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Beat The Odds

American Cancer Soc. needs local volunteers for study

8:52 PM, Nov 13, 2013

The American Cancer Society needs 300,00 people for The Cancer Prevention Study 3.

Beat the Odds: Surviving colon cancer

6:11 PM, Mar 19, 2013

Having a colonoscopy can give you a 98% chance of never developing colon cancer according to the American Cancer Society.

Aspirin reduces melanoma risk in women

6:47 PM, Mar 14, 2013

We use it for headaches and to help prevent heart problems, but a little aspirin could help women against the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Cases of advanced breast cancer rise

4:01 PM, Feb 28, 2013

The number of advanced breast cancer cases is going up and while researchers say the numbers are small, it's still a significant problem.

Beating the Odds against cancer bills

6:49 PM, Dec 18, 2012

 "There are programs out there that require that you make less than $100,000 a year in order to qualify for their programs." says Dan Sherman, a Financial Navigator for Saint Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids.

Ovarian cancer targets 8 women in one family

12:26 PM, Sep 18, 2012

One West Michigan family has eight women with the gene. And now their taking the necessary steps to protect their daughters.

Beat the Odds: Inside a breast cancer tumor

6:51 PM, Jun 19, 2012

When you've been diagnosed with breast cancer finding the latest news and information about the disease is at the top of the list for many patients.

West Michigan 2012 Relay for Life Photo Gallery

7:24 AM, May 23, 2012

West Michigan Relay for Life teams from Rockford, Forest Hills, East Grand Rapids and Comstock Park take to the streets to recognize and celebrate those who've been touched by cancer.

Melanoma: The deadliest skin cancer

6:41 PM, Mar 20, 2012

Life expectancy after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma is only about 18 months.

VAI researchers making advancements in pancreatic cancer

5:20 PM, Oct 6, 2011

Steve Jobs had the rarest form pancreatic cancer affecting only  1% of the 10,000 yearly pancreatic cancer patients.

FDA using graphic pictures to discourage smoking

3:24 PM, Jun 21, 2011

The government's latest effort to prevent smoking includes graphic warning labels meant to convey the negative effects of tobacco use.

Beat the Odds: Living to 100

4:29 PM, Mar 15, 2011

Not even cancer has gotten the best of Irene Bacon.  Her most recent battle was against skin cancer. Before that, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993.

Surviving skin cancer: Peter Ross's story

7:43 PM, Jan 24, 2011

WZZM 13'S Peter Ross learned the hard way that the longer you're exposed to the sun without protection the greater your chances of developing skin cancer.

Gilda's Sister to Sister Club works to support minority women with cancer

7:41 PM, Oct 19, 2010

It's a sad, but true fact, African American women have a 32% higher death rate from breast cancer than Caucasian women and Hispanic women are more frequently diagnosed at a later stage according to National Institute of Health.