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January 6, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Boston Bruins rookie Phil Kessel started a brief conditioning stint in the AHL last night, a month after surgery to treat testicular cancer. Kessel saw action on three lines and played on special teams during the Providence Bruins' 2-1 loss to visiting Worcester. "I felt good, my body felt fine," said Kessel, the No. 5 pick in last year's NHL draft. "I was in better shape playing during the season, but what can you do? I was resting and got back here . . . and worked hard to get back in shape.
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April 16, 1994 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every day, Yankees shortstop Mike Gallego scans the Phillies' box score. The guy who usually hits in the Phils' No. 3 spot especially interests Gallego. "John Kruk," Gallego said in a recent telephone interview, "is definitely my hero. " Gallego knows firsthand about what Kruk has been going through this spring. Eleven years ago, when he was 22 and in the Oakland Athletics' spring-training camp, Gallego learned he had testicular cancer. Gallego, like Kruk, had a testicle removed.
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March 10, 1994 | By Marc Kaufman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The kind of cancer found in John Kruk's right testicle is one of the most successfully treated forms of the disease, and should not have any long-term consequences, doctors said yesterday. "If found early and confined to the testicle, the cure rate should approach 100 percent," said Dr. Richard E. Greenberg, chief of urologic oncology for the Fox Chase Cancer Center. "It may require surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, but it should be amenable to cure. " The removal of a testicle, as occurred with Kruk, will affect neither virility nor ability to father children if the remaining testicle is healthy, he said.
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March 10, 1994 | By Frank Fitzpatrick and Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writer Jayson Stark contributed to this article
John Kruk has testicular cancer, pathology tests confirmed yesterday. The disease probably has not spread, doctors said, and chances are close to 100 percent that the Phillies' all-star first baseman will recover completely. Kruk's right testicle was removed Tuesday at Jefferson University Hospital in Center City after a surgical examination disclosed the tumor. Kruk, 33, is expected to undergo a CAT scan tomorrow to determine if the cancer has spread. That will take place in Clearwater, Fla., where the Phillies are in spring training.
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July 1, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Great 30th birthday gift for an ambitious TV anchor: Rise from Market No. 17 to 4. CBS3 has hired Erika von Tiehl , turning 30 Wednesday, from CBS's Miami stations to fill the morning seat next to Ukee Washington . ( Liz Keptner's old job.) Von Tiehl, a Pasadena, Calif., native, told me that she started seven years ago, fresh out of Loyola Marymount, working out of a "single-wide trailer next to a cow pasture" in Eureka, Calif. (TV market No. 195). Two years later, she was in Buffalo (No. 52)
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July 28, 1994 | by Joseph R. Daughen and Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writers
It would be "very unusual" for testicular cancer to recur and cause the lumps Phillies first baseman John Kruk had tested, according to a Philadelphia cancer doctor. Kruk learned as much yesterday afternoon when a doctor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital told him the lumps were likely a "minor medical problem unrelated to his cancer. " Kruk is scheduled for further tests today. Kruk's cancerous right testicle was removed March 8, and, after 18 radiation treatments, a CAT scan uncovered no signs of cancer, said a spokeswoman for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where Kruk was treated.
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March 16, 1994 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
First the good news: In the week since the announcement of Phillie John Kruk's testicular cancer, the American Cancer Society has been flooded with calls from men and women seeking information about the relatively little-known disease. Now the bad news: Some of those callers were men who really should have been calling their doctors. There are only about 6,600 cases of testicular cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, but it's worth a monthly exam to make sure you're not one of them: For patients with early-stage disease, the cure rate approaches 100 percent.
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April 29, 1987 | By SCOTT HEIMER, Daily News Staff Writer
Testicular cancer has stricken five Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine students, and one local physician doesn't think it's a fluke. Dr. Leslie Rose, a Hahnemann University Hospital endocrinologist, suspected a problem at the 14-year-old 8th and Race streets college building in 1983, when he learned of two cases of the rare form of the disease there. "My theory . . . I do not think it's just podiatrists in Philadelphia," he said. "I think it's podiatrists from other (podiatry)
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April 29, 1987 | By Ron Wolf, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five students who attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine inexplicably have been stricken with a rare form of testicular cancer. The rarity of the condition and the unusually high number of victims have caused officials at the school and outside researchers to suspect that something in the environment might be responsible for the disease. Acting through their national association, officials at the college have asked the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to send a team of specialists to Philadelphia to investigate the situation.
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November 2, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas P. Schafer, 49, a company general manager and former football star who loved to make people laugh, died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 30, at home in Phoenixville. Mr. Schafer graduated from Upper Merion High School, where he lettered in football, boxing, and lacrosse. In 1978, his senior year, he was starting center on Upper Merion's undefeated state championship team. He earned a bachelor's degree from West Chester University, where he was also a football player, earning All East honors.
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January 22, 2013
Wonderful Stan Musial The Phillies have always been my favorite baseball team, but Stan "The Man" Musial, who died Saturday at age 92, was always one of my favorite players, and his recent death greatly saddens me ("For Cards and baseball fans, Stan was simply 'the Man,'" Sunday). Stan was, indeed, just the nicest, most affable athlete ever. He gave freely of his time and rarely left his admirers until all autograph requests were "signed and sealed. " He had a big, friendly disposition, and this was ever-present both on and especially off the field.
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December 28, 2012 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kelly Mack and her family just returned from a weeklong, professionally planned, all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando. The best part of the vacation? "No one asked how I was doing," said Mack, a 42-year-old mother of three who spent the last year battling an aggressive and often fatal form of breast cancer. "No one knew, so no one asked. And it was nice. " Of course, 9-year-old Sean and 7-year-olds Brynn and Emily had their own favorites: The Buzz Lightyear ride at Walt Disney World.
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August 25, 2012 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. It also negated any other results he may have earned from Aug. 1, 1998 through the present and slapped him with a lifetime ban from cycling for using and distributing performance enhancing drugs and then covering it up. Armstrong, who retired from competitive cycling last year after winning the Tour de France from 1999 through 2005, has denied doping...
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August 25, 2012 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday stripped famed cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. It also negated any other results he may have earned from Aug. 1, 1998, through the present and banned him for life from sanctioned cycling events for using and distributing performance-enhancing drugs and then covering it up. Armstrong, who retired from competitive cycling last year after winning the Tour de France from 1999 through 2005,...
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August 24, 2012
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said Thursday night he is finished fighting a barrage of drug charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, putting his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists in history at risk. The decision sets up a likely lifetime ban from the sport and the possibility that Armstrong will be stripped of his signature achievement - the extraordinary run of Tour titles he won in 1999-2005. Armstrong declined to enter arbitration - his last option - because he said he was weary of fighting accusations that have dogged him for years.
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June 28, 2012 | Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache. The 30-year-old former Haverford High star is feeling a lot better now. Next stop: London. Hansen, who retired from the sport after the Beijing Games but couldn't stay away, made his comeback worthwhile by winning the 100-meter breaststroke on Tuesday night in the U.S. Olympic trials. "It was a really pressured day for me," said Hansen, who owns gold medals for relays but no individual gold.
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June 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TED LUCKENBILL, who played for the Philadelphia Warriors in Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, has died of cancer at the age of 72. The Callaway-Allee funeral home in Crockett, Texas, where Luckenbill lived for 20 years, said he died Sunday in Dallas. Luckenbill starred for the University of Houston from 1958-61. He averaged 16.6 points and 9.7 rebounds while helping Houston to its first two winning seasons under Guy Lewis. Drafted 15th overall by the Warriors in 1961, he played in only 87 NBA games before he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 23. His professional claim to fame came on March 2, 1962, when he grabbed two offensive rebounds in the final 2 minutes to help Chamberlain hit 100 points in the Warriors' 169-147 victory over New York.
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June 26, 2012
A former Baylor basketball player is facing federal extortion charges for allegedly threatening to release "derogatory information" about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Richard Khamir Hurd's bond was set at $25,000 after his first appearance Monday in federal court in Waco, Texas. Court documents say Hurd contacted a representative from a St. Louis agency, threatening to publicize derogatory information about one of his clients unless he was paid a "substantial sum" of money.
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November 2, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas P. Schafer, 49, a company general manager and former football star who loved to make people laugh, died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 30, at home in Phoenixville. Mr. Schafer graduated from Upper Merion High School, where he lettered in football, boxing, and lacrosse. In 1978, his senior year, he was starting center on Upper Merion's undefeated state championship team. He earned a bachelor's degree from West Chester University, where he was also a football player, earning All East honors.
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October 8, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley said former teammate Kevin Curtis is in good spirits after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous testicle on Sept. 23. "The prognosis is pretty bright . . . He's a pretty rational dude, and he understands that the rest of him is healthy. I think if things stay good, he'll be back healthy and ready to go," Bradley said of Curtis, a 32-year-old receiver who has not signed elsewhere since the Eagles released him this past offseason. Groin and knee injuries limited Curtis to 12 games and 39 catches in 2008 and 2009, after a career year (77 catches for 1,110 yards)
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