports fans and working with her best friends. She had her close-knit family nearby. Best of all, she was about to marry the man of her dreams, Kris Kocurek, a defensive coach for the Detroit Lions. They met when he sat at her Cheli’s table in 2011   Read More ...
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6 Breast Cancer Myths, Debunked
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. I treat women who have been diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer   Read More ...
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6 Breast Cancer Myths, Debunked
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. I treat women who have been diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer   Read More ...
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Breast cancer survivor: ‘You have power over fear’
Deep down, Michelle James knew something was wrong when she ran her hand along the side of her left breast and felt a hard, well-defined, almond-sized lump. But there was no reason to panic. After all, it wasn’t James’ first scare. In November 2014, doctors had found a mass during a routine mammogram, that time in her right breast. But it was small, and doctors found it wasn’t cancerous   Read More ...
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Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
San Diego — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by gene tumor boards, a new version of the hospital panels that traditionally decided whether surgery, radiation or chemotherapy would be best   Read More ...
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Senate OKs requiring equal coverage of oral cancer drugs
Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by molecular tumor boards, Experts study the patient's cancer genes and match treatments to mutations that seem to drive the disease. (October 18) LANSING — Michigan would become the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally under a bill advancing in the Legislature   Read More ...
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Mich. Senate OKs equal coverage of oral cancer drugs
Lansing — Michigan would become the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally under a bill advancing in the Legislature. The legislation approved 36-1 by the Senate Wednesday addresses the tendency for chemo pills to cost patients much more out of pocket, both because they are more expensive and because health insurers cover them differently than IV chemo   Read More ...
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Metro Detroiter helps cancer patients find the right wig
Wigs of different colors, lengths and styles line the walls of a small, private room inside the Henry Ford Medical Center, Columbus in Novi. Patients may walk in feeling uneasy or hesitant. It’s Marlene Rosenberg’s hope that they walk out with “the confidence to thrive”— the motto of her foundation. Marlene’s Wigs with Love provides wigs to women diagnosed with cancer to help them cope with the emotional and physical changes that often come with treatment   Read More ...
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European approval process for cancer drugs questioned
London — Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live longer or improved their lives, a new study says. Scientists in Britain and Latvia analyzed reports from the European regulator on cancer approvals from 2009 to 2013. Many of the approvals were based only on initial measures that suggested the drug might improve health, like tumor shrinkage   Read More ...
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Ex-Detroit Red Wings broadcaster Dave Strader dies of cancer at 62
FRISCO, Texas — Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62. The Dallas Stars say Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national broadcaster on NBC Sports. Known as "The Voice," Strader received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this year   Read More ...
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Got tomatoes? Make a tart that's good for the heart
Buy Photo. Second only to potatoes, tomatoes hold a special place in the hearts of Americans as one of the most popular vegetables. That’s great news considering that research shows a diet rich in tomato-based foods is linked to a decreased risk of cancer, most notably prostate cancer, as well as heart disease. One disease-fighting agent in tomato products is the antioxidant lycopene   Read More ...
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West Mich. studies cancer link to waste dumps
Rockford, Mich. — Health officials in western Michigan are investigating a potential link between cancer and people who’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals from tannery waste dump sites. Kent County Health Department epidemiologist Brian Hartl told the Grand Rapids Press that the state is helping cross-reference incidences of rare cancer around known and suspected properties where Wolverine World Wide previously dumped hazardous waste   Read More ...
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County in western Michigan to study cancer near waste dumps
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in western Michigan are investigating a potential link between cancer and people who've been exposed to toxic chemicals from tannery waste dump sites. Kent County Health Department epidemiologist Brian Hartl tells the Grand Rapids Press that the state is helping cross-reference incidences of rare cancer around known and suspected properties where Wolverine World Wide previously dumped hazardous waste   Read More ...
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McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’
McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday night that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. He says Kennedy continued to work despite the diagnosis and “never gave up because he loved the engagement   Read More ...
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Michigan pet hospital to test Chinese herbal medicine on dogs with cancer
Dog owner Aaron Franks has spent two years and $1,500 building a place for his pit bulls to call home. Animalkind. A Bloomfield Hills veterinary hospital is using traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat dogs with a common type of spleen cancer, as part of a clinical study that began in August to prolong the canines’ lives. Oakland Veterinary Referral Services announced in a news release this week that it is conducting a nationwide study on dogs with canine splenic hemangiosarcoma, a disease mostly treated by removing the spleen after the tumor has ruptured and bled —a procedure that could lead to life-threatening blood loss   Read More ...
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Life Lynn DeKlyen, baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo, has died
The headaches began in March. The couple didn't think much of them - until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, Michigan, had glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer   Read More ...
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Baby Life Lynn to be buried with mom who refused chemo to save her
Nick DeKlyen shouted out a question to God Thursday, one day after losing the premature baby daughter his wife died trying to save. "HOW CAN YOU TAKE BOTH OF THEM?" Life Lynn DeKlyen was born Sept. 6 at just over 24 weeks old. Her mother, Carrie DeKlyen, 37, of Wyoming, Mich., succumbed to brain cancer Sept. 9. DeKlyen chose not to have chemotherapy or experimental treatments in an effort to save her unborn sixth child   Read More ...
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Baby delivered to mom who refused cancer treatment dies
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Baby delivered to mom who refused cancer treatment dies Carrie DeKlyen sacrificed her life in hopes of saving her baby. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Baby dies after funeral for mom, who refused chemo to save her
Eight days after the funeral for a Grand Rapids-area mother who refused cancer treatment to save her expected daughter, the infant died Wednesday, according to a Facebook page loved ones are using to give updates. Carrie DeKlyen, 37, a mother of six from Wyoming, was unconscious and gravely ill with an aggressive brain tumor when she delivered Life Lynn on Sept   Read More ...
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Baby born to mom who declined cancer treatment dies
The baby born two weeks ago to a mother who then died as a result of refusing brain cancer treatment so the child could live, has also died. Life Lynn, the sixth child of Carrie and Nick DeKlyen, died overnight, according to a post on Thursday morning on the couple’s Facebook page, . The baby was born at a University of Michigan Hospital on Sept   Read More ...
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Michigan rabbi battling cancer delves into relationships in new book
Buy Photo. In the corner of a cancer center in Farmington Hills on Tuesday afternoon, a rabbi and a patient talked about the meaning of the upcoming Jewish high holy days, relationships and death. As Brown spoke at Beaumont Cancer Center in Farmington Hills, IVs slowly dripped chemotherapy drugs into him, part of his cancer treatment he hopes can keep him alive in spite of being given only about 20 months to live   Read More ...
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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer
Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils’ team doctor said can largely be treated with medication. The 32-year-old forward was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season. Boyle said based on what team doctor Michael Farber and others have told him, he expects to live his life under normal conditions   Read More ...
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Chad Carr's final gift: Hope for other kids with deadly cancer
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh talks 'Signing of the Stars' event at U-M on National Signing Day. Video by Mark Snyder, DFP Chad Carr's everlasting gift to the world lies in discoveries that could lead to new cancer treatments or even a cure as scientists research the 4.6-centimeter brain tumor that took his life. The blond-haired, charismatic grandson of former University of Michigan football legends Lloyd Carr and Tom Curtis and died in November 2015, just 14 months after he was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, better known as DIPG   Read More ...
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Funeral held for Michigan mom who refused cancer treatment to save baby
Hundreds of people filled a church today to say goodbye to Carrie DeKlyen, a mother of six from Wyoming, Mich., who opted to forgo brain cancer treatment to save her unborn daughter. The baby — Life Lynn — is doing great after a recent health scare. DeKlyen, 37, was unconscious and gravely ill with an aggressive brain tumor when she delivered Life on Sept   Read More ...
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Michigan mom who refused chemotherapy so she could give birth has died
The headaches began sometime in March. They didn't think much of them, other than that they were possible migraines - until she started vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in Carrie DeKlyen's brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, Michigan, had glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer   Read More ...
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‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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West Michigan mom who denied cancer treatment to save baby has died
A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died.   Read More ...
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Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child
A Michigan woman who sacrificed a chance to extend her life in order to give birth to her sixth child passed away early Saturday. Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Feeding and breathing tubes were removed on Thursday, one day after daughter Life Lynn was born   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth child
By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan woman sacrificed the chance to prolong her life to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn, was born. DeKlyen chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Mom with terminal brain cancer gives birth to baby girl
Carrie DeKlyen sacrificed her life to save Life. It was a decision the 37-year-old mother from Wyoming, Mich., made in May, when she was still conscious but very sick with terminal brain cancer. Chemotherapy or a clinical trial would almost certainly prolong her life. But both options would mean terminating her pregnancy. On Wednesday evening, DeKlyen delivered a baby girl named Life   Read More ...
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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
When trace elements rise to toxic levels, bad things happen. Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist   Read More ...
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Many victims of Michigan doctor still seeking restitution
DETROIT (AP) — The victims of a Michigan doctor who was imprisoned two years ago for giving unnecessary chemotherapy and over-medicating patients still live with physical, financial and emotional scars. Farid Fata, 52, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for deceiving Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Medicare of about $34 million by prescribing chemotherapy to cancer-free patients and over-medicating others at his five hematology and oncology clinics, the Detroit News reported   Read More ...
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