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Cutting to the Chase

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The cancer conversation needs to be different. It needs be about preventing cancer altogether. I would have given anything to see a cure for all the people in my life with cancer. It is clear, our focus needs to be on cancer prevention addressing further sharp increases in incidence of cancer.

Pinktober 2013 Is Ending... Now What?

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

If You Are 50 Or Older And Reading This, We Have Good News For You

Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty

The Internet can be a major time-waster and many of us have vowed to spend less time online -- but research suggests Internet users are actually healt...

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

It Sucks to Be Sick!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a great deal of truth to the saying, "Be the change you want to see in the world." No one has any control over what may happen to us, but we can control what we choose to do next.

The 'Drop Dead Pork Chops' -- Why Fight Cancer? -- Sunday, July 28, Cal Spirit Food and Wine Festival at PDC

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Barbara Lazaroff

Help me finish the fight: July 28th Cal Spirit Festival at the PDC In 2011 shortly before Mother's Day, I wrote about the significance of mothers in ...

California Spirit 29 Is Unique Food Event!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There are many charitable food events in L.A. during the summer months, but none has such a long history and a rewarding product as CALIFORNIA SPIRIT 29.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

Good News For Those Who Hate Colonoscopies

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty

Tired of having to guzzle down that awful-tasting laxative preparation designed to get your colon squeaky clean prior to a colonoscopy? If so, here's ...

What's on Your Life List?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What's funny is the commonality in our public life lists, and also the differences. Lots of people want to run races from a 5k to a marathon, and lots are joyful they married the love of their life, myself included.

The Power of Relay for Life

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Cancer is a fight that, while it's physically ended for me, I will continue to fight for the rest of my life as a survivor. I didn't choose to be an advocate, but I now understand that it's a gift, and I need to do more than sit at my computer and encourage others to act -- I need to act, too.

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Friends Don't let Friends Relay

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

ACS is one of the largest, if not the largest cancer foundations on the planet. They have done amazing work in the space of cancer by leading the way on many fronts. Where the ACS should bow their heads in shame is when it comes to childhood cancer.

'Cancer Prevention Tips' to Avoid

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

If you want to reduce your cancer risks, be careful what advice you follow. A number of activist groups offer a range of cancer-fighting tips that don't mesh with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) latest report on cancer trends.

The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden

John R. Seffrin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John R. Seffrin

Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.

Ways To Help On World Cancer Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

World Cancer Day means hope, courage and inspiration for cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and supporters. The annual advocacy day is observed...

Another Reason To Kick Butt

Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's yet another good reason to kick a cigarette habit: A new study shows that people who quit smoking before age 40 could live just as long as peop...

Maximize Every Possibility

Marin Alsop | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marin Alsop

There are some moments in life that I can replay in slow motion: the moment my mother told me she had breast cancer is one of those moments.

Creating a Cervical Cancer-Free World for Women and Girls

Maria Blair | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Maria Blair

In the western world, the cervical cancer threat has been dramatically reduced thanks to widely available screening tests and vaccines. In developing countries, however, it is still a leading killer of women, often affecting many women in the prime of their lives.

A Movement to Fight HPV Throat Cancer

Pamela Tom | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Strong, active men like Jeff won't think to seek medical help when they feel a lump in their throat or have difficulty swallowing. Public education will hopefully change that.

LUX MGT's "The Immaculate One" Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Alyssa, a 9-year-old cancer survivor, stole the show as her dream of walking down the catwalk became a reality when she opened the evening dressed in a Madison & Friends Boutique ensemble.

NFL Pink Campaign Gives Just 5% To Charity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact

They’re big and burly and knock people down to the ground for a living. But during October, NFL players flaunt their feminine sides by sporting pink...

My Most Memorable Breast Cancer Patient

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

I hate this disease because of what it did to Gloria and too many women worldwide. Until a cure is found, please learn and perform breast self-exam religiously and get a mammogram as prescribed by your doctor.