Meet the Co Antrim dad who fathered two sons after being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Ballymoney man who survived stage four testicular cancer, and who has already unexpectedly had two children following cancer treatment, is looking forward to the birth of his fifth child in May. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/meet-the-co-antrim-dad-who-fathered-two-sons-after-being-diagnosed-with-advanced-testicular-cancer-37733732.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37733731.ece/43e0a/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-22_lif_47374345_I7.JPG Email A Ballymoney man who survived stage four testicular cancer, and who has already unexpectedly had two children following cancer treatment, is looking forward to the birth of his fifth child in May. Rob Humphreys (37), who works for TK Maxx, is also running his first marathon this year. Back in 2013, following a diagnosis of stage four testicular cancer, which had spread to his … [Read more...] about Meet the Co Antrim dad who fathered two sons after being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer
Melanoma just got personal
Editor's Note: Senator John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81. We went through the 60 Minutes archives to find some memorable moments from Lesley Stahl's interview with Senator John McCain that were not included in the September 24, 2017 story. A few such moments are featured below. U.S. Senator. Former Republican presidential nominee. Esteemed Navy veteran. Husband to Cindy. Father of seven. John McCain, who passed away Saturday at the age of 81, was all of these things, but most of all, he showed us during a candid 60 Minutes interview just 11 months ago, he was a man whose spirit could not be broken, and who followed no one's compass but his own. In the summer of 2017, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) invited 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl to his ranch just beyond the red rock buttes of Sedona, Arizona. Despite the arid, western harshness of the land around, his ranch was green – with generations-old trees giving shade to a creek that gurgled its way over rounded stones in … [Read more...] about The Maverick: Remembering Sen. John McCain
Opinion PUBLISHED: 06:23 26 July 2018 Paul Geater Felixstowe prom is a great place for a walk in the heatwave - but avoid the middle of the day. Picture: GREGG BROWN Archant During a week like this, I really couldn’t resist a further comment on the extraordinary summer we have been “enjoying” as the Summer of 1976 has given us a full re-run. I might have written this column in my garden - but it was finished by 10.30am! Picture: PAUL GEATERAs anyone who read my piece earlier this week will know, I’m not actually a fan of this seemingly non-stop heatwave. I’m a typical fair Englishman when it comes to this heat. I burn easily and three or four days of 25C is quite enough for me at a time!Much has already been written about the heatwave – and some have linked it to global warming. I’m not sure that trying to see individual weather events through the prism of global warming. When the global statistics for this … [Read more...] about If you like the blistering heat, it’s still worth listening to expert advice!
Researchers are looking into what may be causing a rare eye cancer to strike groups of patients in two states. Ocular melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer -- usually found in just six of every one million people. But as "CBS This Morning" reported Monday, it has been identified in 18 patients in Huntersville, North Carolina, and in a separate group of patients in Auburn, Alabama, including several friends who'd attended Auburn University together. While the Alabama Department of Health says it would be "premature to determine that a cancer cluster exists in the area," researchers are studying the patients to try to figure out if there is a common source that might explain this unusual occurrence. What is ocular melanoma? Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in cells that produce melanin, or the pigment that gives skin its color. While it's generally thought of as a skin cancer, eyes also have these melanin-producing cells, and when melanoma develops on them, it's … [Read more...] about What is ocular melanoma? Medical mystery shines light on rare eye cancer
Peter Knoll lived a life of exceptional luxury and extraordinary leisure. He once bought a $290,000 Aston Martin on a whim. He collected gold-plated watches worth nearly as much. The son of a furniture magnate, Knoll is believed to have never worked a day in his life. But all of that privilege couldn’t shield him from a tragic fate: Knoll froze to death inside his multimillion-dollar Upper East Side townhouse this winter. His official cause of death was hypothermia. Police found Knoll in bed in his heatless E. 78th St. brownstone steps from Central Park and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mansion. The story of Knoll’s unlikely death is tangled and complicated. But at its core it reveals the vulnerability of someone who is older, ill and isolated, someone who is struggling to take care of himself and unwilling or unable to seek help. Knoll’s death also shines a light on the fraught relationship between public utilities and the city they serve — … [Read more...] about Hypothermia kills 75-year-old man in Upper East Side townhouse, spurring state probe