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Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.

05/28/2014

Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Animal Update: Breast Cancer in Dogs

Though surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.

02/17/2014

Young cancer patient receives a Comfort Kit. (GivingComfort.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Provides Comfort For Cancer Patients

A San Francisco non-profit says the everyday needs of cancer patients are often forgotten. That’s why Giving Comfort is providing personalized Comfort Kits to cancer patients in need.

11/17/2013

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Cold Caps Tested At UCSF To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most despised side effects, not because of vanity but because it fuels stigma_revealing to the world an illness that many would rather keep private.

07/23/2013

Animal Update: Chemotherapy For Pets

Pets, like humans, are at risk for cancer.

10/15/2012

A doctor observes a patient's x-ray images. (CBS)

HealthWatch: SF Service Offers Free 2nd Opinion On Cancer Diagnoses

Northern California cancer patients are taking advantage of a unique service provided by a Bay Area non-profit group – a second opinion on their cancer diagnosis, free of charge.

09/22/2011

Computerized mammography.

HealthWatch: Therapy May Protect Ovaries From Chemotherapy

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be able to avoid a common complication of the treatment, early menopause.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

The Coast Guard rescue crew that found the woman at the San Mateo Bridge. (KCBS)

Coast Guard Rescues Windsurfer Near Coyote Point

A Los Altos woman who disappeared while windsurfing near Coyote Point Monday evening spent the night in the water before she was found just north of the San Mateo bridge the next morning.

CBS San Francisco–07/19/2011

Computerized mammography.

Acupuncture May Help Women Cope With Breast Cancer

A Stanford study has found that acupuncture may help women coping with the stresses of breast cancer treatment.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/20/2011

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