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Former Number 1 British Tennis Player Elena Baltacha Dies At Age 30! Get The Sad Details HERE!

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Elena Baltacha passed away at age 30 after battling liver cancer!

The world of tennis lost one of it's brightest stars as Elena Baltacha passed away after battling cancer for the past few months.

The 30-year-old was Great Britain's number one ranked female tennis player for nearly three years, however, she was forced to retire last November due to health issues and was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year in January.

Her husband and coach Nino Severino made the sad announcement, saying:

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Robin Gibb Could Leave The Hospital By The End Of The Week!

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Robin Gibb Could Leave The Hospital By The End Of The Week

This man's recovery is incredible enough on its own, let alone how quickly he seems to be on the mend!

Robin Gibb reportedly had a 10% chance of survival when he slipped into a coma earlier in the month while battling both colon and liver cancer, as well as pneumonia, but he remarkably was able to wake up last week - and now is doing so well that he is preparing to leave the hospital!

A source explains

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Robin Gibb Has Slipped Into A Coma

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Robin Gibb Slips Into A Coma

This is just too sad.

As we've reported, Robin Gibb has been battling both colon and liver cancer since 2010, and now, on top of catching pneumonia, the Bee Gees icon has slipped into a coma.

According to sources close to the 62-year-old, his family has all gathered by his bedside, as he is only expected to live a few more days.

Insiders explain:

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Kim Kardashian Meets A Brave Little Girl

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Violet Rose was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma at just 7 months old.

She's a brave little girl who is fighting a rare form of liver cancer. She's fought through chemo and surgery and is still one of the brightest, happiest, and playful kids around.

Kim Kardashian had the lucky chance to meet Violet, who is currently staying in the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Kim posted the above picture on her website and wrote:

Yesterday I visited Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where I met this amazing little girl, Violet Rose. This really changes the way you look at life. Thank you SO much to all the incredible doctors and nurses at the Children’s Hospital for all your hard work! Xo

We admire this little girl's strength and we're keeping her in our prayers. Thanks, Kim, for introducing us to such a bright little star.

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Cedars-Sinai Denies Liver Cancer Patient Transplant Because He Smoked Pot They Prescribed

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What in the world of medical marijuana!?

We are VERY disappointed in the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center! The institution has reportedly denied a liver cancer patient a life-saving transplant because he smoked the pot that his doctor (at the same hospital) prescribed him!

The Americans for Safe Access advocacy group reports that Norman B. Smith was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in 2009, then given a prescription for medical marijuana by his Cedars-Sinai oncologist, Dr. Steven Miles.

The alternative treatment was meant to help the 63-year-old deal with the effects of chemotherapy and pain from a previous back surgery, but it may also cost him his life!

In September of 2010, Norman became eligible for a liver transplant, but was taken off of the transplant list just two months shy of receiving it! Apparently, testing positive for prescribed marijuana is in non-compliance with the hospital’s substance abuse contract.

To add to this man's baffling predicament, sources point out that medical marijuana use is completely legal in California and studies have shown it poses no medical risk to liver transplantation!

This isn't the first time a liver cancer patient was removed from the transplant list due to prescribed marijuana, but the medical community still hasn't learned its lesson. Two men died in 2008 after being denied a transplant because of their "substance abuse".

We know medical marijuana is a sensitive issue, with many arguing its pros and cons, but denying a man his life because he used a treatment method prescribed by his doctor is CRUEL!

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Robin Gibb Battling Liver Cancer

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We are so sad about this.

Legendary singer/songwriter Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

A few months back, he was diagnosed with the disease by doctors after being hospitalized for stomach pains. But things have seem to have gotten worse as he was rushed to the hospital earlier this week.

Thankfully, he was discharged five hours later, but that still doesn't stop the concerns.

Since Tuesday, he's canceled several public appearances.

So sad. Robin is in our thoughts and we are praying for him.

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Mike Tyson Reacts To Joe Frazier's Passing

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Mike Tyson responds to frazier's death

Monday was a sad day for the entire boxing community, which lost one of its greatest fighters ever when Smokin' Joe Frazier passed away from liver cancer.

Even Muhammad Ali, who once lost to the former heavyweight champion, felt a sting when he heard the news and shared:

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