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.
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.
Joan Lunden announced her breast cancer diagnosis back in June.
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.
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.
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.
The Alloro Collection features clothing and accessories tailored for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
Nemo, believed to be the first pig to receive chemotherapy for lymphoma, is now recovering at Cornell Animal hospital.
As a mother of two, undergoing chemotherapy is not easy, but for Kate Conn the treatment was lifesaving.
Six-year-old Colin Flood has been in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy since December 23, 2011.
No bending the rules. An airline has refused to budge even when confronted with a life and death situation.
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.”
Even little children get cancer, including those who are barely old enough to speak, and the Valerie Fund is there to help them.
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.
Actress Shannon Tavarez finding support in her fight against leukemia.