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.