Tag: "cancer"

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Vancouver Woman Openly Shared Her Battle with Cancer on Facebook and is Saving Lives

Erin Barrett might have wanted to reach a lot of women with her eye-opening Facebook post, but it’s doubtful that she ever thought it would go viral – at least not to the extent it has. Her goal was to share the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer with 580 women. By doing so, statistically, she could help save as many as 10 women’s lives.

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Study: Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Is Safe

At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASOC) women heard some reassuring news about the long-term results of a breast cancer study. That comforting news? It appears to be safe for women to get pregnant following an early stage breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tennessee Mom Welcomes Quadruplets While Battling Cancer

This past weekend, Kayla and Sgt. Charles Gaytan welcomed four beautiful babies at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The birth, however, was bittersweet for the new mom after it was revealed the cancer she was fighting had returned.

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Town Brings Christmas Early to Terminally Ill Child

Jennifer and Jonathan Vandermark’s 4-year-old daughter Virginia Rose was diagnosed with leukemia in April. Her doctors planned to do a bone marrow transplant over the summer in a life-saving effort but she was unable to have that surgery due to minor heart failure.

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Evan Leversage, Boy Who Inspired Town’s Christmas Celebration Early, Passes Away From Cancer

Evan Leversage, the little boy who inspired his entire hometown to get into the holiday and throw a Christmas celebration early in his honor, has passed away. Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford, Ontario confirmed the news that Evan died early Sunday morning.

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Hamilton Toddler Beats Cancer with Experimental Transplant

There were no good options left when 16-month-old Lucas Edward relapsed during treatment for his acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL.) Doctors agreed that his only chance of survival was a risky stem cell transplant from his dad as part of an American clinical trial.

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Town Brings Christmas Early for Terminally Ill Child

It didn’t feel like autumn in St. George, Ontario on October 24th. The small town banded together to create an early Christmas for a 7-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor who might not make it to the actual holiday.

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10 Reasons to Consider Breastfeeding

Breast is best! You keep hearing it, time and again from major health organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF. And even here at Growing Your Baby, breastfeeding is discussed and encouraged. Of course, we also know just how difficult the decision between breast and bottle can be.

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Best Friend Offers to Surrogate for Cancer Survivor

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29, Shannon Webb learned that she’d have to endure surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. But before any of the treatments started, doctors encouraged her to freeze some of her embryos.

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Community Comes Together to Help Mom and Dad Fighting Cancer

Watching anyone in a family battle cancer is difficult. For Ben and Shelby Offrink, that battle is a joint effort, not just because they are a family, but because they both have their own form of the disease. Thankfully, they don’t have to do it alone; they have an entire community behind them, willing to help in any way that they can.

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Week Old Denver Baby Fights Rare Cancer

When baby Cooper was born on January 20th, his parents immediately noticed that something was wrong with their baby.

“He wasn’t crying, so I kind of just sensed something was off,” Cooper’s mother Danielle Wilson, of Denver ABC7News.com.