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Another View: Early detection is key for cancer survival

There are certain words no one ever wants to hear. Cancer is one of them. It was in September of 1998, and my family had gathered at my foothill home to celebrate my son’ ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

Reader Input: Sometimes, losing is a good thing

Last Christmas, a person very important to me gave me the gift of a lifetime … the gift of life. This is not an exaggeration. The present was a one-year membership at Well ...

Relay for Life takes over Lincoln Saturday to Sunday morning

A crowd of several thousand residents and visitors will gather at the Lincoln High School track from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday But they’ ...

American Cancer Society releases annual cancer statistics report:

The annual cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society finds steady declines in cancer death rates the last 20 years. That adds up to a 20-percent drop in the over ...

Another View: Hope drives women battling breast cancer

Devastation. Hope. Blame. Perseverance. Every woman diagnosed with breast cancer experiences a broad range of strong emotions. Over 12 percent of women born in the U.S. today &mdas ...

Auburn's Relay for Life luminaria walk honors cancer victims, survivors

Auburn resident Jeanne Herron stops to reflect at one of the candlelit bags Saturday during the Relay for Life luminaria walk at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Each bag is decor ...

Auburn's Relay For Life raises money for the American Cancer Society

Twenty-four hours might not seem like a long time when taken in the context of a lifetime. But for those whose lives are threatened by cancer, days can be looked at somewhat differ ...

Placer County residents called to contribute to historic cancer research effort

Residents of Placer County have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between ...

Maria Montessori students rally for peer with cancer

Students from Maria Montessori Charter Academy showed support for one of their own recently through a “Relay Recess” event at the school. Tyler Chatterton, a student o ...