From Michael Bublé opening up about his son’s cancer diagnosis to the death of “Enkyboys” social media star, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.
Michael Bublé discussed how his son’s cancer diagnosis changed his life.
Singer Michael Bublé’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer in 2016 at age 3 and subsequently underwent intense treatment for the disease.
“That, of course, changed me in a big way — it changed what mattered to me, it changed how I saw life,” he told “Red” magazine, explaining that as a performer, he created an “alter ego” on stage, that Noah’s diagnosis caused him to drop. “I’d become the superhero I always wanted to be. Then my wife and I went through this unthinkable thing, and I lost that alter ego.”
Noah is now 9 years old and in remission.
A TikTok star died of colon cancer.
Randy Gonzalez, who, along with his son, Brice, is known as the “Enkyboys” on social media, died of stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 35.
Before his death, Gonzalez made a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and to raise awareness of the disease, particularly in young men and in those who are genetically predisposed to the disease, as he was.
“We’re saddened about the loss of Randy Gonzalez. The videos of him and his son are great examples of his legacy. We send our support to Brice and the rest of the family during this time,” the Colorectal Cancer Alliance tweeted.
The military is investigating potential relationship between cancer and prior nuclear missile work.
Nine military officers who worked at the Malmstrom Air Force Base — some as many as 25 years ago — have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, sparking the military to look into the potential relationship between the disease and the job of “missileers,” according to the Associated Press.
“There are indications of a possible association between cancer and missile combat crew service at Malmstrom (Air Force Base),” U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Daniel Sebeck said in slides presented to his Space Force unit this month. The “disproportionate number of missileers presenting with cancer, specifically lymphoma” was concerning, he said.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has more suspicious spots found after facing a melanoma diagnosis.
After receiving a melanoma (skin cancer) in situ diagnosis in March, Teddi Mellencamp continues to undergo checkups every four to six weeks. Recently, something was discovered at one of those appointments, she shared on social media.
"I went in for my four- to six-week checkup and there were three new spots my doctors felt needed to be biopsied," the 41-year-old wrote on Instagram. "I'm getting a lot of questions about the spots being white. I have had both white and brown melanomas; this is why I continue to share to get checked no matter what."
A lump was also found on her neck, which is currently being tested.
"Also, recently I felt a bump on my neck. My anxiety, of course, took over. I touched it at least 303 times. However, day of appointment, I assumed it was nothing. And then the ultrasound came back irregular. I had the option of a needle biopsy or getting it cut out completely; the doctor recommended the biopsy to start, however there's a small chance it'll come back inconclusive, and we will then have to remove it."
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