October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, with charity walks, fundraisers, and benefits planned. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with over over 220,000 women in the United States being treated for the dise ... More >>
What started with a Twitter campaign ended in LeBron James making the dreams of 16-year-old cancer patient Ebony Nettles-Bey come true. She's a star high school basketball player from Milwaukee who was blindsided last October with a stage four cancer diagnosis. Her teammates decided to cheer her up ... More >>
"I'm ready to fight this thing." That's how Bingo Players' Paul Baümer took on his unexpected and devastating cancer diagnosis last summer. But sadly, though he showed great courage and admirable resilience, the Dutch DJ-producer passed away on December 17, 2013. Now, in Baümer's memory, the fig ... More >>
We live in a place called the "Sunshine State" with about 825 miles of beaches, but instead of taking advantage of those natural resources a whole lot of Floridians appear to prefer to get tan inside a salon. In fact, a new study reveals that there are now more tanning salons in Florida than there a ... More >>
Luke Taleno's eyes, streaked with sapphire and magenta, were something out of a nightmare. The 14-year-old looked possessed, felt worse, and couldn't escape the barrage of chemotherapy. He was dying, and he knew it. On May 29, 2011, Taleno was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a fast-dev ... More >>
When Dr. Norman Block got the news in May 2012, he was incredulous. The Nobel Laureate he'd brought to the University of Miami to work on cancer research -- a groundbreaking drug researcher named Andrew Schally -- would lose $150,000 in funding. Schally would have to lay off two researchers and halt ... More >>
In today's world of hyper-partisan political bickering, we're not even sure where the line of good taste lies anymore. But we're pretty sure making fun of cancer patient for having cancer is decidedly over even that murky line. Republican Pinellas County Committeeman Dan Tucker is in hot water for ... More >>
Breast cancer affects too many of us, whether we are a survivor or the friend or family member of one. According to the American Cancer Society, "breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About one in eight (12%) women in the United States will develop ... More >>
When Hugo Chavez made his first mysterious trip to Cuba for cancer surgery last year, many predicted the Venezuelan president's health would give out before last October's elections. The dictator seemed to have made a surprising recovery and won reelection, but it seems his health problems are far f ... More >>
Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets won't feature replacement refs, but it will feature replacement flags. Instead of tossing out yellow flags, refs will be using pink flags.The idea was not the brainchild of a fan of post-punk band Wire, but rather that of an 11-year-old boy ... More >>
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has officially released its findings on the cancer scare in northwest Dade: There's no cluster in Broadmoor, they say."We have not found or identified a cluster," says Lillian Rivera, the Health Department's administrator. "Based on the incidence and methodolo ... More >>
Miami restaurants may have a reputation for being notoriously overpriced and overrated. There are some places that locals dare not go, but ask any tourist in South Beach and that's the first spot they want to dine. And then there are the places that, no matter what, keep it on a local level -- alway ... More >>
Ra Sushi is offering a deal in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.For $15, get a glass of ONEHOPE Chardonnay paired with an RA Sushi pink roll. The pink roll features shrimp, kani kama crab mix, and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and serv ... More >>
News of Hugo Chavez's mysterious cancer diagnosis has Miami's el Exilio buzzing over the possibility that the Venezuelan president, and one of Fidel Castro's biggest allies, will not be in office for much longer. In an interview today with the BCC however, Chavez admitted that he may need fur ... More >>
Hugo Chávez has cancer, he announced Thursday night.Hugo Chávez has cancer.For nearly a month, rumors have been circling about the Venezuelan president's health. But his mysterious sojourn to Havana became a little less murky Thursday night when a noticeably thinner Chávez announced in a live ... More >>
Finding out oral sex may lead to higher incidences of certain types of cancer is like finding out puppies may give you a stroke or rainbows can blind you. It is just horrible. Yet, that's exactly what a new study suggests. The study links the up-tick in certain types of head and neck cancers to t ... More >>
Skinny Dip organizer Shawn Snyder.The Miami music scene is diverse, tight-knit, and incredibly compassionate. Last year, bands from around South Florida answered Shawn Snyder's call to action and helped raise over $5,000 at the fist ever Skinny Dip, a concert benefiting Melanoma research and awar ... More >>
Steven Guarin needs a bone marrow transplant. He has cancer and stupid Medicaid won't cover it. The situation sucks, but his friends in the Miami music scene are doing something about it. They've already gotten a $1,500 donation from Music Cares, the charity foundation set up by the Recording Ac ... More >>
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Brain cancer, unemployment, and love -- is this the recipe for a fulfilling life? According to a New York couple, making it through the week alive and under a roof is enough to say they're blessed. "Every single week we make it by I have a laugh," said Virgilio Castro, a Bronx native who was diagn ... More >>
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After steady ignoring that weird splotch on your forearm for months now, you’ve finally convinced yourself that it’s actually changing shape, like a chocolate brown amoeba slowly squrming under a microscope. So what are you doing about it? No, seriously. Even though skin cancer is completely cur ... More >>
Ray Carson, the American Cancer Society's Florida Division's vice president, provided the following statement Tuesday afternoon from the agency's state headquarters in Tampa regarding the Hope Lodge closing: First, let me say that we are very proud of the Hope Lodge. Since it opened in 1993, it has ... More >>
The past 24 months have been excruciating for Michelle Baker, a free-spirited 23-year-old from Flamingo. In 2004 Baker was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and began a round of debilitating chemotherapy cycles. Alone in South Florida and unable to make the drive from her home near Everglades N ... More >>
The Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure
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A little boy arrived from Saint Lucia to have a dangerous tumor removed. The tumor is gone, but so is his home and his ability to move.
Rachel Better never worried about her stateless status until the INS locked her up. Then it was too late.
Steve Clark battles cancer and fierce rumors of his demise. He says he's more worried about the rumors.
A UM nurse told a patient about a positive preliminary HIV test result -- and that was the last thing she did