cancer

OVERCOMING CANCER: Jake Vujovich’s inspiring story to a cancer-free life

LEAVING A LEGACY Almost a year ago, before Scott left the ESPN studios and lost his battle to cancer, he gave a speech about his diagnosis and his fight.  “I watch tha ...

OVERCOMING CANCER: Jake Vujovich’s inspiring story to a cancer-free life

Cancer affects roughly 14 million people in the world each year. At two-years and nine-months-old, Granite Bay High soon-to-be freshman Jake Vujovich was adds to that list. As an ...

Canine cancer awareness drives Pilot Hill woman

PILOT HILL – Tinkerbell, a bright-eyed Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was showing signs of trouble. Margot Farrelly was noticing the dog’s stool was bloody and the 8-year-old&r ...

Lincoln community to help cancer victim go to Disneyland

  During her difficult bouts with breast cancer over the past two years, Lisa Miller has had one enduring wish: to take her 6-year-old grandson, Braxton, to Disneyland. With ...

Refusing to let go of a dream

Rocklin’s Glen Peacock family is understandably proud that their youngest is now playing football on a scholarship at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., but the road it took to ...

Exposure to tobacco is risky and costly

In the fight against cancer, new drugs, technologies and ongoing research are essential. But nothing would make a greater impact against the disease than eliminating tobacco use a ...

Take charge and reduce your breast cancer risks

When it comes to our health, no one likes to be surprised. Cancer can strike anyone at any age and breast cancer is most common among women. Although most abnormalities detected ...

Kings make Karla's day

One 11-year-old Lincoln resident felt like a celebrity on Easter Sunday, complete with a limo ride and floor seats during the Easter Sunday Kings game. Karla Cruz, 11, who has be ...

April 29 golf tournament to benefit Prince family

For Carol Prince, an April 29 golf tournament is more about showing how many support her husband rather than raising funds to help with medical bills. The tournament is a benefit f ...

Colorectal cancer survivor encourages awareness

The 2nd annual Putt for Your Butt golf tournament has a silly name and a serious purpose. Florence Kurttila, a cancer survivor in her 11th cancer-free year, is a board member ...

A mother’s last wishes

Forty-year-old Crystal Shawnee’s last thoughts are about the welfare of her family, specifically her two children. The Lincoln resident has just days left to live. She has Stag ...

Cancer hits all ages

Carol, thank you for your kind words re Linda (Page A4, Feb. 10 News Messenger, “Get a mammogram for you and your family). All women need to understand that the arbitrary 40 ye ...

A run to remember

Seven-year-old Ty Boatman returned to the Jr. Zebra Mighty Mites team ready to run the ball. As he streaked up the sideline and into the end zone, all of Keith Howard Memorial S ...

Chipping away at Childhood Cancer golf event next week

The 12th annual Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Aug. 24 at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville. All proceeds from the charity tourna ...

Athletes scramble to take swing at cancer

An aging, rotund oak tree at Woodcreek Golf Club provided a definite comfort zone early Saturday afternoon for Becky Tanihana and her son Jonathan. Shade from the 90-degree heat wa ...