Tag Archives: Cancer

Lung cancer survivor who never smoked says patients get an unfair stigma

‘If you have lungs, you are at risk’: Mother-of-four, 49, who has never had a cigarette battles ‘incurable’ lung cancer and stigma as others ask her how many she smoked a day Jill Feldman, 49, from Chicago, Illinois, lost five family members to lung cancer over 14 years She started getting regular scans of her… Read More »

NFL’s Trent Williams Reveals Cancer Was Misdiagnosed by Team Doctors

A couple of days after ending his five-month holdout with the Washington Redskins, star left tackle Trent Williams revealed his diagnosis with a rare form of cancer. (A holdout is when a player doesn’t attend mandatory offseason workouts.) He also blamed team doctors for failing for six years to take a growth on his head… Read More »

‘The doctor told me I would lose my eye, part of my jaw, and most of my cheek’ – Dublin woman shares mouth cancer story

Over the following years had multiple basal cell carcinomas and keratocysts removed. This, she says, “had one advantage – I was a regular patient of Prof Gerry Kearns, maxillofacial consultant in St James’s”. In October 2016, Mairead, from Dublin, was in St James for another routine operation, to remove a keratocyst, when she mentioned to… Read More »

Simple blood test could spot breast cancer

Experts have revealed a simple blood test could spot breast cancer five years before clinical signs appear. Researchers at Nottingham University’s School of Medicine have made the claim after sampling 180 patients with a focus on chemicals known as antigens — these are produced by cancer cells and trigger an immune response inside humans. They… Read More »

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »