Chemotherapy

Frank the Police Dog

Residents Raise More Than $11,000 For Sebastopol Police Dog’s Chemotherapy

A Sebastopol police dog named Frank is attracting a lot of attention and money this week after the seven-year-old German shepherd was diagnosed with a deadly form of lymphoma and needs chemotherapy.

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Vicki Goss (left) and Susi Folks prepare ChemoCare Bags for patients. (CBS)

‘Bag Ladies’ Cheer Cancer Patients With Little Comforts

They call themselves “the bag ladies” or “the two little old ladies from Livermore.” But the nicknames don’t begin to describe the powerful way this week’s Jefferson Award winners touch the lives of cancer patients.

01/07/2015

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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

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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

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

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