American Cancer Society News
Breast Cancer Survivor Will Walk 1,000 Miles to Congress
Paulette Leaphart, 49, is going to Washington, D.C. And she will make the entire 1,000-mile journey on foot. Nothing will stand in her way - not even the shirt on her back. Literally. She will walk from Biloxi, Mississippi, tomorrow completely topless, showing the evidence of her double mastectomy
Kaufman makes up for missed Masters trip -- and then some
I first wrote about Smylie Kaufman back in 2007 . Nine long years ago. Back then, he was a kid who saw golf as a way to help others, way before life led him to the PGA Tour . Smylie and his younger brother Luckie -- those are family names, passed down by previous generations -- knew of some
The Remarkable Cancer Treatment That Helped Jimmy Carter Combat Brain Tumor
Just months after finding out he had metastatic cancer, former President Jimmy Carter announced this weekend that his doctors have said he no longer needs cancer treatment thanks in part to a groundbreaking new kind of medication that trains the immune system to fight cancer tumors. Carter
Girl Creates 'Chemo Kits' in Honor of Aunt Who Died of Cancer
A fifth-grader in St. Louis has a novel idea about how to help patients fighting cancer in honor of her late aunt. Madeline Domian, 10, has already put together 50 kits to help children deal with cancer treatments. She told ABC News she wanted to help after her Aunt Kathy, or "Katiedo," was
Brain Doctor Becomes Study Subject After Rare Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis
A doctor more accustomed to studying cancer under a microscope has become a study subject himself due to a rare diagnosis of male breast cancer . Dr. Oliver Bogler, a professor of neurosurgery and senior vice president of academic affairs at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, spent much of his
President Obama's Cancer 'Moon Shot': How Scientists Are Trying to Cure the Disease
For his last State of the Union address, President Obama announced the launch of a "moon shot" to cure cancer. While there are not many specifics on the ambitious proposal, Obama announced that Vice President Joe Biden will lead the initiative. Biden's son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau
Groundbreaking New Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer Survivors
The American Cancer Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology collaborated to create the guidelines.
Breast Cancer Doctors Speak Out Against New Mammogram Guidelines
The doctors wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times that they disagree with the American Cancer Society's recommendation that women do not get screened regularly until age 45.
Alarming New Warning About Some of Our Favorite Meats
The World Health Organization is linking burgers, hot dogs, bacon and even lunch meat to cancer.
WHO Report Links Meat to Cancer: Should Your Diet Change?
In news that will land like a thud on the plates of meat eaters, the World Health Organization released a new report today detailing the link between eating meat and cancer. The WHO report found that processed meats like bacon and ham are probably linked to an increase in colon cancer , while red