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Elizabeth Hurley opens up about her fight to end breast cancer: 'Breast cancer doesn't discriminate'

Elizabeth Hurley opens up about her fight to end breast cancer: 'Breast cancer doesn't discriminate'Elizabeth Hurley is opening up about her decades-long mission to find a cure for breast cancer.



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‘It’s a Very Poor Prognosis.’ John McCain Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis

‘It’s a Very Poor Prognosis.’ John McCain Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis"Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent"



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Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."



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Neighbor Opens Fire As Father In Clown Mask Chases Child

Neighbor Opens Fire As Father In Clown Mask Chases ChildTwo Ohio men face charges after a father donned a clown mask and chased his 6-year-old daughter through the streets, prompting a concerned neighbor to start shooting.



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Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma's Caribbean chaos

Puerto Rico opens arms to refugees from Irma's Caribbean chaosBy Alvin Baez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Saddled with economic problems and its own damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is taking thousands of refugees from the U.S. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2,000 more due to set sail for the U.S. territory on Wednesday. Visibly shaken residents from St. Martin and the Virgin Islands arrived on Tuesday on U.S. military aircraft, bringing tales of terrifying winds and a breakdown of law and order. “The people of Puerto Rico – what big hearts you guys got because our (local) government did nothing – nothing,” said William Vonfabrice, 61, from St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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Jessica St. Clair Opens Up About Trying to Keep Her Hair During Chemo: I Didn’t Want My Daughter to Be Scared

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This article originally appeared on People.com

Jessica St. Clair was feeding her 23-month-old daughter Cheerios in September 2015 when she sensed something just wasn’t right.

“I touched my own boob — I don’t know why,” the Playing House star says in the current issue of PEOPLE. “I felt a lump and I instantly knew something was terribly wrong.”

Four days later, the then-38-year-old was diagnosed with stage 2B estrogen positive breast cancer.

“I was sobbing like a baby bird,” she says of being told her diagnosis. “But I remember thinking, ‘I will do anything and everything I need to do to stay alive for my daughter and make sure this has the least amount of impact on her life.’ ”

St. Clair immediately signed up for the most aggressive chemotherapy treatment available to her and scheduled a double mastectomy. But she was worried her daughter would find out what she was going through. “She would get nervous if I went to Walgreens, so what would she think if I told her I had cancer?” says St. Clair.

She decided to try one of the “cancer hacks” recommended by her doctors: a “cold cap,” which may lessen hair loss during chemotherapy in some people. The chilled, tight, helmet-type hats constrict blood vessels and possibly prevent chemo from reaching hair follicles, according to breastcancer.org.

  • For more from St. Clair — including how her costar Lennon Parham supported her through her cancer battle (including picking out her breast implants!) — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

At some points during her treatment, St. Clair had to switch out her cold cap every 20 minutes for up to seven hours a day. But she says it was all worth it for her daughter.

“I’d tell her I was going to work and I’d go to chemo and with the cold cap,” says St. Clair, who leaned heavily on her friends — including her Playing House costar Lennon Parham — and her husband, playwright Dan O’Brien. “After the first 10 minutes you really don’t feel it. It’s just more of a pain to have a frozen rugby helmet on your head.”

And it worked. She kept most of her hair.

“The amazing thing was on the outside you didn’t know anything was happening to me. I actually walked a red carpet for a show three quarters of the way through treatment,” she says. “But this wasn’t just vanity. When you’re a mother, these are really important things because it can save you from having a hard conversation that they aren’t going to understand anyway.”

St. Clair — who is now cancer-free — didn’t go public with her story until May when she wrote an essay for Stand Up to Cancer, but she now hopes sharing her experience can help other parents.

“Things like your hair and nails and eyelashes, those are important to your mental state. I think I was very lucky because my doctor, oncologist and plastic surgeon were all very much about ‘If you have to go through breast cancer, lets have it have a minimal impact on your life,’ ” she says. “There are a lot of young moms going through this and I want them to know, ‘Hey, I can do this too!’ ”

Season 3 of Playing House — which will include a storyline inspired by St. Clair’s cancer story — premieres June 23 at 11 p.m. ET on USA.


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1 Dead, 3 Injured After Student Opens Fire At Washington State High School

1 Dead, 3 Injured After Student Opens Fire At Washington State High SchoolOne student is dead and three others are injured after a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, on Wednesday morning. Three teenage students are being treated for serious injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told reporters outside the high school.



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Judge opens door for lawsuit over girl declared brain dead

Judge opens door for lawsuit over girl declared brain deadSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge ruled that a teen girl who was declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may technically still be alive, allowing a malpractice lawsuit against the hospital to move forward and possibly setting up the family to have her care paid for if they succeed.



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'My Skin Crawled': Hillary Clinton Opens Up on Debate Moment in New Book

'My Skin Crawled': Hillary Clinton Opens Up on Debate Moment in New BookIn an excerpt from her new book, Hillary Clinton reveals what she was thinking during the second presidential debate.



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Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back

Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires backThe judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the suspect in Monday’s shooting waited in a car outside the courthouse for almost an hour before Mr Bruzzese arrived.



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