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Kathy Griffin took to social media to beg her fans to interpret results of a CT scan of her chest when her doctor "ghosted" her after having one of her left lung lobes removed.

Griffin, 61, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2021 and she has documented her cancer journey on social media.

On Monday, the comedian posted results of her recent CT scan both on her Twitter and Instagram accounts and begged her followers to translate the complex scan results.

Griffin complained that her doctor provided "sh*tty care" and "ghosted" her when she asked him to interpret the CT scan report.

She wrote:

"You guys, I don't really have an oncologist & the surgeon who removed half my lung ghosted me, but I think my #lungcancer scan is clean. So, since I can't get anyone on the phone out of my thousands of doctors to interpret this, I'm asking #CancerTwitter! Hey #oncology."

Her followers who have medical knowledge assured her that the scan is clean based on the first paragraph:

"Study result
Impression
Interval left upper lobectomy without recurrence or metastasis."

Translation: Post removal of upper left lung lobe without recurrence of cancer and without signs of cancer spread to lymph nodes or nearby organs.

The report also noted that her arteries and aorta are all normal size with no disease of the lymph nodes detected.

Dr. Jeffrey Swisher, MD, who did not treat Griffin, responded to her post, writing:

"Hey Kathy, the report looks great. But to be fully reassured, you really need to schedule an appointment with a pulmonary oncologist and have them look at the actual scan."

He also offered to help her find a new physician in the San Francisco area.

Griffin replied: "Thx Doc! I don't know one. I don't even have a pulmonologist. The dude I had is like 85 years old."

She later shared her requirements for her next pulmonologist:

"No more men. Not kidding. I'd prefer a female under 50. I'd love recommendations for Cedars, St Johns or UCLA! I've had s**tty care & it makes me extremely fearful and anxious."

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Actor Tony Dow who played Wally Cleaver, the older brother to Jerry Mathers' Beaver on TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," has died in a hospice. He was 77.

Dow was diagnosed with terminal cancer in May 2022.

Dow's death was initially announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

The Facebook announcement was deleted when Dow's wife of 42 years, Lauren Shulkind, said he was still alive in a hospice.

On Wednesday, another death notice was posted on Facebook: "We have received confirmation from Christopher, Tony's son, that Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey," the post said.

The message continued:

"We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best - 'It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.'"

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"Leave it to Beaver" began airing in 1957 and ran until 1963.

Dow was born in Hollywood, California. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with very little acting experience.

After the series ended, Dow appeared on other television shows, including My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Adam-12, Love American Style and The Mod Squad.

Dow served in the National Guard in the late 1960s

He reprised his role as Wally in a television movie and in "The New Leave It to Beaver".

In the 1990s, Dow revealed that he suffered from clinical depression after being typecast as Wally, and being unable to find work as an actor.

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Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon Winfrey, has died following his battle with cancer, News Channel 5 reported. He was 88.

Vernon owned a barber shop in East Nashville and worked as a city councilman before retiring.

His death comes days after Oprah celebrated him on the 4th of July, which she dubbed, "Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day."

In an Instagram video, Oprah said her father had no idea that the celebration was for him. He thought it was going to be a Fourth of July party.

Oprah's pal Gayle King then panned the camera to show tables stocked full of barbecue chicken and hamburgers. Then she showed Vernon, who was given his own barber chair to sit in.

Oprah captioned the Instagram post, "Giving my father his "flowers" while he's still well enough to smell them. Happy 4th of July as you gather with your family and friends. Remember to celebrate each other."

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Washington, DC news anchor Wendy Rieger passed away on April 16 from an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 65.

Rieger, who co-anchored the 5 p.m. NBC4 news broadcast in Washington, D.C. for 30 years, died a year after she was diagnosed with glioblastoma.

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Georgia news anchor Jovita Moore died in 2021, three months after she was diagnosed with the same aggressive brain cancer. She was 54.
 
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Rieger announced her diagnosis and retired from the news station in December.

"We lost our smart, vibrant, wonderful Wendy Rieger today," NBC4 News announced in a statement. "For more than 30 years, NBC4 Washington viewers benefited from her unique style that blended humor, intelligence and compassion, and we are all better for knowing her."

The statement continued: "Wendy was diagnosed with brain cancer almost a year ago. She had surgery and treatment, then retired in December with an intent to savor the rest of her life and start a new chapter. Her cancer returned aggressively several weeks ago, and she died this morning, holding the hand of her husband, Dan.

"We send our love to Dan, who was a colleague of ours for decades, and to her brothers, nieces and nephews and many, many friends."

Glioblastoma kills more than 10,000 Americans every year. Treatment includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Glioblastoma cases have increased since 2020. It isn't clear why.

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Mike Mora, the husband of pop singer Kelis, has died after a battle with stage IV stomach cancer. He was 37.

Mora died on Sunday, his rep confirmed in a statement to ET on Monday, March 14.

"Sadly, it's true that Mike Mora has passed away. We would ask all to respect Kelis and her family's privacy as of right now. Thank you."

Mora, a photographer, revealed he was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer in October 2021. In Instagram posts, he remained optimistic about his chances despite his doctors telling him they could do nothing more for him.

Kelis has not yet commented on her husband's cancer diagnosis nor his death.

Celebrities paid tribute to Mora in social media posts on Monday.

Actor Evan Ross wrote: "We lost a brother yesterday. We will truly miss you Mike. Thinking of some of the great times we all spent together."

Photographer Brian Bowen Smith said: "Saddened to hear the news about our dear friend Mike passing away last night."

And music producer Dallas Austin wrote: "All I can say is that we LOVE YOU DEARLY Mikey"

Kelis, 42, and Mora shared two children, son Shepherd and a daughter. He was also stepfather to her son, Knight, by rapper Nas.

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Traci Renee Braxton, younger sister of R&B superstar Toni Braxton, passed away early Saturday, March 12, following a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer. She was 50.

Her husband Kevin Surratt confirmed her death to TMZ:

"We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatments for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory."

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Traci Braxton never disclosed her cancer battle publicly.

Toni and the Braxton family issued a statement on Instagram on Saturday:

"It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci. Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer. We will miss her dearly.

Traci passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake.

We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life.

We are family forever.

Love,
The Braxton Family

Traci is best known as a cast member of her family's reality TV series "Braxton Family Values" featuring siblings, Toni Braxton, 54, Towanda Braxton, 48, Trina Braxton, 47, Tamar Braxton, 44, and her parents Rev. Michael Braxton Sr. and Evelyn Braxton.

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Traci was also a founding member of R&B singing group The Braxtons featuring her siblings. She is pictured far right in 2019 with (L-R): Towanda, Tamar, Evelyn, and Trina.

She leaves behind her husband Kevin Surratt and their son Kevin Surratt Jr., who wrote a loving tribute to his mother on Instagram.

"When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she said was I'm going to fight and beat this. She fought to the end and today she's at peace. I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I'm at peace knowing she's isn't in pain anymore.
I love you ma I'm going to miss you."

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Atlanta Radio Legend Silas 'SiMan Baby' Alexander III has died from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 58.

Radio Facts was first to report that Alexander passed away. His family confirmed the news in a Twitter post, according to 11 Alive.

"After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, we feel at peace knowing that he can can rest now," the family wrote in the statement.

Alexander announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in September on his 58th birthday.

The radio host launched a podcast with his cousin, radio veteran Gary Mitchell, who was also fighting cancer. Mitchell, aka DJ Mix Master Mitch, passed away in December.

Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer in the US.

Only about 8.5% of patients survive five years after they are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Tributes poured into Twitter for Siman Baby on Wednesday.

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Stand-up comedian and actor Louie Anderson died Friday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 68.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer of the white blood cells of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's immune system.

Anderson was receiving cancer treatment in a Las Vegas hospital when he died.

Born in Minnesota, Anderson was named one of "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time" by Comedy Central in 2004.

Among his many TV and film credits include Saturday morning cartoon Life With Louie, in which he played his 8-year-old self, and the comedy classic Coming to America (1998). He also starred in the sequel, Coming 2 America (2021), his final film role.

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In Coming to America, Louie tells Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall's characters, "You know, I started on clean-up just like you guys. But now, see I'm washing lettuce. Soon I'll be on fries, then the grill. In a year or two, I make assistant manager, and that's when the big bucks start rolling in."

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In addition to acting and stand-up comedy, Anderson was the host of the third revival of Family Feud from 1999 to 2002 and he earned an Emmy Award for his performance on the FX comedy television series Baskets. He also authored 4 books.

Longtime friend and comedian Pauly Shore tweeted that he visited Anderson in the hospital Thursday evening.

When a fan responded to Shore's tweet asking him to let Anderson know how much "we love him," Shore responded, "I did."

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The hip-hop world is mourning the loss of hip-hop legend Kangol Kid who passed away at a hospital in Manhasset, New York on Saturday. He was 55.

Brooklyn-born Kangol, real name Shaun Fequiere, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in February after experiencing abdominal discomfort and bloody stools.

His son T.Shaun Fequiere announced Kangol's death on Instagram on Saturday:

Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Kangol helped raise awareness for cancer through the Mama Luke Foundation.

He lost a family member to cancer and his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and leukemia.

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Kangol Kid (right) is an original member of the iconic hip-hop, break dancing group UTFO (UnTouchable Force Organization), best-known for their '80s hit singles "Roxanne, Roxanne" and "Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me."

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Kangol Kid, known for rocking the once popular Kangol headwear, is pictured with rap legend Lolita Shanté Gooden, aka Roxanne Shanté, whose hit recording "Roxanne's Revenge" at age 14 sparked dozens of "Roxanne Wars" answer records in NYC back in the '80s.

UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne" is ranked number 84 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop list.

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In an interview with PIX11, Kangol discussed his cancer diagnosis and how the hip-hop community supported him. Rapper/actor LL Cool J visited him in the hospital after Kid underwent colon resection surgery.

A Gofundme page raised over $24,000 in donations for his medical expenses.

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Kangol Kid leaves behind his second wife, Tajiry Swindell, their 6-year-old daughter, Amancia, and his three adult sons: T.Shaun, Andre and Giovanni, from a previous marriage.
 

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Nick Cannon honored his son Zen in a permanent way by getting an angel tattoo on his ribcage.

The talk show host revealed a framed photo of the tattoo of little Zen wearing halo and wings.

He also shared a video of himself arriving at a tattoo studio this week.
 

 
"It was a lot of pain, but it was so well worth it," he said. "I enjoyed every moment of the experience to forever have my son right here on my rib, right here on my side as my angel."

5-month-old Zen died of a brain tumor on Sunday, December 5. Zen was Nick's youngest and seventh child.

He also has twins with singer Mariah Carey, two children with model Brittany Bell, and twin sons with DJ Abby De La Rosa.

Nick, 41, tearfully announced the death of his son on his talk show on Monday. He defended his decision to return to work the next day as a distraction.

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He said Zen was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, fluid buildup on the brain that can be caused by a tumor blocking the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.

Zen’s mom Alyssa Scott, 28, shared a touching tribute on Instagram, posting a video montage of her only son. She also has a daughter from a prior relationship.
 

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Nick Cannon's youngest son Zen Cannon died of brain cancer over the weekend. Nick announced the sad news on The Nick Cannon Show on Tuesday. He was 5 months old.

Nick and Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen back in June, making him Nick's seventh child.

Nick broke down in tears as he explained his son was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a fluid buildup on his brain sometimes caused by brain cancer.

The 41-year-old media mogul described his son's symptoms.

"I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out," he said.

"He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months I noticed he had this nice sized head too — a Cannon head. We didn't think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine."

The baby had a shunt inserted to drain the fluid.

"This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen. We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa and then I had to fly back to New York for the show. I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.

"You can't heal until you feel," he told the audience, adding that he's at work so soon after because this is all he knows, calling the episode a "celebration of life" for Zen.

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Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh died Sunday in Chicago, Ill, after a private 2-year battle with cancer. He was 41.

In 2019, Abloh was diagnosed with malignant primary cardiac angiosarcoma, an extremely rare tumor of the heart.

His death was announced in a tweet by luxury group LVMH and the Off-White label on Sunday.

"We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH said in a statement.

The designer was the first Black man to head a major European fashion house when Louis Vuitton named him as menswear designer in 2018.

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Abloh graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He received his Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006.

He first gained fame in the mid-2000s through his affiliation with rap producer Ye, formerly Kanye West, after the two met at a Chicago print shop where Abloh worked.

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Abloh interned at Fendi in the same class as Ye in 2009. He worked in Fendi's Rome, Italy office, where he and Ye began to collaborate on designs.

In 2010, Ye appointed Abloh as creative director of his DONDA agency. In 2011, Ye hired Abloh as the artistic director for his and Jay Z's album Watch the Throne.

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Abloh founded his second fashion house Off-White in 2013. He launched Off-White's women's wear line in 2014.

In 2018, Abloh designed a custom Off-White gown and veil for Hailey Bieber's wedding day. On the veil, he included his famous quotation marks design around the words "till death do us part".

In 2019, LVMH reported a 20% growth in sales attributed in part to Abloh's appointment as artistic director.

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In July 2021, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced it acquired a 60% stake in Off-White, with Abloh retaining 40%.

Abloh leaves behind his wife, Shannon Sundberg, and their two children.

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Channel 2 Action News Anchor Jovita Moore has died from brain cancer, three months after revealing her diagnosis. She was 54.

"It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of passing of Channel 2's Jovita Moore," Channel 2 Actions News reported

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"Jovita died overnight, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Jovita had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998. She is survived by her mother, her two wonderful children and stepdaughter, who she called the most important accomplishments of her life."

Moore was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April, less than a month after she received the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

After the surgery, doctors determined the tumors were an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

Moore gave Channel 2 Action News permission to report her brain tumor diagnosis on Thursday, July 29, after undergoing.

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"Our girl is strong. Our girl is a fighter and she's doing great every day," WSB-TV Community and Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley told WSB.

Moore leaves behind her mom and three children, two daughters and a son.

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Retired Gen. Colin Luther Powell, who served as the first Black U.S. secretary of state, has died of COVID-19. He was 84.

Powell died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 18. His death was due to complications related to COVID-19.

He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

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"We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," his family wrote. They thanked the staff at the hospital near Washington, D.C., but didn't clarify which vaccines he received.

Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma before he died. It isn't clear if the multiple myeloma diagnosis was related to the vaccines he received.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the immune system. Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce antibodies in response to an invasion of a virus or other antigen, such as an experimental vaccine.

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Powell was a highly decorated retired four-star general and one of the highest-ranking Black people in the White House when he served as U.S. secretary of state under ex-President George W. Bush from 2001-2005.

Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, also served as national security adviser to ex-President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), and an adviser to ex-President Barack Obama (2007).

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Former President George W. Bush, right, called Powell "a great man" in a statement on Monday.

Bush noted that Powell "was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice.

Powell leaves behind his wife Alma Johnson, and their three adult children, Michael, Linda, and Annemarie.

Condolences continue to pour in from around the world on social media.

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Singer Kelis' husband, photographer Mike Mora is documenting his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer on his Instagram page.

Mora shared his cancer fight in a series of Instagram posts from his hospital bed. In one post he wrote that his stage 4 stomach cancer was diagnosed "just in time."

Mora, 36, said he began experiencing back pain and a loss of appetite after moving with his family to a farm outside Los Angeles a year ago.

After seeing several specialists, Mora was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma. He was told the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his back.

"This picture was taken as I was being transferred to the oncology section of UCLA Santa Monica from nearby Ronald Reagan hospital," he captioned an Instagram post.

"This gentleman, Latin brotha, saw how weak I was. He looked back at me before leaving my room and said, 'I've seen people make it out of the craziest situations, be strong brotha, you got this.' I'll never forget his face."

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Mora also said his doctor told him he had only 18 months to live. "They said 18 months. It's been exactly 12," he wrote.

He shared words of wisdom with his Instagram followers.

"You always see people post about how life is too short. How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don't take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted. Shit can be over just like that!"

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Mora and Kelis were married in 2014. They have two children together - a 2-year-old daughter and a son, 6.

Kelis, 42, shares a 12-year-old son with rapper Nas. They divorced in 2010 after 5 years of marriage.