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NJ doctor says people who fit this criteria should get screened for lung cancer

Early screening for lung cancer could mean the difference between a diagnosis and a death sentence.

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More New Jerseyans getting cancer, but more are surviving

The U.S. cancer death rate continues its steady decline, dropping 23 percent since 1991. Here in New Jersey, there is good news and bad news about cancer.

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Tap water throughout NJ has cancer-causing chemical, report says

Chromium-6 played a central role in the true-to-life plot of the 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich."

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NJ teen honors sister who died from cancer with 2nd annual festival

Caiti Brown was 18 when bone cancer claimed her life. Her sister used her Sweet 16 bash to raise $40,000 for the nonprofit organization that helped their family cope with Brown's illness.

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How does NJ measure up in the fight against cancer?

A new report says New Jersey meets five of 10 benchmarks.

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He was there for her! Jon Bon Jovi’s surprise visit to cancer patient in Toms River

At Bon Jovi's, Soul Kitchen, patrons have the option of eating free in exchange for working in the kitchen, or they can donate $10 or more for their meals at their discretion.

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Lakewood golf outing benefits cancer-stricken families

For the seventh time, an Ocean County nonprofit is holding a gala event this fall to assist families who are struggling with rising medical costs.

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Cancer-fighting public policies get mixed reviews in NJ

New Jersey still has some work to do when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

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Cancer cluster rat study findings released

One chemical can be crossed off the list of primary causes of a childhood cancer cluster that turned up in an Ocean County community's drinking water in the 1990's.

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Court Rejects Teen Girl With Cancer Who Won’t Undergo Chemo [VIDEO, POLL]

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled a 17-year-old girl with cancer must continue to receive chemotherapy, despite the fact she doesn't want it.

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Craig Potter Completes Charity Bike Ride Across America [AUDIO]

Craig Potter has completed his Charity Bike Ride Across America and has surpassed his goal of raising $30,000 for Ocean of Love, a local charity that provides support for families of children with cancer. Craig and Linda Gillick from Ocean of Love sat down with Bob & Marianne this morning to discuss his trip.

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