A New “Contagious” Cancer is Discovered in Austrailia

Forget Ebola and all the fears that caused. Researchers and now discovering a form on cancer that is believed to be contagious. Transmissible cancers - cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells - are believed to arise extremely rarely in nature. One of the few known transmissible cancers causes facial tumours in Tasmanian devils, and is threatening this species with extinction. The discovery by researchers from the University of Tasmania in Australia,...

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“No Shave November” is Here Again to Raise Awareness for Cancer – Video

It's the time of year when we go without shaving, for a whole month, to bring awareness to cancer. Hide those razors, it's for a good cause. Video

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Father Robs Bank to Pay for Daughter’s Chemotherapy

A Michigan man who robbed a local credit union reportedly did so in a desperate attempt to help pay for his daughter’s chemotherapy, according to authorities, ABC News reports. Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of entering the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon earlier this month, and passing a note demanding money. The note said that he had a gun hidden in his clothes, but Randolph reportedly never showed a firearm and, according to the authorities, did not actually have a gun with him. The...

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Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Brain Cancer – Video

The former president made the announcement earlier today that cancer spots have been detected on his brain. Mr. Carter also said that he is "perfectly at ease with whatever comes" and that his situation is "in the hands of God." While doctors thought an operation performed earlier this month had removed all the cancer in Carter's liver, an MRI scan later found four new spots of melanoma on his brain. The cancer, Carter said, “is likely to show up in other places in my body.” Video

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has an “Aggressive Cancer”

CNN is reporting that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat a rare and aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday. Dr. Zane Cohen said Ford has a malignant liposarcoma, and a second biopsy on his tumor done Monday shows it is aggressive. "However, we are optimistic about this tumor," Cohen said. Ford, who recently announced he will not run for re-election, will start chemotherapy by Friday afternoon. The cancer has spread from the fatty...

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Rob Ford has Stomach Tumor – Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Rob Ford, the infamous mayor of Toronto Canada who was caught on video doing cocaine among other things, is calling it quits after being hospitalized with what is being called an abdominal tumor. The mayor has decided to focus on getting better and recommended that his brother Doug Ford, runs in his place. "My heart is heavy when I tell you that I'm unable to continue my campaign for re-election as your mayor," the controversial politician said in a statement Friday. Ford's term officially...

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This Chicago Teenager May One Day Cure Colon Cancer

A 19-year-old Chicago teen may one day hold the key to curing colon cancer. If his previous successes are any indication, Keven Stonewall is well on his way to becoming the kind of scientist who leaves a lasting impact in the realm of cancer research. In his senior year of high school, this young man from the city’s South Side was already working on a potential colon cancer vaccine at a Rush University lab, DNAInfo reports. “My friends, family members have died from cancer,” Stonewall...

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