cancer

Ben Black chose hope after terminal cancer diagnosis

Ben Black, a 38-year-old Placer High School grad and local window-cleaning business owner, died Aug. 5 after a courageous, hope-filled battle with terminal cancer. Black continued ...

OVERCOMING CANCER: Jake Vujovich’s inspiring story to a cancer-free life

LEAVING A LEGACY Almost a year ago, before Scott left the ESPN studios and lost his battle to cancer, he gave a speech about his diagnosis and his fight.  “I watch tha ...

OVERCOMING CANCER: Jake Vujovich’s inspiring story to a cancer-free life

Cancer affects roughly 14 million people in the world each year. At two-years and nine-months-old, Granite Bay High soon-to-be freshman Jake Vujovich was adds to that list. As an ...

Reader Input: God does not condone hate

In a letter by one Kevin McNaughton on May 14, he claimed that religion is a “cancer on the planet.” Interesting. Webster’s New College Dictionary, when related t ...

Discovering life after cancer diagnosis

If you’ve spent any time at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in the Auburn Village (Bel Air) shopping center recently, you’ve probably glimpsed Store Manager, ...

Reader Input: Religion a cancer on our planet

A recent letter by one Dorothy Van Huff and others discuss the aspect of religion on our society and the “benefit” of worship (“Don't put blame on religion,&r ...

Reader Input: Assisted suicide hardly compassionate

Last week a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make assisted suicide legal in California. Advocated by a group called “Compassion and Choices” (the renam ...

Cancer victory receives Kings royal treatment

More than 15,000 people watched and cheered Placer Land Trust’s land manager Justin Wages take the court at a Sacramento Kings game to be honored by Kaiser Permanente for his ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

For one woman, a picture says a thousand words

Placer High graduate and Auburn resident Rae Francis uses her positive attitude and outlook on life to inspire others with her colorful works of art that line the walls at Auburn R ...

Another View: In the face of adversity, appreciation of life lives

As I walked in the door of our home after visiting a friend at Auburn Faith hospital, the expression on Val’s face told me she had bad news. “She’s not going to ...

Canine cancer awareness drives Pilot Hill woman

PILOT HILL – Tinkerbell, a bright-eyed Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was showing signs of trouble. Margot Farrelly was noticing the dog’s stool was bloody and the 8-year-old&r ...

Reader Input: Big pharm no cancer answer

Kudos to George Lasater about his use of Laetrile in order to cure his cancer (“Holistic care helped prostate,” Reader Input, Sept. 12). The American Cancer Society f ...