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Dawn Sears of the Time Jumpers Diagnosed With Cancer

Dawn Sears of the Grammy-nominated band the Time Jumpers has been diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Nashville. 

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Relay for Life of Taylor County is April 26th at Abilene Christian University

Relay for Life is  coming up next month so it's time to get your team together and start raising money for the American Cancer Society. This is an incredible event that I was a part of, for the first time, last year. I plan on making the 'survivor' lap again this year.

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Shay Shares Her Reasons for Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As I sit here on the eve of our St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon I am thinking about how I will tell everyone just how great this hospital and it's people are. It's actually hard to put it into words; I wish I could just take everyone there for one day to experience it for themselves. If I could do that we would never have to ask for money again it would just be something everyone would do without prompting. However, I can't do that so I'll try to give you a reason or two here, as to why I think this is the best charity to donate your hard earned money to.

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American Cancer Society is Hosting Abilene’s First Bark for Life Relay February 23rd.

You know what 'Relay for Life' is right? Well just imagine the very same thing, but only with the family pet. The American Cancer Society (ACS) in Abilene is holding the first ever 'Bark for Life' here at 'Camp Barkley' next to Grover Nelson Park. Unlike 'Relay for Life,' the Bark for Life will go from 9 AM until 1 PM whereas Relay for Life goes from 7 PM until 7 AM. The four hour four legged event will be much like the human event a "fun and festive atmosphere" complete with a survivor lap and games.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment May Shrink Your Weenie

Frightened by the idea of an urban witch doctor with a 7-inch long finger giving you your annual, white-knuckle prostate exam? You should actually be more concerned about the possibility of your penis shriveling up like a California raisin.

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Cancer Services Network is Holding an ‘Understanding the Affordable Care Act’ Workshop Dec. 12th

Understanding the 'Affordable Care Act' (ACA) especially for for people living with cancer, could take a law and/or medical degree. The Folks at Cancer Services Network are holding workshop to help you better understand the ACA, December 12th, 2012. The workshop will cover topics like; Cancer Treatment Overviews, the Costs of Cancer (direct medical costs and related non-medical costs), Daily Living Expenses and so much more. This will be a 'brown bag' luncheon workshop with drinks and desert provided.

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Five Fall Foods that Fight Cancer

It seems that once you are diagnosed you receive all kinds of emails about cancer and it's prevention. That's great but what about those who haven't been diagnosed? Well I'm here to help you out, I'll pass along the information that has been given to me, especially if it's easy. I recently received informa

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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Can a New Sports Bra Really Detect Breast Cancer?

Is possible for a bra to detect breast cancer?

Well, according to First Warning Systems, the answer is a resounding yes. The Reno, Nevada-based company says they have invented a sports bra that comes complete with built-in heat sensors that can allow doctors to see malignancies through a state-of-the-art thermal imprint.

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Teen Battling Cancer Suffers ‘Heartless Hoax’ After Woman Lied About Paying His Bills [VIDEO, POLL]

For the past three years, Thomas Doty has been fighting for his life. In late 2009, when the teenager from Washington state should have been enjoying life, Doty was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

It's a condition that took an even worse turn thanks to a cruel prank.

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Kellie Pickler Visits with Ellen DeGeneres About Shaving Her Head in Support of Friend with Cancer [VIDEO]

Kellie Pickler recently shaved her head in support of best friend Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Kellie has been getting a lot of attention ever since and she stopped by the Ellen Show to explain why she did what she did.

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The Little Baron’s Ball is a Fun Event for Childhood Cancer Survivors and Thier Families in Abilene

Thanks mainly to a anonymous donor who is fitting the bill for the 'First Annual Little Barons Ball' to be held at Prime Time Family Entertainment Center. Childhood cancer survivors 18 or younger are invited to attend an afternoon of fun, food, games, fellowship and a chance to hang out with others that share their plight. Jacque Thweatt Community Manager for the American Cancer Society (ACS) says "we are inviting mom, dad, brothers and sisters to come to the Little Batons Ball scheduled for this Sunday, September 9th.

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