WHBF-TV Rock Island
Nick Teddy 5K being held Saturday
For the past three years, a Quad Cities father has held a race to remember his son. The Nick Teddy Foundation is raising money for the rare pediatric bone cancer his son died from.
Friday Sep 12
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Sayreville girl featured in cancer awareness video Despite losing her left leg to cancer, Kayla Cruz has earn a brown belt in tae kwon do Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1tI0AiQ Kaela Cruz breaks boards held by Brendan Squitieri, a 3rd degree black belt instructor at McInerney's ATA Black Belt Academy in Parlin, NJ, as Sr. Master Jack McInerney, a 7th degree black belt and the school's owner, offers insights and encouragement Kayla Cruz of Sayreville is profiled in a three-minute video chronicling her battle against osteosarcoma, the most common form of bone cancer The video was made for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer.
Friday Sep 12
Professional Wrestler Zach Gowen Goes Gold 4 Pediatric Cancer Awareness
Zach Gowen, the world's only one-legged professional wrestler, will be supporting Go4theGoal Foundation during his matches in September, which is pediatric cancer awareness month. He will be wearing special gold gear in his matches, including custom-made shorts with the Go4theGoal emblem on them.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Terry Fox legacy: his cancer now highly curable
At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led to his death in 1981, few patients survived that kind of malignancy, known as an osteosarcoma. But advances in treatment over the last few decades have dramatically altered that grim prognosis, with the majority of patients today not only keeping their limbs, but many also surviving the cancer.
Medical News Today
New application of surgical aid used by bone cancer surgical team
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient as described in a case report published online in Medical Devices . Into which the spider limb positioner's metal arm has been incorporated for positioning of patient's lower extremity for hip disarticulation.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Times of Israel
Co-existence in the children's ward
Hodaya is 8 years old and her favorite color is pink. She is small for her age, and over her tiny, pale face she wears a green paper surgical mask.
St. Helens Reporter
The bravest boy in school
Brave Harrison Ledsham, 11, from Haydock, has started secondary school, against all odds after having his leg amputated, he is still battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, pictured with proud parents Paul and Karen But for cancer battler Harrison Ledsham, who had to have his leg amputated over the summer, it marked an all-too-brief return to some semblance of normality. Against all odds, the brave 11-year-old spent all morning at Haydock High last Tuesday - in between courses of intravenous antibiotics at Alder Hey.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiation
A new mouse model of osteogenic sarcoma, a potentially deadly form of bone cancer, shows that high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive osteoblasts to become cancerous, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report in the journal Cancer Cell . "This is the first example of Notch1 driving this type of cancer," said Dr. Brendan Lee, professor and interim chair of molecular and human genetics at Baylor and corresponding author of the report.
Bone cancer surgical team sees success in new application of surgical aid
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient as described in a case report published online in Medical Devices . The Spider Limb Positioner is a pneumatic arm with three fully articulating joints that can be infinitely adjusted in relation to the operating table where it is mounted.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Courageous young woman beats cancer after taking tough decision to have leg amputated
After contracting bone cancer, Sophie Walton, 21, was told her only chance of survival was to lose her leg below the knee A young woman suffering from bone cancer was given a stark choice - have your leg amputated or lose any chance of survival. But now brave Sophie Walton has been given the fantastic news she is cancer free and is adjusting well after the amputation.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
This 3D-Printed Vertebra Is A Huge Step Forward For Medicine
People use 3D printers to create far more than simple household devices or figurines - printable objects range from firearms to artwork. Now, for the first time in history, medical researchers have used this transformative technology to replace an essential bone in the spine of a 12-year-old Chinese boy.
Teen fighting cancer gets surprise of her life
A 15-year old Clover High School Junior got the surprise of her life Friday night. Alex Lamparter has been fighting Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, for over eight months.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
New Falcon Herald
Few words in medicine are as emotional or scary as cancer, whether it be your own health, your family's health or that of your pet. You may be surprised to know that cancer is four times more common in animals than in humans, and some breeds of dogs have an extraordinarily high incidence of cancer.
The Arizona Republic
Donations pour in for teen's 'bucket list'
Donations pour in for teen's 'bucket list' A Valley teenager with terminal cancer has received an outpouring of support and donations to complete his bucket list. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rQb1Vi The online "flyer" calling for supporters to wear yellow in support of a 16-year-old battling a rare cancer.
Darlington and Stockton Times
Mums unite in childhood cancer fight
FLASH BACK: Kieran Maxwell, with his parents Nicola and Alistair, shortly before his left leg was amputated at the knee UNITED FRONT: Jane Nattrass and Nicola Maxwell are both parents of children who have had cancer. Jane's son Henry died of the disease in 2010.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Reconstructive Surgery: Many Options After Bone Cancer Treatment
Most people having bone cancer might consider having plastic or reconstructive surgery after treatment. This helps in repairing the damage resulting from the cancerous tumor being removed from the cartilage, bone, surrounding soft tissues and ligaments.
Eastern Daily Press
Breckland family's housing misery as shortages take toll
A young family whose lives have been hit by health issues have been made legally homeless after their hunt for a new home failed because of a district council housing shortage. Nicholas Day, 25, Laura Skillings, 22, and 19-month-old Sebastian Day, were told on June 5 by their private landlord that they would have to leave their home in Elm Road today.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Students rally around sick classmate
Ending the 2013-2014 school year was supposed to be exciting. For most students, it was the beginning of summer and the eventual promise of being one year closer to graduation.
Hays Daily News
Writing from the heart
After several visits to the doctor, she was diagnosed with two life-threatening conditions: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Juvenile Xanthogranuloma.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Dad's rare form of cancer leads to awareness campaign
A MAN recently diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer is breaking through the pain barrier to increase awareness of the condition.