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Actress Angelina Jolie (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Says She Had Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

05/14/2013

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Local Oncologist Says Kadcyla Is “A Really Good Drug”

The FDA approval the breast cancer drug Kadcyla is getting a welcome reception from a local oncologist.

02/22/2013

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Study: Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

Researchers found that alcohol resulted in about 20,000 cancer deaths annually, accounting for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S.

02/14/2013

Jim Nentwig

North Shore Man Spreads Christmas Cheer At Hospitals

For one Jim Nentwig, Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate with hundreds of people who aren’t able to be home.

12/24/2012

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Mass. Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

Doctors can now recommend medical marijuana for patients with certain conditions.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

Charlene Manseau of Amesbury

Amesbury Woman Dies Of EEE

Charlene Manseau is the second person from Massachusetts to die of EEE.

09/24/2012

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

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