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John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger.

The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3,200 copay in December, then another $3,200 in January, as a new year of coverage kicked in.

Ohio State University

Dr. Richard Goldberg, a gastrointestinal cancer expert, has been named the new director of the WVU Cancer Institute.

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New regulation passed by the Ohio Department of Insurance is aimed at protecting more Ohioans in 2016 from receiving surprise medical bills.We'll take a look at the Affordable Care Act and how its changed health care in America. Also, new nutrition information and habits for the new year and how one man made a video game about his son battling cancer. 

State Senator Wants More Benefits For Ill Firefighters

Nov 11, 2015
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A Republican Senator from northeast Ohio is trying a fourth time to get a bill passed that he says will help firefighters who got cancer while on the job.

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The World Health Organization recently reported that eating processed meat such as bacon, sausage, and hot dogs raises the risk of cancer. The American Heart Association recommends using the classic Bee Gees disco tune, Staying Alive, for reference while performing CPR. Also, behavioral abnormalities can have root physical causes that are not linked to mental illness. 

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A look at early stage breast cancer detection and its impact on survival rates. Then, a glance at child immunization laws for kids in daycare and how new policies are changing public health. Also, a look at cryotherapy as a form of rehabilitation and the effects it can have for your body. 

OSU Athletics

A former star pitcher for the Ohio State baseball team has lost his battle with cancer.

Lauren Hill Dies, But Her Legacy Will Live On

Apr 10, 2015
Hill's basketball teammates held hands and remembered her during a Friday vigil.
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player, was determined to turn the fact that she was dying from an inoperable brain cancer into something positive that might help save others.

Cancer Survival Rates Shockingly Low For Young Adults

Apr 1, 2015
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Young adults traditionally aren’t the face of cancer. But people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer at a rate six times higher than children, according to the National Cancer Institute.

In the third part of our three-part series on cancer, we talk with some young people who are stepping up to be a voice for a group of cancer patients that sometimes go overlooked.

“I was in the shower when I found it,” Brittany Beitel, who lives in Hilliard, recalls. It was last April when Beitel found a lump in her breast. “I didn’t really think anything of it.”

DNA Technology Is Changing The Game In Cancer Treatment

Mar 30, 2015
Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

Cancer treatment, in recent years, has moved away from a “one size fits all” approach toward more personalized care.

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