"cancer" Tagged Articles

Community, Health, Non-profit

Pink Garbage bins Sold to Raise Money for Cancer

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by Karthik Venkataraman FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Where people put their trash could be a local cancer center’s treasure. For a Fayetteville non-profit organization, that’s the selling point to fight back against cancer. Pink Pal’s sells pink garbage bins, known as pink carts, out of Fayetteville to raise money for the Upstate Cancer Center and the American Breast Cancer […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Education, Health, Non-profit

Cancer Patients and Caregivers Turn To American Cancer Society For Support

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By Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –People impacted by breast cancer either as patients, survivors or caregivers face many difficult decisions. Some of the most important decisions include finding a doctor, adjusting to a new diet regime and coping with changes in lifestyle. The American Cancer Society of Syracuse, like its counterparts around the […]

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Central New York, Feature, Health, Sports

Lenn Brown: A Story Of One Boy’s Lifesaving Persistence

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By Matthew Reil SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Many people will say that persistence is one of the keys to success. Well in the case of Lenn Brown, one of the managers of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, persistence saved his life. On December 22nd, 2008, doctors diagnosed Lenn, 12-years old, with brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. […]

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Central New York

Cancer Concerns during Security Screenings at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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By Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)-  In less than a month, Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be bustling with people flying for the holidays.  Right now, though, the terminals are quiet and calm. But one Dewitt resident wants to change the airport screening process after her husband was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form […]

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The Fight Never Ends for a Cancer Survivor

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By Andrew Polino SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Ann Marie Otis was declared cancer free six months ago. But today, as she sits in the waiting room of her therapist’s office, she doesn’t feel like a triumphant survivor. “There are aftereffects of cancer that nobody talks about at all,” Otis said. “There’s physical therapy, there are scars, there […]

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World Cancer Day Is “Not Beyond Us”


By Katie Muldowney SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Union for International Cancer Control is sponsoring World Cancer Day today. The campaign emphasizes the importance of being proactive and focuses on four key areas: choosing healthy lives, delivering early detection, achieving treatment for all and maximizing quality of life. This year’s theme is “Not beyond us,” […]

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Study Suggests Morcellators Increase Cancer Risk – One Gynecologist Disagrees

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By Waldy Diez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – A study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that women who underwent a hysterectomy with a minimally invasive tool are at an increased risk for cancer. However, SUNY Upstate professor and gynecologist Dr. Douglas Bunn believes the new research about the morcellator is misleading. […]

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Beyond the Kitchen Cooking…

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By Chenelle Terry SKANEATELES, NY (NCC News) — It went from a one-time farmhouse built in the 1800s, to a popular restaurant in the Skaneateles community– the 1820 House has been serving up locals since 2004. “These people are down to earth, they’re local people and they just want to provide a great meal,” said family […]

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