Woman Arrested After Tricking People Into Believing She Had Cancer

Lying isn’t always a crime, but when thousands of dollars come pouring in to support someone who lied about dying of cancer, people are going to be pretty pissed. Especially if they also shaved their heads and got tattoos in support of their ill friend. Would anyone really do that, you ask? Meet Meaghan Hudson of… » 4/03/15 9:50am 4/03/15 9:50am

Nevada Lawmaker Thinks You Can Clear Out Your Cancer With Baking Soda

Republican Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore suggested on her radio show last Saturday that cancer is a fungus you can flush out with a non-FDA approved drug (that is basically baking soda). Fiore, who was removed from a leadership role over tax liens last year, told listeners of her plans to introduce a "terminally… » 2/28/15 2:45pm 2/28/15 2:45pm

Everything You Need To Know About The New, More Effective HPV Vaccine

A recently approved vaccine called Gardasil 9 protects against more strains of HPV and HPV-related cancers than any vaccine currently available. But who should get it? And how did it get so much better? Here's a complete rundown on the state of the art in HPV-cancer prevention. » 2/26/15 4:56pm 2/26/15 4:56pm

Teen Removed From Home, Forced to Undergo Chemo Against Her Will

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma has been court-ordered to undergo chemotherapy, despite the fact that she doesn't want the treatment and has the support of her mother to refuse it. After the teen refused the drugs, her mother says she was removed from their home. She's now… » 1/08/15 5:10pm 1/08/15 5:10pm

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm

Parents of Cancer-Stricken Boy Refuse Extradition, Denied Bail

Yesterday, the parents of a 5-year-old boy who is suffering from a brain tumor were discovered and arrested in Spain after taking their child out of a hospital in England and leaving the country to seek better treatment options. Today, in a Madrid court, they refused extradition and will remain in custody. This… » 9/01/14 1:45pm 9/01/14 1:45pm

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? » 8/27/14 3:26pm 8/27/14 3:26pm