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Cancer Awareness

CancerCon, Part 5: What Do You Wish Your Caregivers Knew?

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Melinda: "Please don't cry in front of me. Then I will ugly cry, and it will be a mess." It's a touchy thing being a caregiver. When to step in. When...

How to Talk to a Friend or Relative After Their Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last year a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately this person received treatment and is now doing well. During the anxious peri...

Name Brand Drug Costs Are Too High and Generics Are Growing Out of Reach

Erin Havel | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

There is room for profit in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the amount of that profit should not cause suffering to patients, who are the pharmaceutical industry's consumer. As a country we must jointly stand together and insist on regulating the costs of these medications.

Moonshots, Cancer and Finding Your Inner Astronaut

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 02.04.2017 | Health News
Meghan O'Hara

When the space program first started, the astronauts had no control over their capsules. This helpless feeling of being on a wild ride is precisely how I felt nearly eight years ago when I was told I had stage three breast cancer.

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children

Janie Heath | Posted 02.03.2017 | Health News
Janie Heath

Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.

Biden Vows To Expedite Approval Of Cancer Therapies

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States would speed up the approval of promising new drug combinations in his government'...

Take Action Against Lung Cancer

Jack Huston | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Jack Huston

Having been a smoker for 15 years, I realize that now is the time for me to stop acting and to take action -- to follow my own message and do my best to avoid becoming another lung cancer statistic.

Processed Meat Is Bad For You, But It's No Tobacco

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

You couldn't be on the Internet this week without seeing headlines splashed across news sites and social media stating that eating processed meat caus...

Fran Drescher Shares How Her Cancer Diagnosis Propelled Her to Educate and Empower Women

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.09.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and tonight I'm joined by Fran Drescher, a leading voice in cancer advocacy. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated star of the hit '90s sit-com The Nanny is also the founder and president of the "Cancer Schmancer" Movement, which promotes early detection, prevention, and policy change.

O.S.U. Swimmers Agree: Cancer Also Strikes People Living With Disabilities

Jim Luce | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men's Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio's Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation's best college swim programs.

Latin@s and Cancer

Sili M. Recio | Posted 09.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Sili M. Recio

I read something recently that made me catch my breath. It said that 90% of cancers are preventable. Crazy, right? It's Hispanic Heritage Month and I am part of a team of people at that works at bringing awareness to health topics.

For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!

Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

At the Cancer Prevention Summit on May 20th, 2015, experts in public health will challenge us all to consider what we could be doing better to prevent cancer. Most importantly, we need to commit to a collaborative effort, involving every segment of our society.

Coupling a Passion for Food and a Desire to Make a Difference for Cancer Patients in Arizona

Jennifer Caraway | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Caraway

Today The Joy Bus is an all-volunteer organization that delivers healthy, homemade meals to cancer patients and their families each week. As much as possible, we use fresh, organic, locally-sourced ingredients and we prepare meals to order to meet the dietary needs of each person.

The Upside Of Cancer

Donna Highfill | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I started the morning of my husband's cancer treatment reading about race issues. I read about the women who hate feminists, and the men who hate women. I watched videos about church-goers picketing gay marriage and young people writing off church because it's too political.

Looking to the Future, Excited About Today -- Cancer Prevention Works

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Graham A. Colditz

Future innovations will certainly help us reach beyond the potential for prevention that we know today, but we don't need to wait to have a major impact on rates of cancer. Cutting risk in half is a great place to start.

Prevention Is More Essential Than Ever in the Fight Against Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is as true today as it was when we heard our grandparents say it.

Is Cancer the 'Best Death'?

Lara Huffman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Huffman

What I can remember about my mother's death from breast cancer certainly does not reflect Dr. Smith's romantic view of dying.

If You Could Choose How to Die, Would You?

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Do you know Brittany Maynard? You should. She is the woman whose story has gone viral, especially in the right-to-die community of which, admittedly, I am not a member.

Rethinking Pink

Melanie Young | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Cynics call October "Pinktober." I am not a cynic. But I feel a little sad when October ends only because many companies and journalists redirect their attention to other "seasonal causes" that sell their products and newspapers, viewers and ratings.

Route 66 Here We Come!

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Erickson

When I started this fundraising effort, I had no idea I would be devoting the ride and my desire for a cure to Claudia -- but now I feel a tremendous desire to help eradicate this horrible disease.

Why This Couple Is Embarking On A 3,000-Mile Bike Ride To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents

When their daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Kim and Jon Smith did everything they could to try and save her. They exhausted treatment options in th...

Capitalizing on Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There are a few things that motivate me enough to climb on top of my writer's soapbox and speak out about what I feel is an injustice to society.

What You Never Knew About Loaves, Fishes, and Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Dan Duffy

Even if you're not Catholic, or even Christian, most of you know the story of the loaves and fishes in the Bible. I'd heard the story a bunch from the time I was a kid, but it was about to take on a whole new meaning.

Got Cancer? Build an Army.

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

When I went through my own battle, the last thing I ever wanted to do was to "be a burden" on anyone. I'm not saying that I didn't have people close to me, but I would only let them in so far. And had you asked me about it up until last Friday evening, I would tell you that I would do it again the same way.