Cancer

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Like Angelina Jolie, Upper West Side Woman Chose To Have Surgeries To Reduce Cancer Risk

Lori Berlin said she was tested for a gene mutation that indicates susceptibility to breast cancer after connecting for the first time with a cousin who was diagnosed with cancer.

03/29/2015

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Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed In Hopes Of Reducing Cancer Risk

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

03/24/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Gilda’s Club Social Media Fundraiser Hopes To Bring Out Inner Comedians

Gilda Radner had a rare gift. Even in her darkest days fighting cancer, the comedian knew laughter could be good medicine.

03/23/2015

V-Go and Sabastian Quinn attend class together. (Credit: CBS2)

Teen Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Class Thanks To ‘V-Go’ The Robot

A local teenager is in the fight of his life against cancer, but thanks to a robot he’s keeping up in school.

03/20/2015

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Cycle For Survival Gives ‘Voice’ In Fight Against Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival is a national movement to beat rare cancers. It has raised $75 million so far for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

03/08/2015

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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

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LI Widow Sues Doctor For Negligence After Husband’s Suicide

Attorney Jeffrey Lisabeth said a loving, hardworking police lieutenant became a different person before committing suicide with his service revolver.

01/10/2015

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New Jersey Girl Battling Cancer Shares Story Of Meeting Pope Francis

Gracie West, 11, recently returned from a visit to the Vatican where Pope Francis bestowed his blessings.

12/24/2014

North Shore Nightingales practice for cancer benefit concert (Credit: CBS 2)

LI Children’s Choir To Hold Concert To Benefit Children’s Cancer Center

The concert is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 at the New Apostolic Church in Woodbury, New York.

10/14/2014

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Tom Coughlin Charity Makes A Difference For Families Coping With Cancer

For Giants coach Tom Coughlin, it’s all about winning — and that goes the same for his work with the charity he founded, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

10/12/2014

Three retired firefighters -- (l-r) Firefighter Daniel Heglund, Lt. Robert Leaver, Firefighter Howard Bischoff -- all died Monday as a result of illnesses from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Credit: FDNY)

3 Retired Firefighters Die Of 9/11-Related Illnesses In One Day

The FDNY on Wednesday was mourning the death of three retired firefighters who all died in one day earlier this week from illnesses they contracted in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

09/24/2014

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Families Eager For Suffolk County’s First Children’s Hospital

On Long Island, a massive construction project is underway to build Suffolk County’s first children’s hospital.

09/24/2014

New technology could soon allow doctors to diagnose illnesses using a patient's breath. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: New Technology Uses Breath To Detect Deadly Diseases

Something as simple as your breath could be the most accurate diagnostic tool for everything from asthma to cancer.

09/15/2014

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Andrew Madoff, Son Of Disgraced Ponzi Schemer Bernard Madoff, Dies Of Lymphoma

In an interview with “60 Minutes” in 2011, Madoff insisted he had no idea what his father was up to.

09/03/2014

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?

08/22/2014

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