Jackie Fortin's daughter, Cassandra, was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state of Connecticut.  (Photo Courtesy of Jackie Fortin)

Connecticut Teen Who Fought Cancer Treatment Heading Home From Hospital

The teen, identified in court documents only as Cassandra C., said she is being released from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Monday.


Jackie Fortin's daughter, Cassandra, was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state of Connecticut.  (Photo Courtesy of Jackie Fortin)

Connecticut Court Rules Against Teen Who Didn’t Want Chemotherapy

The decision came in the case of the girl known in court documents only as Cassandra C., who will be free to make her own medical decisions when she turns 18 in September.


Photos of Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin (credit: CBS2)

Case Of Connecticut Teen Refusing Chemotherapy Headed To Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide whether state officials were right to force a 17-year-old girl to undergo chemotherapy against her and her mother’s wishes.


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Joan Lunden Graces Cover Of People Magazine With Bald Head As She Battles Cancer

Joan Lunden announced her breast cancer diagnosis back in June.


Linda Gnat-Mullin,  an energy healer, leads a CancerCare Reiki class for those battling breast cancer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Free Programs Help Those Battling Breast Cancer

Going through breast cancer treatments drains your energy levels and takes an emotional and financial toll, but there are programs that can make the difficult time a little bit easier.


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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.


Patient gets a mammogram (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Research On Breast Cancer May Change Way Disease Is Treated

New research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium looked at hundreds of older patients treated with or without radiation and found no difference in overall survival and very small differences in recurrence rates after five years.


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Clothing Line Seeks To ‘Put The Color Back’ Into Breast Cancer Patients

The Alloro Collection features clothing and accessories tailored for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.


Nemo the Pig (credit: Cornell Unviersity College of Veterinary Medicine)

Nemo The Pig Believed To Be First To Successfully Undergo Chemotherapy

Nemo, believed to be the first pig to receive chemotherapy for lymphoma, is now recovering at Cornell Animal hospital.


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New Research Could Lead To Improved Forms Of Chemotherapy

As a mother of two, undergoing chemotherapy is not easy, but for Kate Conn the treatment was lifesaving.


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Bone Marrow Drive Starts Saturday At L.I. School

Six-year-old Colin Flood has been in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy since December 23, 2011.


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US Airways Denies Refund For Stage-4 Cancer Patient

No bending the rules. An airline has refused to budge even when confronted with a life and death situation.


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Gary Carter’s Tumors Are ‘80 Percent Better,’ Reports Daughter Of Ex-Mets Star

Gary Carter, the former Mets fan favorite and Hall of Famer, has been battling inoperable brain cancer with chemotherapy and radiation since his diagnosis in May. Now, according to his daughter, Carter’s tumors are “80 percent better.”


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Valerie Fund Helps Child Cancer Patients In New Jersey, Some Barely Able To Speak

Even little children get cancer, including those who are barely old enough to speak, and the Valerie Fund is there to help them.


Phil Pilato

1010 WINS’ Staffer Chronicles Breast Cancer Battle

After a mastectomy, five months of chemo, dealing with my mother’s illness, and working full-time – I think I could safely say I could’ve used a rest – but alas it was not to be.

1010 WINS–09/22/2010