| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:23 PM
In a most underhanded and insidious way, women's reproductive health rights in California were dealt a significant blow last month. That was when the availability of elective abortions at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of Orange County's elite...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy may seem like a shocking move to some. But for many women who have dangerous hereditary risks coded into their genes, this kind of surgery before cancer strikes serves...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that California's chief executive is being treated for prostate cancer. Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UC San Francisco, said in a statement that the governor is undergoing a short course of....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for early stage prostate cancer, but is expected to maintain a full work schedule, his office announced. The Times Sacramento reporter Michael Mishak will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the 74-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Gov. Brown governs state that is a leading site for prostate cancer research...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Dr. Eric J. Small, the oncologist treating Gov. Jerry Brown’s cancer, is highly respected in the profession and a leading expert on the treatment of prostate cancer, colleagues say. The governor "is in very good hands,’’ said Stuart...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:26 PM
A worrisome abdominal pain drove Jalal Afshar to seek treatment last year at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
The Pasadena resident and Kaiser member had lived for years with a rare condition known as Castleman's disease, which affects the lymph...
| Oct 23, 2012
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, died Saturday in Seattle of heart disease. He was 92.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
| Feb 27, 2012
Rebecca's cancer was born in her bone marrow. Her abnormal blood cells soon broke free of their nest, sailing down the rivers of her arteries and veins to seed her liver, lungs and brain with malignancy.
Chemotherapy for her metastatic acute myeloid...
| Jan 9, 2012
I was baptized at Our Lady of Hypochondria Church.
When I get a headache, my mind speeds past simple causes, like "sinus pressure," and goes straight to "inoperable brain tumor." If my leg tingles, it's multiple sclerosis; if my heart hiccups, it's...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...