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Red Sox Skipper Takes Medical Leave

By KEN POWTAK  Associated Press    BOSTON (AP) _ Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and would take a medical leave for the rest of […]


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High School Class Gives Money Raised For Trip To Principal Diagnosed With Cancer

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer.


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Study: Blood Test Could Predict Cancer Years In Advance

A blood test may be able to predict cancer years before diagnosis, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University.


Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Teen Who Fought Cancer Treatment Heading Home From Hospital

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and is expected to be released from the hospital. The teen, identified only as […]


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Solder Started Every Pats Game Last Year After Cancer Surgery

New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory.


Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Teen Forced To Undergo Chemo Testifies At Custody Hearing

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state has testified at a closed door hearing where she and her mother are seeking her release from state custody.


Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Cancer Is In Remission For Teen Forced To Undergo Chemo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she refused treatment says her cancer appears to be in remission. Assistant Public Defender Joshua Michtom […]


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Legislation Would Link Firefighters’ Cancer To Their Jobs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are considering legislation that would presume firefighters who have cancer most likely got it from their jobs, easing claims for insurance or workers’ compensation. The science supports firefighters’ argument, […]


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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.


Jackie Fortin, the mother of teenage cancer patient Cassandra C., with her lawyers at the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Teen Must Continue Cancer Treatment Under Supreme Court Ruling

A 17-year-old known as “Cassandra C.” in court papers will continue with her chemotherapy