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Brain Cancer

Teen Boxer Faces Fight Of Her Life After Brain Cancer Diagnosis [Video]

16-year-old Jesselyn Silva is a teenage boxing prodigy, but she’s now in the fight of her life after getting diagnosed with brain cancer. WNBC’s Darlene Rodriguez reports for TODAY on how the boxing world is proving they’re in her corner.» Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY» Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAYAbout: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online!Visit TODAY’s Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAYFind TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAYFollow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAYFollow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY#Boxing #BrainCancer #JesselynSilva

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Colon Cancer

Cancer Disappears In All Patients During Immunotherapy Drug Trial [Video]

In a new study, all 12 colorectal cancer patients in an immunotherapy drug trial were in complete clinical remission after six months. NBC medical contributor Natalie Azar joins TODAY to discuss what made the treatment so successful.» Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY» Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAYAbout: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online!Visit TODAY’s Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAYFind TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAYFollow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAYFollow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY#Cancer #Remission #DrugTrials

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Medical Marijuana

NC medical marijuana bill goes to House [Video]

Legislation making it lawful to smoke marijuana or consume cannabis-infused products for medical purposes in North Carolina cleared the state Senate on Monday evening.After no debate, the measure received bipartisan support by a vote of 36-7. The margin was similar to the outcome of an initial Senate vote last week that followed floor discussion. The bill now goes to the House, where chances for passage before this year’s primary work session adjourns in a few weeks appear long. Speaker Tim Moore has said the issue may have to wait until next year.The legislation creates a system whereby someone with one of more than a dozen “debilitating medical conditions” — cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder among them — can be prescribed cannabis by a trained physician. Users or their caregivers would have to receive a registration card from the state Department of Health and Human Services.READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/politics/north-carolina-politics/nc-medical-marijuana-bill-house-senate-ok/275-60b786de-cd76-4782-bfce-b84fc9ccf44f

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Medical Marijuana

Could North Carolina legalize medical marijuana? [Video]

Marijuana would be legalized for medical use in North Carolina with a physician’s prescription and purchased through dozens of tightly regulated dispensaries in a measure receiving initial approval Thursday in the Senate.The legislation, which received strong bipartisan support, could help people facing more than a dozen different “debilitating medical conditions” in which their doctor declares the health benefits of smoking or consuming cannabis outweigh the risks.Austin Walker breaks down what you need to know: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/politics/north-carolina-politics/medical-marijuana-bill-advances-north-carolina-politics-state-news/275-6c7aa57f-16bc-4a50-b5af-6c0f59058316

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Pediatric Cancer

People Nationwide Shave Their Heads In Solidarity With Cancer Patients [Video]

In Georgia, Maggie Burns wanted to make her mom feel less alone in her battle against cancer. As her mother was shaving her head for chemotherapy, Maggie revealed that her head was also shaved. Minnesota firefighter Christian Worby was about to undergo a stem cell transplant when his co-workers shaved their heads to honor his bravery. Over in Indiana Elementary school, children are shaving their heads for a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC» Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNewsNBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.Connect with NBC News Online!NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBCFind NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBCFollow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC#cancer #cancertreatment #trending People Nationwide Shave Their Heads In Solidarity With Cancer Patients