Cancer

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Angelina Jolie Had More Surgery To Reduce Cancer Risk

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

03/24/2015

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Cancer Expert: Angelina Jolie Did The Right Thing

Angelina Jolie, in a New York Times Opinion Editorial Piece, made another health revelation—she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. A move, she says, is another form of cancer prevention.

03/24/2015

Dozens ran to commemorate Bella Rodriguez-Torres on March 7, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Super Heroes Storm Zoo Miami In Honor Of Bella

Zoo Miami was flooded with super heroes as the Live Like Bella 5k Run/Walk took center stage among the animals.

03/07/2015

Patient receives scan. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Taking The Lead In Fight On Lung Cancer

The numbers surrounding lung cancer are eye-opening. More than 228,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and nearly 160,000 people die, 10,000 of them in Florida. Five-year survival rates overall stand at just 16 percent. Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Now, there is reason for hope at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.

03/03/2015

Ivanna Vidal during her treatment for ovarian cancer. (Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Sylvester’s Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Clinic Helps Patients Gain Upper Hand

When 41-year-old Ivanna Vidal learned in 2013 that she carried the mutation for the BRCA2 gene, she knew she had an increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. She had herself tested because of her family’s extensive breast cancer history.

03/03/2015

Da Vinci Xi at UMH. (Source:  Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Robotic Surgery In The Hands Of Sylvester Surgeons Offers Precision & Eases Recovery

Surgery is a difficult prospect for many patients to accept. Perhaps even more daunting to some is the anticipated recovery. Thanks to the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth – University of Miami Health System is able to alleviate these worries by offering patients less invasive procedures for major surgeries with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

03/03/2015

Mexican Actress Lorena Rojas died of cancer Monday, February 16, 2015. 
Photo: Rojas arrives at the Telemundo 2007 Upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall May 15, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Popular Mexican Actress Lorena Rojas Dies Of Cancer At 44

Popular Mexican soap opera and movie actress Lorena Rojas has died of cancer in at age 44.

02/17/2015

2014 Dolphins Cycling Challenge (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Helps To Kick-Off The Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Thousands of riders will pedal this weekend in an effort to tackle cancer by way of raising millions of dollars for research.

02/06/2015

Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes said he won't support highway speeding cameras. (Source: https://www.flsenate.gov/)

GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

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