cancer

Four Year Old Boy Named Sheriff for a Day in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office helps to fulfill the dream of an out-going four year old cancer patient. Ashley Savage says her 4 year old son Gregory Ashton Brown of Selma — is fascinated with law enforcement. “He wanted to be a sheriff for Halloween but he was admitted into ICU. He has Rhabdomyosarcoma which…

Pike Road Community Holds Parade for 5-Year-Old Boy with Cancer

A Pike Road neighborhood held a parade for their 5-year-old neighbor who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Kaiden King was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and will be facing 3 long years of chemotherapy. Kaiden was having a tough time with the chemo and his mom, Angela Martin, felt completely alone. Martin decided to reach out to her neighbors and…

Dustin Diamond Known for Role in ’90s Sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’ Dead at 44

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Dustin Diamond attends the SYFY premiere of “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with carcinoma, according to his representative. He was 44. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” was hospitalized…

Montgomery 4th Grader Helps Cancer Patient This Christmas

A 10-year-old from Montgomery is making Christmas extra special for a young cancer patient. It will be a Christmas both young boys say they will never forget. Chase Perine, a 4th grader in Montgomery, has always had a soft spot for people battling cancer. His mom said he’s been asking for years now to help them out in some way….

Colon Cancer: What You Need To Know

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman shocked many people around the United States, and it’s also put new spotlight on colon cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society, it’s expected to cause about 53,200 deaths this year alone. Dr. John Reardon with the Montgomery Cancer Center says colon cancer is more common than many people think.  It’s the 3rd most…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: COVID-19 and Smoking + Experimental Blood Test Detecting Cancer

A new study in the journal ‘Viral Immunology’ finds the higher the amount of virus present in a throat swab correlates with a more severe COVID-19 disease. High viral load also correlated with a greater risk of organ damage and a longer recovery period. Smoking increases entry points in the lungs for the COVID-19 virus, according to South Carolina researchers….