Breast cancer

Chances are 1 in 5 of you has cancer, will have cancer, or knows someone who has cancer. According to the American Cancer Society: there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US in 2014. I personally know 3 young people under the age of 35 who have been diagnosed with cancer in the past year alone.

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Disgraced LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Battling Cancer

This has not been Donald Sterling's year. The disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner was banned from the NBA for life this week after his racist rants were recorded and sold to gossip tabloid TMZ.com.

And now comes word that the billionaire octogenarian has been battling prostate cancer for years.

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Mariah Carey steps out in Tribeca, NYC

Songbird Mariah Carey stepped out in Tribeca, NYC yesterday with a phalanx of bodyguards to keep the paparazzi at bay. 45-year-old Mariah is reportedly struggling with symptoms of menopause, such as weight gain and mood swings. Friends say Mariah's unpredictable mood swings have practically driven hubby Nick Cannon out of their home. As a result, poor Nick is crying out for attention. He publicly embarrassed himself last week by wearing white face and dying his hair to resemble leopard spots.
Photos: Splash News

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Miley Cyrus

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a blessing to families who hope to grant their terminally ill children one last wish. But one family that benefited from the Make-a-Wish Foundation is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Little Miley Hodges, 7, was diagnosed with Stage IV Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Miley's last wish was to meet pop idol Justin Bieber. But the troubled singer's schedule is filled with studio time and court appearances. So Miley, who reportedly has less than four months to live, settled on meeting her namesake Miley Cyrus instead.

Miley Cyrus invited the family to fly to California where a meeting was arranged at a recording studio. But the meeting didn't go as well as the family planned -- depending on who you listen to.

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Gavin Arvizo and Shelby Lynn Drake

One of Michael Jackson's child molestation accusers, Gavin Arvizo, is getting married soon -- and Michael's fans are not happy for him.

Outraged Jackson fans posted threatening messages on a WordPress blog devoted to seeking vindication for Jackson after his death at age 50.

“It has perhaps not occurred to Gavin’s wife to be that he is a man that is incapable of compassion. Michael saved his life and he worked hard to destroy Michael. He will do the same thing to her," wrote one fan.

Another wrote: “All those who wronged MJ and went unpunished… will still be punished by Gods laws in his court!”

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There's a small spot on your tongue that doesn't seem to go away. You noticed it months ago but it's painless so you didn't get it checked out until you visited your dentist for a routine teeth cleaning.

The dentist examines the area and then performs a few diagnostic tests. He suspects that you might have oral cancer but you will need a biopsy to confirm his suspicions. Your dentist makes an appointment for you to see a cancer specialist.

Most of the time those tiny white or red spots in your mouth are harmless. But you will never know for sure unless you get regular dental checkups at least twice a year.

Someone dies from oral or tongue cancer every hour. Oral cancer accounts for about 9,000 deaths a year, according to the American Dental Association. Oral cancer has the worst 5-year survival rate of all cancers because it is rarely diagnosed early.

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Have you ever attempted to swallow food and it feels like it's stuck in your throat (or somewhere in your upper chest)? Panic slowly begins to rise as it seems like your throat is starting to close and you feel like you can't breathe. You feel like you're choking until you drink something to get the food moving again.

If you've ever had that choking experience with food -- and it occurs quite often -- you may have cancer of the esophagus.

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People magazine broke the news last week that veteran actor Ryan O'Neal was diagnosed with prostate cancer. O'Neal, 70, who battled leukemia in the 1990s, told the magazine that his prostate cancer was a stage 4 -- but that his doctor gave him a good prognosis.

Stage 4 cancer means the cancer has metastasized (or spread) elsewhere in the body. Stage 4 is the most difficult stage of cancer to treat, and the survival rate for Stage 4 cancer is usually very poor.

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The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) has long been linked to oral cancers in men through oral sex. But according to CBS and ABC, a new report shows that the rate of HPV linked oral cancers in men is rapidly increasing.

Though the report mainly focuses on an increase in the rates of upper throat cancers in men, the same is true for cancers of the tongue, neck and the mucus membranes lining the inner cheeks.

The report -- published in the Oct. 3 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology -- showed that cases of HPV-positive tumors in men rose from 16 percent in the late 1980s to nearly 73 percent by the early 2000s.

The HPV virus is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection. But the majority of HPV infections in young women usually disappear before 1 year, causing no symptoms.

The 5-10% of infections in women that persist for years will usually develop into cervical cancer.

While women can also get oral cancer, the risk to men is far greater. The majority of infected women show no symptoms, but the HPV virus is still floating in their vaginal fluid, and is easily transmitted to men, just like the HIV virus.

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One of celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie's BFF's was busted this morning for grand theft. Now Necole is going into damage control mode to distance herself from her friend.

Apparently, Juanita Crimiel, 26, who passed herself off as a successful celebrity cook named Chef Juanita, befriended Necole who then introduced her to all of her industry friends.

Crimiel, as Chef Juanita, wove an intricate web of lies and deceit in order to scam Necole's industry contacts out of $20,095.21!

One of the celebrity victims who fell for the so-called "Chef" Juanita's lies was BET 106 & Park's co-host Rocsi.

Crimiel's latest caper involved shaving her head bald and pretending to be a cancer patient. Two weeks ago, she used a bogus email account to email me claiming "Chef Juanita" was dying of cancer. Two days later, I received another email from Juanita informing me that "Chef Juanita" was dead.

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We interrupt our embargo on Ciara news to bring you this sad report straight from Ciara's Twitter page:

Today was a bit rough for me. But I know I have to stay positive. I lost one of my godmothers to cancer. We just discovered almost 2 months ago she had cancer in the 4th stage. Unfortunately it moved so fast and today was her last day. I say this to say make the best of everyday, because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Try to end off everyday on a positive note no matter what.

Ms Linda was a sweet, strong and smart woman and she could cook!:) she would come to you with open arms and love you like you were one of hers. She has definitely left a lot of sweet memories in peoples hearts and now she can rest in peace. No more pain.