PAU, France (AP) — Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race. His former rival Lance Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain, immediately tweeted his support.
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.