Tag Archives: American Cancer Society

Valentine’s Day Blood Drive Takes On New Meaning For Gainesville Residents

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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Melanoma survivors ignore doctor’s warnings

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Data released at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting earlier this month has shown that some melanoma survivors aren’t taking the precautions that they should be taking. The 2010 National Health Interview Survey surveyed 27,120 adults.  171 of [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness month highlighted during Gainesville walk

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Tiffany Johnson, a breast cancer survivor, celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month with her friends and family, including her preschool-aged daughter, Ti-Andra, by attending the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Gainesville.

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Cancer initiative raises awareness among voters

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is raising awareness about cancer-related issues with the hope of making the disease a priority topic during the upcoming 2012 election. The Cancer Votes initiative brought its efforts to Gainesville Wednesday.

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Cancer new No. 1 cause of death for Hispanics

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

A recent journal from the American Cancer Society shows cancer is now the main killer of Hispanics, surpassing heart disease. Dr. Jose G. Trevino of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center discusses the cause of cancer death for Hispanics.

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Photographer documents his journey through cancer

By on October 4th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The American Cancer Society says cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States with nearly 600,000 Americans likely to die this year alone. Florida’s, 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us about one photographer’s journey battling lymphoma.

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