Cancer

WCBS 880's John Metaxas with 4-year-old cancer survivor William DeGregorio

Families Of Young Cancer Patients Find Invaluable Support With The Valerie Fund

This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.

06/10/2013

The late Dede Frontera with her daughter Nicole (credit: Thru My Eyes)

Stories From Main Street: Scarsdale Organization Helps Terminally Ill Leave Something Behind

In 2010, 40-year-old Dede Frontera learned that her breast cancer had metastasized. All she wanted to do was leave a video message for her then 8-year-old daughter Nicole.

06/03/2013

Bethpage water tank (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bethpage Residents Take It Upon Themselves To Conduct Cancer Study

Some mothers on Long Island have decided to take matters in their own hands, and conduct a study on the possible increased rates of cancer in Bethpage.

06/01/2013

(credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bridal Gowns New And Used Up For Sale To Fight Cancer

The busy summer wedding season is just about here, and on Sunday, brides-to-be were getting a bargain on gowns while also helping the fight against cancer.

05/19/2013

Entrance to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island (file / credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

High School Students Study ‘Cancer Alley’ Near Fresh Kills Landfill

Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.

05/16/2013

Makeup, Woman Putting On Lipstick

Study: Cancer-Causing Metals Found In Some Popular Cosmetics

Findings by a group of researchers at Berkeley’s School of Public Health showed nine different metals, including lead, in popular brands of lipstick and lip-gloss.

05/02/2013

Nicole Graham, 16, spent her junior year of high school battling Leukemia. (Credit CBS 2)

From Intensive Care To The Prom, Teen Faced Death Several Times During Battle With Leukemia

At the beginning of the school year Nicole was diagnosed with leukemia and suffered several near fatal medical setbacks including a run in with sepsis, two strokes, organ failure, and paralysis.

04/27/2013

A firefighter runs from the collapsing World Trade Center on Sep. 11, 2001 (credit: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)

Study: 9/11 Responders Have Higher Cancer Risk

Among nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study.

04/23/2013

Brittany Ozarowski appears in court on April 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Get Money For Drugs Pleads Not Guilty

Brittany Ozarowski’s bruised arms were covered by the green jail jumpsuit she wore in court Thursday. She stood motionless and handcuffed as she pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

04/11/2013

Brittany Ozarowski is accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to raise money. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

DA: Long Island Woman Faked Having Cancer To Get Money For Drugs

Under the heading “Help Save My Life,” prosecutors said Brittany Ozarowski posted pictures of herself sitting in a wheelchair on a website saying she had “few options left.”

04/10/2013

Lisette Watters and her sister Caroline (credit: Twitter)

Queens Teen Hopes To Become Leukemia And Lymphoma Society’s Youngest Woman Of The Year

At just 15-years-old, Lisette Watters of South Ozone Park has already spent more than a decade helping in the battle against leukemia.

04/08/2013

Dave Goldman

Local Teacher, Musician Raises Money For Cancer Research

Dave “Teacherman” Goldman is a Long Island native, high school English teacher — and a musician who has just released his first album.

04/01/2013

Sarah Grace Foundation (credit: Sarah Grace Foundation website)

Long Island Charity That Helps Kids With Cancer To Hold Annual Fundraiser

The Night of Laughter annual fundraiser will be held on April 12 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. All of the money raised will benefit the charity.

03/31/2013

Orangetown Police Officer Michael Sullivan (credit: NYCPBA)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland Teen Honors Memory Of Late Cop Who Saved Him

A Rockland County teenager is honoring the memory of the man who saved his life by helping save the lives of others, one pint at a time.

03/11/2013

Lance Armstrong (file / credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

AP Source: Lance Armstrong Says ‘I’m Sorry’ To Livestrong Staff

Stripped last year of his seven Tour de France titles because of doping charges, Armstrong addressed the staff Monday and said, “I’m sorry.” The person said the disgraced cyclist choked up and several employees cried during the session.

01/14/2013

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