Cancer Articles


Don’t Be Stampeded Away from Meat

Nov 09, 2015

The World Health Organization’s announcement last week that bacon and processed meats cause cancer may well cause an untold number of premature deaths, and The Scrapbook has a sneaking suspicion that the political overseers at the WHO would be fine with that outcome. 

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Biden Considered Resigning Vice Presidency to Help Dying Son

9:29 PM, Aug 04, 2015

Joe Biden considered resigning the vice presidency to help his dying son battle brain cancer. The revelation is buried in a New York Times story reporting that friends of the vice president are conflicted on whether he should challenge Clinton for the presidency.

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Cancer Survivor Loses Dr. After Signing Up for Obamacare, No Drs. for 400 Miles

4:03 PM, May 30, 2014

An Oklahoma woman signed up for a new health insurance plan--only to find that there's not a doctor that will accept that plan within 400 miles. KTEN-TV reports that Janet Grigg, a cancer survivor, moved to Durant, Oklahoma to care for her elderly mother. But after signing onto a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan via the Obamacare website, she discovered she would need to pay out of pocket for her annual cancer screenings.

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Pastor Diagnosed With Cancer: 'No Compassion in the Affordable Care Act'

Obamacare 'anything but affordable.'
8:01 AM, Mar 18, 2014

A pastor recently diagnosed with cancer, and who is covered under Obamacare, tells a local Iowa reporter that there's "no compassion in the Affordable Care Act."

"Back in January, Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer. He found that out just minutes before receiving life-saving chemo," says the local reporter.

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Ad: Obamacare 'Jeopardized My Health'

8:02 AM, Feb 19, 2014

Americans for Prospertiy, a conservative tax-exempt organization, has a new 60-second television ad running in Michigan that criticizes Democratic congressman Gary Peters for his vote and continued support of Obamacare. The ad features Michigan citizen Julie Boonstra, who describes how she was diagnosed with leukemia but lost her health insurance coverage this year because of Obamacare's regulations.

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Employer Forced to Terminate Cancer Victim's Health Care Due to Obamacare

9:04 AM, Nov 25, 2013

A Virginia employer is being forced to cancel the health care plan it offers its employees due to Obamacare. As a result, WDBJ reports, one cancer victim will be forced off her employer's plan:

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Woman With Cancer Dropped from Insurance Due to Obamacare

10:48 AM, Nov 14, 2013

WFTV in Florida reports that a woman with cancer has been dropped from her insurance plan due to Obamacare:

"A woman in a life and death battle with cancer was dealt another devastating blow," says the Florida anchor.

"This letter makes more problems for us," says the cancer victim. "That we don't need at this moment."  

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Cancer? There's an App for That

10:48 AM, Feb 13, 2013

Remember the IBM computer, called "Watson," that played Jeopardy and won?  That was a delightful stunt. Now, Watson is getting real.

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Obama Escalates 'Romnesia' Attack by Referencing Stage Three Cancer

11:40 AM, Oct 23, 2012

President Barack Obama escalated his "Romnesia" attack against Republican Mitt Romney by referencing stage three cancer at a campaign event in Florida today:

Obama: Now, we’ve come up with a name for this condition. It’s called Romnesia.  (Applause.)  

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Source: Obama Super PAC Paid $169k to Promote Romney Cancer Ad

12:34 PM, Aug 21, 2012

Yesterday, when speaking with the White House press, President Obama was asked about the now infamous pro-Obama super PAC ad that links Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with a female victim of cancer. Obama tried to play down the significance of the ad by saying "it ran once."

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Cancer Ad Just the Beginning: Obama Super PAC Ready to Launch More 'Incendiary' Ads

"They're in the can."
3:08 PM, Aug 10, 2012

On May 27, 2012, National Journal's Major Garrett told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that the super PAC aligned with President Barack Obama, Priorities USA, is ready to launch "incendiary" ads, including ones that relate to "suicides" and ones "too emotionally powerful to be used in television ads."

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MSNBC Again Savages Super PAC for Cancer Ad

7:16 AM, Aug 09, 2012

This morning on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough blasted the pro-Obama super PAC for running an ad that suggested Mitt Romney was responsible for a women dying of cancer.

Then, Brzezinski and Scarborough went after Obama's campaign for playing along, pretending not to know that the facts of the ad are wrong. "They're not telling the truth," Brzezinski said.

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A Brush with Eternity

Mark Hemingway, grateful.
Jul 16, 2012

My wife called me from the pediatrician’s office to tell me they were concerned our youngest daughter might have cancer. A short while before, I’d been playing with her when I’d noticed a small lump on her neck. Her annual check-up was approaching, and I told my wife to ask about it. There was much knitting of brows in the examination room, and multiple doctors were consulted. 

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DNC Chair Gets 'Personal' for Campaign Cash

5:51 PM, Jun 29, 2012

In an email with the subject title "This is personal," Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz relays her own story to help raise funds for her party. "In 2007, I heard the words no woman wants to hear: 'You have breast cancer,'" the email begins.

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