Former President Jimmy Carter opened up to reporters about his stage 4 liver cancer during a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta today.
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Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still took to social media to ask his followers for prayers for his 5-year-old daughter Leah Still, who suffered a setback in her cancer ordeal.
Leah experience complications after going into the hospital on May 5th for a stem cell transplant.
Former ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott died Sunday morning following a long battle with cancer. He was 49.
Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer (cancer of the appendix) after he underwent an emergency appendectomy in 2007. An appendectomy is a surgical procedure to remove an inflamed and painful appendix. This condition is called appendicitis.
‘Good Morning America’ co-anchor Robin Roberts returns to work tomorrow (Feb. 20). The 52-year-year-old cancer survivor, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last Fall, believes she is up for the task. But friends and co-workers are not so sure. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Last year she learned she had a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome — possibly a side effect of the anticancer drugs.
Another side effect of chemotherapy drugs — baldness — means Roberts will have to wear a custom lacefront wig on the set.
“Whatever. I’m thankful I have a pretty good shaped head,” she says in an interview published in the Feb. 25th issue of PEOPLE. She is confident that her hair will grow back, but she isn’t so sure about the 30-pound weight loss.
Singer Natalie Cole, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, was recently hospitalized due to complications related to chemotherapy treatments according to People magazine.
Cole was in NYC promoting her just-released new album, Still Unforgettable, when she experienced a “set back,” and had to be hospitalized, according to a family member.
Last week, Cole visited the set of “Entertainment Tonight” where she talked about her disease, saying, “This is a virus that was dormant in my body for 25 years. I had no symptoms, was feeling great, working out like a crazy person — and this just keeled me over, like a feather… What I have is treated with chemo… every week.”
However, chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer, not Hepatitis C. So why would Cole be receiving chemotherapy treatments, you ask?
The answer is the antiviral medication she’s taking can be referred to as chemotherapy, although technically, they aren’t classified as chemotherapy drugs.