Cancer

Smile A Mile Ultra Marathon

A firefighter/paramedic for the Opelika Fire Department will be running 42 miles from Opelika to Camp Smile-a-Mile to raise money to send kids to the camp. This is a camp for children…

Life Expectancy Grows-Overdose, Cancer Deaths Drop

(CNN) - A new government report has found that U.S. life expectancy has climbed for the first time in four years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that life expectancy in 2018 was 78.7 years; an increase…

Study: Commonly Used Drugs Could Kill Cancer Cells

(CNN) - A new study indicates that commonly-used drugs used for other conditions may be able to kill some kinds of cancer cells. The study found that dozens of drugs used to treat diabetes, osteoarthritis in dogs, or alcohol…

Largest Single Year Drop Of U.S. Cancer Deaths

(CNN) - Fewer Americans are dying from cancer. A new report from the American cancer society says there were nearly three million fewer deaths from 2016 to 2017. That's 26 years in a row that cancer rates have dropped…

Alex Trebek Discusses Latest On Cancer Battle

(CNN)  - Alex Trebek is giving the latest on his pancreatic cancer battle. The 79-year old said he was "near remission" but now is indicating something different. The longtime Jeopardy host told ABC News that he now has a…

Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus — a long, hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Your esophagus helps move the food you swallow from the back of…

Walmart Suspends Sale Of Zantac Due To Poss Cancer Link

(CNN) - Walmart is pulling the heartburn drug 'Zantac' off its shelves over cancer concerns. The retailer joins CVS and Walgreens by suspending sales of acid-reducing medicines with ranitidine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the drug contains…

Prostate Cancer Drug Testing Shown To Improve Survival

(CNN) - A new drug treatment for advanced prostate cancer is showing promise. The experimental treatment involves a drug already used to treat other cancers. It appears to be improving survival rates for men with advanced prostate cancer. It's…

FDA Encourages Men Be Part Of Breast Cancer Trials

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging men to be included in clinical trials for breast cancer. Male breast cancer makes up less than one percent of cases. Even though it's rare, men have higher mortality rates…