cancer

Twins connected by cancer push for early detection

There's a special connection between brothers, and an even closer bond for Mark and Jon Hirsch, who are the spitting image of each other.  Mark lives in Platteville, Jon lives in Hartford; and while they may be separated by distance, their relationship has always remained strong.

Carbone focused on improving pancreas cancer treatment

Pancreatic cancer has lowest survival rate

According to the Pancreas Cancer Task Force at University of Wisconsin-Madison, only 6 percent of people who are diagnosed survive for 5 years. It is the lowest survival rate of all cancers.

UW Band marches for cancer awareness

Band Together to Beat Cancer raises money for cancer research

On the field at Camp Randall the 300 members of the University of Wisconsin Band move and play as one. They wear the same uniform and march for the same reason.

Dozens of doomed dogs get new life in Madison

Tracy's Dogs rescue saves 70 dogs from Texas kill shelters

A couple says they survived cancer to help rescue a pair of dogs from a kill shelter. Tracy's Dogs, a national animal rescue organization, is helping save dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.

Darlington runs 'Relay For Life'

Cross country team raises funds to fight cancer

For the 11th straight year, the Darlington High School Cross Country teams are running the "Relay For Life" across Wisconsin.

Andy North and Friends raise $920,000

Watson, Sorenstam, Rodgers headline event

The 6th Annual Andy North and Friends event was held in Wisconsin Dells Sunday and Monday. A plethora of sports stars came together to raise $920,000 for the Carbone Cancer Center. 

Woman raises money for friend with cancer by cutting hair

Sarah Luedtke will cut her hair for 1st time in 5 years to raise money for friend

When looking through photo albums Sarah Luedtke can track time by looking at her hair. From a photograph of her as a child with short blond hair to images of her in college with shoulder-length red hair; as the years have been added, so has her hair length.

Ebony Nettles-Bey meets her hero

Cancer victim meets Lebron James Saturday night in Milwaukee

Verona basketball player Ebony Nettles-Bey has battled cancer since last fall, but she got to fulfill one of her dreams Saturday night and meet her hero, Lebron James.

Walker says he would sign cancer drugs bill

Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign into law a bill passed by the state Senate and pending approval in the Assembly that would make chemotherapy drugs in pill form more affordable for cancer patients.

Cancer survivor gets last credit to graduate college

Edgewood College awards Jim Gainey 1 credit for community service

It was the coming together of a program to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and a student who returned to Edgewood College to teach a lesson.

Teen cancer survivor gets remodeled bedroom

Non-profit redecorates for ten-year cancer patient

The Minnesota-based non-profit Designing Dreams worked in Beaver Dam from Wednesday to Sunday to make the perfect getaway for the thirteen-year-old.

Public Health warns of dangers of radon

January is National Radon Action month; Agency offers $10 testing kits

Public Health of Madison and Dane County are warning residents of the dangers of letting homes turn into radon traps during National Radon Action Month.

Doctor clears lawmaker to return to work

Rep. Larson says surgery removed all of his cancer

S tate Rep. Tom Larson said he's been medically cleared to return to work following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Thousands 'Race for the Cure'

Event raised nearly $5 million since 1998

Approximately 7,000 runners and walkers took part in Saturday's 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.