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Salvador Cabrera traveled from Guatemala to Gainesville last year to get a tumor removed and cure his liver cancer. With a successful surgery and about $70,000 to still pay off in medical bills, the Cabrera family is optimistic about raising money through human foosball tournaments to help with the expenses.
A University of Florida student combines faith and spirituality with the ancient art of henna to comfort cancer patients. Jeena Kar uses henna paste made from the flowering plant, Lawsonia inermis, to create intricate designs on the heads of those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.
That’s the question the People’s Scientific Conference is going to begin trying to answer this weekend as discussions about how to eliminate health disparities and improve the community’s health get underway at the University of Florida.
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 […]
The University of Florida College of Medicine’s Mobile Outreach Center will give free colonoscopies to low income and uninsured individuals. Director of Shands Cancer center gastrointestinal program Tom George talks about colonoscopies.
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.
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.
While chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer it can cause negative side effects. As Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, the treatment of a celebrity is shining some light on how this treatment can cause much more illness […]