Tag: Cancer

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland.

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The Catholic roots of the ‘immortal’ Henrietta Lacks

The Catholic roots of the ‘immortal’ Henrietta Lacks

| Carole Norris Greene | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American woman whose cancer cells taken during a biopsy before her death in 1951 are the source of the first immortalized cell line in medical history.

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Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

“This isn’t your issue right now, but it could be your issue, so it’s your fight to fight as well,” Melissa Jaeger said. “Just because you don’t have a medically compromised kid right now doesn’t mean that you might not in the future. We need Children’s Hospital to be thriving to help all of our children.”

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Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Danny Valerius of Stillwater stood with his parents and two older brothers in the Mall of America rotunda as a crowd of hundreds gathered Dec. 9 for an annual fundraising event put on by KS95 radio to honor the memory of Zach Sobiech, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 18.

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In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

| Jessica Weinberger | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was Rhonda Zweber’s lowest day.

She had just returned home after undergoing a double mastectomy in August 2007. Nauseous from the anesthesia and faced with a lengthy treatment plan to fight her breast cancer, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her and her husband, Val, and their three young daughters.

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Pair of local Catholics race toward tumor cure

Pair of local Catholics race toward tumor cure

| Christina Capecchi | September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When two young Catholics found themselves battling the same rare and deadly tumor, they received overwhelming support from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — and each other. Now they’re preparing for a Sept. 19 fundraiser and trying to keep the faith.

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Stricken by cancer, defined by faith

Stricken by cancer, defined by faith

| February 25, 2015 | 11 Comments

After three years of fighting the disease, Hall’s body finally is giving way. He has dropped 20-plus pounds off his already ravaged body since Christmas, and he now weighs less than 100 pounds. His sunken, gray face gives away his current condition.

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In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides

In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides

| April 26, 2013 | 10 Comments

Laura and Rob Sobiech garner strength from their Catholic faith as son Zach endures rare form of bone cancer that continues to weaken his body.

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Bravery confirmed

Bravery confirmed

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matthew Brown’s scheduled confirmation was moved up to accommodate the failing health of his sponsor, Zach Sobiech who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

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Former St. Peter Claver School principal remembered for strong faith, leadership

Former St. Peter Claver School principal remembered for strong faith, leadership

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Peter Claver School in St. Paul is a thriving place for its K-8 students. Much of the credit goes to Teresa Mardenborough, who became principal in 2002 and remained in that post until her retirement in 2009.

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“Drastic Measures” and Cancer Decisions

“Drastic Measures” and Cancer Decisions

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the 1990’s, scientists discovered two gene mutations in the BRCA family of genes which significantly increase a woman’s chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Consequently, as noted in a recent Los Angeles Times article by Anna Gorman, “Many oncologists recommend that women with the mutations consider having their ovaries, fallopian tubes and breasts removed prophylactically [as a precautionary measure] to reduce risk.”

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