Warning — Graphic pictures below For ten years, Stefan Zoleik lived with a disfiguring 13-pound facial tumor, an alarming growth caused by a rare disorder called Madelung disease. While the tumor isn't usually life-threatening, the large growths can lead to pain and difficulty breathing.
The oldest human tumor ever found — by more than 100,000 years — has been discovered in the rib of a Neanderthal. The bone, excavated more than 100 years ago in Croatia, has been hollowed out by a tumor still seen in humans today, known as fibrous dysplasia.
Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDRA) announced after markets closed Tuesday that its immunotherapy intratumoral injection candidate, IMO-2055, showed anti-tumor activity in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s (NYSE:BMY) Yervoy against a variety of cancer types in pre-clinical studies.
A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business to help a young worker with a brain tumor. Brittany Mathis, 19, was diagnosed with a ping pong-sized brain tumor in December. She doesn't have health insurance, and her dad died of a similar condition years ago.
Scott Hamilton, who won Olympic figure skating gold in 1984, had surgery to remove a benign brain tumor on Wednesday, his publicist said.Publicist Michael Sterling said the 51-year-old former skater was "doing very well" and was expected to make a complete recovery.Doctors found the tumor near Hamilton's pituitary gland in 2004. He had treatment to shrink the tumor, but it grew back forcing him to have the surgery.
Andrew Doiron is being eulogized as the type of man whose eyes would light up whenever he spoke about his job, a fearless straight-talker who was true to himself and easily earned the love of his friends and family.
“Andrew is the first person I met whose personality screamed ‘what you see is what you get!’ Marc Melanson, who described himself as one of Sgt. Doiron’s closest friends, said in a lengthy statement posted to Facebook.
The 31-year-old from Moncton, N.B., was killed on Friday in a friendly fire incident in Iraq.