Celebrity Medical Tragedies

Understanding Michael Jackson's Death


The Doctors, along with oncologist Dr. Lawrence Piro and anesthesiologist Dr. David Kloth, discuss the medical timeline leading up to Michael Jackson’s death, and stress the importance of treating celebrities responsibly.

What Caused Michael Jackson's Death


Michael Jackson's Plastic Surgeries

Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon shares his observations of Michael Jackson’s many alleged plastic surgeries.

Behind the Mask

Farrah Fawcett's Fight against Cancer

Farrah Fawcett’s longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal, and best friend, Alana Stewart, share their heartbreaking journey with Farrah in her fight against anal cancer.

Farrah's Story

Caring for Farrah

Ryan O’Neal and Alana Stewart share their experiences with Farrah in her final years. Farrah’s oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Piro, expands on the weighty and often-shifting roles of caregivers for terminally ill patients.  

Caring for the Terminally Ill

A Journey of Love

Farrah’s best friend, Alana Stewart, penned the book, My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship.


Read An Excerpt from the Book

What You Need to Know about Anal Cancer

Dr. Piro performs an anal exam on Amy, 31. Learn what to look for, what to ask for at your next doctor’s visit and how to perform an anal exam in the privacy of your own home.

More on Anal Cancer


Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

Early detection of actor Patrick Swayze’s pancreatic cancer has shed light on this enigmatic and often elusive disease. Dr. Piro explains the role and health of the pancreas.

Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer


Understanding a Brain Tumor
Senator Ted Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer, but a brain tumor doesn't have to be a death sentence. Radiation oncologist and brain specialist Dr. Paul Pagnini explains the warning signs of brain tumors as well as how they can be detected and treated.
When to Worry




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