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Lifestyle Changes Could Avert 40% of New Cancer Cases

Smoking, weight, and alcohol consumption were the top 3 risks people can change

(Newser) - Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or wearing sunblock can prevent up to 40% of new cancer cases in the US, a new study from the American Cancer Society found. And as CNN Health reports, such changes may prevent up to half of all cancer deaths. "These are things that...

Ann Wilson of Heart Has Cancer, Postpones Tour

She calls it just a 'pause,' saying she has 'much more to sing'

(Newser) - Ann Wilson, who along with sister Nancy Wilson leads the iconic band Heart, revealed Tuesday she's been diagnosed with cancer, forcing the band to pause mid-tour. "I recently underwent an operation to remove something that, as it turns out, was cancerous," the 74-year-old posted on X . While...

Princess Kate to Make Public Appearance in London
Princess of Wales
Makes a Big Showing

Princess of Wales Makes a Big Showing

Kate appears at Trooping of Colour, her first public appearance this year since cancer reveal

(Newser) - Finally, a clear look at the Princess of Wales, after months of rumors and confusion. The AP reports that the former Kate Middleton rode Saturday from Buckingham Palace to parade grounds in London in a horse-drawn carriage with her three young children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, all part of the...

Texas Democratic Rep Has Pancreatic Cancer

Sheila Jackson Lee says 'road ahead will not be easy'

(Newser) - Longtime US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced that she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment, reports the AP . The Texas Democrat, who's seeking a 16th term in the 18th District, said in a statement late Sunday that as a member of Congress, she has been...

Cancer Is Causing 'Financial Toxicity' in US

Rising treatment costs result in patients burning through their life savings quickly

(Newser) - "Cutting back on meds. Cutting back on doctor visits. Losing your home. Cutting back on food—these are not things that we want to believe happen to people with cancer in this country." That's the deep type of financial stress that radiation oncologist Dr. Reshma Jagsi tells...

When Humans First Treated Cancer Just Got a Big Update

Cut marks around brain lesions in 4K-year-old Egyptian skull suggest surgical intervention

(Newser) - A new study describes a potential awe-inspiring achievement of the ancient Egyptian civilization far apart from the pyramids. According to the research, ancient Egyptians may have been the first to explore and treat cancer. The finding is based on two skulls discovered in Giza and held at the University of...

Palace Gives Update on Princess Kate

She'll return to work when doctors give the all clear

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales is not yet ready to return to public duties, Kensington Palace announced in a brief update Tuesday. It came amid the publication of a report from the Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood, one of Princess Kate's causes. The report is "fascinating,"...

Proteins in Blood Can Warn of Cancer Years in Advance
It's a Big Jump Forward
for Cancer Prevention

It's a Big Jump Forward for Cancer Prevention

Proteins linked to cancer can be found in blood more than 7 years before diagnosis

(Newser) - Proteomics, meaning the study of proteins, isn't exactly a household word, but it's a field of research that could someday save countless lives. Cancer Research UK says a study it funded found that proteins linked to cancer can be found in people's blood more than seven years...

OJ Simpson Is Dead at 76
Cause of Death for
OJ Simpson Revealed

Cause of Death for OJ Simpson Revealed

He died of prostate cancer at the age of 76, per his longtime attorney

(Newser) - Turns out the rumors were true: OJ Simpson had prostate cancer, and that's what he died of earlier this month at the age of 76. TMZ Sports says it got the confirmation from Simpson's longtime attorney and executor of his estate, Malcolm LaVergne, who said he received a...

After Cancer Treatment, King Charles Is Going Back to Work
King Charles
Is Going
Back to Work

King Charles Is Going Back to Work

Monarch will resume public duties next week following treatment for cancer

(Newser) - King Charles III will resume his public duties next week following treatment for cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Charles took a break from public appearances almost three months ago to focus on his treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. The palace said Charles would make a public visit to...

Faster Aging Might Explain Cancers Among the Young

New research links advanced biological age with higher cancer risk

(Newser) - The rise in cancer diagnoses among young adults might be explained by "accelerated aging," or a more advanced biological age than true age. Your chronological age, the number of years you've been alive, isn't the same as biological age, which refers to wear and tear on...

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Is a 'Bigger Problem Every Year'

It's now the leading cause of cancer death in men under 50, and scientists aren't sure why

(Newser) - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors are urging people much younger than typical colorectal cancer to be aware of the symptoms . For reasons that scientists say are still unclear, the rate of colorectal cancer in people under 50 has been steadily rising for around 30 years, the New ...

Richard Simmons Explains 'I'm Dying' Tweet
Now Richard
Simmons Has

Now Richard Simmons Has Cancer

It's skin cancer, announced days after he confused fans with an 'I am ... dying' tweet

(Newser) - Days after Richard Simmons upset fans by announcing he was dying—eventually, like the rest of us—he's at it again by announcing he has cancer. TMZ reports that the 75-year-old fitness star revealed in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday that he's been diagnosed with basal cell...

Blood Test for This Cancer Shows Promise for Early Detection

Guardant Health's Shield test picked up 83% of cancer cases, offering hope for simpler screenings

(Newser) - A new, simpler way to screen for colon cancer could soon become the routine. Guardant Health has produced a blood test that could be administered at a regular doctor's visit to detect the third most-diagnosed cancer in adults in the US—and in a new study, the Shield test...

Gary Sinise Mourns Son After Death at Age 33

McCanna 'Mac' Sinise fought a rare form of cancer for more than 5 years

(Newser) - During the summer of 2018, Gary Sinise's wife and son were both diagnosed with cancer. While Sinise's wife, Moira, ultimately went into remission from breast cancer and has remained cancer-free, their son, McCanna Anthony "Mac" Sinise, battled a rare form of cancer known as chordoma for the...

Charles Makes Appearance Amid Cancer Treatment

Church attendance comes a day after he expressed thanks for support

(Newser) - King Charles III attended church Sunday for the first time since his cancer diagnosis . Walking beside Queen Camilla, Charles arrived at St. Mary Magdalene Church, close to Sandringham House in eastern England where he retreated to recuperate following his first treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. The appearance came...

Amid Cancer Report, OJ Denies One Thing

Simpson doesn't address rumored prostate cancer but says he's definitely not in hospice

(Newser) - Rumor has it that OJ Simpson has received a cancer diagnosis—a report the former football star hasn't confirmed or denied, though he wants everyone to know he's doing A-OK. Sources tell WPLG that the 76-year-old athlete and actor, who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering ex-wife Nicole...

Prince William Addresses King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

The royal had not yet spoken out publicly since illness was announced

(Newser) - Prince William spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since his father's cancer diagnosis was announced. It was also William's first day returning to royal duties since his wife, Kate, underwent abdominal surgery for an undisclosed (but noncancerous) condition. "I'd like to take this opportunity to...

Prince Harry Arrives to Visit King Charles

Meanwhile, Britain's PM says king's cancer was 'caught early'

(Newser) - Prince Harry arrived in London on Tuesday after an overnight flight from California, and was seen arriving at his father's Clarence House residence in the afternoon. About an hour later, King Charles and Queen Camilla left for the royal rural residence of Sandringham, waving to well-wishers outside the gates...

Defense Chief Offers Public Mea Culpa
Defense Chief Admits
His Mistake

Defense Chief Admits His Mistake

'I should have told the president about my cancer,' says Lloyd Austin

(Newser) - Defense chief Lloyd Austin swears he's learned his lesson. In his first press conference since a hospital stay he kept secret , Austin issued a mea culpa for not being more forthcoming:
  • '"I want to be crystal clear: We did not handle this right. I did not handle this

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