Cancer

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo, Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera and quarterback Kyle Allen talk to field judge Dale Shaw (104) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Landover, Md. The first game between 1-5 Washington and the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys since the name change is also the longtime NFC East rivals’ first meeting with this bad a combined winning percentage since 2001. That was a 9-7 game kicker Tim Seder won with a 26-yard field goal as time expired after a collision with a horse on the field during warmups. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 23, 2020 - 2:42 pm
Washington coach Ron Rivera will have his last treatment for a form of skin cancer Monday, two months after being diagnosed. Rivera learned in August he had squamous cell carcinoma, which is considered very treatable when caught as early as he did. The 58-year-old missed some practice time but no...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. Leah planned to celebrate five years cancer-free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from entertainment and sports stars ranging from Kevin Hart to LeBron James were a pretty sweet reward for a girl who raised cancer awareness and funds during her own fight with the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2020 - 1:49 am
Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from...
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FILE - Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio arrives for practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Ashburn, Va. Washington Football coach Ron Rivera missed his team's first game-week practice Tuesday as he began treatment for a form of skin cancer. As planned, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio stepped in and ran practice ahead of Washington's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 08, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Ron Rivera missed Washington's first game week practice to begin treatment for a form of skin cancer, so Jack Del Rio stepped in as planned. "We carried on as normal," Del Rio said Tuesday. “It was pretty much business as usual.” Exactly like Rivera wanted. The veteran NFL coach didn't want his...
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Washington head coach Ron Rivera, center, talks to his team during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 22, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Ron Rivera called his players together to deliver the “tough news" of his cancer diagnosis on Thursday night and by Saturday morning ripped into them for a practice that didn't meet his standards. Washington's coach knows he'll struggle during treatment for squamous cell carcinoma but doesn't want...
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Washington head coach Ron Rivera arrives for practice wearing a face mask, at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 21, 2020 - 12:02 am
Washington Football coach Ron Rivera has a form of skin cancer, which the team called “very treatable and curable" because it was discovered at an early stage. A team spokesman confirmed Thursday night Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. The team said Rivera detected it in a lymph...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford warms up before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. Since the start of last year, Matthew Stafford has had to deal with a health scare involving his wife, his own injury problems -- and more recently, a coronavirus test that the team later described as a false positive. It's been a difficult period for the Detroit star. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)
August 11, 2020 - 6:24 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out of this coming season. It would have been understandable if he'd considered it. “I think like everybody, you hear it and you talk with your spouse and your family about it. I never gave it serious, you know, thought,”...
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July 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday, citing his son’s ongoing fight with...
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July 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Giants left tackle Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season…
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 28, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Like most people across the country, Dana McSwain was working full-time and taking care of her two young daughters during the coronavirus pandemic. The mother with cancer was surprised with a wig that was made of her friends’ hair.
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 20, 2020 - 5:34 pm
When Alex Trebek announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March, he shared that he faces challenges every day. In a new interview with Good Morning America, he talks about cancer, his new treatment and memoir.
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