Cancer

Playground with rubber mulch (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Playground Surfaces May Put Kids At Risk

Material designed to make playgrounds and turf fields safer for children, may actually be putting them at risk.

06/11/2015

Ryan McGuire and Danny Nickerson (Image credit Golf Fights Cancer)

Foxboro Boy To Attempt 100-Hole Golf Marathon In Young Friend’s Memory

When 5-year-old Danny Nickerson of Foxboro died from a rare cancer in April, he left a friend who resolved to do what he could to fight the disease.

06/10/2015

Gronk at the Buzz For Kids event in Foxboro (Photo credit Jason Marder/WBZ-TV)

Rob Gronkowski Shaves Head To Boost Kids With Cancer

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski got a buzz cut for a good cause on Sunday.

06/07/2015

Jim Boysen. (WBZ-TV)

Doctors Perform First Partial Skull And Scalp Transplant

Surgeons have used plastic implants and bone grafts to close large defects in patients’ skulls before but now doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital say they have performed the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant.

06/04/2015

MRI machine (WBZ-TV)

Less Is More When Treating Kids With Cancer

Some doctors now think you can do more for kids with cancer by actually doing less.

06/01/2015

Morcellator (WBZ-TV)

FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Hysterectomy Device

A company that manufactured the device is now being investigated by the Feds.

05/28/2015

Bridge School dance party in Lexington (WBZ-TV)

Elementary Students In Lexington Support Classmate With Cancer

Students at the Bridge Elementary School in Lexington are doing all they can to support a classmate battling cancer.

05/20/2015

Lisa Porter (WBZ-TV)

Purse Stolen From Two-Time Cancer Survivor In Lowell

A two-time cancer survivor was preparing for a yard sale when someone stole her purse containing money for bills and pledges for a cancer walk.

05/19/2015

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Conn. Teen Who Fought Chemotherapy Heading Home From Hospital

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy has finished that treatment and was expected to be released from the hospital.

04/27/2015

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Paxton Nurse With Cancer Writes Own Obituary Before Death

A Paxton nurse battling cancer penned her own obituary before her death last week.

04/22/2015

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