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Cancer

Area volunteer shaves head for childhood cancer research

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Supporters in our area are bringing the head-shaving challenge to Wilmington, and one volunteer kicked it all off by shaving his head live on Good Morning Carolina.video Full story...
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Raising NC tanning-bed age discussed in House

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videoSome North Carolina legislators say young people should be barred from getting bronzed with tanning beds because their risks for cancer are too great. Full story...
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Brooke Burke shares secrets to success

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video ONLY ON 3: Arguably one of the busiest moms on TV, 'Dancing with the Stars' co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet dishes her secrets to managing a full plate. The mom of four shares her secrets to success. Full story...
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'Women of Hope' support cancer survivors

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video After seeing her own daughter battle cancer, a local woman realizes she needs to reach out to even more females fighting cancer. Full story...
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Make-a-Wish sending UNCW freshman to Super Bowl

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video A UNCW student's wish of going to the Super Bowl is coming true thanks to the people at the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Freshman Alex Harris is one of just 12 kids in the United States getting an all-expense paid trip to the big game from Make-a-Wish. Full story...
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Wake County residents needed for cancer study

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The American Cancer Society is looking for Wake County residents who don't have a history of the disease to take part in a research project. Full story...
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Wilson woman gets her dream of a white Christmas

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A Wilson woman battling cancer has received her wish of a white Christmas, despite temperatures in the 50s. Full story...
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Genie grants cancer patient's kids dream day

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video Dreams came true for the family of a cancer fighter in Wilmington today. The patient, who is battling breast, bone, brain, and intestinal cancer could not make it because she was feeling too ill. Full story...
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Bald is beautiful

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video The USS North Carolina hosted an unusual event this weekend called Cars VS Cancer. Flashy cars and shiny motorcycles filled the parking lot, but it was something else that was driving people to the event. Full story...
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Truck named after 5-time cancer survivor

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Sure we're used to seeing a big, red fire truck from time to time. But what about a bright, pink truck with signatures detailing its paint? "Guardians of the Ribbon" is an organization that supports women and their fight against cancer. Full story...
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Cancer patients find hope, encouragement at NHRMC

A diagnosis of cancer can feel like a death sentence, but one area hospital is trying to change that stigma.

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Cancer patients find hope, encouragement at NHRMC

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A diagnosis of cancer can feel like a death sentence, but one area hospital is trying to change that stigma.video Full story...
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Make-A-Wish Foundation pays college freshman's tuition

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video A UNCW student is beating the odds one day at a time. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, paying for his freshman year of college is one less thing to worry about. Full story...
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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

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video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays. Full story...
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