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Cancer

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department truck. (CBS)

Study Involving Bay Area Firefighters Confirms Cancer Risk

Firefighters are a tight-knit family, and when they lose one of their own, they come together for support and comfort. That is what happened in Livermore and Pleasanton this month, when a 48-year old firefighter died from what has become an all too common work-related illness.

11/26/2013

Blair Landfill in Richmond. (CBS)

State Finds Radioactive Waste In Richmond Landfill

Experts with the state have found radioactive waste inside a Richmond landfill near a popular trail. Residents who live nearby told KPIX 5 that the state is not doing enough to fix the problem.

11/22/2013

Zach Greene and his younger brother Spencer have both been diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma or “Oligo,” a rare brain cancer. (CBS)

Marin Family Rallies After Brothers Struck With Rare Brain Cancer

There are more than 100 types of brain tumors. So when a North Bay family was told that both of their children had the exact same form of rare cancer it was both surprising and devastating.

09/27/2013

Dr. Drew Pinsky (credit: Getty Images)

Dr. Drew Announces He Had Prostate Cancer

Live 105’s “Loveline” & “Dr. Drew on Call” host wrote on the HLN network’s site that he returned to work in 10 days after having…

09/24/2013

Dr. Tri Minh Do, a former radiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Doctor Accused Of Paying Bills With Cancer Research Money

A former doctor at a South Bay hospital is accused of taking money intended for cancer research to pay his own bills.

09/04/2013

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones (credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Separate

The actors, who married in 2000 and have two children together, are reportedly “taking a break”

08/28/2013

(CBS)

UCSF-Led Panel Of Medical Experts Propose Changing Definition Of Cancer

A panel of experts advising the National Cancer Institute have proposed changing the definition of cancer, eliminating it entirely for some illnesses – particularly those that aren’t typically fatal given developments in medical science.

07/29/2013

A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.

07/24/2013

(AP)

State Wants Central Valley Hazardous Waste Dump Expanded

California officials are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects.

07/02/2013

Kabang, the snoutless mutt from the Philippines credited with saving the lives of two young girls last year, relaxes in his caregiver's yard. (Don Preisler, UC Davis)

Snoutless Hero Dog ‘Kabang’ Released From Davis Vet Hospital

Kabang, the Philippine dog that suffered a severely injured snout and upper-jaw while saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle, has been released from the hospital after months of treatment at UC Davis.

06/03/2013

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