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Katrina B. Myricks celebrates being cancer free for five years

By BECKY GILLETTE Five years ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer for Katrina B. Myricks of Madison, a professor in the business department of Holmes Community College, came from out of the blue. “I did not have any idea I had breast cancer,” Myricks said. “I never felt a lump. It was the mammogram that caught it. I had a ...

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Inflammatory breast cancer hides until it reaches Stage 3 level

By TED CARTER Cancers don’t fight fair. They can conceal themselves and strike with a suddenness that often leaves physicians in an uphill struggle to save their patients. This is especially so with inflammatory breast cancer, an exceptionally rare and aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. By the time the cancer ...

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Mississippians not required to be 21 to buy tobacco products

A House committee doesn’t want to require Mississippians to be 21 to buy tobacco products. The House Ways and Means Committee, on a split voice vote Wednesday, rejected House Bill 835 . The measure sponsored by Rep. Debra Butler Dixon, a Raymond Democrat, would have increased the age to buy cigarettes and other products from the current 18. States with ages above ...

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Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We have a lot to gain ...

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Former state Sen. Mulholland dies of cancer

PHILADELPHIA — Former state Sen. Joe H. Mulholland of Philadelphia has died from complications of cancer. He was 80. Officials with McClain-Hays Funeral Home say Mulholland died Tuesday in a hospital in Meridian. Mulholland served in the Senate from 1964-68 and 1976-84. He served one term as chairman of the public property committee. A Neshoba County native, Mulholland was an ...

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Chickasaw County circuit clerk dies of cancer

HOUSTON — Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis has died Willis, first elected in 1992, died Sunday after suffering from cancer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Willis was a Houston school teacher before she was elected to the clerk’s office. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors plans to appoint an interim circuit clerk at its Sept. 16 meeting. ...

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Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown dies after cancer treatment

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown, a longtime lawmaker known for his booming voice and skepticism about government programs, died yesterday after undergoing treatment for lung cancer. He was 64. “Terry was larger than life,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement. “With his quick wit and gift for storytelling, Terry could leave a room in ...

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Senate President Pro Tempore Brown in hospital following cancer treatment

LOWNDES COUNTY — Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown of Columbus is hospitalized after having “very aggressive treatment for cancer.” That’s according to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who released a statement today, a day after visiting the 64-year-old lawmaker in the hospital. The statement did not disclose where Brown is hospitalized, and it said Brown’s family is requesting privacy. ...

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RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are common with innocuous women’s health ...

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