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The Alarm’s Mike Peters is in town, playing a concert and talking about a documentary detailing his journey climbing mountains and undergoing chemotherapy. (Courtesy photo)

The Alarm’s Mike Peters shares his survival story

Welsh rocker -- and three-time cancer survivor -- Mike Peters never intended…

 

Kathy Griffin has apologized for a disturbing photo in which she's holding Donald Trump's head. (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Kathy Griffin alarms with bloody Trump head photo

Is Kathy Griffin shocking -- or not? The stand-up comic is pictured…

 

Folk artist John McCutcheon comes to California on his annual tour, this time promoting his latest recording "Trolling for Dreams." (Courtesy Irene Young)

Folk great John McCutcheon back in action

Like clockwork, 64-year-old folk singer-songwriter John McCutcheon has toured through the Bay…

 

Val Kilmer, pictured last year, hasn't commented on recent public remarks by former costar Michael Douglas, who said he has throat cancer. (Courtesy Facebook)

Scoop: Michael Douglas offers prayers for Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer, understandably, hasn’t been up for publicity about it, but Michael…

Val Kilmer, pictured last year, hasn't commented on recent public remarks by former costar Michael Douglas, who said he has throat cancer. (Courtesy Facebook)
San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department plans to replace the crumb rubber infill it uses for synthetic fills, but the department appears to be out of the loop on the seriousness of the situation. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Synthetic turf poses potential health risks

San Francisco is littered with remnants of a questionable recycling program. Ground-up,…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department plans to replace the crumb rubber infill it uses for synthetic fills, but the department appears to be out of the loop on the seriousness of the situation. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Evy Schiffman with her husband Neil a few months before he died of lung cancer last summer. (Courtesy Evy Schiffman)

Transforming discussions of death

Sex in America was so taboo that even though it was on…

Evy Schiffman with her husband Neil a few months before he died of lung cancer last summer. (Courtesy Evy Schiffman)
Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that no cancer was detected in his latest scan. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Jimmy Carter says latest brain scan shows no cancer

ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his most recent brain scan…

Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that no cancer was detected in his latest scan. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
The World Health Organization's cancer agency said Monday that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The…

The World Health Organization's cancer agency said Monday that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Former President Jimmy Carter walks to a news conference followed by his wife, Rosalynn Carter, center, at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  (Ron Harris/AP)

Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work

ATLANTA — Cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow…

Former President Jimmy Carter walks to a news conference followed by his wife, Rosalynn Carter, center, at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.  (Ron Harris/AP)
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Phil Skinner/AP)

With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

ATLANTA — With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President…

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Phil Skinner/AP)

Nope, cancer is not ‘just bad luck’

A new cancer study is stirring up good controversy, as cancer experts…

Beat the cancer-obesity trap with diet, exercise

Q: My mom's obese, and I've been worried about her health for…

Paul Beaty/APRoger Ebert's wife Chaz Ebert

Actors, others gather at Chicago memorial for film critic Roger Ebert

CHICAGO — Hollywood actors and Chicago natives John Cusack and Joan Cusack…

Paul Beaty/APRoger Ebert's wife Chaz Ebert
AP File PhotoGeorge Gund III

George Gund III, original owner of San Jose Sharks, dies at 75

George Gund III, the original owner of the Sharks, has died. He…

AP File PhotoGeorge Gund III

Cancer survivor suspended over his long hairstyle

A Flint-area teenager and leukemia survivor has been suspended from school for…

Adrian woman helps kids with cancer stay warm

Betty Timm of Adrian likes to keep busy. After having surgery in…

Don’t get caught in the drug shortage crisis

You’ve seen it on TV, heard about it from friends and maybe…

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British doctors ordered to cut back on cancer scans

WHAT: To save money, Britain’s National Health Service has demanded that family…

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Music stars help girl battle cancer

Juliana Pena spends every day of her young life fighting to keep…

Survivor walks to help those without insurance

Two hundred teams will be hitting the streets of San Francisco for…