Tag Archives: cancer

Former Sen. Harry Reid Treated For Pancreatic Cancer

Politico reports: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, a person close to Reid said. Reid underwent surgery on Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the person said. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening, and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for ...

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GOP Rep Who Said People Who Lead Good Lives Should Pay Less For Insurance Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

CNN reports: Rep. Mo Brooks, who lost to Roy Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary, announced Wednesday he has prostate cancer and that losing the race “may have saved” his life. Speaking from the House floor, Brooks said that he learned of his “high risk” prostate cancer in October. Appearing to hold back tears, the congressman talked about the night ...

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McCain: My Cancer Prognosis Is “Very Poor” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer is “very, very serious,” the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him “it’s a very poor prognosis.” “So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the ...

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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

NBC News reports: Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic said Wednesday in a statement released on behalf of the senator and his family. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the Mayo Clinic said in the statement. “The Senator and his ...

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Jimmy Carter: I’m Now Cancer-Free

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday his cancer is gone. Carter, 91, made the announcement near the beginning of the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a close friend and fellow church member said. “He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey said ...

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Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter, 90, revealed today that he has cancer. From his statement: “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are ...

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STUDY: Gay Men Tan More And Have Double The Incidence Of Skin Cancer

USA Today reports: Gay and bisexual men in the United States are twice as likely as heterosexual men to get skin cancer, a new study shows. One likely reason: Gay and bisexual men are three times more likely to engage in indoor tanning, according to the study to be presented Friday in San Francisco at a meeting of the American ...

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Mike Huckabee: I Never Tried The “Miracle Diabetes Cure” That I’ve Been Pitching

The New York Times reports: In his diabetes video, Mr. Huckabee promotes the “Diabetes Solution Kit,” a $19.95 booklet with advice on eating, exercise and dietary supplements. “Just sit tight,” he says in the two-minute, 40-second pitch, “because in a moment, a free presentation is coming up.” He promises it will reveal “all the natural secrets that are backed by ...

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STUDY: Viagra Linked To Melanoma

A new study has linked Viagra use to an increased risk for melanoma. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, may increase a man’s risk for melanoma by as much as 84 percent. The study involved nearly 26,000 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study at the Harvard School of Public Health. In ...

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Anti-Gay Activist Ken Hutcherson Dies

Anti-gay activist Pastor Ken Hutcherson, who led the Referendum 71 effort to repeal Washington state’s domestic partners law, has died of prostate cancer at the age of 61. Via World Net Daily: He frequently was at the center of public controversy as an opponent of homosexual activism. He organized a “Mayday for Marriage” rally in Seattle in 2004 that drew ...

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Headline Of The Day II

Details. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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HPV Vaccine Cuts Infections By Half

Great early news about the HPV vaccine: The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a principal cause of cervical cancer — has dropped by half among teenage girls in recent years, a striking measure of success for a vaccine against the virus that was introduced only ...

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Quote Of The Day – Michael Douglas

“Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.” – ...

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Minister Sentenced To 14 Years For Fake Cancer Cure She Hawked On Christian TV

Dr. Christine Daniel, who is also a Pentecostal minister, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.2M to the families of people who died after using the fake cancer cure she had hawked on the prosperity gospel channel, the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The scope of Daniel’s fraud was breathtaking. Daniel robbed victims of more than ...

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Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy

In a piece written for the New York Times, Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy. The truth is I carry a “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk ...

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Porn Legend Harry Reems Dead At 65

Deep Throat star Harry Reems, the only porn actor ever charged and then convicted on federal obscenity charges (overturned on appeal), has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 65. The news was first reported by Don Schenk, a close friend of Reems, who was by his side yesterday afternoon when he succumbed to organ failure at the Salt ...

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Valerie Harper Has Terminal Brain Cancer

Horrible news. People Magazine reports: A battery of tests revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors say she has as little as three months left to live. Resolved to face her last days with courage and humor, “I don’t think of dying,” says the ...

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Live Nude Testicle Exam On British TV

JMG reader Michael notes: “Here’s something you’ll never see on Dr. Oz or US TV in a long long time. I can only imagine the Million Moms caterwauling if it did ever air.”  British tabloid The Sun has the story and the photos might not be work-safe.  Which is a shame.

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Battling Leukemia With HIV

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say they are encouraged by the early results in an experimental leukemia treatment that uses a “disabled form of HIV.” To perform the treatment, doctors remove millions of the patient’s T-cells — a type of white blood cell — and insert new genes that enable the T-cells to kill cancer cells. The technique employs ...

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Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dead At 82

Longtime Republican, recently turned Democrat, and friend to the LGBT community, former Sen. Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82. One of the few remaining Republican moderates on Capitol Hill at a time when the party had turned sharply to the right, Mr. Specter confounded fellow Republicans at every turn. He unabashedly supported Roe v. Wade, the Supreme ...

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