Polk County firefighter diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer denied benefits
When Christina Pierson was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on Oct. 3, 2018, she never imagined the county she served as a firefighter and paramedic for six years would deny her any financial assistance provided under the law because she was diagnosed too soon.
How a nagging cough began a much bigger ordeal for woman approaching retirement
In the summer of 2013, Rowena was approaching retirement and ready for days full of novels, baking her favorite recipes and volunteering in her community. Before enjoying her golden years, she decided to get a checkup.
Mayor Jerry Demings: Gov. DeSantis should take care of Florida, not just his family
Florida's Republican governor recently defended his lack of public appearances during the omicron surge, saying he was with his wife who is undergoing cancer treatment, but a Democratic mayor of one of Florida's largest counties said that elected officials should be able to care for both their families and their constituents.
January dedicated as firefighter cancer awareness month
ORLANDO, Fla. — Occupational cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters, surpassing heart disease. January is now being dedicated as firefighter cancer awareness month. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) are partnering up to deliver targeted education and best practices and resources to reduce the impact of cancer on firefighters. The campaign will include factsheets, podcasts, survivor stories and training briefs, as well as online resources, such as daily training information and infographics that promote the program. “We must educate ourselves and do everything we can to prevent occupational cancer.wftv.com
News 6 investigation leads to call to expand coverage of cancers for firefighters
When Veteran Orange County paramedic Travis Brown was diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer last year, he was sure he would be eligible for financial help under SB 426., only to find his cancer was not on the list of 21 cancers covered under the legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019.
‘A godsend’: Rose’s House for breast cancer warriors helps first ‘grateful’ guest through major post-op recovery
Last year, it was just a dream -- serving as a safe haven of comfort and peace, for women recovering from major breast cancer surgery. Now, it’s become a reality for Pat and Phil Gonzales.
Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab teams track mosquito swarms after heavy rains
Mosquitoes have been coming out in droves after recent heavy rains and crews from the Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab are working to track the increase in insects and monitor for West Nile virus. The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District is about 242 square miles, according to Assistant Director and Entomologist Patrick Irwin.chicagotribune.com
Police shooting on Chicago's West Side
Read your July horoscope to reveal what's in store for you, from the astrologers at Tarot.com. The New Moon in Cancer on July 9 will put a focus on home and family for the first half of the month. There might be a new opportunity to move or to improve your relationship with a relative. Take advantage of it! — By Tarot.com Astrologerschicagotribune.com
Multiple law enforcement officers shot
Three law enforcement officers were shot early July 7, 2021 near the Chicago Police Department’s Morgan Park District station on the Southwest Side, an official said. One law enforcement officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a graze wound, a Chicago Fire Department official said.chicagotribune.com
President Biden visits Chicago area
President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Chicago area as president, July 7, 2021, with a visit to northwest suburban Crystal Lake, where he will push a portion of his domestic agenda aimed at easing the financial burden on working- and middle-class families.chicagotribune.com
Scientist behind coronavirus shot says next target is cancer
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)BERLIN – The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge — cancer. AdAmid a scare in Europe this week over the coronavirus shot made by British-Swedish rival AstraZeneca, Tureci dismissed the idea that any corners were cut by those racing to develop a vaccine. “There is a very rigid process in place and the process does not stop after a vaccine has been approved,” she said. “We have several different cancer vaccines based on mRNA," said Tureci, who is BioNTech's chief medical officer. “You began with a drug to treat cancer in a single individual,” Steinmeier told the couple.
Trooper Steve shares cancer story to inspire others to monitor their health during pandemic
Montiero’s surgeon, Dr. Steve Williams of AdventHealth, specializes in urology and robotic surgery. AdNow, Montiero, who’s a first responder and U.S. Air Force veteran, wants to raise awareness about patient advocacy and preventative care. “It’s preventative care, don’t ignore the signs, take care of yourself, because if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else,” he said. Reminders about preventative care have become even more important since the start of the pandemic. He’s now sharing his story in an effort to encourage others not to neglect their health needs because they’re afraid to visit a health care facility during the coronavirus pandemic.
News 6′s Trooper Steve diagnosed with kidney cancer amid COVID-19 pandemic
Dr. Steve Williams, a urologist and robotic surgeon at AdventHealth, explained how he found Montiero’s tumor. But the next step, surgery on the tumor, would have to wait two months, something Montiero said terrified him. As you may well know, Montiero is back at work and doing well, but he will share more details about his recovery tomorrow on News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. Florida doctors have said for months that the hospitals are “very, very safe.” You can read more about hospital safety during the pandemic here. AdThe Mayo Clinic and CDC also offer tips on how to safely visit your doctor during the pandemic.
Column: Hospitals are helping cancer patients with COVID-19 continue chemo, even as they fight the deadly virus
“To get cancer and then to get COVID and you’re told you can’t get chemo, your lifeline? “Hearing how thankful our patients are to continue their treatments, that keeps us going every day. Even when I’m walking patients outside, they’ll tell me, ‘Thank you. My family says thank you. I can’t say thank you enough.’”chicagotribune.com
January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellations
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m. EST (1916 GMT) according to NASA. So in New York, where the day is about 10 hours long on Jan. 28, the moon rises before sunset. Going farther north, to Reykjavik, the moon rises at 3:51 p.m. local time, and the sun doesn't set until 5:02 p.m. Visible planetsThis sky map shows the Full Wolf Moon with planets and constellations as seen from New York City, on Jan. 28, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time. In fact, Jupiter is in conjunction with the sun on Jan. 28, meaning the planet will pass behind the sun from Earth's point of view.space.com
Photos: Alex Trebek through the years
Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, lost his battle with cancer and died on Sunday, according to multiple reports. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
The remarkable ways social support can improve cancer outcomes
Their findings build upon previous studies of women with breast cancer, in which strong social support improved patient outcomes. Are you interested in learning more about the Orlando Health Cancer Support Community? The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer for over 30 years. As part of this initiative to treat the whole person, we are pleased to announce that we have become an official affiliate of the Cancer Support Community. Learn more about the Orlando Health Cancer Support Community.
Friends bring businesses to aid needy Bangladeshi people
With that, they began distributing food packs in the impoverished neighborhoods in Dhaka. Eventually, they succeeded in bringing about 120 organizations and business houses under one umbrella for their aid campaign, Mission Save Bangladesh. Kadir spoke with The Associated Press as he and other volunteers visited a cancer hospital in Dhaka to distribute food packs. The group provided food packs to about 13,000 families and another 60,000 individuals. Abdullah Biswas, a father of a cancer patient in a specialized cancer hospital in Dhaka, was happy to get food packs.
My pandemic pregnancy: From infertility to cancer to IVF to a 20-week scare: ‘It happened exactly how it was supposed to’
When Hillary Calhoun’s fertility doctor brought her in for a procedure and then a nurse called her just a few short business days later, asking her to come into the office immediately, the now-36-year-old had a hunch something wasn’t right.
Florida TV reporter credits viewer with noticing cancerous lump on her neck
TAMPA, Fla. A television news reporter in Florida is crediting an eagle-eyed viewer for noticing a lump on her neck and emailing her that she should get it checked out. Victoria Price, a reporter for WFLA in Tampa, followed the advice and was diagnosed with cancer. The viewer emailed Price last month, saying the lump reminded her of one she had had. Price, 28, an investigative reporter, said this week that her television station's catchphrase is 8 On Your Side." But the roles recently reversed when I found a viewer on MY side, and I couldnt be more grateful, Price said.
Orlando girl who received life-saving transplant graduates preschool
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. An Orlando girl who received a life-saving transplant has graduated preschool. [RELATED: Miracle match: Girl with rare form of cancer finds bone marrow donor]Chloe Bella Carvahlo was participating in online classes at the Morgan Center. Chloe received a life-saving blood stem cell transplant earlier this year that helped her body recover from the high-dose chemotherapy needed to treat her juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, also known as JMML. She had a chance to wear a cap and gown during her online graduation ceremony. Her mother said she had a bone marrow biopsy last week and she is still in remission.
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows Since 1971, the National Cancer Institute has spent $90 billion on research and treatments. Cancer expert Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether we can really find a cure for the disease.cbsnews.com
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast cancers. But as deaths from many cancers drop, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network predicts pancreatic cancer will rise from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Alexis Christoforous reports.cbsnews.com