Cancer

San Francisco Giants fan and cancer patient Rosemary Capitolo of San Jose in her orange knit cap. (CBS)

San Jose Cancer Patient’s Knitted Giants ‘Hair’ Selfie Goes Viral

A San Jose grandmother who’s a big San Francisco Giants fan has suddenly developed her own fan base not just because of her passion for the team, but also her whimsical approach to having cancer.

10/22/2014

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UCSF Cancer Patients Testing Scalp-Cooling Cap That Can Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Cancer patients in San Francisco are testing out a device that can allow them to avoid the tell-tale sign of their condition – hair loss.

10/09/2014

Brittany at home in San Francisco with her dog Charley. (Photo courtesy of thebrittanyfund.org)

29-Year-Old San Francisco Woman With Brain Cancer Plans To End Her Life On Nov. 1st

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer from San Francisco, plans to die two days after her husband’s birthday by assisted suicide and is launching a nationwide campaign calling for death with dignity laws.

10/07/2014

Thomas Cantley, aka Mr. Ballsy, pushing his inflatable, six-foot, 'testicle' across the country to raise cancer awareness.

Cancer Survivor Pushing Giant Testicle Across U.S. To Raise Awareness Heads To San Francisco

The images are startling. A man, a dog, and a gigantic six-foot inflatable testicle trudging across the horizon. It’s not a joke, it’s one man’s battle to raise awareness for male cancers. He’s serious, and he’s heading to San Francisco.

09/13/2014

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Will Ferrell Challenges Video Gamers To Play With Him At SF’s Twitch TV For Cancer Charities

“Anchorman” Will Ferrell is offering video game fans a chance to play with him in San Francisco to raise money for charities that help children with cancer.

09/12/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme Processing Diseased Cows

The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing bad beef pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme that led to a massive international beef recall.

08/22/2014

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Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley

Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Maxwell Anderson have called for a city ordinance that would require every mobile phone sold within the city to carry a sticker “warning consumers of the risk of brain cancer.”

08/22/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

3-year-old Seaside cancer patient Renzo gets help operating a crane at a construction site on 8th Ave. in San Francisco, August 19, 2014. (CBS)

3-Year-Old NorCal Cancer Patient Gets Wish To Be Construction Foreman At San Francisco Building Site

A three-year-old Northern California cancer patient who loves his toy trucks and construction equipment got his wish to work with the real machinery at a building site in San Francisco Tuesday.

08/19/2014

Livestock inside a pen at a slaughterhouse in Petaluma.

4 Petaluma Slaughterhouse Officials Indicted On Charges Of Processing Diseased Animals

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

08/18/2014

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