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cancer

Even at ‘safe’ levels, air pollution may boost health risk

Take care when air quality gets dodgy, particularly on hot summer days.

With summer here, check for signs of skin cancer

If melanoma is caught before it spreads to the lymph nodes, the survival rate is 99 percent.

Patient Story

‘A good moment’

A father in hospice care spends an evening at a Whitecaps game with his sons: "Just being with the kids is the main thing."

Patient Story

‘One small girl with a huge heart’

Inspired by her grandma, 12-year-old Delaney Viewig shaved her head to support cancer research.

Patient Story

Life after cancer: Puppy love

Cantaloupe-size masses on her ovary shattered her world, but now this survivor has faith in the future.

Could a blood test spot lung cancer early?

Such detection could save lives.

Back away from the BBQ

Toxins in BBQ fumes known as PAHs may be absorbed through the skin, and could cause lung disease and DNA mutations.

Breast cancer genes a real risk for men, too

If a male has a BRCA mutation, their risk increases 100-fold.

Ground Zero related to cancer years later

Rescue workers are at increased risk of prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and melanoma.

New drugs may be big advance in lung cancer care

A combination approach marks improvement in response, progression-free survival and overall survival in lung cancer patients.

‘I thought this was the end’

A rare cancer therapy gives a Michigan man a second chance at life.

Patient Story

‘Scared to death’

The medicine that saved Martha McMurry’s life also damaged her heart. Today she’s cancer-free, and her heart is on the rebound.