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Thousands Run TCF Bank Stadium Stairs For Cancer Research

Fundraisers went to new heights Saturday morning in an effort to raise money for cancer research. More than a thousand people ran the stairs at TCF Bank Stadium in the “Climb 4 Kidney Cancer” race. Kidney cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer, killing almost 14,000 people each year.

07/19/2014

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Head Of Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce Dies

The longtime president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has died. David Olson died Wednesday night after struggling with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Chamber of Commerce staff confirmed his death.

07/17/2014

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‘Love Your Melon’ Co-Founders Go National With Tour Bus

What started as a class project at St. Thomas has become a national movement. Love Your Melon is a nonprofit, allowing college students to bring even just a little joy to children fighting cancer. And it’s literally now a movement.

07/01/2014

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Study: Wealthy & Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get. Researchers looked at three million tumors diagnosed over a four-year period. They found in the poorest neighborhoods, larynx, cervical, and liver cancers were the most common.

05/27/2014

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Are Flame Retardants Causing Cancer In Firefighters?

They’re trained to run into burning buildings and save lives, but Minnesota firefighters are facing a silent danger long after the flames are out. Studies show more than half of all line-of-duty deaths in firefighting are now caused by cancer. It’s a diagnosis Minnesota firefighters know all too well.

05/26/2014

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Health Watch: Tips For Preventing, Recognizing Skin Cancer

Summer unofficially kicks off  Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota, and experts say this is also a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Three and a half million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, and many cases can be prevented or detected early.

05/24/2014

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Don Meyer, Among Coaches With Most Wins, Has Died

Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

05/18/2014

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MN Coalition Works To Bring Awareness To Colon Cancer

For ten years, the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition has been on a mission to make the words colon, colorrectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language. The organization believes it can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from the largely preventable cancer. Last year thousands come out to participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and run.

05/17/2014

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Mayo Clinic Study May Have Found Possible Cure To Certain Cancer

A new groundbreaking study at the Mayo Clinic may have found a potential “cure” for some types of cancer. Forty-nine-year-old Stacy Erholtz has myeloma, a type of cancer found in bone marrow.

05/15/2014

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Legendary Basketball Coach Meyer In Hospice Care

The family of former Northern State University basketball coach Don Meyer says he’s in hospice care in Aberdeen. The family says in a statement that Meyer’s health has been declining over the past several months, and after a three-day stay at a hospital with a feeding tube he is now at home in hospice care.

05/14/2014

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St. Anthony Crowd Breaks High-5 Record For Boy With Cancer

Today, you can help a young boy battling a life-threatening disease. And all it takes is a high five. There’s an organized local movement to make a world record attempt to get the most high-fives in one minute.

04/17/2014

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Health Watch: ‘Cold Cap Therapy’ May Help Cancer Patients Keep Hair

It seems the two go hand-in-hand: chemotherapy and losing your hair. However, some cancer patients are keeping their hair in the midst of aggressive treatments: It’s called cold cap therapy.

04/03/2014

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Firefighters Call For Regulations On Harmful Chemicals

Flames aren’t the only threat to Minnesota firefighters. The group ‘Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters’ joined lawmakers and health advocates at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon to talk about the dangers of toxic chemicals. The group wants stronger regulation of chemicals like flame retardants, which can cause cancer.

03/26/2014

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Former Gopher Hockey Star Given A Few Months To Live

Friends and family are putting together a benefit for a former Gopher hockey star who has been given just a few months to live.

03/24/2014

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Minn. Mom Ends Cancer Treatment To Be Home With Boys

Difficult situations require difficult decisions. Lynn Acker is a 37-year-old wife and mother of three sons in Coon Rapids. She’s been fighting cancer for seven years. This winter, she made one of life’s toughest decisions.

02/26/2014

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