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May 8, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler has throat cancer and will miss the rest of the season, the club said yesterday. Butler, 38, had a tonsillectomy last week, and doctors found a tumor the size of a plum. A CAT scan yesterday determined that he had throat cancer. He will have surgery on May 21 to remove lymph nodes, and also will have radiation therapy. The survival rate for his type of cancer is 70 percent, doctors said. "My goal was always to play major-league baseball," Butler said in a statement.
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December 31, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
A former coach says Steve Williams, who wrestled professionally as "Dr. Death" after a successful college wrestling and football career, has died. He was 49. Former University of Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel says Williams' family told him Williams died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer. Williams was a four-time All-America as a heavyweight at Oklahoma from 1979 to '82 and finished second nationally his senior year. He was an All-Big Eight Conference offensive guard for Oklahoma in 1982.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tootsie and Midnight Cowboy star Dustin Hoffman , 75, has successfully been treated for throat cancer, his rep Jodi Gottlieb tells People. "It was detected early, and he has been surgically cured," she says. "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health. " She refused to elaborate. Dustin's fellow thesp Michael Douglas waged a successful battle with throat cancer in 2010. Usher's son in hospital Usher 's son, Usher Raymond V , 5, was rushed to an Atlanta hospital Monday after nearly drowning in a pool when his arm got stuck in the drain, says TMZ. He'll be fine, docs say. SJP loves her man Anomalies make us nervous.
SPORTS
May 8, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler, who last year lost his mother to brain cancer, revealed yesterday that he has throat cancer and probably will not play again. While undergoing a tonsillectomy last week in Atlanta, his hometown, a tumor the size of a plum was found in Butler's throat. A CAT scan yesterday revealed squamous cell carcinoma, and doctors will perform surgery May 21 to remove cancerous lymph nodes from the right side of Butler's neck. Butler, 38, was given a 70 percent chance of recovery and will undergo six weeks of radiation treatment.
LIVING
October 20, 1993 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains information from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the Washington Post and USA Today
Sean Connery, one of the hunkiest of the over-50 set, confirmed months of London press reports when he revealed on a British TV show Monday that he's being treated for throat cancer. The movie star said he's just completed six weeks of radiation therapy, "and I am fine. " His battle caused him to miss the U.S. premiere of his latest movie, Rising Sun, last summer. Connery, 63, said the treatments weren't as bad as he expected. "I was very fortunate," he said. "I didn't get any of the sleeplessness or depressions.
LIVING
September 24, 1998 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Daily News, New York Post, Playbill and Daily Mirror
Imprisoned New York mob boss John Gotti has throat cancer and will undergo surgery soon, his lawyer Bruce Cutler said yesterday. He called the condition "serious, it's life-threatening," but added: "Everyone feels he's going to lick this. " Cutler noted that docs "feel it's treatable, and they're optimistic. " They found a tumor at the back of his throat near his tonsils and lymph nodes. "As I understand it, it was cancer of the tonsils and then metastasized," Cutler said. "It's been difficult to get precise information from prison authorities.
NEWS
May 7, 2010 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Montgomery County judge Thursday turned down bookmaker Joseph Mastronardo Jr.'s request to be released from prison and placed under house arrest so that he could receive better treatment for a chronic medical condition. While Mastronardo, through his lawyer, argued that his condition had worsened and that he had been hospitalized twice as result of his confinement, Judge William J. Furber Jr. said he believed the 60-year-old high-stakes gambler was medically "safer" in the hospital wing of the county prison than he would be at his Abington home.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2014 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
WHEN FRANK SINATRA JR. made his introductory remarks at Friday night's Parx Casino bash honoring local radio titan Sid Mark 's 58th year spinning Ol' Blue Eyes' records, he obviously noted the day was an important one, as it would have been his father's 99th birthday. But Dec. 12 was doubly significant: He revealed that it had been two years to the day since he was diagnosed with Stage 4A throat cancer (the "A" meant it had metastasized). Sinatra, 71 next month, spent about a year undergoing grueling radiation and chemotherapy, and eating through a tube inserted in his stomach.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2010 | By CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
DURING THE past 12 months, comedian and WIP sports gabber Big Daddy Graham has: _ Had a burst water pipe destroy a big chunk of his South Jersey home. _ Undergone major back surgery. _ Suffered a serious staph infection. _ Buried his mother after she died of an Alzheimer-related illness. _ And successfully battled throat cancer, although radiation and chemotherapy left him with "burned-out" taste buds, a condition that continues to limit his diet to canned protein shakes.
SPORTS
June 1, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
If you don't believe Brett Butler's throat cancer threw the fear of God into ballplayers, consider this one astonishing fact: Lenny Dykstra has quit using tobacco. The Phillies centerfielder, the jaw-bulging epitome of the spitting, tobacco-chomping ballplayer, gave it up during the Phillies' recent West Coast trip after learning that Butler, another tobacco-user, was suffering from throat cancer. "Lenny hasn't had a chew since we were in Los Angeles," said Curt Schilling during a pregame news conference with Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.
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February 19, 2015 | BY JASON NARK & MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writers narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE HOUSE always wins, particularly when the house is the U.S. government. Renowned Montgomery County bookmaker Joseph "Joe Vito" Mastronardo Jr., 63, the "gentleman gambler," yesterday sought a sentence in U.S. District Court of home confinement for his role as the mastermind of an international, multimillion-dollar sports-betting ring. Mastronardo's attorney, John Morris, cited a laundry list of serious health issues - including throat cancer, a feeding tube, a stroke and an oxygen tank that follows him everywhere - as reasons his client's Huntingdon Valley mansion, not prison, was the best bet for him. Mastronardo lost, but the beat wasn't as bad as it could have been: Prosecutors sought a prison term of 37 to 45 months, but U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois gave him 20 months.
NEWS
February 3, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
RICKIE DESCANO, 77, and her sister Rosina Squilla, 75, walked into John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School on Friday, expecting to take a nostalgic tour of a school from which they dropped out in the 1950s to help support their family when their father was dying of cancer. Instead, they were regaled with the graduation ceremony they never had. And they were shocked. "I'm still amazed how that all came about," Squilla said. "I never, never, never expected that in all my life.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2014 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
WHEN FRANK SINATRA JR. made his introductory remarks at Friday night's Parx Casino bash honoring local radio titan Sid Mark 's 58th year spinning Ol' Blue Eyes' records, he obviously noted the day was an important one, as it would have been his father's 99th birthday. But Dec. 12 was doubly significant: He revealed that it had been two years to the day since he was diagnosed with Stage 4A throat cancer (the "A" meant it had metastasized). Sinatra, 71 next month, spent about a year undergoing grueling radiation and chemotherapy, and eating through a tube inserted in his stomach.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Diane Girardot, For The Inquirer
Maybe there was something on the ground when Mark "Pete" Peterson waded through rice paddies in Vietnam in his first year as a U.S. Marine. Or in the air, across Asia and South America, where he piloted helicopters for most of his 22 years of service. Or maybe there was nothing and he got sick for no apparent reason. It began as a sore throat, like the ones before a seasonal head cold. It was mid-August 2012. "After a week, the runny nose and mucus buildup never showed up," recalls the West Grove resident, who is 65. He went to see his family practitioner, who prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics.
NEWS
August 11, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Sam Rennix could be forgiven for assuming that the worst was behind him after triple-bypass surgery in 2010. Then, last summer, his throat became sore, like something was stuck in it. Unlike many men, Rennix, who lives in Springfield, Delaware County, and is manager of Wolfe Pool Supply in Narberth, doesn't hesitate to see a doctor when something's amiss with his health. Perhaps it's because he's married to an intensive-care nurse and knows all too well that procrastinating can turn a curable problem into a death sentence.
NEWS
May 13, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 86-year-old Flossy Marcus and her big extended family, Mother's Day and the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure mark both a yearly reunion and a celebration of the things they have in common: Their rich Jewish heritage, youthful features, and remarkably positive outlooks on life. "I've always had a good attitude . . .. I always say today is the first day of the rest of my life," said Marcus, who was at the annual breast cancer fund-raiser with her three daughters and stepdaughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tootsie and Midnight Cowboy star Dustin Hoffman , 75, has successfully been treated for throat cancer, his rep Jodi Gottlieb tells People. "It was detected early, and he has been surgically cured," she says. "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health. " She refused to elaborate. Dustin's fellow thesp Michael Douglas waged a successful battle with throat cancer in 2010. Usher's son in hospital Usher 's son, Usher Raymond V , 5, was rushed to an Atlanta hospital Monday after nearly drowning in a pool when his arm got stuck in the drain, says TMZ. He'll be fine, docs say. SJP loves her man Anomalies make us nervous.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two North Philadelphia men pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder and related charges in the 2011 slaying of an Egyptian immigrant during a botched robbery of his Northern Liberties convenience store. Quasheam Richburg, 22, and Marvell Hargrove, 19, pleaded guilty before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Linda Carpenter on what was to have been the first day of their trial in the killing of Moustafa H. Shaker, 50. Richburg admitted shooting Shaker in the face with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun during Shaker's overnight shift at the Trax Food Store under the Market-Frankford Line Girard Avenue station.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not every day that a movie star says "cancer" and "cunnilingus" to a reporter, so Michael Douglas probably should have known his frankness would become fodder for bloggers, tweeters, and late-night comics. In any case, his revelation last week that his throat cancer was caused by a sexually transmitted virus can serve as a teachable moment - which is what he later said was his aim in the Guardian interview. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a family of more than 100 virus types that can live in the flat, thin cells on the surface of the skin, cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, penis, mouth, and throat.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kate Winslet , 37, whose beauty was the cause of Leonardo DiCaprio 's horrific, painful, cold, wet, arctic death in Titanic , is expecting a baby! It'll be Kate's first bairn with third husband Ned Rocknroll , whom she wed in secret in December. Kate has a child with each of her two previous husbands, daughter Mia , 12, with film director Jim Threapleton and son Joe , 9, with that other film director dude, Sam Mendes .   Love in the age of reality TV Not that we think he's anything remotely resembling the bee's knees, but we're nonetheless happy for Kris Humphries : His divorce from wife of 72 days, Kim Kardashian , has been finalized.
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