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Cancer

Actor Michael Douglas. (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Throws Spotlight On HPV

Actor Michael Douglas said Monday that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women. “It is not one of the more common cancers, but it seems to be rising,” Dr. John Sunwood at Stanford University Medical Center, told KPIX 5.

06/03/2013

Jefferson Award winner Bob Hammer. (CBS)

East Bay Jefferson Award Winner Pays It Forward In Cancer Fight

An East Bay cancer survivor has turned his own diagnosis into an effort to heal others. A golf tournament he created has raised more than $1 million in the fight against the disease.

03/06/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

San Francisco Opera Singer, Zheng Cao Succumbs To Cancer

After a long battle with cancer, renowned mezzo-soprano singer, Zheng Cao of the San Francisco Opera, passed away at the age of 46…

02/25/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Finds Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

Dr. Timothy Naimi, at Boston University School of Medicine, says this is the first time in 30 years that researchers have looked closely at alcohol and cancer deaths.

02/15/2013

Animal Update: Medical Alert Dogs

Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.

01/28/2013

Le Tour 2010 - Stage Twenty

Armstrong’s Admission No Surprise To Bay Area Cycling Enthusiasts

Has the controversy over doping in the sport of cycling been so drawn out that the supposed tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey sort of anti-climactic? Some say so.

01/15/2013

Medical Generic, caduces

New Law Sponsored By South Bay Rep. Forces Government To Fight Deadly Cancers

Flanked by the wife of the late actor and cancer victim Patrick Swayze, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo Wednesday celebrated the passage of a law that requires the federal government to fight harder against the most deadly cancers.

01/09/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Health ‘Great’ After Prostate Cancer Treatment

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare since taking office two years ago.

01/08/2013

Shoppers Make Final Purchases Before Christmas

San Francisco Cable Car Painter Dies Of Cancer

For 30 years, Efren Bernal painted San Francisco’s world-famous cable cars. The longtime artist died from cancer this week.

12/28/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Being Treated For Prostate Cancer, Plans To Stay On Job

Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday.

12/12/2012

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