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    GETTING a cancer diagnosis is always going to be distressing. And catching cancer early is one of the best ways of giving yourself the best chance of survival. 1Fewer than 10 per cent of people with the pancreatic cancer survive beyond five yearsCredit: Getty - Contributor However some cancers, like pancreatic cancer, are notoriously hard to spot early on. Pancreatic cancer has a tragically high death rate because around 90 per cent of people are diagnosed too late for surgery, which is the only cure. Fewer than 10 per cent of people with the disease survive beyond five years of their diagnoses. Experts have discovered three early warning signs of pancreatic cancer which could help medics diagnose the cancer three years earlier than they usually would. Read more on cancerHot air Can air fryers cause cancer?OPEN WIDE Warning as cases of deadly cancer hit record highs - the 4 signs you must know The British researchers hope this will help save thousands more lives that would have otherwise been claimed by the disease. The three...
    Pancreatic cancer could be diagnosed up to three years earlier if people were regularly weighed and had their blood sugar checked, according to experts. Every year more than 10,000 people in the UK and 60,000 in the US are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It has a tragically high death rate because around 90 per cent of people are diagnosed too late for surgery, which is the only cure. Now a study of more than 43,000 people in England has found the cancer could be spotted three years earlier than now. That is when people in the early stages of pancreatic cancer develop abnormally high blood sugar. Every year more than 10,000 people in the UK and 60,000 in the US are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer The cancer could be found two years earlier than happens currently if people's weight was measured regularly, researchers suggest. That is when people with early pancreatic cancer become noticeably underweight compared to similar people of their age. Weight loss and rising blood sugar are major red flags for pancreatic cancer, which has killed people including...
    Getty Images Several DWTS cast members are sending warm thoughts to a dear friend. Several “Dancing With the Stars” cast members past and present are sending their prayers and well wishes after Katie Couric revealed her recent breast cancer diagnosis. On September 28, 2022, Couric shared news of her diagnosis on her website. She explained that she hadn’t had a mammogram since 2020. The radiologist saw something on Couric’s 3D mammogram that she thought could have been scar tissue. She ordered an ultrasound and a biopsy. The next day, Couric found out that she had cancer. “I felt sick and the room started to spin. I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked to a corner and spoke quietly, my mouth unable to keep up with the questions swirling in my head,” she recalled. She underwent a lumpectomy on July 14, 2022, and underwent several radiation treatments — the last of which was on September 27, 2022. Here’s what you need to know:Several People From the DWTS Family Sent Messages to Couric on Instagram...
    Monty Python star Eric Idle, 79, has revealed he survived 'lethal' pancreatic cancer after a rare early diagnosis three years ago. The comedian feels 'very fortunate' to have had the disease, which has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, detected at an early stage and after undergoing surgery, he is now back to good health. He said in an interview with TIME: 'About three years ago I was incredibly lucky: I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  'One of the most lethal forms of cancer, how on earth was that lucky? Well, because it was found incredibly early... before it had gone anywhere.' Fighter: Monty Python star Eric Idle, 79, has revealed he survived 'lethal' pancreatic cancer after a rare early diagnosis three years ago (pictured in 2019)  It was because of a friend that Eric received his diagnosis, revealing that while staying in the United States with his pal he had been urged to undergo a variety of tests to help his friend - a doctor - in his studies into preventative medicine.   He was told the diagnosis by his friend, who...
    HERTHA BSC midfielder Marco Richter has bravely opened up about his testicular cancer diagnosis. Richter, 24, received the devastating diagnosis in July, but the tumour was identified early enough that it could be removed by surgery, with the player not needing chemotherapy. 2Richter was diagnosed with testicular cancer in JulyCredit: Getty He returned to training at the beginning of August and has since opened up about his ordeal. When speaking to German outlet Spiegel about his initial diagnosis, he said: "I could hardly speak and started crying. "One associates so many things with such a message. A tumour, cancer." Richter also bravely admitted that one of his biggest concerns was his family and the possibility of not having children in future. Read More in FootballCASINO RONALE Ronaldo trolled with new James Bond nickname after Utd star's start to seasonTEAM POTTER Potter's inner circle, from wife Rachel to trusted assistant Billy Reid So, after being encouraged to do so by doctors, he decided to donate to a sperm bank. At the time he was also unsure if he would be able...
    "TERRIFIED" Wales rugby legend Ryan Jones says "my world is falling apart' as he's got dementia aged 41. The former Dragons skipper and British Lions flanker revealed the devastating effect of the diagnosis on his mental and physical health, as well as on his family. 3Wales' three-time Grand Slam winner Ryan Jones revealed he has early-onset dementia as rugby faces accusations it's not safeCredit: PA:Press Association 3Ryan Jones (suited at the front due to injury) and Gethin Jenkins celebrate winning the 2013 Six Nations title with a 30-3 win over England at CardiffCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3File photo dated 21/10/2011 of Wales’ Ryan Jones. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 31, 2012. Ryan Jones is “bitterly, bitterly disappointed” to have made an early exit from Wales’ pre-autumn Tests training camp in Poland. See PA story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA WireCredit: PA:Press Association And the three-time Grand Slam winner would CHANGE his glorious playing career if it meant avoiding the physical dangers that might have caused his condition. English World Cup winner Steve Thompson, 43, also...
    Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of gynecologic tumors. Fewer than 40 percent of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are cured, and approximately 12,810 people in the U.S. die from the disease every year. For the past 25 years, scientists have tried to identify a screening test to detect ovarian cancer in its earliest stages, when the chance of cure is high. Unfortunately, multiple clinical trials with hundreds of thousands of participants have failed to identify an effective way to screen for ovarian cancer. In fact, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave ovarian cancer screening a grade of D in 2018, meaning it recommends against periodic screening because it doesn’t improve survival and can prove harmful to patients. Because no effective screening test currently exists, 70 percent of people with ovarian cancer are diagnosed at advanced stages, when chances of cure are poor. Around 60 percent to 90 percent of people with stage one or two cancer that stays around the ovaries and pelvis are disease-free five years after diagnosis, compared with only 10 percent to 40 percent of...
    CANCER survival is now at “real risk” of "going into reverse", MPs have warned. A damning report claims more than 340,000 Brits face being diagnosed with a much deadlier late-stage tumour due to critical staff shortages. 1Cancer survival rates are at risk of reversing as 340,000 Brits face delayed diagnosesCredit: Getty - Contributor The inquiry claims a key Government pledge to pick up three in four cases early is now in disarray following the pandemic. And warns the UK is still lagging behind other major developed nations, such as Canada and Australia, when it comes to beating the disease - with “no evidence” of catching up. With some Brits still reluctant to come forward after the Covid crisis and continued treatment delays, former Health Sec Jeremy Hunt says “many more lives will almost certainly end prematurely". The Commons' Health Select Committee chair said: “Earlier cancer diagnosis is the key to improving overall survival rates however progress is being jeopardised by staff shortages which threaten both diagnosis and treatment. “We do not believe that the NHS is on track to meet...
    DEMENTIA is an incurable disease that can slowly creep up on you. The early symptoms are so vague that they can easily be dismissed as a normal part of ageing. 1B41Y6D A woman in her 50’s with head in hand. Image shot 09/2008. Exact date unknown.Credit: Alamy And because dementia affects people in different ways, symptoms may not always be obvious.  But failure to recognise early signs often leads to people not being diagnosed for several years. While the disease cannot be reversed, a diagnosis as soon as possible has a number of benefits. This includes making decisions on your future and taking advantage of resources while you are still able to. Read more on dementia ALZ TRIGGER Eating kebabs and boozing can trigger dementia decades later, experts sayBRAIN BUSTER How your sleep habits can predict your risk of developing Alzheimer's The NHS says there are some common early indications of dementia, which might show some time before diagnosis. Read on to find out what these are. 1. Losing track of money Research has previously shown that issues with money...
    (CBS DETROIT)– When Keri Wallace’s son Maurice was 9, the family received news that would forever change their lives. “We wonder why we see a lot of these children passing out on the fields or on basketball courts it’s just like they’re healthy my child is fine, we thought the same thing,” Detroiter Keri Wallace said during an interview Monday. READ MORE: Michigan Lifts Mask Requirement For Many State EmployeesActive and energetic as a toddler the Wallace’s didn’t think anything was abnormal about their son Maurice, until a few things started to occur that raised concern. First his vision, by age 2 he was in bi-focal glasses, and bi-focal contacts by age 5. Also noticing he was much taller than his peers, and a few other symptoms, they were referred to a Cardiologist. “They saw that his heart valve was enlarged for his age and that he had Mitral Valve Prolapse as well, we went on to the geneticists, had a genetic test done, found out he had the gene for Marfan syndrome,” Wallace said. About 1 in 5,000 people...
    President BidenJoe BidenBriahna Joy Gray: Biden's Supreme Court promise 'bare minimum' gesture to Black voters House GOP leader says State of the Union attendance could be capped: report Record enrollment numbers send a clear message about health care affordability, access  MORE on Wednesday will reignite the ‘cancer moonshot’ project with a focus on reducing the death rate by 50 percent in 25 years.  “A lot has changed that makes it possible to set really ambitious goals right now,” a senior administration official said about why Biden is relaunching the project, adding that it is "very personal" for the president. Biden’s son, Beau, died of glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer, in 2015 at the age of 46. The official also noted that it is personal for Harris, whose mother was a breast cancer researcher and died of colon cancer in 2009.  The administration’s goals include diagnosing cancer sooner by increasing access to ways to screen for cancer with a focus on equity and addressing inequities across race and region. Biden will issue an official call to action on cancer...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tennis hall of famer Chris Evert has revealed she is battling ovarian cancer. Evert, 67, lost her youngest sister to the disease nearly two years ago and that tragedy likely saved her life, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Monday. READ MORE: New Study Suggests Some Cannabis Compounds May Prevent COVID-19 From Infecting Human CellsEvert said she feels lucky her ovarian cancer was caught early. In a statement, Evert said she wanted to share her Stage 1C diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others. Dr. Fidel Valea, chief of gynecological oncology at Northwell Cancer Institute, said Evert will get chemotherapy despite her early stage cancer. “We give chemotherapy to the patients that have Stage 1C because they have just a little bit higher risk of cells flicking off and landing somewhere that we can’t readily pick up,” Dr. Valea said. Since Jeanne Evert developed her cancer at a relatively young age, doctors suggested Chris get genetic testing, which showed she had a variant of the BRCA1 breast cancer mutation. That eventually led...
    Zayn Malik Reveals New Facial Hair Transformation Months After Gigi Hadid Split How to build a nest egg © Provided by Sports Illustrated Evert began her first six rounds of chemotherapy this week. View the original article to see embedded media.ESPN tennis analyst Chris Evert announced Thursday that she has been diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer.  In an open letter released Thursday, Evert said she got a text—one that was “short, simple and yet so d---” complicated—on Dec. 7 saying that her pathology report indicated she had a malignant tumor in her Fallopian tube. “I read the text five times,” Evert said in the letter. The cancer, while in an early stage, was discovered after a preventive hysterectomy. Evert began her first six rounds of chemotherapy this week. Seventy to 80% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed at stage 3 or 4, according to Dr. Joel Cardenas of the Gynecology and Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic Florida near Fort Lauderdale. Had Evert not found out about the tumor, she would have been in stage 3 or stage 4 in...
    Publix heiress Carol Jenkins Barnett, 65, daughter of the grocery chain's founder George W. Jenkins, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday night. Barnett, who was diagnosed with the illness five years ago aged just 59, died 'late last evening in her home surrounded by her loving family,' according to a Wednesday Publix statement.   Although more than six million Americans suffer from the degenerative condition, only about 5 percent of them develop symptoms before age 65, according to the National Institute on Aging. Barnett was the wealthiest resident of Polk County, Florida, and made Forbes magazine's list of World Billionaires each year for the last decade with an estimated net worth of $8.8 billion in 2020.  Her father, George W. Jenkins, opened the first Publix store in Winter Haven in 1930. Now, Publix Super Markets operates 1,300 stores in Florida, and is the largest employee-owned company in the country. The Jenkins' family own 20 per cent of the business, with the remaining 80 per cent in the hands of the firm's employees.  Publix heiress Carol Jenkins Barnett, 65 (pictured),...
    MILLIONS of women are unaware about the different breast cancer treatments available, with almost a quarter believing that a mastectomy or double mastectomy is an inevitable result of diagnosis. A study of 2,000 UK women found that despite leaps forward in innovation over the past few decades, 58 per cent feel ‘in the dark’ about different breast cancer treatment options on offer. 1Women don't know about the range of treatments on offer, a survey foundCredit: Getty - Contributor And 14 per cent are unaware there are different types of breast cancer. But knowing there are different types of cancer and different treatments would make 38 per cent more likely to seek help earlier. The study was commissioned by specialist global cancer care provider GenesisCare, whose spokesperson, Prof P.G. Roy, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, said: “We know that cancer diagnosis throws a curveball in an otherwise well person and sometimes there is a knee-jerk reaction to get started with treatment immediately. “Timely treatment is crucial should you be diagnosed. “However, taking time to understand the diagnosis and different treatment options available...
    FORMER Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky has revealed she's been diagnosed with shingles aged 36. The reality TV favorite revealed her condition in a series of photographs admitting: "I don’t really know why I wanted to hide it." 5Ali Fedotowsky revealed she has been diagnosed with shingles aged 36Credit: instagram 5She said it was probably 'stress' that brought on the conditionCredit: instagram Ali explained that her shingles, which usually affects older people, was likely to have been brought on by stress. She told fans: "Hey guys. Some of you noticed that I’ve been hiding my face on Instagram this week. "Either by holding something over it, wearing sunglasses, or putting my hair over my left eye. Why? I was diagnosed with shingles. "I don’t really know why I wanted to hide it. I think it’s mostly because I didn’t want the added stress or pressure of the Internet while I was trying to rest and heal. "In fact, stress is likely the reason I got #shingles. I’m sharing now because I hope my story will help others detect it early. I didn’t...
    A test that spots pancreatic cancer from a single drop of blood could improve survival rates. The first blood test for early diagnosis of the hard-to-spot disease, it could be available within months. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of the common cancers, with 7.3 per cent of patients alive five years after diagnosis, compared to 58.4 per cent of bowel cancer patients and 85 per cent of breast cancer patients. The disease is one of the hardest to diagnose early. This is partly because the pancreas — a pear-shaped gland that makes digestive juices and hormones including insulin — is hidden behind the stomach, making it difficult for tumours to be felt or seen on scans. The first blood test for early diagnosis of the hard-to-spot disease, it could be available within months It also doesn’t usually cause symptoms in the early stages — when they do occur, the signs, such as stomach or back pain, weight loss and indigestion, can be vague and easily confused with conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Treatments include surgery, radiotherapy...
    London (CNN)Olympic hockey gold medalist Imran Sherwani has revealed he has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, after first noticing symptoms while in his early 50s.Sherwani, who won gold with Great Britain at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, said he expects to eventually be unable to remember his sporting achievements.He scored two goals in the men's hockey final against West Germany, one of the most memorable moments from that year's Games. "Where, oh where were the Germans? And frankly, who cares?" screamed BBC commentator Barry Davies when Sherwani scored GB's third goal in its 3-1 win.Sherwani, 59, said he was diagnosed with the disease in 2019 but first noticed signs seven years ago.Read MoreAlthough Alzheimer's is most common in people aged over 65, around one in 20 cases can affect people between 40 and 65, according to Britain's National Health Service (NHS). "At first my mood changed and I became withdrawn. I wanted to be on my own and not talk to people," Sherwani told the UK's PA Media agency.Experimental Alzheimers drug could slow cognitive decline in patients,...
    Lindy Thackston’s symptoms set in around Jan. 2020, with severe stomach cramps, lower back pressure and later, blood in her stool. As an early morning news anchor and mother of a toddler, the fatigue was less noticeable. Thackston was just shy of 40 and overall healthy. CT scans showed signs of inflammation and doctors suspected colitis or a disease-causing inflammation in the digestive tract. A family doctor urged a colonoscopy just to be sure, but scheduled appointments were postponed three times due to the pandemic. Thackston finally had a colonoscopy in early May 2020.  "I remember being wheeled into the room and then all of the sudden I woke up and I heard my surgeon say the word ‘biopsy,’ and then someone covered my ears and said ‘she’s awake,’ so I knew right then something was up," Thackston told Fox News.   "As they’re wheeling me out, I hear a nurse say the word ‘tumor’ to [my husband] and I turned to [the nurse] and said ‘So I have a tumor?’ and she said ‘Yes.’ And I said ‘So, I have...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento family struggling with a devastating diagnosis is making a heartfelt plea on this day of giving. There are many words to describe the transformation Natalie Boylan talks about as she shares her family’s journey – one that took a major detour when her mom, Shari Reyes, began showing signs that things just weren’t right. READ MORE: Wine Waste: The New Superfood? “For a few years, we knew there was something going on with her, but we couldn’t sort of nail it down,” Boylan said. That’s because Reyes has one of the most misdiagnosed forms of dementia – early-onset frontal temporal dementia, typically striking between the ages of 40 and 65. Reyes is 60. It can lead to a deterioration in the brain. In short, the temporal lobes shrink, changing behavior, personality and making it tougher to understand even simple things. But Reyes is a fighter. “Right now, since I’ve been diagnosed, well my life is different, but I’m doing most of the things I’ve done before,” she said. READ MORE: My Heart Rate Definitely Went...
    This content is sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord and one that affects nearly a million Americans – about one in 300 people. It’s an autoimmune condition where the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves, causing permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Just a few decades ago, medical science had no tools to treat multiple sclerosis, also known as MS. However, advancements have led to more than 20 different therapies that can help those diagnosed with MS, said Dr. Brian Barry, a neurologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “A generation ago, MS was a frightening and debilitating diagnosis. We could not prevent disability from MS, and we managed the symptoms as best we could,” Dr. Barry said. “But now, this disease is highly manageable, thanks to dramatic advances in therapy. When caught early, we can treat MS before a patient experiences life-altering disability.” MS manifests through a wide range of symptoms, the most common being fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness, tingling, weakness, dizziness,...
    IT’S simple: Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could save your life. It is the fourth most common type of cancer and the second-biggest cancer killer, claiming around 16,000 lives every year. 3Know your body and don't think you are too young to get bowel cancer - pain in your tummy is one of the main symptomsCredit: Getty - Contributor Catch it early and the disease can be treated successfully. Yet 53 per cent of people don’t get a diagnosis until it has spread. An early diagnoses is a life-saver. Screening and knowledge are vital. Three years ago, The Sun launched the No Time 2 Lose campaign, urging the Government to lower the screening age for bowel cancer from 60 to 50. In August 2018, Health Secretary Matt Hancock agreed. But we are still waiting to see the screening tests rolled out to over-50s. If you receive your home testing kit in the post, follow the instructions and post it back. It is the best chance of picking up the earliest changes, long before any symptoms develop. And...
    Autism spectrum disorder can be reliably diagnosed as early as 18 months, but the average age it happens is 5 years. Advocates believe it’s critical for children to get early intervention. “It will help improve their speech and language; it will improve their social functioning [and] give them daily living skills assistance; they will experience growth in their cognitive functioning; it will help them get ready for school,” said Pamela Dixon, the director of clinical services and inclusion at Autism Speaks. Dixon, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology, encourages people on the spectrum to seek services for themselves, and for parents to seek services for their child. “You as a parent will also have access to strategies and skills that you can use to support what’s going on in intervention,” she said. “You will have the knowledge that you need to be able to support your child so they can reach their fullest potential.” Signs a child might need to be screened for autism include: Limited or no eye contact, Delayed or loss of language skills, A lack...
    On Thursday night, WWE announced that it had released Friday Night SmackDown superstar Steve Cutler, who was most recently seen on television as part of King Corbin’s Knights of the Lone Wolf faction. As is the case with most of the company’s releases, it wasn’t immediately clear why Cutler was let go, but a new report offered more information on the matter. As cited by Ringside News, a subscriber-only article from Fightful Select shed more light on Cutler’s departure from WWE, which came despite how he and his Knights of the Lone Wolf colleague Wesley Blake were “very active in trying to return to television” after several months away from the blue brand. However, Fightful Select suggested that it was Cutler’s positive coronavirus test that might have been the driving factor behind his release. “There was heat on Cutler specifically from Vince McMahon when Cutler was sidelined from WWE TV after contracting COVID-19 in early January.” Cutler’s girlfriend, current Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, took to Twitter on Thursday night to confirm that she and her boyfriend both tested...
    Nikola CEO Overhauls Milton’s Vision, Forges New Path Yes, You Can Put Synthetic Oil in a Classic or Just Plain Old Car Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life If You're Forgetting to Do This One Thing, See Your Doctor Immediately With so much going on in the world, it's easy to forget to do some of the little tasks in life, like taking out the garbage or picking up your laundry. Forgetting small things here and there is common and usually harmless, but a recent study found that if you frequently forget to pay your bills, especially credit card bills, it could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Read on for more on this study, and to make sure you have your facts straight, ditch The Biggest Myth About Dementia You Need to Stop Believing. The study, published on Nov. 30 in The...
    (CNN)Patterns of missing credit card and loan payments could be an early indicator of dementia years before diagnosis, a new study says. The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA, looked at Medicare patients living alone across the United States and analyzed their credit data and payments over time. Researchers found that patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia were more likely to miss payments up to six years before getting diagnosed, the study said. And, those poor financial actions led them to subprime credit scores two and a half years before diagnosis, as opposed to the patients without dementia."I think we were a little surprised that it was so common that we could really see it in the data," lead author Lauren Hersch Nicholas told CNN. "Doctors colloquially say that you should look for dementia in the checkbook, but I don't think we had any sense of for how many years in advance these effects could be happening."Nicholas is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors led...
    Al Roker is feeling the love from his fans. The NBC News weatherman, 66, revealed on Friday he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be taking some time off to have surgery and recuperate. In a new Instagram video, Roker said he was "grateful" for all the prayers and messages of support. "Oh my gosh, is this not a glorious day or what? Fantastic. And it reminds me that I've got to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, your support, your well wishes after I announced on Friday that I am battling prostate cancer," Roker said on Sunday while taking a walk around a lake.  NBC NEWS’ AL ROKER ANNOUNCES PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS "And with any luck, next week I'm going to be having prostate cancer surgery, and I'm going to tell prostate cancer, to borrow a phrase, 'you're fired,'" he joked, using a line from Donald Trump on "The Apprentice." Al Roker revealed his cancer diagnosis last week.  (Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Roker's caption read, "I am beyond #grateful to the outpouring of #prayers...
    Weatherman and co-host Al Roker announced that he has prostate cancer Friday on “The Today Show.” Roker, 66, said he will be undergoing surgery to remove his prostate following the diagnosis. He said he’s sharing the news publicly to raise awareness on how many men will be diagnosed with this type of cancer. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said. “Good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.” WATCH: The NBC News co-host will have surgery next week in New York City and hopes to be back on the “Today” show in two weeks. His doctor Vincent Laudone added that “appears somewhat limited or confined to the prostate,” but because it’s more aggressive they ultimately decided on removing the prostate. “The problem for African American men is that any number of reasons from genetics to access to health care, and so we want to make it available and let people know they got to...
    NBC News mainstay Al Roker announced Friday on “Today” that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. "It's a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said. "Good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it's a little aggressive, so I'm going to be taking some time off to take care of this." AL ROKER OPENS UP ABOUT RAISING HIS SPECIAL-NEEDS TEENAGE SON: HE'S 'FULL OF LOVE TO SHARE' Al Roker announced Friday on “Today” that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will have surgery to have his prostate removed. (Photo by: Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Roker said the cancer was discovered during a routine checkup.  AL ROKER DEFENDS TV METEOROLOGIST FIRED FOR ALLEGEDLY USING RACIAL SLUR ON AIR “It’s a little more common than I think people realize, so I just decided that I wanted to go public with it because one in nine men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime,” Roker said. “But for African-American men, that number...
    The diagnosis of oral cancer could be 'revolutionised' by using artificial intelligence to predict whether someone is likely to develop the disease, experts have said. Experts led from the Universities of  Sheffield and Warwick have teamed up to investigate how machine learning could be applied to aid doctors in early detection.  Diagnoses of oral cancers — including those of the mouth, tongue and tonsils — have increased by almost 60 per cent over the last decade, team noted.  The risk of such cancers is heightened by such factors as alcohol consumption, increasing age, insufficient fruit and vegetables, tobacco and viral infection. Doctors evaluate the likelihood of pre-cancerous changes in the lining of the mouth — so-called oral epithelial dysplasia — developing into cancer using 15 criteria. As this approach is highly subjective, however, there is considerable variation in how patients are treated following biopsy — and a more objective system is needed. The diagnosis of oral cancer could be 'revolutionised' by using artificial intelligence to predict whether someone is likely to develop the disease, experts have said. Pictured, tongue cancer ...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An early voting location in Palmer closed temporarily Friday after a poll worker was diagnosed with COVID-19, the Division of Elections said. The division, in a statement, said the risk to voters who cast ballots early at the main administrative offices of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is considered to be low. The worker wore a face covering and a partition separated the worker from voters, the division said. Early voting at the location began Monday, and the division said the worker was at the location through Thursday. The Palmer location is undergoing cleaning and is set to reopen Monday morning, the division said. The division highlighted as an alternative in the meantime the Wasilla Public Library, which will continue to have voting hours through Election Day on Nov. 3. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Alaska, Associated Press
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Trump chastises Whitmer for calling him 'complicit' in extremism associated with kidnapping scheme Trump says he hopes to hold rally Saturday despite recent COVID-19 diagnosis MORE on Friday participated in his first on camera interview since testing positive for COVID-19, where he admitted that he remained hospitalized for observation after scans showed some congestion in his lungs and touted the benefits of his early treatment. The president offered a rosy outlook of his path forward in a pre-recorded with Fox News medical contributor Marc Siegel. Trump spoke to Siegel from the Rose Garden, while the doctor was based in a network studio. Trump insisted that he was feeling well and that he had been "medication free" since earlier in the day. But he acknowledged that he experienced fatigue and could have faced a more dire outcome without the access to medical care he has as president.   "They tested the lungs, they checked for the lungs and they tested with different machinery… and it tested good," Trump...
    (CNN)Hours after President Donald Trump announced that he and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, had tested positive for Covid-19, Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler decided that the world needed to hear her take on the matter."Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS," she tweeted just after 9 a.m. ET on Friday morning. "WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE."Which is, well, something.A straight reading of Loeffler's tweet seems to suggest that she believes that China (or the Chinese government?) "gave this virus" to the President and first lady. Which, huge if true! The thing is, of course, that Loeffler knows it's not true. It's not clear yet exactly how Trump was infected. We do know he was closely exposed to top aide Hope Hicks, who tested positive earlier on Thursday.Read MoreWhat Loeffler is trying to do here is pretty damn transparent. Echoing Trump himself in blaming China for not stopping the virus -- though it's clear the Chinese government's early response to the outbreak raises deeply troubling questions for the entire world in terms of transparency...
    Donald Trump announced in the early hours of Friday morning that both he and the First Lady Melania Trump tested had positive for coronavirus. The positive tests comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.  She is said to have first felt poorly on Wednesday evening, returning from a rally in Minnesota on the president's plane. Hicks was quarantined away from others on the plane and her diagnosis was confirmed Thursday, according to an administration official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. But despite her symptoms as early as Wednesday evening Trump then continued with his schedule Thursday and traveled to and from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort to take part in two campaign events.  He flew then back to the White House later Thursday evening, when it was publicly confirmed Hicks had the virus.  His social media director Dan Scavino and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who were originally set to join him on the Thursday trip,...
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world’s biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. MIT says Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her AI work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. Her early diagnosis tool has been tested in multiple hospitals, including Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and others in Taiwan and Sweden. She’s the inaugural winner of the new annual award given by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and funded by Chinese online education company Squirrel AI. It’s meant to elevate AI advancements to the level of a Nobel Prize or computer science’s Turing Award, while also highlighting AI research that benefits society.
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. MIT says Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her AI work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. Her early diagnosis tool has been tested in multiple hospitals, including Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and others in Taiwan and Sweden. She's the inaugural winner of the new annual award given by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and funded by Chinese online education company Squirrel AI. It's meant to elevate AI advancements to the level of a Nobel Prize or computer science's Turing Award, while also highlighting AI research that benefits society. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Massachusetts
    “The Batman” is ready to fly again. Two weeks after the film’s star, Robert Pattinson, tested positive for the coronavirus, production on the much-anticipated film has resumed outside of London, England. “Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on ‘The Batman’ in the UK,” Warner Bros. Pictures said in a statement to Variety. Production on the superhero adventure had restarted at Leavesden Studios in early September following a nearly six-month shutdown due to the pandemic. But shortly thereafter work was “temporarily paused” when a crew member — later revealed to be Pattinson, 34 — tested positive. A surprise early trailer for the dark movie — whose filming was only 25% complete at the time — was released during DC FanDome in August. It included glimpses of not only Pattinson’s brooding Dark Knight, but also Paul Dano’s iconic Riddler and Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon. The film also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Andy Serkis plays as Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred. “The Batman” is expected to be released in October 2021....
    SAN ANTONIO – The death of actor Chadwick Boseman at 43 has many asking questions about colon cancer at an early age. Gloria Riojas was only 35 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. “I was dealing with a lot of stomach issues, a lot of bloating, constipation, just irregular as far as bowel movements,” she said. She had the symptoms for some time, she said. But doctors would always attribute it to a stomach virus or something else. In hindsight, the mother of four wishes she would have been more aggressive with demanding a second opinion or a scan. “Demand a scan, demand something to be done because there’s a lot of misdiagnoses is out there,” she said. “If I could have caught this a lot earlier, I don’t think I would have been at stage four when I first found out.” It’s hard to say how long ago Riojas started developing the polyps that morphed into cancer, but she says she had issues with bloating even as a child. Dr. John Vizuete, a gastroenterologist...
    Burst of success for progressive challengers in U.S. congressional races may fizzle in Massachusetts Why celebrity chef Tunde Wey wants to charge white people $100 for salt Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life 7 Early Warning Signs of Colon Cancer You Can't Afford to Ignore In tragic news, it was announced this morning that Chadwick Boseman, who rose to fame as the star of Black Panther, died on Friday evening after a four-year battle with colon cancer. As fans grieve the loss of this iconic actor, also known for playing pivotal black figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown, what particularly stings is the unfairness of his young age: Boseman was just 43. A statement released via the actor's Instagram account shared that Boseman learned in 2016 that he had Stage III colon cancer—a diagnosis with a daunting 40 percent survival rate. Despite "countless surgeries...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail Colorectal cancer is one that originates in the colon or rectum. They are generally grouped together because they have many common characteristics. Cancer originates when cells in the body start to grow out of controlAlmost any cell in the body can become cancer and spread to other parts of the body. Therefore, it is important to know how these types of cancers can be prevented and adopt healthy lifestyle habits. The first option that helps prevent colorectal cancer is the diet. Avoid red meats, processed and well done or cooked in direct contact with fire, as well as highly refined sugar and starch. These foods can be replaced by white meat, fish and vegetables. Also, eat unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats and fruits and legumes, due to their high fiber content. Add milk and other dairy products to this diet, since they also have a protective effect. As for the lifestyle, it is good to avoid tobacco and reduce or avoid alcohol and exercise for about 30 minutes every day,...
    A Brooklyn judge has been forced into early retirement following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and an investigation into accusations of “erratic” behavior on the bench, officials announced Monday. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson — who is 54-years-old — agreed to formally retire on October 31 after the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct discovered she had the degenerative memory disease during an investigation into possible misconduct. The Commission last year began looking into complaints against Simpson that “her demeanor toward litigants, lawyers, and others had become erratic and at times intemperate,” according to an agreement that the judge reached with the CJC. The oversight body was also probing allegations that “she was frequently absent from court, arriving very late and/or leaving very early, or not arriving at all,” while lawyers and their clients were left waiting for their scheduled hearings to proceed, the stipulation papers say. After the CJC confronted Simpson with findings that showed she had “been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since August 2019,” Simpson and her lawyers revealed her diagnosis in February. Her medical...
    A Brooklyn judge has been forced into early retirement following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and an investigation into accusations of “erratic” behavior on the bench, officials announced Monday. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson — who is 54-years-old — agreed to formally retire on October 31 after the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct discovered she had the degenerative memory disease during an investigation into possible misconduct. The Commission last year began looking into complaints against Simpson that “her demeanor toward litigants, lawyers, and others had become erratic and at times intemperate,” according to an agreement that the judge reached with the CJC. The oversight body was also probing allegations that “she was frequently absent from court, arriving very late and/or leaving very early, or not arriving at all,” while lawyers and their clients were left waiting for their scheduled hearings to proceed, the stipulation papers say. After the CJC confronted Simpson with findings that showed she had “been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since August 2019,” Simpson and her lawyers revealed her diagnosis in February. Her medical...
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