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January 11, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Ryan Lamantia and Walter Wetzel were two very ill young boys -- one with brain cancer, the other with leukemia. One made it, one didn't. And that's where this story starts. The boys met in a hospital during their respective treatments. This Chicago Tribune story tells what happened: "He inspired me to survive my cancer," Walter, now 17, in remission and quite the football player and snowboarder, says in the story. "Seeing him happy all the time made me happy. How could I be upset if he had it so much worse than me?"
December 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fred Lebow, who ran the 1992 New York City Marathon less than two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer, was hospitalized with a hernia and a scrotum ailment and will have surgery today.
June 16, 2003 | Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer
When cancer spreads to the brain from its original site, such as the lung or breast, it becomes extremely difficult to treat. The organ's natural barriers tend to block chemotherapy from entering, so that cancer cells survive in the brain even as they are killed off elsewhere. A possible weapon against this form of the disease, known as metastatic brain cancer, is a therapy currently used for primary brain cancer (in which the tumor originates in the brain).
October 6, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager with brain cancer whose desire to shoot a bear created an uproar among animal rights activists has killed a brown bear in Alaska, it was reported. Erik Ness, 18, killed the almost 700-pound, 7-foot, 9-inch-tall animal near the Situk River during an unpublicized trip last month paid for by the Minnesota chapter of Safari Club International, a club for hunters.
July 28, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots Blog
The first-ever study comparing brain cancer incidence in kids who use cellphones with those who do not has found no difference, suggesting that children's long-feared vulnerability to brain cancer with early cellphone use does not exist. In a four-country study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers matched 352 children and adolescents diagnosed with brain cancer with 646 similar kids who were healthy, and compared their patterns of cellphone use. The children ranged in age from 7 to 19, and researchers asked how long they had been regular users of mobile phones, which ear they tended to favor, and whether they ever used a hands-free device.
December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Archbishop John L. May, 70, has retired as a result of his battle since the summer with brain cancer, church officials said. The Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell, 61, a senior auxiliary bishop since 1984, was elected administrator Friday to govern until a new archbishop is named by Pope John Paul II. The process is expected to take six to eight months.
September 17, 2011 | By Jim Puzzanghera
The daughters of two legendary Democratic politicians have died: Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Both women had been battling cancer. Their deaths were announced by their families Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Kennedy, 51, died at a health club in the Washington area, said her brother, Patrick Kennedy, a former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island.
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