Multiple Myeloma News
Atlanta high school student goes from homeless to valedictorian
For one Atlanta teen, the path to being chosen as high school valedictorian did not come easily. Rebecca Schmitt and her mother Sandra were evicted from their 4,000-square-foot Port St. Lucie, Florida, home in October 2014. Five years earlier, Sandra Schmitt was diagnosed with multiple myeloma . In
Strangers Give Bride Early Wedding So Dad With Cancer Can Walk Her Down the Aisle
Thanks to the help and generosity of strangers, a New York father with cancer was able to walk his daughter down the aisle. Alyssa Kamm, 28, a Rochester resident, moved up her wedding after learning that her dad Karl Jones was diagnosed with the disease just three weeks ago. "It was more than I
Son: former Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre, battling cancer, 'doing a lot better'
Former New York Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre's health has improved, and he is "looking forward to getting out of the hospital," according to his son, Todd, in a Facebook post Saturday. A day before, Todd Stottlemyre posted that his father was "fighting for his life." Mel Stottlemyre announced in
Son says former Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre 'fighting for his life'
Former New York Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre is in the hospital ?"fighting for his life," according to his son Todd in a Facebook post ?Friday.? Mel Stottlemyre announced in 2000 that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma . Stottlemyre, 75, was a three-time 20 game winner for the Yankees
Research Shows Links Between Obesity and Eight Additional Cancers
While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure , stroke and heart attack , a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk. A review of several studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found new
Former Pharmaceutical Exec Who Quit to Care for Ailing Sister Explains ‘Logical’ Decision
Christi Shaw was U.S. president of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis when she stunned the business world by walking away from it all. She did it to care for her older sister, Sherry Whitford, who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer more than two years ago. Whitford was facing a potentially bleak
Why I Want to Be a Doctor: How My Mother's Cancer Battle Changed My Job
Ask any doctor in training why they want to be a doctor and nine out of 10 answers will likely include, “I want to help people.” This simple answer is supposed to be the motivation for eight years of schooling, followed by more years of working insane hours for our practical training. Now that I am
Wisconsin Man Plants 4-Mile Stretch of Sunflowers in Tribute to Wife Who Died of Cancer
Babbette Jaquish loved a lot of flowers, but sunflowers were her favorite. So when she passed away from cancer at 66 last November, her husband Don Jaquish planted nearly 400 acres of sunflowers for her. “She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside,” Jaquish, 65, told ABC News. It
Bradley Cooper Raises Awareness of Bone Marrow Donation to Save Man's Life
The four-time Oscar nominee is lending his support to help 23-year-old fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Bradley Cooper Raises Awareness of Bone Marrow Donation Live on ‘GMA’
Anthony Daniels is 23 years old, yet he’s battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer of the lymphatic system -- for the fourth time. “Each time I beat cancer, it puts more of a toll on my body,” he said. “And every single time it comes back, it gets worse.” A boxing enthusiast, Daniels knows he needs