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Cancer in your esophagus, the tube that runs from your throat to your stomach, is one of the most frequently reported and a leading cause of cancer deaths around the world. Most cases are reported in developing countries. Early esophageal cancer typically causes no symptoms. However, its chemical markers are present in the earliest stage. A new device being tested in England takes advantage of that to allow early detection of esophageal and other types of cancer. Faith Lapidus reports.
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30 Radiation, 4 Chemo Treatments, 4 Surgeries. She is a cancer survivor, a photographer, cinematographer, speaker, educator, owner and CEO of Unashamed Imaging.

Meet and greet in honor of Clare Minnerath, cancer survivor. All proceeds went to the Gloria Gemma Foundation.


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The fight against childhood cancer got a big bump at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which welcomed a check for $1 million Monday. (Jan. 14, 2019)

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You may have heard of mesothelioma or know someone who has it, but what is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers most of our internal organs. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. The pleura, the lining of the lung, is where mesothelioma is most commonly found. This form is called pleural mesothelioma. Other forms are peritoneal, pericardial, and testicular mesothelioma. The rarest form of mesothelioma, testicular mesothelioma, occurs in the lining of the testicle. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the abdominal cavity lining, and pericardial mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart. Pericardial mesothelioma is the second rarest form. If left untreated, mesothelioma can cause death in four months to a year after diagnosis. The most common causes of death in people with mesothelioma are respiratory failure or pneumonia.

Exposure to asbestos particles is the only known cause of mesothelioma. If an individual was exposed to asbestos in homes or in the workplace he or she is at

Law enforcement officials utilize breath analyzer technology to determine a person's blood alcohol level. Thanks to several research studies across the United States, physicians may soon be able to utilize breath analyzer technology to detect if a patient could be experiencing lung cancer.  
Researchers from the University of Louisville have created a microchip that can analyze a person's breath and identify cancer's presence. Researchers placed the microchip in a brown lunch bag and had patients blow in and out of the bag. The results were transferred and tested from the microchip, specifically for the presence of carbonyl compounds known to be associated in patients with lung cancer.
The study tested 165 patients and identified 109 patients at risk for cancer. The predictions were correct in an estimated 95 percent of the patients tested.
"It didn't seem to matter what you ate, whether you brushed your teeth before or not or you just smoked, because we identified the compounds that were specific for cancer," says Dr. Michael Bousamra, an Associate

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Phillip Martin Pierorazio, M.D. is an expert in treating urinary-tract malignancies—including kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, adrenal, penile and urethral cancers. He performs both open and minimally invasive surgeries. These include laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer and performs such specialized procedures as partial nephrectomy for early-stage disease and high-risk surgeries for advanced urological cancers. He is the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country. Learn more about Dr. Pierorazio at: http://www.

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The cover of the book "Nowhere Hair" shows a mom, little girl and dog playing on the beach. But there's something a little different about this mom: she doesn't have hair. This is the premise of "Nowhere Hair," a book written by Sue Glader to help parents explain cancer and chemotherapy treatments to children.

The book's narrator is a little girl whose mom is missing her hair. The little girl goes looking for her mother's hair all throughout her home. Her mother explains to her daughter that medicine made it fall out, and that it was nothing the little girl did to make that happen. Written in rhyme, the book covers many sensitive topics, such as cancer, wearing hats and scarves to cover a head and that some people look different, which is okay.

The organization selected the book for children ages 3 to 12 to help kids understand a parent's diagnosis. The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards also selected the book as its 2011 Gold Medal Winner in the "Health" category.

Author Sue Glader is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Marin County, California. She

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This interview was taped in April 2013, prior to the "Fashion For Jandie" benefiting event.

Jandie's story is long and heart breaking about her battle with stage four Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; But to summarize it- in the beginning, she was rejected by doctors when complaining about her excruciating leg pain, being accused of only wanting pain killers. They eventually sent her to physical therapy creating pressure and strain, thus causing her leg to break, all the while not knowing she had bone cancer. Since the doctors pushed her away instead of trying to figure out the issue, her cancer then spread to her lungs until it was finally found.

On February 9th, 2015, she found out the cancer was now in her brain, as well. February 11th she had emergency brain surgery and they were only able to remove 80% of the tumor, as the remaining 20% was up against a blood vessel that affects her motor skills.

Jandie has also had tremendous stress with her finances in supporting her battle against cancer. Her medical bills are deep in collections, and every month she has