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San Jose Teen Makes Steady Progress On Bucket List With Only 2 Weeks Left To Live

At 17 years old, Alex Matlosz-Cox has already driven a Lamborghini, met San Francisco 49ers alumni and flown a private airplane on his own.

11/10/2014

Paul Deanno

KPIX Meteorologist Paul Deanno To Change His Look For ‘Movember’ Movement To Fight Cancer

Meteorologist Paul Deanno will have an evolving look over the next few weeks as he participates in an annual event to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer and associated charities.

11/04/2014

(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

29-Year-Old SF Woman Battling Brain Cancer Reconsiders Date To End Her Life

A terminally ill 29-year-old woman from San Francisco is giving more thought on her decision to die by assisted suicide two days after her husband’s birthday on Nov. 1.

10/30/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Working On Cancer-Detecting Pill That Searches For Malignant Cells In Bloodstream

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/28/2014

Ryan Mansala and his father Richard take a picture with Golden State Warriors star David Lee. (CBS)

Terminally Ill Bay Area Cancer Patient Fulfills Last Wish To Meet Warriors Players

A Bay Area cancer patient who doctors say only has days to live was granted his last wish to meet some of the Golden State Warriors players.

10/27/2014

Brittany Maynard stops for Grand Canyon photos with her husband. 
(Credit: Brittany Maynard Fund)

With Days Left To Live SF Woman Battling Brain Cancer Fulfills Dream Of Visiting Grand Canyon With Family

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer, says she crossed something off her self-described bucket last week, just days before she plans to take her own life.

10/27/2014

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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