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Most people knew James Strain as “Butch.” Dr. Cynthia Meneghini called him “Dad." She remembers him as a handyman who could fix anything. When she moved to a new house, he painted it top to bottom, despite feeling pain in his ribs.

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Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The National Cancer Institute says about 165-thousand cases have been diagnosed this year.

With early detection, treatment is often successful.

New diagnostic technology is helping patients in the Lansing area avoid prostate surgery, or undergo surgery earlier when needed.


Williamston Remembers Basketball Coach Bauer in Deed and Spirit

Dec 7, 2018
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Bauer, 48, Died in March from Cancer; Boys Basketball Program Remembers His “Gentle Giant” Legacy

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Aretha Franklin’s private funeral will be held on Friday in Detroit. Her death reportedly was caused by neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Attacking endocrin cells, it differs from the pancreatic cancer attacking exocrine cells that people tend to think leads to a swift death. In fact, Franklin lived with the condition for a number of years.


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A federal health agency says contaminated drinking water might have caused cancer and other chronic disease among veterans and families who lived at a former northern Michigan military base.

Brian Whiston
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Governor Rick Snyder, Lansing mayor Andy Schor and others shared memories of Michigan State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who succumbed to cancer. 

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In recent years, an alternative to smoking has spread across America. E-cigarettes are promoted as a way to reduce or eliminate the nicotine intake associated with smoking. The health effects of vaping are being debated, and opponents say e-cigarettes are attracting our youth to smoking.


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Henry Ford Health System says a $20 million gift will help launch a center to develop new methods to detect pancreatic cancer earlier.

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After asking about their course of treatment and how likely it is that it will succeed, many cancer patients have another question: will I lose my hair? Sparrow Hospital has begun using a new process that aims to prevent the hair loss that often accompanies chemotherapy.


Thomas O'Connell photo
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the medical community hopes to continue to improve early detection, treatments and survival rates.


Juliana Powell and Kellie Dean at Alex's Great State Race in 2016.
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Alex Powell was a Lansing Catholic High School graduate who was about to fulfill his dream of attending Michigan State University when he was diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis didn’t stop him from going to MSU, though it was for only a short time before he passed away. Powell is the namesake of Alex’s Great State Race.


Dr. Rick Neubig photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer, claiming 10,000 lives every year in the United States. Research now underway at Michigan State University has focused on a potential new drug that could reduce the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90-percent.


Current Sports | 7/14 /16 | #741

Jul 14, 2016
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ESPY's Summary, Craig Sager, Athletes and Activism, James Burns, Chad Tough, Draymond Green, Jermaine Edmondson, and Throwback Thursday.


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Brian Fees won an Eisner Award for his series "Mom’s Cancer." Current State's Jamie Paisley talks with the cartoonist.


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Arthur Ray is a Chicago native who stands at 6'3" and 300 lbs. He's a former Michigan State lineman who played two seasons at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado after being granted two extra seasons of eligibility by the NCAA in January of 2013. He last played for MSU back in 2011 and is a cancer survivor. 

 

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