A decade after her diagnosis, Prime Minister John Howard's wife Janette has revealed publicly for the first time her battle against cervical cancer.
Until now, the intensely private Mrs Howard had not disclosed which type of cancer she had suffered.
Soon after her husband became prime minister in 1996, he called off his first overseas trip due to her ill health.
OMAHA, Neb. - Legendary journalist Tom Brokaw says every family in America has been touched by cancer.
Brokaw mentioned the deaths of two friends - ABC anchor Peter Jennings and New York Times journalist R.W. Apple - during a news conference Friday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
"I don't know any family in America who has not had some kind of really unsettling and ultimately difficult experience with cancer," the former "NBC Nightly News" anchorman said.
Is there indeed a "cure" for the "disease" known as "cancer" ... or is it merely the outcome of an unhealthy body? It apparently depends on who you ask, as two conflicting views demonstrate.
On the one hand, News Target's Mike Adams attacks the "Race for the Cure" fundraising "scams," declaring that, most specifically with "breast cancer," it is NOT a disease for which there might be a cure, but "a name given to an observable pattern of symptoms indicative of cellular malfunction and a systemic failure of the immune system in a human being. ... 'Breast cancer' is a name given to the side effects of poor health that just happen to emerge first in the breast tissues."
LONDON (AFX) - Well-respected medical journal The Lancet has called on the European Union to implement mandatory vaccination of young girls with a new jab that can protect against cervical cancer.
Gardasil, a vaccine developed by Merck & Co and Sanofi Pasteur MSD, was granted marketing approval by European medicine regulators last week.
Most cervical cancers are caused by a virus called the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is wide spread throughout the population and transmitted sexually.