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  • Thyroid, kidney cancers linked to childhood obesity Play Video

    September 8, 2014 2:14 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say from 2000 to 2009, the rate... more »
  • Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

    September 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's. The alliance announced Wednesday calls for Google Inc. and AbbVie Inc. to each invest... more »
  • Savory food for a great cause at Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 22, 2014 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can enjoy some delicious food for a great cause at the Capital Chef's Showcase. It's all to benefit Cancer Services of Baton Rouge. The event is Thursday, September 4th at the Baton Rouge River Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can find more information... more »
  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

    August 11, 2014 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in a patient's stool sample that can be an early warning sign of... more »
  • La., Miss. hospitals form cancer drug test network

    August 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local hospitals means patients won't have... more »
  • Honoring Bella Bowman's memory at Restaurant IPO Play Video

    July 24, 2014 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can honor a brave little girl's memory on Thursday, August 31st from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés. 7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January 2011. After a long and courageous battle, she passed away in December of that year.... more »
  • LSU coaches 'chill out' for cancer charity Play Video

    June 27, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice of dousing the winning coach of the big game with gallons of frigid Gatorade has moved beyond mere team shenanigans to become a sports institution that borders on ritual. LSU softball coach Beth Torina and head football coach Les Miles are the latest to... more »
  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

    June 16, 2014 11:15 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54. Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr. Padre" during his 20-year major league career. He had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach... more »
  • Founder of Hi Nabor grocery store chain dies at 88

    June 5, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sam Crifasi, who founded the Hi Nabor grocery store chain, died last night at 88. He had thyroid cancer. Crifasi had five kids at home when he took out a second mortgage on his house to open his first Hi Nabor store in 1963, at Winbourne... more »
  • Samsung to compensate workers' cancer

    May 14, 2014 7:40 PM

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA- Samsung Electronics is compensating former workers who are battling cancer and families of dead workers. It comes after a public outcry in South Korea over working conditions in Samsung plants and exposure to harmful chemicals. The company response comes a month after a South Korean... more »
  • Walking and running for Oral Cancer Awareness Month Play Video

    April 4, 2014 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation is hosting a walk/run in Baton Rouge to help. Jessica Smith and Dr. Lauren Thurmon, DDS visited 2une In Thursday to talk about the Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness. It's coming up on Saturday, April 12th.... more »
  • Mom of Colorado girl who shaved head for cancer-stricken pal says focus should be shifted

    March 26, 2014 10:27 AM

    DENVER - The mother of a Grand Junction, Colo., third-grader who shaved her head in solidarity with a cancer-stricken friend is asking for an end to the national furor over a school's short-lived decision to bar her from campus, so the focus can shift to the recovery of her 11-year-old... more »
  • Former LSU stars finding inspiration from cancer patient Play Video

    March 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parker Rivera lit up when his favorite LSU Tigers, Anthony Johnson and Jarvis Landry, walked through the door at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Baton Rouge's Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. What Parker didn't realize was that he was the inspiration for the future... more »
  • St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale today

    March 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual St. Jude Dream Home Give Away kicked off in WBRZ's Studio C Friday. Tickets to win the family-sized $400,000 home in Carriagewood Estates are $100. But, if you can purchase the ticket before the end of March, you'll be buying a chance at a $5,000... more »
  • Get your rear in gear with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Play Video

    March 3, 2014 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Louis Barfield from Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center drops by 2une In to tell you how you can fight the second leading cause of cancer death in Louisiana. "Colon cancer is one of the most curable for all cancer diseases... more »
  • What we can learn from TV host's surprise cancer diagnosis Play Video

    November 11, 2013 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Oct. 1, Good Morning America's Amy Robach agreed to get a mammogram on live TV in efforts to raise awareness and debunk the painful rumors about the test. It was a test, that ended up saving her life. Shortly after the mammogram, Robach was called... more »
  • Metro Council member discusses honoring Trevor Sims Play Video

    November 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old boy who died of cancer last month and touched so many lives now might have a sturdier legacy for his memory to live on. East Baton Rouge Parish Councilwoman Tara Wicker said the Metro Council will vote whether to rename the North Boulevard Bridge... more »
  • Bridge could be named in honor of Trevor Sims

    November 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders will begin discussing honoring a deceased child by naming a bridge for him. Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants the overpass on North Boulevard between 10th and 19th to be named the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge. Sims, 11, died from cancer in October. He was... more »
  • Breast cancer awareness month Play Video

    October 31, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed options today for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. He also answered viewers' questions about surgery complications. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Stephens has discussed all the different surgery options for women, post-diagnosis. If you... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Chicken Tortilla Soup Play Video

    October 24, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Cookbook author Holly Clegg made one of her cancer approved dishes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chicken tortilla soup recipe is from her cookbook Eating Well Through Cancer. For more on Holly Clegg's cookbooks and more recipes, visit her website. -------- Chicken Tortilla Soup... more »
  • Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer Play Video

    October 16, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old who helped raise thousands of dollars and donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank while fighting his own battle with cancer, has passed away. Trevor Sims died this morning at his home, after spending some time in the hospital. He had battled a... more »
  • Wigs, Martinis & Bowties Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers are gearing up ahead of this weekend's 3rd Annual Wigs, Martinis & Bowties cancer benefit. President Jacqui Vines and Chair of Fundraising Armirita Bolden told us all about the event today on News 2 at 4. Everyone is encouraged to bring a wig that will... more »
  • Child with terminal cancer on a mission to feed the hungry Play Video

    August 16, 2013 10:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A 10-year-old boy is on a mission to collect food for the homeless and hungry in the Baton Rouge area. But, Trevor Sims is battling cancer and is worried he won't survive long enough to meet his goals. "I guess, I'm ready; I'm ready to see my... more »
  • Win a new house tonight! Dream Home Giveaway hours away

    June 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In less than three hours, someone will win a new home. WBRZ presents the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway at 7 p.m. On WBRZ Channel 2 Saturday evening. Tickets are still available to win the house, although they are selling fast! To reserve one call (800)... more »
  • 2013 Dream Home will be given-away tonight!

    June 15, 2013 1:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Saturday, someone will win a nearly half-million dollar house. The house will be given-away live on television to the lucky person. It is for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. A $100 ticket secures a chance at winning the house in an upscale neighborhood in southeast... more »
  • Tour the St. Jude Dream Home today, Sunday

    June 8, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home opens again Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to peek at new ideas in home building. While touring the house for free, you can also buy a raffle ticket to win the home. Proceeds benefit the... more »
  • Different skin cancers and how to spot them Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed a hot topic with summer vacations getting into full swing: skin cancers. Dr. Stephens discussed the different types of skin cancer and who is more prone to it. He also showed pictures so you can know what to look... more »
  • FDA: tanning beds cause cancer Play Video

    May 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who use tanning beds could soon see new warning labels on the popular machines. The Food and Drug Administration wants to warn young people about the dangers associated with ultraviolent radiation from indoor tanning. The agency wants to curb melanoma cases, which is the deadliest... more »
  • FDA wants cancer warnings for tanning beds

    May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    WASHINGTON- Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA wants all tanning beds to issue warnings to people under the age of 18 about the risks of indoor... more »
  • Gerry Lane dies after battle with cancer

    May 3, 2013 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime car dealer Gerry Lane has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a family spokesperson, Lane passed away peacefully in his home early Friday morning. Lane's auto dealerships across the U. S. generated more than $10 billion in... more »
  • Cancer screening program fights to get back into budget Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal cut the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program from his proposed budget. Now the program is fighting to get back in. The program used $700,000 in state dollars along with federal money to provide free cancer screenings for uninsured women such as Laura... more »
  • Health stories for March 22, 2013 Play Video

    March 22, 2013 6:25 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 22, 2013 - An experimental treatment may help fight cancer. Doctors altered several patient's white blood cells to turn them into cancer fighters. A 7 year old girl who got the treatment is now in remission.... more »
  • How to spot dangerous skin spots Play Video

    March 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z continued her series on skin cancer with more tips about how to spot melanoma. One of her clients, Kevin Smith, talked about a melanoma which developed on his scalp, hidden underneath his hair. His wife spotted it, and saved his life. If you... more »
  • Dr. Z talks skin cancer awareness and Hat Run Play Video

    March 11, 2013 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Z and organizers talked about skin cancer awareness and the upcoming Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation Hat Run. Dr. Z said melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person every hour dies from it. It also hits people between the ages of 15... more »
  • Health stories for March 6, 2013 Play Video

    March 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 6, 2013 - Keeping the alcohol sealed may help reduce your risk of cancer. A report found a strong link between alcohol and cancer. Heavy drinkers face the biggest risk, but even a drink a day... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 26, 2013 Play Video

    February 26, 2013 6:17 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 26, 2013 - Doctors are warning about the increased cancer risk from using tanning beds, because a study says tanning parlors are fighting back with false claims. Researchers surveyed 243 tanning salons and found that 43% of... more »
  • Federal judge Frank Polozola dies after cancer fight Play Video

    February 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola, who presided over the criminal trial of former governor Edwin Edwards, died this weekend after a long fight with cancer. He was 71. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said Polozola passed away late Sunday night. An LSU law school... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong 'sorry' to Livestrong staff

    January 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.... more »
  • Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

    January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »
  • TNT: Funeral coming for J.R Ewing on new 'Dallas'

    December 11, 2012 1:01 PM

    NEW YORK - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that... more »
  • TV chef Art Ginsburg, "Mr. Food", dies at 81

    November 21, 2012 10:19 AM

    MIAMI, Fla. - Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, has died at his home in Weston, Fla. Ginsburg, who was 81, enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline "Ooh! It's so good!" He was diagnosed with... more »
  • Study: Vitamins don't lower heart risks in men

    November 5, 2012 12:26 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The largest study to test daily multivitamin use finds they modestly lowered the risk for cancer in middle-aged and older men but did not seem to affect the chances of developing heart disease. The studies did not include women but other research under way now does. Two... more »
  • Breast cancer information for women and men Play Video

    October 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - October is national breast cancer awareness month. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics 9,197 people died from all kinds of cancer in Louisiana in 2008. Dr. Anthony Stephens talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about diagnosis and treatment options for all genders.... more »
  • 'Emmanuelle' star Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60

    October 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Actress Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of the hit 1970s erotic movie "Emmanuelle," has died of cancer at age 60. Her agent, Features Creative Management, said in a statement Thursday that Kristel died in her sleep Wednesday night. Kristel, a model who turned to acting in... more »
  • Warnings signs of breast cancer Play Video

    October 4, 2012 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - October is breast cancer awareness month. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens tells WBRZ's Rosa Flores about the warning signs for women and men. If you have questions or a suggested topic for Dr. Stephens, email them to RFlores@WBRZ.com. more »
  • Guarantee Girls clean for cancer patients Play Video

    September 28, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Professional home cleaning is a luxury for many people, especially people dealing with medical problems and high medical bills. But thanks to a Baton Rouge home cleaning business, cancer patients don't have to worry about keeping their place tidy. Guarantee Girls, Inc has partnered with an... more »
  • Cancer scam to finance breast implants

    September 26, 2012 7:41 PM

    A woman who ran a medical scam claiming she had cancer in order to raise money for breast implants got a year in prison in Arizona. Authorities say 27-year-old Jami Lynn Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000 beginning last September. She pleaded guilty last month to a... more »
  • Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

    June 20, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Some scientists are disputing a decision to link 50 kinds of cancer to exposure to World Trade Center dust. The experts say that there's little research to prove that exposure to the toxic dust on Sept. 11 caused even one kind of cancer. The head of the... more »
  • BR General offering free skin cancer screenings Play Video

    June 6, 2012 9:37 AM

    Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening tomorrow at the Bluebonnet campus. Doctors will be conducting skin screenings and information on sun safety will also be provided. Registration is required. Call 763-4281 to make an appointment or visit http://www.brgeneral.org for more... more »
  • Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63

    May 17, 2012 11:04 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63. Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer... more »
  • Police: Phoenix woman faked cancer to get implants

    May 7, 2012 12:45 PM

    PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants. Police reports filed in Maricopa County Superior Court say 27-year-old Jamie Lynn Toler told her... more »
  • Simmons: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47

    May 4, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEW YORK - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47. Calls and emails to representatives for the Beastie Boys were not immediately returned. Simmons' Def Jam label released the Beastie Boys' first album,... more »
  • The Band's Helm in 'final stages' of cancer battle

    April 18, 2012 12:47 PM

    WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Levon Helm, a former member of The Band, is in the final stages of his long battle with cancer. A message posted Tuesday on the 71-year-old musician's website by his family says "Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer." Helm was diagnosed with... more »
  • Buffett diagnosed with prostate cancer

    April 17, 2012 4:44 PM

    OMAHA - Warren Buffett is telling shareholders in an open letter he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The 81-year-old billionaire investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. says in the letter, released Tuesday, that his condition is "not remotely life-threatening" or debilitating. Buffett's letter says he and his... more »
  • Bride faked cancer to have lavish wedding

    April 10, 2012 10:55 AM

    GOSHEN - Authorities say a former New York woman pretended to have terminal cancer so she could have a lavish wedding reception and honeymoon. A grand jury indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. According to the indictment, Vega accepted thousands of dollars in donated services... more »
  • New guidelines for cervical cancer testing

    March 14, 2012 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - New guidelines give women choices for cervical cancer testing that depend on their age. The pap test was once recommended for all women once a year. But many major medical groups said a pap test every three years is the best way to screen most women, starting at... more »
  • FDA: New suppliers to ease 2 cancer drug shortages

    February 21, 2012 9:05 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Federal regulators say they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages - at least for the time being - that have patients worried about missing life-saving treatments. The Food and Drug Administration will temporarily allow importation of a replacement drug for Doxil, a... more »
  • Professor awarded grant for cancer research

    February 13, 2012 9:13 AM

    MONROE - A pharmacy professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has received around $50,000 in grant funding for his efforts in breast cancer research. The university says a news release that Yong-Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., submitted a grant proposal to the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience and was one... more »
  • Professor awarded grant for cancer research

    February 13, 2012 8:11 AM

    MONROE - A pharmacy professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has received around $50,000 in grant funding for his efforts in breast cancer research. The university says that Yong-Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., submitted a grant proposal to the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience and was one of 16 funded... more »
  • Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants

    February 3, 2012 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK - After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission... more »
  • Dardenne back in office full time after surgery Play Video

    December 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says he expects this week to be his first, full week back in office. Dardenne was diagnosed with prostate cancer last summer. He had surgery last month and says the outlook is good. Dardenne says the timing could not be better. ... more »
  • Jobs death caused by respiratory arrest, cancer

    October 10, 2011 5:42 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs. Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple Inc. didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled... more »
  • Kentucky jury rules against penis amputation patient

    August 24, 2011 1:18 PM

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - A jury has ruled against a Kentucky truck driver who sued a urologist claiming the doctor amputated part of his penis without his consent. The six-man, six-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton, and his wife, Deborah,... more »
  • Yard Sales to Pay for Cancer Treatment Shut Down

    August 18, 2011 7:31 PM

    The city of Salem, Oregon shut down the backyard garage sales a woman was using to pay her medical bills for treatment of terminal bone marrow cancer. Jan Cline lost her job and used the sales for income after she was diagnosed with cancer. A neighbor complained after... more »
  • Actress who played Cha Cha in 'Grease' dies at 63

    August 5, 2011 12:32 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Actress Annette Charles, perhaps best-known for her role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in "Grease," has died. She was 63. Her agent Derek Maki confirms she died Wednesday night. A longtime friend, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, says she died in Los Angeles after a... more »
  • Man regrets telling RI neighbor with cancer to die

    August 4, 2011 11:17 AM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - A Rhode Island man who put a sign on his garage urging a neighbor with cancer to die says he regrets it but wanted to make the man angry after the two quarreled over shrubs. The sign read, "Glad you have canser so die stupid." ... more »
  • Kids give lemonade money to help sick neighbor

    July 21, 2011 6:32 PM

    MORGANZA-- Kids on Neal Lane in Morganza are working hard at their lemonade stand, in the sweltering heat, just to give the profits away. So far, they've raised just under $300 from about 30 cups of lemonade. But they're not charging an arm and a leg. They serve generous... more »
  • Restaurant owner John Mosca dies

    July 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Mosca, whose two-room roadhouse near New Orleans serves only big platters of food and has fans as far as Paris and Italy, is dead at age 86. His daughter, Lisa Mosca, says her father died Wednesday night at his home in Harahan. She says he... more »
  • Former Gov. Blanco diagnosed with rare eye cancer

    June 8, 2011 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has been diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, according to a spokesperson. Blanco's former press secretary Marie Centanni said a recent eye exam found choroidal melanoma in one of her eyes last week. Centanni said Blanco is in good... more »
  • Doctors question cancer link to cell phones

    May 31, 2011 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A study from the World Health Organization says there is an increased cancer risk from cell phones. Researchers say cell phones might cause a fast growing brain cancer. A study released Tuesday comes from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the WHO.... more »
  • Experts say cellphones are possibly carcinogenic

    May 31, 2011 1:30 PM

    LONDON - An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies. The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They reviewed possible links... more »
  • EBRSO: Mother lied about daughter's health to get money

    April 21, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a third-grade student in Baton Rouge is accused of lying to people at her daughter's school, claiming the girl had cancer in order to get money. Major Lawrence McLeary said Jacinta Millikin, 42, was arrested in Alexandria where she had fled when detectives... more »
  • Runnels coach "goes green" to support student with cancer

    January 25, 2011 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head volleyball coach at Runnels in Baton Rouge is going green, not for the environment, but in support of a student who is battling cancer. Coach Jean Martinez agreed to dye her hair green if the school raised at least $2,000 for St. Jude Children's... more »
  • Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61

    December 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61. The Edwards family released the following statement today: "Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains... more »
  • Elizabeth Edwards seriously ill with cancer

    December 6, 2010 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards is seriously ill and doctors say further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive. The family issued a statement Monday that revealed her doctors' diagnosis. It said she is resting at home with family and friends. The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards... more »
  • Man Dies Weeks after being Cleared

    November 9, 2010 7:50 PM

    A man in Mississippi who spent 30 years in prison and was exonerated by DNA evidence for a crime he didn't commit died less than two months after his name was cleared. Bobby Ray Dixon died over the weekend of cancer at the age of 53. He was convicted of... more »
  • Police: Man used sick son for scam

    October 29, 2010 1:14 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - Authorities have charged a man with scamming people in Mississippi and Louisiana by raising money for his cancer-stricken son and allegedly spending the cash on narcotics for himself. Michael W. Jones, a 42-year-old man from Liberty, Miss., was being held Friday on a $10,000 bond. ... more »
  • Former state senator Ken Hollis dies

    September 10, 2010 12:46 PM

    Former state Sen. Ken Hollis, who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans and to bring state-sponsored property insurance to Louisiana, is dead at the age of 68. His wife, Diane, says he died Friday morning of cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The... more »
  • Man raises cancer awareness at his barber shop

    September 9, 2010 10:22 PM

    There’s a good chance a man you know has prostate cancer. One group of men faces the highest risk. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out how that pushed King Davis to cut through some of the traditional excuses in an unlikely place to make a difference. more »
  • Michael Douglas treating throat tumor as 'curable disease'

    September 1, 2010 1:36 PM

    Michael Douglas is vowing to beat cancer. The 65-year-old "Wall Street" star said in an interview with People magazine that he expects to make a full recovery after a walnut-sized tumor was found on the base of his tongue in early August. Douglas is currently undergoing an eight-week... more »
  • Girl makes cupcakes for cancer patients

    August 19, 2010 10:13 PM

    A cancer diagnosis could have had a devastating outcome for a family in St. Amant. News 2's Sylvia Weatherspoon found out instead it inspired them, especially Grace Courtright, who has a sweet way of serving others to make a difference. more »
  • Girl donates stuffed animals to sick children

    August 5, 2010 10:37 PM

    A little girl in Central has a big vision. She wants to help other children. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out about Camdyn Fehr’s mission to make a difference. more »
  • Ill. inmate died in agony while pleading for help

    June 27, 2010 2:13 PM

    For days before he died in a federal prison, an Illinois inmate named Adam Montoya pleaded with guards to be taken to a doctor. But he never got any help. An autopsy concluded that the 36-year-old prisoner suffered from no fewer than three serious illnesses - cancer, hepatitis and HIV.... more »
  • Unique program helps cancer survivors

    June 24, 2010 10:09 PM

    A unique program helps people get back on track after battling cancer. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon showed us how the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge offers the perfect fit fur survivors to make a difference. more »
  • Drugs for high blood pressure could increase cancer risk

    June 14, 2010 6:00 PM

    Some drugs used to treat high blood pressure could increase your risk of cancer. Currently, there are seven drugs approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure. Three of the seven drugs were tested in the study. More than 80 percent of people tested were on a drug... more »

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