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Parents With Cancer

When Parents Get Cancer, Children Are Often The Forgotten Victims

Healthline | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1.7 million adults will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. That leaves 749,000 children under the age of 18 years old who will be affected this year.

On 10 Years Of Surviving Cancer As A Family

Jim Higley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Jim Higley

I asked God for a year. OK, truthfully, I begged for 10. Because I wanted to be your father for as long as possible, until each of you became adults. It was a begging rooted in my personal desire to see each of you grow up. Mature. And step into life. That's why today is rather special.

The Best, Bravest Thing My Husband And I Ever Did

Brain, Child | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Brain, Child

Sometimes it's tentative and other times it's brazen, but at some point people almost always ask if my husband and I got pregnant on purpose.

The Girl in the Mirror

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I decided it was my turn to take control. Matt and I waited outside for the salon to open. At 9 a.m., I put one foot in front of the other and walked in, chin up. In my bravest voice, I said, "I'd like to get my head shaved. I have cancer."

To My Son

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Your mama was diagnosed with cancer one week before your second birthday. It was Stage IV lymphoma, and my PET scan lit up like a Christmas tree.

Dad Turns 826 Napkins Into A Heartbreakingly Wonderful Gift For His Daughter

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 01.29.2014 | Parents

Every day at lunchtime, 14-year-old Emma Claire Callaghan gets a small but incredibly thoughtful reminder of her father's love. Her dad, Garth Call...

Preventing Invisible Victims of Cancer

Adam Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Ryan

There was also one thing missing between my mom and me after her diagnoses. We never talked about cancer after that first lunch. We would walk in races, embrace the pink logos and do everything that you are supposed to do, except talk about how it impacted us at the time.

How I've Tried To Keep Life Normal For My Daughters

Molly Lindquist | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents
Molly Lindquist

For me, one of the scariest parts of my diagnosis with breast cancer was the challenge of keeping life as normal as possible for my two young daughters.

Advice For A Mom Who Is About To Battle Cancer?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

One thing is very different about the cancer fight this time around. "I've been through it already," she says. "But I've never been through it as a parent."

Managing the Fear of Cancer

Sethly Davis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Sethly Davis

here is cancer and the threat of cancer all around me. But I'm learning that the more information I have, the more I am able to manage my fears.


Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.

Family Milestones

Jim Higley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

For our family, somewhere in between those sweet, precious milestones of youth and the grown-up milestones we celebrate today, came one other milestone for all three of my children: They became the children of a dad with cancer.

Teen Who Cared For Sick Mom Fights For Right To Walk At Graduation (VIDEO)

Posted 04.19.2012 | Teen

With 16 unexcused absences -- just two more than the amount permitted by the school district -- high school senior Austin Fisher was told that he woul...

Carole's Bookmarks: A Personal Journey of Giving

Carole Bayer Sager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bayer Sager

It's as if one day, I just got it: at any given moment we all are just doing the best we can.