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Battling Cancer

WATCH: My Dog's Love Helps Me Through Cancer

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Anyone who has a pet knows that the relationship between animals and humans is truly special -- and no one can attest to that more than Jill Brzezinsk...

I'll Take the Lumpectomy, a Small Dose of Chemo and a Side of Acupuncture, Please

Mailet Lopez | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No one chooses cancer. It comes out of left field and forcefully throws you into battle, whether you're "prepared" or not. Now that I am five years cancer free, I have figured out what key steps helped me deal with all my choices, and they just may be able to help you, too.

A Dancer Battles the 'Forgotten Cancer'

吉野ゆりえ | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
吉野ゆりえ

Five-year survival rate: 7 percent. That's what I was told about my cancer. Yet in 2010, I reached my fifth year of survival. Three years have passed since then. Now I have survived for eight years, and I give my most heartfelt thanks to be alive.

What A Drawer Full Of Mementos Reminds Me About My Daughter's Short Life

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 03.28.2013 | Parents

Written by Suzanne Leigh for Brain, Child Months before my elder daughter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, I started leaving brief hand...

Cancer's No Match For A Joyful Girl

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Jenny doesn't seem terrified of this thing that is so far beyond us, this thing that none of us can now see. This same cancer took her mother, and she knows what lies ahead.

So You Have Cancer: 10 Things To Do Now

Michael Solomon | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Solomon

Though medical breakthroughs may be in the offing, the Big C still packs a psycho/spiritual wallop for the newly initiated. Here are 10 ways to beat back the cancer blues and be your own best friend.

How To Talk To Someone With Cancer

Salon | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

The holidays can be a social minefield under the best of circumstances. It's as if, in the last two weeks of the year, all the dramas of the past 12 m...

Too Young for This: Delivering My Uncle's Eulogy

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

Cancer gave my Uncle Wit the freedom to be open, expressive, emotive, talkative and connected to those he has always loved deeply.