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November 17th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on being honored with Double Helix Medal, NBA lockout

He's the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a Los Angeles Lakers legend...and a cancer survivor.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in New York this week to receive the Double Helix Medal, a prestigious award for the work he's done raising awareness for cancer research.

Abdul-Jabbar joined us on American Morning to talk about his fight against cancer and shares his thoughts on the current NBA lockout.

For more information on Kareem's work in raising awareness for Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia, visit

Filed under: Cancer • Health • NBA • Sports
July 21st, 2011
10:03 AM ET

New breast cancer screening guidelines issued

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued an update on their breast screening guidelines in an effort to cut down on the number of deaths caused by breast cancer, especially in young women.

The primary change is a new recommendation that mammography screenings be offered to women annually beginning at age 40. The previous ACOG guidelines recommended that women have mammograms every one to two years, beginning at age 40, and then receive them every year, beginning at age 50.

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent,  explains the significance of this change and the importance of breast cancer screenings on today's American Morning.

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Filed under: Cancer • Health
June 6th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Breakthrough drugs in melanoma treatment can extend life of cancer patients

Two new treatments for patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are being touted as the biggest advancements in treating the disease since the 1970s.

Dr. George Sledge, the President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, discusses this exciting development this morning with Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Cancer • Melanoma