Cancer

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

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Medical Pot Backers Hope To Speed Task Force Work

Potential medical marijuana patients and family members said Thursday they hope to assuage police concerns as the state builds up its new program allowing the treatment of eight illnesses with some forms of cannabis.

07/31/2014

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Lakeville Firefighters Show Support For Girl With Cancer

The gear that Lakeville Firefighters wear isn’t the only thing about them that now looks the same. The firefighters shaved their heads to show solidarity for one of their own.

07/29/2014

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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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Twins Have Eye Back Home On GM Terry Ryan

While listening to assistant general manager Rob Antony deliver the traditional clubhouse talk on the first day of full-squad workouts, Minnesota Twins reliever Brian Duensing kept thinking of Terry Ryan.

02/25/2014

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Neighbors React To Tragic Duplex Fire In N. Mpls.

Only months after Troy Lewis’ family lost a wife and mother, a raging house fire in north Minneapolis claimed five more lives. Seven residents living on the main floor made it out alive, including Taleaha Cox. Seconds later, she heard Troy’s screams coming from the second floor. “My little brother’s like, ‘I think the house is on fire.’ And then all I heard was the man upstairs like, ‘Help! Police! Fire, fire, fire! Police!’” Cox said. “He was hanging out the window.”

02/14/2014

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Twins GM Ryan Out Of Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has been released from the hospital, the first step in his recovery from cancer surgery. The Twins announced Friday that Ryan left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, three days after the operation.

02/14/2014

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Twins: GM Terry Ryan Diagnosed With Cancer

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday, just a few days away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, that General Manager Terry Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer. Team officials said the diagnosis came during a routine physical as the team physician found a lump on Ryan’s neck.

02/10/2014

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Hope Chest Helps Low-Income Breast Cancer Patients

Saving money while trying to save your own life. It’s a concept that seems unfair when your life should be seen as priceless. But for many low-income people, it’s a reality. The founder of a local charity aimed to help women fighting breast cancer is doing something to change that. All proceeds from “Hope Chest for Breast Cancer” go to help local women who struggle to meet their immediate needs of food, transportation and medical costs.

02/05/2014

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Health Dept. Trying To Deter Teens From Tanning With Video Challenge

A new survey reveals how many Minnesota teenagers are increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. A new study from the Department of Health found 34 percent of white girls in the 11th grade admitted to using tanning beds over the last year. More than half of them tanned indoors 10 or more times.

01/14/2014

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1-8-14 Jimbo Fisher’s Minneapolis Connection On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A family illness keeps the coach in Minneapolis. Listen why by clicking the above link.

01/08/2014

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