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

Hey, Dudes: Male Breast Cancer Research Needs Volunteers

Breast cancer isn’t a ladies-only disease, but the current research offerings might make you think so. There just aren’t enough male volunteers signing up for clinical trials. » 7/16/14 12:10pm 7/16/14 12:10pm

Faking Cancer to Make Money and Get Free Stuff Is Officially a Thing

Today a grand jury in Orange County indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega on a charge most unusual: lying about having terminal cancer so she could have a gigantic, free wedding. When Vega didn't die as promised, suspicions were aroused, her husband divorced her, and the bride found herself in trouble with the law. But… » 4/10/12 6:15pm 4/10/12 6:15pm

We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

Girls At "Weight Extremes" Less Likely To Use Condoms • Obama…

• Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh report that girls at "weight extremes" - i.e. overweight or underweight - are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than their "normal weight" peers. • » 10/29/09 5:30pm 10/29/09 5:30pm

Update: Mother Returns With Ill Child

After being ordered by the court to provide her 13-year-old son Daniel with chemotherapy for his Hodgkin's lymphoma, and subsequently fleeing the state, Colleen Hauser has voluntarily returned with Daniel to Minnesota. All charges against her are likely to be dropped. [AP] » 5/26/09 10:20am 5/26/09 10:20am

Court Orders Chemotherapy For Sick Child, Warrant For Mom

A Minnesota judge issued a warrant yesterday for the mother of Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Daniel has been refusing treatment for his condition, choosing instead to rely on alternative medicines. » 5/20/09 12:30pm 5/20/09 12:30pm