August 11, 2007 |
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who is now leading the investigation into steroid use by baseball players, has treatable prostate cancer, according to his New York law firm. "The cancer is small, low grade, and localized, and can be effectively treated and cured," Mitchell's doctor, Harvey Klein, said in a statement released by the firm. "The prognosis is very good. " Mitchell, 73, said the diagnosis and treatment will not affect his baseball probe. "The investigation, which is in its final phases, will be completed in the coming months and neither the substance nor the timing of the report will be affected in any way," he said in the statement.
January 25, 1997 |
Nine days after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Arnold Palmer said that he was a little sore and uncomfortable, but that he was cancer-free and hoping to return to competitive golf. "I feel relatively good," Palmer, 67, said yesterday during a news conference at Bay Hill Golf Club, where he spends much of the year. "I won't tell you there's not some discomfort. And by late afternoon or evening, I get tired, which is difficult for me to handle. I'm just not used to that.
September 7, 1996 |
After two operations for cancer and 32 radiation treatments, Brett Butler last night made good on his promise to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers - and slapped a fifth-inning single to left in his third at-bat. His wife, Eveline, smiled and clapped as her husband became the first Dodger to race onto the field and took his position in center against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the top of the first, he caught a fly by Mike Kingery for the final out. A standing ovation delayed Butler's first at-bat.
April 29, 1992 |
Q: I'm a 35-year-old female diagnosed with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. I've recently had 14 polyps removed from my small intestine, all of which were benign. My doctor tells me this syndrome produces a higher incidence of certain types of cancer. Can you fill in the blanks? A: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an uncommon inherited tendency to polyps, or benign growths, in the small intestine and stomach. Patients with this congenital disorder often exhibit areas of bluish-black discoloration in and around the mouth.
October 11, 2000 |
Former European Ryder Cup captain Mark James has cancer and will undergo chemotherapy. The 46-year-old Englishman has withdrawn from the next five tournaments on the European Tour. "I have been diagnosed with lymphoma and, pending further tests, expect to be starting chemotherapy soon," James said yesterday. "I would be grateful if the media would respect my privacy at this time. " Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, which conveys electrolytes, water, proteins and other fluids into the blood stream.
June 4, 1989 |
Sister Jean Rupertus remembers two things about her visits to Chris Colfer's home. First, she recalls the tenacity of the young brain cancer patient from Bridesburg. "He had so much courage and so much will to live that he defied the doctors' predictions," said Rupertus, principal at All Saints Parish School, where Chris was a fifth grader. "He hated having cancer. He hated the disease, and I don't think he ever gave up until the very end. " Second, she remembers the boy's concern for others.
January 2, 2001 |
Bobbi Olson, the wife of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson for 47 years, died yesterday in Tucson after a 2 1/2-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 65. Her husband has been on an indefinite leave of absence since Saturday to be with her and was by her side, along with other family members. Lute and Bobbi Olson have five children and 13 grandchildren. In other college basketball news: Utah coach Rick Majerus was admitted to a hospital after experiencing chest pains.
February 28, 1986 |
Hall of Famer Jacques Plante, 57, who introduced the goaltender's mask to modern hockey, died yesterday at Geneva Cantonal Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, a few weeks after he learned he had inoperable stomach cancer. Mr. Plante, one of the mainstays of the Montreal Canadiens when they won a record five straight Stanley Cups, was admitted to the hospital last week for treatment of the cancer. At the time of his death, he was working for the St. Louis Blues as a goaltending instructor.
October 13, 2007 |
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "You just love your dad, you want him to be all right," Romo said yesterday. "It's just part of getting older, and it happens to a lot of people. So, it's just another step in the path of life. " Ramiro Romo, 50, found out he had cancer just days after he and his wife were in Chicago watching their son throw for 329 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-10 victory over the Bears. They will be at Texas Stadium tomorrow when the Cowboys play New England in a matchup of 5-0 teams.
February 27, 1989 |
Renee Bonita Waters, whose own brave battle with cancer took second place to her concern for her children's future, died Friday. She was 36 and lived in South Philadelphia. A vivacious woman whose sense of humor and smile inspired family members to pull a tight ring of support around her, the woman they called "Bonnie" began her bout with cancer five years ago. By 1985, she was too ill to work and left her material management job at JFK Hospital, where she had worked for two years.