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Brain Cancer

(VIDEO) A Wonderful, Unexpected Run/Walk to Fight Cancer with Tracey Scheppach and David Moore

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Andy Plesser

FORT LAUDERDALE -  Cancer has touched so many of us -- and sometimes it hits very close to home.  Such is the case for SMG's EVP Tracey Scheppach wh...

The Right to Die

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Wolfe

Why can't we offer dignity to those that know they are dying, that know that they will die in excruciating pain and will spend their last days suffering? Why can't we respect the wishes of those who want to exit gracefully, respectfully, surrounded by those they love?

5-Year-Old Son Of 'Amazing Spider-Dad' Dies

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents

Jayden Wilson, the 5-year-old son of "The Amazing Spider-Dad," died on Christmas Eve after a battle with brain cancer. "Jayden fought an amazing b...

The Guesthouse

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

But, overall this year has taken me on a journey that has changed my life, and I think that is spectacular. Obviously f*** cancer, but f*** yes to what I've learned, who I've met and where I'm going.

Thriving in Uncertainty

Nicole Glassman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

I was steps away from the Far Away Café only it wasn't far enough away. The name evokes a tropical location, bongos and Pina Coladas. Instead, it w...

A Community of Worth

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.

A Tale of Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Two new heroes have emerged this year. Each has shown amazing courage, leadership and generosity in helping others. They have achieved all this despite having brain cancer.

Hope Is Spelled N-O-A-H: How My "What If" Became "What Is"

Amber Larkin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Amber Larkin

I just wanted "something different," something better for these children. This started my search and I learned a lot as I became a "momcologist."

Ed Sheeran Accepts Engagement Ring From Teen Fan Battling Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.05.2014 | Teen

We dare you not to cry after reading this. At his Oct. 30 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, British pop sensation Ed Sheeran met Katie Papworth, a 19-y...

Dying With Dignity or Assisted Suicide

Sarah Amento | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Amento

I did not read any interviews, nor did I read posts. I only heard snippets here and there. I did see her beautiful face on the cover of the People mag...

Basketball Player With Inoperable Brain Tumor Fulfills Dream

AP | By GARY B. GRAVES | Posted 01.02.2015 | Sports

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill felt so good after fulfilling her dream that she felt inspired to play another game. Makes sense, since...

Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Wendy Berk | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Berk

I respect the courage you expressed in not only making the decision to end your life, but for sharing it with the world.

Fast Times at Baldmont High

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

I thought I'd be sad, but when I woke up that morning it just felt right. Sometimes it pays to follow your instincts. If I'd rushed to shave earlier in my diagnosis, this would have been a completely different article, titled "What The F*ck Did I Just Do?!"

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

Brittany Maynard Brought Much-Needed Attention to Brain Cancer and Choosing Dignity

Mark Green | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Green

Brittany's public, controversial, and very brave decision has helped me reflect upon my own three years of living with this disease, and the gripping fear I face with each MRI, as I hold my breath and watch the doctor pull up the screen on his laptop.

My Brain Cancer Patient Father Is Still Alive, Despite the Claim of a People.com Commenter

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

I know that the meaning my father's slow death -- and yes, his continuing if uncomfortable life -- may well be no meaning at all. So, please, Internet troll, don't bury a man who (if he gets his way) will still be here 10 years from now.

The Myth of Stability

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

What defines us is how we rise above whatever setbacks we may face. And there are going to be a hell of a lot more situations that make us all feel unstable -- little everyday things. But, the trick is to just keep moving.

The Routines of Bravery

Lea Grover | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

It should never be routine to sit biting your nails for hours in the early morning while someone you love is getting sophisticated images taken of tumors that you can't help but worry are growing.

Bryan Cranston Of 'Breaking Bad' Fulfills Terminally Ill Fan's Wish, Plays Best Guy Ever In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.27.2014 | Good News

Bryan Cranston just brought a lot of joy to this superfan who is battling cancer. Brad Joyner, 19, of Mebane, North Carolina, has glioblastoma, a ...

For Children With the Most Common Malignant Brain Tumor, New Reason for Hope

Amar Gajjar, MD | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Amar Gajjar, MD

While news that your child has a malignant brain tumor remains a life-altering, frightening event, there is renewed reason for hope.

What I Learned From Sleeping Through a 6.0 Earthquake

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Everyone, cancer or not, deals with aftershocks. They can ripple through our lives causing anxiety, depression and a host of other issues until we confront them. After a huge catastrophe in your life it unfortunately doesn't end there; we have to deal with the debris around us.

10 Pieces Of Advice From A Young Caregiver

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Detwiler

There's not a handbook for cancer caregiving; you learn as you go. I'm not yet a mother, but I anticipate it's a similar feeling, being thrown into the unknown and getting really frickin' good at it.

Why Cancer Divorce Is Necessary for Survival

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.

6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can't Stop Smiling After Volunteers Surprise Her With Dream Pool

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

These 200 strangers came together just to put a splash of joy in a little girl's life. Ava Doiron-Frankland of Salem, New Hampshire, was 5 years o...

Thriving Through My Son's Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

I never thought I'd find gifts in my son's cancer diagnosis and treatment. It's hard to even suggest that there is good embedded in the pain.