A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.
A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.
Pre-cancer Gary Brausen cruised through 9-mile trail races. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen strapped on ice skates at 6:30 a.m. three days a week, competing against former college hockey standouts. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen never touched a cigarette.
There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.
The 7-year-old Minnesota girl whose rare cancer led to a precedent-setting malpractice ruling by the state Supreme Court has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jocelyn Dickhoff was 2 weeks old when her parents took her to a doctor.
Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.
Justice David Lillehaug joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Tuesday to talk about his new job and a health challenge he is experiencing.
Vince Flynn will be remembered around the world as the man who wrote enthralling political thrillers that millions of people couldn’t put down.
Hundreds of people headed to White Bear Lake this week for a chance at breaking a world record. Their goal was to make the longest ice cream sundae in the world, while raising money for cancer research.
Friends and family are mourning the death of a beloved soldier, author and family man as Lt. Col. Mark Weber died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.
There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.
At the height of his military career in 2010, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was forced to face a different kind of life and death battle. He was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. “Doctors have told me they can’t understand how I’m still alive. I have damage to my liver that is incomprehensible,” Weber said. That was November of last year, just before Weber’s book was self-published. “Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters” sold 10,000 copies in three months.
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.
The Brides Against Breast Cancer tour has made its way to Minneapolis. One thousand designer and brand name wedding gowns will be for sale at the Millennium Hotel. Show manager Kelsey Anderson says the discounts are deep.“All of our gowns are discounted up to 85 percent-off the original value. And they’ve been donated by designers, manufacturers and brides,” Anderson said.
A Minnesota Supreme Court decision in the case of a little girl with cancer changes the way the state looks at medical malpractice claims. Friday’s ruling says a patient may recover damages when a doctor’s negligence causes that patient to lose a chance of recovery or survival. It comes in the case of a couple who claimed their daughter’s cancer would have been curable if diagnosed earlier.
A life, and a song that continues to inspire millions.
First it was No. 1 on the iTunes top-selling singles chart. This week, a Stillwater High School student’s song has landed on the Billboard music charts at No. 7. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on May 20. He was 18 years old. But his music lives on.
The weather wasn’t quite sunny or warm enough to have people craving lemonade, but plenty of drivers did stop for a bright yellow stand in Chaska.
A St. Louis Park teenager who died after a battle with leukemia is being remembered in a very special way. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Keller was a stand-out high school baseball player and was offered a scholarship to Southwest Minnesota State University. But before he could go to college, he was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away last summe
A Stillwater High School student, whose song recently landed at the top of the list of the top-selling singles on iTunes, is being laid to rest Thursday. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on Monday. He was 18 years old.
The song written by a Twin Cities teenager who died of cancer earlier this week has landed at the top of the iTunes charts posthumously. Zach Sobiech died at age 18 on Monday. He had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009 when he was just 13.
The Twin Cities teenager whose song he wrote after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer garnered national attention has died. Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009 when he was just 13.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but there is good news.
A big part of parenting is teaching children through lessons you learned as a kid, but for a Prinsburg man, it’s a battle with cancer that’s coming back around.
Justin Bieber’s song gets classical treatment in this hilarious smack down!