Cancer

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

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund (credit: CBS 2)

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

Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's son. (credit:

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

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

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