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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients

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video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Full story...
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Pooches in Pink support Breast Cancer Awareness

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Even man's best friend is doing their part in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pooches in Pink at Paw Beach Pet Resort in Wilmington features an opportunity to have your dog's tail or ears dyed pink. Full story...
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Feds say chemical in Lejeune water is carcinogen

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Government researchers have classified a chemical found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune for decades as a known cause of cancer in humans. Full story...
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Ice cream fundraiser honors late judge

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Thinking about dessert tonight? How about helping a good cause while getting your fill? Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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Duke sued over cancer trials

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A lawsuit filed in North Carolina’s Durham County Superior Court accuses Duke University, Duke University Heath System and five doctors of exposing patients to unnecessary chemotherapy during fraudulent clinical trials. Full story...
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New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

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video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Full story...
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Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

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Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs. Full story...
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Study: Prostate cancer surgery helps younger men

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A study suggests that men under 65 with early prostate cancer have better survival odds if they have surgery right away instead of waiting for treatment. Full story...
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Wilmington springs for Zack

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video The Mayo family is in the fight of their lives. After a serious accident sent 10-year-old Zack Mayo to the hospital last year, doctors discovered he had tumors on his liver and lungs. That’s when their lives changed forever. Now, the community says this is the least they could do. Full story...
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CFCC employees hold Family Fun Day to help child with cancer

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video Late last year, five-year old Bennie Freeland was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Chapel Hill since December. Bennie's father, Patrick Freeland, teaches at Cape Fear Community College. His colleagues have stepped up to support the family. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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Elizabeth Edwards stops cancer treatment

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Elizabeth Edwards is seriously ill and doctors say further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive. The family issued a statement Monday that revealed her doctors' diagnosis. Full story...
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Selling pumpkins a dream come true as woman fights for life

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video Halloween may be over, but it's not too late to get a pumpkin to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. One woman who came to Wilmington from Ashe County could use the support. She's selling pumpkins to help pay for her battle with stage four cancer. Full story...
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Zimmer Cancer Center receives federal dollars to help fight cancer

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of the community. Congressman Mike McIntyre presented the Zimmer Cancer Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center a check for $450,000 from the National Cancer Institute Tuesday. Full story...
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