Cancer

Boston firefighters battle a blaze on the roof of a Charles Street building. (WBZ-TV)

Hidden Danger Putting Firefighters At Risk For Cancer

Research has found significantly higher rates of respiratory, digestive and urinary cancers in firefighters than in the general population.

05/19/2014

Ed and Kelly Bregman train for the Pan Mass Challenge. (WBZ-TV)

Daughter Teams Up With Dad To Fight His Cancer And Ride The PMC

Kelly Bregman’sfather, Ed, has always been there for her. Last year she stepped up to support him in his cancer fight and this summer they will ride the Pan Mass Challenge together.

05/09/2014

Alisha Savage of Ireland is undergoing cancer treatment in Boston. (Photo from Kim Tunnicliffe)

Toddler From Ireland Gets Life-Saving Treatment In Boston

A family from Ireland who is struggling to pay medical bills is getting some help in Boston.

05/07/2014

Hooman Noorchashm and Amy Reed (WBZ-TV)

Needham Couple Pushes To Ban Morcellation For Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are one of the most common health problems women face. Now there are new concerns about a widely used procedure for fibroids known as morcellation.

04/25/2014

Tom Menino. (WBZ-TV)

Former Boston Mayor Menino Being Treated For Advanced Cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was diagnosed with advanced cancer after leaving office.

03/15/2014

Tyler Seddon watches the convoy with his parents. (Photo from @WestwoodPD/Twitter)

Thousands Of Police & Fire Officials Help RI Boy Celebrate Birthday

First responders from around New England made sure a 7-year-old Rhode Island boy has a birthday to remember.

03/06/2014

Debbie DiMasi (WBZ-TV)

Sal DiMasi, Wife Surprised By Lung Cancer Diagnosis In Prison

The wife of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi discovered the diagnosis in a note in his prison medical records from 2012.

02/03/2014

Buddy Cianci. (Photo courtesy: Buddy Cianci-Facebook)

Buddy Cianci Treated For ‘Completely Curable’ Cancer

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci is being treated for what he says is curable cancer.

01/28/2014

Aybel Martin

Stranger Gives NH Boy A Shot At Beating Leukemia

Aybel Martin checked in to Boston Children’s Hospital as he prepares for chemotherapy or radiation before a bone marrow transplant. A 100% match was found from a stranger.

01/27/2014

(Photo by Matt Dorris via singourway.com)

Boston Dad’s Songs For Daughter With Cancer Get Grammy Nomination

A father from Boston is nominated for his first Grammy for a children’s album that was inspired by his young daughter with cancer. His child, Clio, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 at the age of 5.

01/25/2014

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