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  • Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

    July 26, 2016 6:29 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo in television infomercials has died. Youree Dell Harris died Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida, of cancer. She was 53. Her lawyer, William J. Cone Jr., confirmed the death. The Los Angeles-born Harris was a struggling... more »
  • Mike VI's lead cancer doctor says treatments at Cancer Center finished Play Video

    June 8, 2016 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Of all the patients Dr. Jonas Fontenot expected to take care of at Our Lady of the Lake Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Mike the Tiger was one he never could have imagined. Fontenot led the team at the Cancer Center when Mike VI received radiation treatment... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • Study: Cancer drugs less affordable in poor nations than US

    June 6, 2016 4:29 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price. Relative to their ability to pay, the research released Monday shows cancer... more »
  • How can I help Mike the Tiger fight cancer?

    May 27, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigers fans, or animal lovers in general, can now contribute to the effort to give Mike VI the best fighting chance possible as the big cat prepares to undergo treatment for a rare form of cancer. A university spokesperson says LSU has set up a contribution... more »
  • Les Miles shares tender moment with Mike the Tiger

    May 26, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football coach Les Miles shared a tender moment Thursday with the university's live tiger mascot, Mike VI. Miles shared a picture on his official Facebook page of him touching the glass at Mike’s habitat as the Tiger swam in his pool. “Coach Miles is... more »
  • Behind the scenes: What's in store for Mike VI Play Video

    May 23, 2016 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's mascot, Mike VI will undergo radiation treatment at Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center after being diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma . WBRZ got a tour in the treatment vault, where Mike the Tiger will receive radiation therapy. Doctors at... more »
  • A trip through the history of Mike the Tiger

    May 23, 2016 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the announcement Monday that LSU's live tiger mascot is to be treated for a rare form of cancer, Mike VI will remain one of just two live tigers left representing U.S. universities in the country. LSU's first tiger arrived in the fall of 1936 after nearly... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to award $55 million in talc-powder cancer lawsuit

    May 3, 2016 5:02 PM

    ST. LOUIS- A St. Louis jury awarded $55 million in damages to a woman in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claiming that its talc-powder causes cancer. The woman who filed, Gloria Ristesund, used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer... more »
  • WATCH: Baker, Hokie Gajan's hometown, remembers sports legend Play Video

    April 12, 2016 1:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saint and LSU running back Hokie Gajan died Monday night following a battle with cancer, WWL-TV reports. Gajan also spent time as a scout and radio broadcaster and color analyst for the Saints. He was 56-years-old. Earlier Monday, Gajan was placed in intensive care... more »
  • Study: $3B will be wasted on unused portion of cancer drugs

    March 1, 2016 5:22 PM

    High prices for cancer medicines aren't the only reason they cost insurers and patients so much. A study finds waste pads the bill, because infused cancer drugs are distributed in the U.S. in vials that usually contain more medicine than patients need. Most of the time that excess is... more »
  • Lumber Liquidators falls in premarket on revised CDC report

    February 22, 2016 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - Lumber Liquidators' stock is plunging in premarket trading Monday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people exposed to certain types of the company's laminate flooring were three times more likely to get cancer than the agency previously predicted. The CDC said that in... more »
  • 'Mob Wives' reality star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola has died

    February 18, 2016 6:59 AM

    NEW YORK- Angela "Big Ang" Raiola from the reality TV series "Mob Wives" has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. Series producer Jennifer Graziano says the 55-year-old Raiola died early Thursday at a New York City hospital while surrounded by family and friends. She had been diagnosed in... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer

    February 3, 2016 11:36 AM

    JUBA, South Sudan - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and brain, but he will continue treatment on February 9th. A previous brain... more »
  • Obama creates new federal task force on cancer

    January 28, 2016 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Vice President Joe Biden to chair the effort. Obama signed a presidential memo Thursday establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. The memo says the goal is to double the rate... more »
  • Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

    January 26, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos. “Voters throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • Private funeral being planned for David Bowie

    January 14, 2016 1:06 PM

    NEW YORK - David Bowie's family said they are planning a private funeral for the late icon. His family posted a noted titled "Thank you" on Bowie's websites as well as his social media pages on Thursday. "The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony... more »
  • Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69

    January 11, 2016 3:40 AM

    NEW YORK- David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Representative Steve Martin said early Monday that Bowie died "peacefully" and was surrounded by family. The statement read: "While many of you will share in... more »
  • Doctors: Latest brain scan is good news for Jimmy Carter

    December 7, 2015 4:25 AM

    ATLANTA- Doctors say a recent brain scan showing no sign of cancer is positive news for former US president Jimmy Carter. But melanoma experts say the 91-year-old's medical treatment for the disease isn't over. Carter announced Sunday that doctors found no sign of the four lesions on his brain discovered... more »
  • Tests reveal that Jimmy Carter is cancer-free

    December 6, 2015 12:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter's grandson says no cancer was detected the last time the former president underwent a scan. Jason Carter told The Associated Press in a text message that his grandfather "told me that the doctors couldn't find any cancer in his most recent scan." It was not immediately... more »
  • FDA OKs first generic for Gleevec leukemia pill

    December 4, 2015 12:54 PM

    U.S. regulators have approved a generic version of one of the first very effective - and expensive - cancer drugs, Gleevec. The Food and Drug Administration granted a subsidiary of Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. approval to sell generic Gleevec pills, known chemically as imatinib mesylate, in 100-milligram... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

    November 10, 2015 4:45 PM

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter says recent tests have found he's responding well to treatment for cancer. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says that the former president's doctors have found no evidence of new tumors. The 91-year-old former U.S. president announced in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer and doctors... more »
  • Bensons donate $20M to expand New Orleans cancer center

    November 10, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson announced a $20 million donation to expand the Ochsner cancer center which already bears his name. Benson and his wife Gayle made the announcement at the New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning. The Saints owner said he never imagined the... more »
  • 16-year-old LSU superfan Sid Ortis dies after battle with cancer

    October 31, 2015 3:38 PM

    BIRMINGHAM– LSU Tiger nation lost a very special fan to cancer Saturday morning. Sid Ortis, a 16-year-old LSU Tiger fan from Birmingham, Ala. died Saturday morning after battling cancer that had spread across his body. Sid’s mother, Lynn Ortis, broke the news on Facebook writing, “Today around 7:24... more »
  • WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

    October 26, 2015 2:33 PM

    PARIS - Doctors in wealthy countries have warned for years against eating too much meat. And now, the World Health Organization's cancer agency has issued its most definitive statement about the relationship between meat and cancer. It says ham, hot dogs and other processed meats can cause colon, stomach and... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Walk Play Video

    September 10, 2015 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- On Saturday, September 26th thousands of people will take over Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge to join the battle against childhood cancer. The St. Jude Walk/Run was started in 2008. Several cities throughout the nation participate in the event every year to raise money for cancer research.... more »
  • LSU's Cam Cameron diagnosed with prostate cancer

    August 28, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Friday he was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year, but was recently given "a clean bill of health." Cameron, who has been with the Tigers since 2013, told media at the Football Operations building he had undergone treatment and... more »
  • Former President still teaching Sunday School during cancer treatments

    August 23, 2015 11:24 AM

    PLAINS, Ga. - A bigger-than-usual crowd is gathering at a church in Plains, Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach a Sunday School class. It is the first class Carter has taught at the Maranatha Baptist Church since Carter disclosed details of his cancer diagnosis and treatment... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says his cancer spread to liver and brain

    August 20, 2015 12:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter says his cancer has shown up in his liver and on his brain and that he will undergo radiation treatment. Carter said Thursday in his first public remarks since his diagnosis that the cancer was first discovered as a tumor on his liver. On... more »
  • Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

    August 20, 2015 8:20 AM

    ATLANTA- Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis for the first time since announcing his illness. Carter is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning in Atlanta. The event is closed to the public. The 90-year-old announced this month that recent liver surgery found cancer... more »
  • Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

    August 12, 2015 4:40 PM

    ATLANTA - Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, says "Our thoughts and prayers go out to President Carter." Lichtenfeld says, "There's a lot we don't know," but the first task likely will be determining where the cancer originated, as that can help determine... more »
  • Glenn Ford dies from lung cancer

    June 29, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Louisiana death row inmate Glenn Ford died early Monday morning from advanced lung cancer, according to a nonprofit rehabilitation organization. The group Resurrection After Exoneration confirmed Ford died around 2 a.m. Monday in New Orleans. He was 65 years old. Ford spent 30 years... more »
  • Win a new house this weekend!

    June 19, 2015 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is the last full day to tour the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home until it is given away Sunday. The home, located at 8960 Carriagewood Estates Drive, is valued at $500,000. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms under 3,400 square feet. A gourmet kitchen... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Vice president's son Beau Biden dies at 46 of brain cancer

    May 31, 2015 2:48 PM

    DOVER, Del.-Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and two-time attorney general for the state of Delaware, has died. The 46-year-old lawyer died Saturday of brain cancer, less than two years after being diagnosed. Beau Biden was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At... more »
  • Senate backs bill to allow for medical marijuana dispensing

    May 5, 2015 3:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that could make medical marijuana available to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy. The proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Parks Republican, was approved on a 22-13 vote Monday, sending it to the House for... more »
  • Livingston parish Relay For Life Play Video

    April 14, 2015 8:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON- It's a relay that ignites the community against cancer, and it's coming to Livingston parish. Hundreds of people will gather in Denham Springs to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer... more »
  • Taylor Swift says her mother is battling cancer

    April 9, 2015 12:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Taylor Swift revealed to her fans that her mother has cancer. Swift wrote about the news in a post on her Tumblr on Thursday, which her representative confirmed. Swift said she wants to keep the details private, but said her mother wanted her fans to know what... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle searches for a breast cancer cure Play Video

    March 10, 2015 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some 8th graders at Southeast Middle School wanted to do something special for their math teacher, Michelle Perk. What started out as small project, quickly grew into something the whole school rallied behind. Southeast Middle has now raised $11,000 for breast cancer research. It all began... more »
  • Community says final goodbye to Father Vu Play Video

    January 31, 2015 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds crowded St. Aloysius Church to say one last goodbye to a legend. Family, longtime friends and many from the community gathered together. Father Than Vu closed his eyes for the last time on Wednesday when he died of cancer. He was 56. Members... more »
  • Doctors develop new way to test brain cancer drugs

    January 22, 2015 12:12 PM

    PHOENIX, AZ - One of the nation's most unusual cancer experiments is underway at a Phoenix hospital, aimed at finding new treatments for deadly brain tumors. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute are testing drugs Tso early in... more »
  • Group helps breast cancer survivors get tattoos

    January 14, 2015 2:08 AM

    WEST ALLIS, WI - For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. Now, a Colorado organization called P.ink is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing - through... more »
  • Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

    January 4, 2015 11:00 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, has died at age 49. The network says Scott died Sunday and had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, remaining dedicated to his craft even as he... more »
  • The uphill battle to survive pancreatic cancer Play Video

    November 19, 2014 8:31 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society predicts more than 46,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and less than 7,000 will survive. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan caught up with Shara Rusk, a Denham Springs woman living with the deadly disease.... more »
  • OLOL takes on lung cancer Play Video

    November 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Brad Vincent and Renea Duffin from Our Lady of the Lake Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center visited 2une In this morning to tell you how you can lower your risk. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related... more »
  • Google joins battle against cancer, other diseases Play Video

    October 30, 2014 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The world's top search database is joining the search for a cure to cancer. Google is working on a device that could detect the arrival of cancer and other deadly diseases before you even have them. According to the company, you would wear the device that... more »
  • Palliative care for cancer patients the theme of forum in Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 29, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Cancer Society has helped millions of people battle cancer over the years. One way they do that is helping patient's quality of life during their struggle. David Woodmansee is one of many speakers talking at a forum about awareness and understanding of palliative care.... more »
  • Google working on pill to search for illnesses

    October 28, 2014 2:26 PM

    LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Google's latest "moon shot" project: A pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses. The company says it's working a pill that contains microscopic particles, which can travel through the bloodstream and search for malignant cells. The particles could then report their findings to a... more »
  • Breast cancer survivor hosts walk Play Video

    October 18, 2014 2:13 PM

    CHANEYVILLE- A concerned resident hosted a walk Saturday to promote community awareness and to support breast cancer research. Juanita Sanford said she decided to start holding the walk every year to raise money for cancer research after she was diagnosed with the disease years ago. "As I was... more »
  • 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 »
  • Dealing with complications during breast surgery 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 »

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