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Team Christian, walking for Christian Wheeler of Hopkinton, the child on far right. (Photo from Kim Tunnicliffe)

9,000 People Walk Marathon Route To Raise Money For Jimmy Fund

The 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk kicked off Sunday morning.

09/09/2012

A group of cancer survivors climbed Mt. Washington.

One Last Thing: Cancer Survivors Climb Mt. Washington

When diagnosed, many think cancer is a death sentence, but a group of women wanted to make a statement that it is not.

08/03/2012

3-year-old Marty Wells drops the puck for a benefit in his honor.

Burlington HS Hockey Raises Money For 3-Year-Old Fighting Leukemia

One last thing: Burlington High School’s 2012 varsity ice hockey team recently played a game they will never forget.

07/12/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Diseases Showing Up More In Younger Age Groups

Many diseases and conditions we associate with old age are increasingly showing up at earlier ages.

07/10/2012

Reid Sacco

Tufts To Launch Cancer Program For Young Adults

Tufts Medical Center is creating a cancer center just for young adults – something that hasn’t existed in Boston before.

06/30/2012

A woman holds a placard (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

Sal DiMasi answers questions outside federal court, June 15, 2011. (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Attorney: Sal DiMasi’s Cancer Has Spread, Care Came Late

Convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s tongue cancer has spread and he was denied medical care for months, his attorney announced Wednesday.

06/20/2012

Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi outside court on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Imprisoned Former Mass. House Speaker DiMasi Has Cancer

The wife of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes while serving an 8-year federal prison sentence in Lexington, Ky.

05/19/2012

Megan and her coworkers at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Coworkers Donate Time Off So Nurse Can Get Cancer Treatment

When Megan, a Certified Nurse Midwife at Mount Auburn Hospital was diagnosed with cancer, her colleagues stepped in to help.

05/08/2012

Water notice posted in Atkinson Town Hall.

Toxic Chemical Seeps Into Atkinson, NH Water Wells

Residents are now using bottled water shipped in by the state.

03/23/2012

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