The first Monday in May raises awareness about the deadliest form of skin cancer. CBS2's John Elliott has more.
Melanoma Monday Raises AwarenessThe first Monday in May raises awareness about the deadliest form of skin cancer. CBS2's John Elliott has more.
Medical Experts Recommend Screening For Lung Cancer Earlier In LifeLung cancer is by far the number one cancer killer in the United States with more than 131,000 deaths this year alone. Doctors say that number could be reduced if people were screened and the cancer found early; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Women Share Experiences Of How Pandemic Impacted Their Health CareWhen the pandemic hit, many with other medical conditions had to delay, stop or change their care. CBS2's Meg Baker has the story of what a new mom and a cancer patient experienced and a message about prevention.
'Saved By The Bell' Actor Dustin Diamond Dies Of Cancer At Age 44Diamond played the lovable, quirky character "Screech" for nearly 13 years.
MTA Distributing 115,000 Pink Masks For Breast Cancer Awareness MonthNearly 115,000 pink masks will be handed out in October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Jeff Bridges Starting Treatment After Being Diagnosed With LymphomaJeff Bridges announced Monday evening he has been diagnosed with lymphoma and is starting treatment.
Somerset County Police Vehicles Go Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in one local county, the police are going pink; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
Identical Twins In New Jersey Battle Identical Breast Cancer TogetherIdentical twin sisters from New Jersey have 42 years of shared experiences to reminisce about, but none like the most recent, an identical breast cancer diagnosis.
Long Island's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Will Be Drive-Thru EventOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and because of the pandemic, annual fundraising events, like breast cancer walks, are going to be much different this year. One huge walk has become a drive-thru event; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Race For The Cure Holds Virtual Race #TogetherApart EventThe Race for the Cure is going virtual this year.
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC CEO Linda Tantawi Talks About Importance Of This Year's Race For The CureThis year marks the 30th Race for the Cure. While it might look different, the goal remains the same at Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: create more survivors. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock speaks with CEO Linda Tantawi in today's Komen Connection.
Woman Runs NYC Marathon Less Than A Year After Double MastectomyCaroline Plank is a woman on a mission to share her story of perseverance. She's proving that living a healthy and active life is possible even after undergoing a double mastectomy; CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
Washington Heights Breast Cancer Survivor Uses Experience To Help OthersA breast cancer diagnosis proved to be no match for a young Washington Heights woman. Now, she's using her experience and positive energy to encourage other women to listen to their bodies and be their own health advocate. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock introduces us to Orisel Bejaran.
Komen Connection: Queens Woman Creates Head Wrap Company To Help Others Feel Confident After Hair LossA breast cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. Treatment can take over your life. And there is the hair loss, which can be devastating. But that wasn't the case for one Queens woman. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports
International Studies Show New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Reduce Mortality By 20%There are new guidelines for lung cancer screenings that could help save lives. The new recommendations increase the number of people eligible; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Doctors To Women Needing Routine Mammograms But Worried About Coronavirus: Our Hospitals Are SafeThe coronavirus pandemic has caused a major drop off in routine cancer screenings like mammograms that are supposed to be performed annually for many women. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
3rd Annual 'Sisters for The Cure' Event Held VirtuallyThe third annual Sisters for the Cure event was held Saturday.
Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Challenges And Opportunities For The Valerie FundCBS2's John Elliott spoke with two children battling serious illness about the importance of The Valerie Fund, and to their parents about the challenges and opportunities the coronavirus pandemic has created for them.
Valerie Fund Virtual Pep Rally Takes Place TodayThe Valerie Fund relies on the dollars raised to help the children who live in our community. The Walk and 5K Run - set for Oct. 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic - will support the mission to provide comprehensive health care for children with cancer and blood disorders. A virtual pep rally is being held this weekend.
Web Extra: Patty Steele Discusses Being A Cancer 'Thriver'Patty Steele has been a rock and roll radio legend in New York for over 30 years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer six years. She has a different take on what it means to be a survivor, and spoke with CBS2's John Elliott about it.
National Cancer Survivor's Day: Patty Steele On Being A Cancer 'Thriver'Cancer kills about 600,000 Americans every year. That's 1,600 a day. CBS2's John Elliott spoke with rock and roll DJ Patty Steele about being cancer "thriver" six years after her diagnosis.
Coronavirus Reopening: Hospitals' Elective Surgeries Back In Business In Northern NYC SuburbsGov. Andrew Cuomo ordered hospitals to stop the procedures on March 24. Now hospitals in several far northern suburbs are preparing to open their operating rooms once more. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Coronavirus And Cancer: Facilities Stretched Thin To Handle PandemicMany doctors' offices across the counter have shut down, but treatment for cancer patients has not stopped. CBS2's Wendy Gillette reports.
Statistics Show Colon, Rectal Cancer Cases Are Up In Young AdultsSome troubling colon cancer statistics are out from the American Cancer Society. Colon and rectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults, and doctors are not sure why; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.