Cancer

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Focus on South Florida: Silent Killer

New details are revealed in the CBS4 News investigation of firefighters and cancer. CBS4 News exclusively obtained a report recently that could shed light on concerns over the danger of chemical exposure. Our chief investigator Michele Gillen continues our special report, “The Silent Killer”. We focus on that, and a viral campaign called “Save Our Firefighters”, started by firefighters’ wives in light of the cancer deaths and our investigation.

My TV 33–04/20/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Relay For Life

Celebrating people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and taking action to finish the fight against the disease. That’s what the “Relay For Life” program is all about. And the American Cancer Society wants you to participate in its upcoming Miami Gardens event– which CBS4’s Irika Sargent will be emceeing. The relay is not a run or walk per se, we focus on how it works, and hear from a breast cancer survivor.

My TV 33–04/13/2015

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Cialis Used In Targeted Therapy Of Pre-Surgical Head/Neck Cancers

New research, at a local cancer center, has found that a drug used for erectile dysfunction shows promise for patients with malignant throat tumors.

04/07/2015

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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

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