Cancer

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at a press conference in Vancouver on September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Premier Horgan completes throat cancer treatment, says he’s ‘feeling better every day’

B.C.’s premier was diagnosed with throat cancer in fall 2021

 

New studies suggest constant light alcohol consumption puts you at risk for various cancers just as much as binge drinking. (Pixabay photo)

Light alcohol consumption just as risky as binge drinking, BC Cancer study says

One out of seven new cancers were caused by light to moderate drinking in 2020

 

Premier John Horgan makes his address during the BC NDP virtual convention on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2021. (BC NDP)

B.C. Premier John Horgan says throat cancer prognosis is ‘very, very good’

Premier expected to start treatment over next couple of days

Premier John Horgan makes his address during the BC NDP virtual convention on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2021. (BC NDP)
This image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows an osteosarcoma cell with DNA in blue, energy factories (mitochondria) in yellow and actin filaments, part of the cellular skeleton, in purple. Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of work with mice and test tubes that sets the stage for new cancer drugs. They reported the results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: About half the scientific claims didn’t hold up. (National Institute of Health via AP)

Study can’t confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

New study reflects on shortcomings early in the scientific process

This image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows an osteosarcoma cell with DNA in blue, energy factories (mitochondria) in yellow and actin filaments, part of the cellular skeleton, in purple. Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of work with mice and test tubes that sets the stage for new cancer drugs. They reported the results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: About half the scientific claims didn’t hold up. (National Institute of Health via AP)
Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is on now until Dec. 10, 2021. (file)

18,000 toys and counting: Keian’s Wish Toy Drive marks 10th anniversary

Initiative was launched by a Langley boy with cancer to make sure other kids have a good Christmas

Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is on now until Dec. 10, 2021. (file)
Six-year-old Chloe Davidson from Aldergrove committed to growing out her hair so it can be donated to Wigs For Kids. (Cal Belton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove girl, 6, raises $3,000, donates hair to BC Children’s Wigs For Kids

Chole Davidson said she would do it all over again

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Six-year-old Chloe Davidson from Aldergrove committed to growing out her hair so it can be donated to Wigs For Kids. (Cal Belton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Home of Aldergrove woman battling cancer is getting a major makeover

‘Shower Sydney With Love’ campaign is looking for tradespeople and materials

Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE – B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier John Horgan diagnosed with cancer following throat biopsy

Premier expected to make a full recovery

FILE – B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
Many Langley residents laced up and ran in the CIBC Run for the Cure earlier this month, all in aid of raising money and awareness for breast cancer. (Black Press Media files)

Run unites locals in fight against breast cancer

Langley residents joined more than 20,000 Canadians running to cure this disease

Many Langley residents laced up and ran in the CIBC Run for the Cure earlier this month, all in aid of raising money and awareness for breast cancer. (Black Press Media files)
Seven-year-old Averie Janzen donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for cancer patients. It took the Langley girl a year and a half to grow it out. (Linda Colpitts/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Seven-year-old Averie Janzen donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for cancer patients. It took the Langley girl a year and a half to grow it out. (Linda Colpitts/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family hit a homer in cancer fight with Aldergrove ball tournament

Mangat family organized poker fundraiser recently and also hosted ball teams

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One of 60 vehicles that took part in the annual cancer fundraiser organized by the Old Fart Car Club and Brogan’s Diner in Langley City on Saturday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Driven to fight cancer, classic car owners rally in Langley City

Annual fundraiser by Old Farts Car Club and Brogan’s Diner draws 60 vehicles

One of 60 vehicles that took part in the annual cancer fundraiser organized by the Old Fart Car Club and Brogan’s Diner in Langley City on Saturday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe for 22-year-old Chilliwack mom with brain cancer, given 1 year to live

Kayla Borkowsky diagnosed with ‘rare and aggressive’ form of brain cancer

Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)
The Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer has gone as far as Chilliwack in the past but this year goes to Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)

Car club and eatery host charity events in Langley July 10 and 11

A Saturday drive and Sunday parking lot show raise money to help people with cancer

The Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer has gone as far as Chilliwack in the past but this year goes to Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)
Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. study probes if more time in the shade as a child prevents skin cancer in adulthood

Researchers will install shade structures outside and track preschool-age children for six months while they play

Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Father’s Day pies help fundraiser for cancer research

You-bake pie drive raises money in place of this year’s Ride2Survive

Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukaemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)
(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)

Canadian researchers developing blood test to detect lung cancer early and save lives

‘If lung cancer is detected early then treatment outcomes improve enormously,’ says Dr. David Wishart

(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)