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Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

7 hours ago

Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Doctor: Hall Of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly Showing No Traces Of Cancer

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has received encouraging news in his battle with cancer.

08/21/2014

Firefighters make their way through rubble and debris after the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images)

Report: Number Of Ground Zero Cancer Cases Skyrocketing

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of 9/11 rescuers and responders with cancer in the past year, according to a published report.

07/27/2014

Actor Meshach Taylor attends 'A Night Sardi's' at the 10th Annual Gala Fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Assoicaition March 6, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Emmy Winning Actor Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

06/29/2014

Experts say a lack of red-eyes in children's photos can signal a serious health problem. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Lack Of Red-Eye In Children’s Photos Could Signal A Serious Problem

Some flash cameras cause pupils to close down to minimize red-eye, so parents should also be on the look out for a white or yellowish color.

06/17/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

Valerie Fund Centers Help Cut Commutes For Kids Needing Cancer Treatment

Guiding your child through cancer treatments is never easy, but having to manage a long commute while doing so makes it even harder.

06/13/2014

FILE -- The 2011 Valerie Fund Walk (Credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times Helps Sick Kids Enjoy Summer

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/12/2014

Captain Hope is The Valerie Fund's mascot. (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Kids Create Superhero Mascot, Hope To Give Back

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/11/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

The Valerie Fund Helps Parents, As Well As Cancer-Stricken Kids

A family’s life changes instantly when a 6-year-old is diagnosed with leukemia.

06/10/2014

Ali Hale (Credit: CBS 2)

3 Diagnosed With Cancer As Kids: The Valerie Fund Saved Us

More than 4,000 people are expected to participate int he event, Bunny Flanders, The Valerie Fund’s director of marketing and communications, said.

06/08/2014

A new study shows that cervical cancer rates in the U.S. may be higher than once believed. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Cervical Cancer Is More Common Than Once Thought

All women should talk with their doctors to determine when and how often they need a pap test. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, but it can take decades for the cancer to actually develop.

05/12/2014

Some cancer patients have chosen to undergo hypnosis to ease the side effects of their regular treatments. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Cancer Patients Turn To Hypnosis To Ease Side Effects Of Radiation

A technique that magicians and entertainers have used for years may be useful as a form of cancer therapy.

05/08/2014

"Give Cancer The Red Card" T-shirt (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Looking To Give Cancer The Red Card

Eskandarian has accomplished a lot in soccer. But his effort in the fight against cancer makes him a true winner. Please join him and his team in their efforts to “Give Cancer The Red Card.”

04/30/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast Cancer

The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.

04/07/2014

Jim Kelly (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Jim Kelly, Bills Legend And Hall Of Fame QB, Fighting ‘Aggressive’ Cancer

Kelly is expected to undergo surgery following the return of oral cancer. His wife, Jill, says on her blog that the cancer is “starting to spread.”

03/25/2014

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