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Rappler's latest stories on lung cancer


Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, is diagnosed with lung cancer

(FILES) In this file picture taken on November 14, 2017 Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez speaks during a message to medias at the National Palace in Mexico City. - Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, suffers from lung cancer, his doctor confirmed on August 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)

Indonesia earthquake: Cancer-stricken disaster spokesperson battles on

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:26 PM

'Illness or death is in God's hands, but while I'm still alive I still want to do my best to serve others,' says Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who has Stage IV lung cancer

UPDATES. This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (R) addressing the media during a press conference in Jakarta on the latest updates following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Diego Castro: from teen idol to news anchor to cancer awareness advocate

May 24, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Knowing how harrowing cancer can be for patients and their loved ones, Diego positions himself as a mouthpiece of hope

Singing for the fight against cancer

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Actor Diego Castro, together with Hope from Within, call for lung cancer awareness through a night of music

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The report says some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users are in Indonesia, where 76.2 percent of males aged 15 or older smoke; Vietnam, and the Philippines

Miriam Santiago in hospital, but not in ICU – family

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:29 AM

The former senator is continuing her cancer treatment in a private room not in an intensive care unit says her daughter in law

THE FEISTY ONE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the campaign season of the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of MDS Media

Miriam Santiago leaves hospital

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The senator who has lung cancer is discharged from the Makati Medical Center a week after she was rushed to the hospital due to a complication

FEISTY SENATOR. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses students of the Bulacan State University on April 18, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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Legalize medical marijuana? 'No, but let's talk' – Santiago

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Santiago who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014 says she has never thought of using medical marijuana

Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Osmeña on 'sick' Miriam: It's just a 4-way presidential race

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The re electionist senator says voting for a sick candidate is very dangerous

Visibly weak Miriam Santiago shows up with pick up lines

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Diagnosed with lung cancer the presidential aspirant attends her first out of town campaign sortie

Miriam Santiago: Like Jimmy Carter, I can beat cancer

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:09 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago hails the announcement of former US President Jimmy Carter that his recent brain scan found no sign of cancer

FIGHTING CANCER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago (right) says she can beat cancer, like former US President Jimmy Carter. Santiago's photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler; Carter's photo from public domain

Miriam: Fighting corruption made me run despite health

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago whose Senate speeches are usually fiery and lengthy speaks for only about 5 minutes and has difficulty walking and standing

YOUTH'S CANDIDATE? Miriam Defensor Santiago asks the crowd at the University of the Philippines: 'Do you want a clean, courageous government? If that is the case, do you want me?' Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

My reply to Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Oct 26, 2015 - 11:00 AM

I would offer a compromise: release only those documents that go to the status of your lung cancer: diagnosis treatment course current status I would even accept a medical certificate from any of your doctors that a cure has indeed occurred

#AnimatED: Public interest trumps privacy

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Challenge for Miriam Defensor Santiago: be the first presidential candidate to disclose health records

Miriam Santiago: I will not release my medical records

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Will the presidential aspirant show proof that she is indeed cleared of stage 4 lung cancer? Miriam says she won t heed the call of Rappler columnist Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio citing her right to privacy

Senator Miriam Santiago

Dear Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:30 AM

I must ask you to release your medical records now Because if you did not receive a miracle there is a great probability that you will not survive your 6 year term – should you win

Senator Miriam Santiago

Tirso Cruz III faced cancer scare, surgery

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Tirso shares that the doctor says he s 100 cancer free

Second-hand smoke, and why stricter tobacco control matters

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:25 PM

YouTube star Jam Sebastian says his lung cancer is the effect of many things: stress unhealthy sleeping and eating habits and second hand smoke

Miriam: I'll finish my term as senator in spite of cancer

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago updates her colleagues on her medical condition and tells them that she plans to go to the US this year for possible medical treatment

QUALIFIED MEDICAL LEAVE: Senator Santiago writes Senate President Franklin Drilon to inform him of her medical condition

Miriam: 90% of cancer cells gone

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago gives a health update to her fellow senators in compliance with the requirements of collegial courtesy

2016 RACE? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has some running mates in mind, should she decide to take another shot at the presidency. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

VIDEO: Miriam's message to those who doubt she has lung cancer

Sep 17, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago shows her bandages on her fingers which she says is a side effect of her illness

MESSAGE TO CRITICS: Senator Miriam Santiago shows her bandages, says people with lung cancer are prone to bleeding

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The leading US drug chain is changing its name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health to reflect its broader health care commitment

Cancer-stricken Miriam asks for extended leave

Jul 11, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago plans to go to the US if her current treatment won t work

FIGHTER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago updates her colleagues on the state of her health. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Rappler Newscast | July 2, 2014

Jul 02, 2014 - 9:25 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago has lung cancer A Filipino archbishop is the new Vatican envoy to the UN Imelda hopes for a Malacanang comeback

Miriam running for president?

Jul 02, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she may announce her bid in August

Miriam Santiago

What you should know about lung cancer

Jul 02, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Early detection and treatment can increase the survival chances of a lung cancer patient

Miriam Santiago: I have lung cancer

Jul 02, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Despite having stage 4 cancer Santiago uses her signature humor and says I m not afraid of cancer There is nothing I m afraid of

CURED SOON? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she is hopeful she will be cured in 6 weeks by taking chemotherapy through a "magic tablet." File photo

Jamich: 'Happy thoughts' of marriage help in cancer battle

Mar 30, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Jam Sebastian half of YouTube tandem and real life couple Jamich was recently diagnosed with lung cancer

HAPPY THOUGHTS. The couple is celebrating their 6th anniversary in May. Screengrab from Instagram (jamich)

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Feb 05, 2014 - 11:01 PM

The decision will likely cause the company to lose around 2 billion in revenues from cigarette sales

The solution to PH air pollution

Jan 04, 2014 - 3:41 PM

We must do two things: shift to cleaner car fuel and solve our horrendous traffic problem