A 16-year-old girl is part of the survivor program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she's learning about the rare cancer she beat as a young child, and the risks she needs to be aware of as she moves into adulthood.
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Teenager Continues Cancer Recovery at Children's HospitalA 16-year-old girl is part of the survivor program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she's learning about the rare cancer she beat as a young child, and the risks she needs to be aware of as she moves into adulthood.
Allegheny Health Network, Free MammogramsThe Allegheny Health Network is offering free mammograms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Local Bride, Mother Share Wedding Dance To Song That Pushed Them Both Through Cancer TreatmentsA Pittsburgh bride and her mother who both fought back against cancer shared a heartwarming dance to their anthem.
Dr. Maria Simbra - Reporter Update: Living with Pancreatic CancerDr. Maria Simbra chats with a woman who has beaten the odds in fighting cancer.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - New Breast Cancer TreatmentDr. Maria Simbra reports on a new treatment for HER2 Positive Breast Cancer.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - Growing Human LiversA local research lab has developed a method for growing a human liver. Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - Young Adults VapingKDKA's Chris Hoffman has a preview of this afternoon's report, discussing vaping among high school students.
Rick Dayton Reporter Update: Rappelling the Koppers BuildingPittsburghers are spending part of their Friday scaling a 22-story building for a good cause. KDKA's Rick Dayton reports.
Reporter Update: Children's Hospital Cancer ResearchKDKA's Rick Dayton reports on a huge donation to fund cancer research at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Reporter Update: Amy Wadas - Local Teen Discusses Vaping RisksA sixteen-year-old Ellwood City girl developed a lot of lung problems that she attributes to vaping. KDKA's Amy Wadas sat down with her.
Pittsburgh Woman Undergoes New Type Of Breast Cancer TreatmentA new type of breast cancer treatment for patients 50 and older is taking place here in Pittsburgh, KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Investigation Into Potential Pa. Cancer Cluster Results In 'No Conclusive Findings'The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the results into their investigation into a potential cancer cluster in Washington County had “no conclusive findings.” KDKA's Ralph Iannotti reports.
Health Officials Investigating Potential Cancer Cluster In Western Pa.The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now investigating a potential cancer cluster in Washington County; KDKA's Pam Surano reports.
New Class Of Drugs For Metastatic Breast Cancer Showing PromiseMore and more women are surviving breast cancer, but with that comes the risk of the cancer spreading elsewhere and making it more difficult to treat.. KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Marty Griffin Urges Parents To Have Kids Vaccinated After Throat Cancer DiagnosisYou know him as the straight-talking host on KDKA Radio and the people problem solver "Get Marty," but now meet Marty Griffin, cancer patient, checking into Hillman Cancer Center for treatment; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
New CAR-T Treatment Giving Hope To Some Cancer PatientsFor cancer patients running out of options, a new approach has come along, just FDA-approved about a year ago, called CAR-T; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
'Chemo Bath' Being Used To Target Difficult To Treat Cancers In AbdomenWhen cancer forms in places like the abdomen, it can be hard to target the treatment. But, there is an approach that can fight it; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Pittsburgh One Of Eight Sites Testing New Technology To Detect Breast CancerPittsburgh is one of eight research sites testing new technology that could better detect breast cancer for many women.
Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest TestsCan cellphones really cause cancer? A group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising; KDKA's Susan Koeppen reports.
Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition Awards Two Researchers $100K In GrantsEvery year there are more breast cancer survivors, thanks in part to research being done here in Pittsburgh; KDKA's Susan Koeppen reports.
Simple Blood Test Could Determine If Survivor's Cancer Will ReturnFor cancer survivors, one of the biggest concerns is will the cancer come back? Now, a simple blood test could provide that answer; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Pittsburgh-Area Woman With Extremely Rare Cancer Doing Well After TreatmentWhen a local woman got a cancer so rare that fewer than 100 people in the entire world are diagnosed with it, she feared the worst; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Doctor Continues To Help Addicts While Battling Rare CancerA man who spent decades helping addicts find their way to sober living in the Pittsburgh area is now fighting his own battle against cancer; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
Study: Majority Of Melanomas Come From New MolesWhen it comes to skin cancer, melanoma is less common than other types, but it’s much more aggressive. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your skin, especially when you see a new mole form; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.