CANCER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANCER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) MLB: Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for his mouth cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318001-77/cancer-schilling-boston-chewing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318001-77/cancer-schilling-boston-chewing.html.csp">MLB: Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for his mouth cancer</a></h4> The Associated Press
<h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T14:44:03.369-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 02:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boston • Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February but had not disclosed what kind.He says it’s due to chewing tobacco.Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He say...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583180012014-08-20T14:44:03.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T14:44:03.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div>
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FDA OKs first DNA-based test for colon cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58285910-68/cancer-test-stool-colon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58285910-68/cancer-test-stool-colon.html.csp">FDA OKs first DNA-based test for colon cancer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:21:02.305-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign of cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutations should undergo a colonoscopy to confirm the results. Doctors have long used stool tests to look for hidden blood that can be a warning sign of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582859102014-08-11T19:21:02.305-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T19:21:02.305-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285910@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:21:02 MDT FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285514-79/cancer-test-cologuard-colon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285514-79/cancer-test-cologuard-colon.html.csp">FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T16:53:54.013-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign of cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutations should undergo a colonoscopy to confirm the results. Doctors have long used stool tests to look for hidden blood that can be a warning sign of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582855142014-08-11T16:53:54.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T16:53:54.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285514@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:53:54 MDT Residents to EPA: Restrict emissions at oil refineries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58264132-79/epa-emissions-oil-refineries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58264132-79/epa-emissions-oil-refineries.html.csp">Residents to EPA: Restrict emissions at oil refineries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY SCHMALL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:35:34.901-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Galena Park, Texas • Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities’ exposure to a cancer-causing chemical. By midafternoon, about 60 people had addressed the federal agency during a hearing on the EPA’s proposal to compel refineries — for the first time — to monitor and report emissions of be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582641322014-08-05T15:35:34.901-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:35:34.901-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264132@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:35:34 MDT At top of Utah ski resort, cancer survivors share triumph, grief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58254217-78/cancer-wellness-berg-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58254217-78/cancer-wellness-berg-didn.html.csp">At top of Utah ski resort, cancer survivors share triumph, grief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-03T10:12:39.785-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Snowbird • Maybe it’s just a coincidence that the hike is called Survivors at the Summit and is a fundraising event for the Cancer Wellness House. Maybe it is fortuitous that Byron Saylor is a hiker and that he’s made the long, steep walk up Snowbird’s Peruvian Gulch every year since 2002. Well, every year but one. That was 2009 and Saylor didn’t make it that year because he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and had an operation to try to get rid of it. Still, he said, his doctors told him th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58254217@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:12:39 MDT Op-ed: I’m Maddy, and I’m so much more than just bipolar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211891-82/bipolar-maddy-disorder-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211891-82/bipolar-maddy-disorder-cancer.html.csp">Op-ed: I’m Maddy, and I’m so much more than just bipolar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Maddy Stutz</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:13:57.841-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hello, I’m crazy, insane, a lunatic, nuts, a freak, disturbed, confused, spastic, disabled, mad, mental, weird, different, odd, a problem, scary, ill, brain dead, demented, need a straight-jacket, anti-social, bonkers, childish, distressed, drugged-up, embarrassing, handicapped, indecisive, irrational, lost, not all there, a nutcase, an oddball, paranoid, scary, strange, tiring, unapproachable, unstable, wacky ... bipolar.  These phrases are what people with mental disorders are eternally stampe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211891@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:13:57 MDT Fibroid treatment device withdrawn from market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243234-79/devices-market-cancer-device.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243234-79/devices-market-cancer-device.html.csp">Fibroid treatment device withdrawn from market</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:05:02.462-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators’ growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body. In April, J&J suspended sales of the devices, known as laparoscopic power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration discouraged doctors from using them. Surgeons use the devices to treat painful fibroids, either by removing the growths themse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582432342014-07-30T17:05:02.462-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T17:05:02.462-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243234@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:05:02 MDT Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238576-68/skin-cancer-tanning-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238576-68/skin-cancer-tanning-health.html.csp">Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat all forms of skin cancer each year. Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak said state and local officials need to do more to help people cover up, such as providing more shade at parks and sporting events. Schools should enc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385762014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T18:39:01.857-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238576@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:39:01 MDT Question of ‘is this all there is’ creeping in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211165-223/carolyn-dear-boyfriend-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211165-223/carolyn-dear-boyfriend-family.html.csp">Question of ‘is this all there is’ creeping in</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T01:01:02.865-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • I’m in my mid-40s and I guess finally having my midlife crisis. After watching my friend’s husband die of brain cancer at 52, I’m acutely aware that life can change in an instant. I am happily married and have a young daughter, but seem to be wondering, “Is this all there is?” I really want a change, to make the most of the time I have left with my family. How do I get rid of this feeling that my time is running out? 45 Dear 45 • Interesting timing. I received this question the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211165@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT Novartis cites momentum in 3 percent profit rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194141-79/billion-company-novartis-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194141-79/billion-company-novartis-business.html.csp">Novartis cites momentum in 3 percent profit rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG posted a 3 percent rise in second-quarter profits Thursday, reflecting what it described as solid growth and an increased focus on core products. Profits during the April-June quarter rose to $3.28 billion, up from $3.18 billion in the same quarter of 2013, helped by “strong innovation momentum” and rising sales in some of its household brands, the Basel-based company reported. Earlier this year, the company launched a major overhaul of its busin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581941412014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07:01 MDT Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165268-68/cancer-pets-smoke-dogs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165268-68/cancer-pets-smoke-dogs.html.csp">Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died. Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, Colorado State University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581652682014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165268@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:27:02 MDT American player Duval has Hodgkins’ lymphoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149440-77/duval-player-american-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149440-77/duval-player-american-cancer.html.csp">American player Duval has Hodgkins’ lymphoma</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • American tennis player Victoria Duval, who lost in the second round at Wimbledon last week, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will undergo immediate treatment for the cancer. The player’s management team said Friday the 18-year-old Duval was diagnosed after a biopsy was taken in England before Wimbledon and further tests in the United States confirmed the results. The statement said Hodgkin’s, the most common form of cancer in adolescents, “was caught in a very early stage....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494402014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149440@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:50 MDT Imagine Dragons singer to perform benefit for Utah cancer patient http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58146096-66/benefit-cancer-seating-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58146096-66/benefit-cancer-seating-utah.html.csp">Imagine Dragons singer to perform benefit for Utah cancer patient</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T17:34:50.043-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dan Reynolds, lead singer of the hit pop-rock band Imagine Dragons, is set to perform an acoustic show to benefit a Utah cancer patient. The show, set for Thursday, July 17, at Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, is to benefit the family of Kim White. White, 26, is a Utah wife and mother who has been diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that attacks the adrenal glands. She is an alumna of Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum and played NCAA soccer for t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146096@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:34:50 MDT JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139620-79/cancer-ceo-jpmorgan-throat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139620-79/cancer-ceo-jpmorgan-throat.html.csp">JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon has throat cancer that will require radiation and chemotherapy treatment this summer. Dimon disclosed his condition in a message late Tuesday addressed to the New York company’s employees and shareholders. He will remain JPMorgan Chase’s CEO and continue to run one of the world’s largest banks while he battles the cancer. The 58-year-old executive says his doctors have assured him his chances of being cured are excellent, partly because the cancer w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581396202014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139620@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:50:02 MDT Food briefs: Banana Cabana Tour, Hop Hunting Hikes and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58085741-223/july-west-june-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58085741-223/july-west-june-lake.html.csp">Food briefs: Banana Cabana Tour, Hop Hunting Hikes and more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T01:01:03.174-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wednesday garden talks in Salt Lake City Learn about gardening, landscaping and more during the free one-hour garden talks that take place Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Brigham Young Historic Park. (August classes start at 7:30 p.m.) In case of inclement weather, talks will be held on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. June 25 • Square-foot gardening July 2 • Day lilies July 9 • Succulents July 16 • Water-wise landscaping July 23 • No garden talk. Days of ’47 celebration July...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085741@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:01:03 MDT Successful surgery after wrong cancer diagnosis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58109464-68/kotelevskaya-cancer-cheek-cousin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58109464-68/kotelevskaya-cancer-cheek-cousin.html.csp">Successful surgery after wrong cancer diagnosis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T14:31:03.279-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • A Kentucky medical team has painstakingly repaired the disfiguring injuries to a woman’s face, caused by radiation treatments for a cancer she never had that caused a gaping hole in her cheek and made her an outcast in a former Soviet republic. Lessya Kotelevskaya was recovering Tuesday following the 16-hour surgery the day before at University of Louisville Hospital. Her surgeon, Dr. Jarrod Little, said the procedure to reconstruct her jawbone and cheek went according to plan....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58109464@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:31:03 MDT