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June 14, 2024 at 1:16 PM

Kevin Jonas gets surgery to remove skin cancer: 'Get those moles checked, people!'

Kevin Jonas shared a video of him having skin cancer removed from his forehead and reminded fans to get their moles checked.
June 14, 2024 at 1:16 PM
Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers performs onstage during the 2024 March Madness Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park on April 6, 2024 in Phoenix.
June 13, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Kevin Jonas posts social media video having skin cancer removed

Singer Kevin Jonas urges his social media followers to get their moles checked. Dr. Jen Ashton advises frequent skin checks to catch skin cancer signs early.
June 13, 2024 at 6:01 PM
VIDEO: Kevin Jonas posts social media video having skin cancer removed
June 3, 2024 at 10:21 PM

27-year-old battling rare cancer challenges stigmas on social media

27-year-old Natasha Allen is one of the many young cancer patients sharing their experiences on social media through TikTok.
June 3, 2024 at 10:21 PM
Feeling a bit isolated after getting her cancer diagnosis during the height of the pandemic, 27-year-old Natasha Allen took to social media to share her story.
June 2, 2024 at 3:01 AM

LGBTQ+ people at higher risk of some cancers possibly, due to fear of discrimination

Ahead of Pride Month, a new report has highlighted increased cancer risk for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
June 2, 2024 at 3:01 AM
A surgeon is seen here in an undated stock photo.
3 months ago

Advantages of altered breast cancer treatment sequence, study shows

A new study has shown that altering the treatment for breast cancer patients may lower the need for multiple surgeries.
3 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a doctor performs a mammogram on a patient.
3 months ago

Princess Catherine undergoing ‘preventative chemotherapy,’ what the treatment means

The Princess of Wales revealed her cancer diagnosis on Friday and is currently undergoing “preventative chemotherapy.” Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down the diagnosis and treatment.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Princess Catherine undergoing ‘preventative chemotherapy,’ what the treatment means
3 months ago

Olivia Munn’s cancer diagnosis and what younger women should know

Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down the GAIL Model, which Munn credited in part with saving her life.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Olivia Munn’s cancer diagnosis and what younger women should know
4 months ago

Isabella Strahan shares update following 2nd brain surgery

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan's daughter Isabella Strahan shared a health update amid her cancer journey.
4 months ago
Isabella Strahan is documenting her cancer journey in a YouTube video channel series.
5 months ago

Shannen Doherty says she is undergoing 'miracle' cancer treatment

"Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shannen Doherty said in a recent episode of her podcast that she is undergoing a "miracle" cancer treatment.
5 months ago
In this Sept. 21, 2019 file photo Shannen Doherty attends COS and Margaret Qualley celebrate L.A. Dance Project's L.A. Dances at L.A. Dance Project  in Los Angeles.
5 months ago

Cancer vaccine with minimal side effects nearing Phase 3 clinical trials

Melanoma cancer vaccine with minimal side effects nearing Phase 3 in clinical trials, according to experts.
5 months ago
Orbis Health Solutions is working on a cancer vaccine.
5 months ago

New report shows startling cancer statistics

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down a new report showing fewer cancer deaths but a rise in some types of cancer in younger people.
5 months ago
VIDEO: New report shows startling cancer statistics
8 months ago

Virginia teen honored for inventing potential skin cancer-treating soap

Heman Bekele created a potential skin cancer-treating soap when he was in middle school and is now being honored for his invention.
8 months ago
Heman Bekele won the title of America's Top Young Scientist for his potential skin-cancer-treating soap.
1 year ago

How AI is being used to detect, treat cancer -- and the potential risks

Several AI tools have been developed to help detect, diagnose and treat cancer. Experts these tools have a lot of promise, but there are also pitfalls to avoid.
1 year ago
A laboratory technician conducts artificial intelligence (AI)-based cervical cancer screening at a test facility in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, June 15, 2023.
1 year ago

FDA allowing chemotherapy drug imported from China after shortage

There are dozens of cancer drugs in short supply in the U.S., and the FDA is allowing cisplatin to be shipped from China to offset the shortage.
1 year ago
VIDEO: FDA allowing chemotherapy drug imported from China after shortage
1 year ago

Ribociclib could offer hope for breast cancer treatment

New research found the medication, marketed under the name Kisqali, can lower chances of recurrence for many of those diagnosed with earlier stages of breast cancer.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Ribociclib could offer hope for breast cancer treatment
1 year ago

FDA-approved drug found to reduce risk of breast cancer coming back

Kisqali is already FDA approved, but the new data means it could be used in a broader range of patients.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Ribociclib could offer hope for breast cancer treatment
1 year ago

Cancer drug shortage is forcing doctors to decide which patients get treatment

There is currently a shortage of several cancer drugs across the United States and it means some patients are unable to receive life-saving treatment.
1 year ago
Oral chemotherapy tablet Capecitabine, April 30, 2001.
1 year ago

Cancer drug shortage

The shortages of 14 different drugs have reportedly forced doctors to round down doses in order to stretch supplies.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Cancer drug shortage
1 year ago

Promising advances in the detection and treatment of breast cancer

Technology still being developed in order to use AI to potentially find new ways to analyze, detect and treat the spread of breast cancer.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Promising advances in the detection and treatment of breast cancer
1 year ago

Cancer vaccine shows promise

Trials for a cancer vaccine, which was used in addition to chemotherapy and other treatments, showed promise for 16 pancreatic cancer patients.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Cancer vaccine shows promise
1 year ago

New study on the effectiveness of pancreatic cancer vaccine

ABC News medical chief correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains a new study which shows a vaccine that could block the return of one of the deadliest forms of cancer on a patient.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New study on the effectiveness of pancreatic cancer vaccine
1 year ago

Research shows promising results for future of cancer treatments through vaccines

The study, published in the journal Nature, looked at pancreatic cancer patients in the U.S. and Germany who were given an MRNA vaccine specific to the disease.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Research shows promising results for future of cancer treatments through vaccines
1 year ago

What to know about the promising pancreatic cancer vaccine

In a study published in Nature, the pancreatic cancer vaccine initiated an immune response in half of the patients treated in the small trial.
1 year ago
VIDEO: What to know about the promising pancreatic cancer vaccine
1 year ago

Pancreatic cancer vaccine shows promise in small trial

A new study, published in "Nature," looked at 16 pancreatic cancer patients, with doctors in the U.S. and Germany using the mRNA vaccine, the same vaccine type used to combat COVID.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pancreatic cancer vaccine shows promise in small trial
1 year ago

Foster Moreau talks battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

The former tight end recently announced his diagnosis and talks with "GMA" co-anchor Michael Strahan about the moment that changed everything.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Foster Moreau talks battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma
1 year ago

Doctor who discovered her own cancer encourages others to get screened

Dr. Lauren Juyia, 38, wants other young people to get screened after she experienced “pelvic heaviness” which turned out to be late-stage colon cancer.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Doctor who discovered her own cancer encourages others to get screened
1 year ago

Woman diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 35 on mission to raise awareness

Colorectal cancer survivor makes it her life goal to inform others about the disease.
1 year ago
Candace Henley appears on "Good Morning America," March 29, 2023.
1 year ago

NBA star's off-court cause

Cleveland Cavalier's Ricky Rubio launches a project to help children with cancer prepare for treatments using virtual reality.
1 year ago
VIDEO: NBA star's off-court cause
1 year ago

Young moms brain cancer update

Katy Sanchez first appeared on “GMA” in December 2020 with glioblastoma and was unable to have children. Now she is back with an update on her condition and life as a mom.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Young moms brain cancer update
1 year ago

Man given 1 year to live survives brain cancer

One reporter decided to share her story to give hope to others who may need it.
1 year ago
Diane Pathieu and her husband Nick Adamski discuss Adamski's battle with brain cancer.
2 years ago

Kirstie Alley's death at 71 puts spotlight on colon cancer: What women need to know

The "Cheers" star's cancer was "only recently discovered," according to her two children.
2 years ago
Kirstie Alley poses for photographers at the premiere of "The Runaways" in New York City, March 17, 2010.
2 years ago

How African nation's 1st and only oncology clinic addresses cancer crisis

How landlocked Lesotho's first and only oncology clinic is addressing a cervical cancer crisis in Basotho women.
2 years ago
Dr. Pearl attends to patients with a nurse in the chemotherapy room of the Senkatana Oncology Clinic in Lesotho, South Africa.
2 years ago

US cancer deaths are declining, study says. Here’s why.

There has been a 32% reduction in the U.S. cancer death rate overall since 1991, the report says.
2 years ago
Judy Smith, a two time cancer survivor, gives a big hug to her great grandson  during the Celebration and Survivor Ceremony during the 25th annual Komen Colorado Race for the Cure on Sept. 24, 2017 in Denver.
2 years ago

Cancer diagnoses going up in adults: Report

Early onset cancers defined as or cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have “dramatically increased” around the world over the last few decades.
2 years ago
Early onset cancers defined as or cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have “dramatically increased” around the world over the last few decades.
2 years ago

Experimental cancer drug study has encouraging results

Researchers said that 14 out of 14 rectal cancer patients went into remission for up to two years after being given the drug Dostarlimab.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Experimental cancer drug study has encouraging results
3 years ago

What to know about cancer-causing chemical found in recalled products

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton shares details about benzene, the presence of which led to a recall of some Procter & Gamble products.
3 years ago
VIDEO: What to know about cancer-causing chemical found in recalled products
3 years ago

Cancer could soon be detected via blood test

For decades, scientists have been working on ways to screen for cancers using a simple blood draw rather than a painful biopsy or invasive test.
3 years ago
For decades, scientists have been working on ways to screen for cancers using a simple blood draw rather than a painful biopsy or invasive test.
3 years ago

Detecting cancer with a simple blood draw could soon be a reality

For decades, scientists have been working on ways to screen for cancers using a simple blood draw rather than a painful biopsy or invasive test.
3 years ago
A phlebotomist draws blood in Pico Rivera, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021.
3 years ago

Hidden costs of cancer treatment

Cancer takes an emotional toll on a patient and their family, but they can also take a financial hit.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Hidden costs of cancer treatment
3 years ago

CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour opens up about cancer treatment and journey

The journalist revealed she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year.
3 years ago
VIDEO: CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour opens up about cancer treatment and journey
3 years ago

What to know about colon cancer screenings, risks and more

The death of NeNe Leakes’ husband from colon cancer is opening up a conversation about mitigating risks.
3 years ago
VIDEO: What to know about colon cancer screenings, risks and more
3 years ago

Cutting edge test could detect early cancer recurrence

The new test could catch a tumor recurrence as early as two years before it shows up on a scan.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Cutting edge test could detect early cancer recurrence
3 years ago

Cutting-edge test detects early tumor recurrence in some cancers

Cutting edge test detects early tumor recurrence in some cancers
3 years ago
Signatera, a "tumor-informed" blood test developed by Natera, can detect circulating tumor DNA in the bloodstream for certain types of cancers.
3 years ago

New pill offers hope for some people with lung cancer

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug targets lung cancer that’s been resistant to treatment.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New pill offers hope for some people with lung cancer
3 years ago

Age lowered to 45 for colon cancer screenings

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce lowered the age to start colon cancer screenings from 50 to 45. The decision is based on an alarming rise in cases.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Age lowered to 45 for colon cancer screenings
4 years ago

What to know about pancreatic cancer

After Alex Trebek died of the deadly cancer, ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down why it's so deadly, the warning signs to look out for and how to reduce one's risk.
4 years ago
VIDEO: What to know about pancreatic cancer
4 years ago

What to know about colon cancer and disproportionately impacted communities

After the stunning loss of Chadwick Boseman, who died after a four-year battle with colon cancer, experts weigh in on the cancer that’s more common in older people and Black men.
4 years ago
VIDEO: What to know about colon cancer and disproportionately impacted communities
4 years ago

American Cancer Society eliminates 1,000 jobs, may cut research work

Nonprofit fundraisers have been hard-hit by the coronavirus.
4 years ago
Atmosphere at the American Cancer Society Taste Of Hope 12th Annual Event on May 9, 2017 in New York City.
4 years ago

New cancer prevention guidelines call for no alcohol consumption

"They're saying the best thing you can do for your health is to avoid alcohol completely."
4 years ago
Wine, champagne, beer, and gin are shown in this undated file photo.
4 years ago

Alcohol, exercise at center of new cancer guidelines

The American Cancer Society recommends against drinking alcohol in its updated guidelines for preventing cancer.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Alcohol, exercise at center of new cancer guidelines