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Gov. Larry Hogan Receives Blessings From Pope Francis On Behalf Of All Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) met with Pope Francis on Thursday and received "blessings on behalf of all cancer patients." It was an honor to...

Shalin Shah Dies Peacefully After Inspiring The World To Treasure Every Sunset

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

After inspiring people around the world to find the beauty in every day, Shalin Shah died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the age of 22. His family and f...

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Dying Man's Last Wish Is That You Take Time To Enjoy A Sunset | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion

Shalin Shah and Frances Chen on their wedding day in April 2015. (Courtesy of Frances Chen) Shalin Shah was a recent college graduate and new...

Breast Cancer Therapy Failed Me

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was...

The Art of Surviving Breast Cancer

Antonia Marrero | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Antonia Marrero

Marion Behr discovered that typically, survivors feel responsible for helping others through the ordeal of cancer and find purpose in that mission. By sharing their honest stories, survivors are doing just that.

Girl Who Was Called 'Ugly' After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients Gets Major Support From Internet

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg's selfless act into a school nightmare. After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inch...

Does Red Band Society Get Young Adult Cancer Right?

Kayla Redig | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Not only is it fine to watch films and movies about cancer after having cancer, I think it can help with healing.

Why Is Our Health Care System Disconnected from What Matters to Patients?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

There remains a systemic disconnect between patients and the community involved in treating them. For decades, the patient experience has been marred by disconnected, uncoordinated care and a focus largely on biomedical needs.

'Truly Brave' Kids With Cancer Are All Smiles In Music Video From Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

One look at the amazing kids in this video, and you'll notice the smiles on their faces long before the fact that they are battling pediatric cancer. ...

It's All in the Eyes

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

Eyes will tell you everything you need to know. Sometimes they will make it easy by leaving a trail of watery tears or a glint of sparkly eyes. Other times they will hide away behind closed lids. But they are the key.

Value for Patients?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

Recently, I attended the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. This year, several sessions addressed the important question of "value" in cancer care, with an emphasis on maintaining or improving quality of care while reducing the cost of care.

Striking Before-And-After Photo Illustrates Childhood Cancer Survivor's Inspiring Recovery

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

Despite the same blue eyes, subtle grin, and cheery disposition, the two sides of the image of Noah below tell very different stories. At just 4 y...

This Teen Was Benched By His Baseball Coach After Growing His Hair Out For Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact

Last week, Liam Nazarek was told by his baseball coach that he had a decision to make: Cut his hair, or sit on the bench. The 16-year-old had deci...

Patients Tell Cancer To Go F*** Itself For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

If you or one of your loved ones has ever dealt with cancer, you can probably relate to the sentiment of this video. As part of a campaign to raise...

Cancer Touches Everyone: How a Company's Culture Responds Is the Key

Ann Fry | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

I've heard horror stories from folks that worked in places where people were resentful that someone had too much time off, or that they had to pick up the slack for the person.

Amazingly Simple Technology Could Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer doctors at UCLA Medical Center are testing a new device that could make a huge difference in how patients react to chemotherapy. It'...

These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News

Cancer can be one of the most devastating diagnoses, and it takes a special kind of courage to channel grief into something meaningful. And that's...

10 Ways to Help Someone With Cancer

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

When someone around us gets diagnosed with cancer, it is often difficult to think of how to react and respond. Do we send a card, text, or email? Do we avoid, ignore, and disregard? Rather than asking the patient what you can do for them, be proactive.


Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am home. Back in Chicago. Gathering my wind from the Windy City. A second chance from the Second City. After one hundred and eleven days in New York City for medical treatment, I am home.

Patients First in Cancer Care

Doug Ulman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Doug Ulman

Improving patient engagement and quality of life isn't just a feel-good approach -- it's life-saving. And we really have no choice.

On Brain Cancer, Ashtrays and Nostalgia

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Davis Schneiderman

Nostalgia possesses a dangerous power. We remember what never existed; we map feelings we wish to have felt onto songs, objects and people whose real forms remain inaccessible.

A Mother's Strength in a Daughter's Cancer

Denise Tam | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

She was my strength -- literally -- and helped bathe me just as she did 30 years ago. She was with me as I battled the nausea and fatigue from the chemo.

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Yoga: How We Cultivate Hope, Strength, and Community for Those Touched by Cancer

Rob Schware | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"Taking responsibility for one's health and future is the most important part of one's own healing process. I practice this myself, and encourage students to do the same. It's not something the medical profession can give to us; it is something we have to create and maintain for ourselves."

WATCH: Hospital Staff's Gesture Will Warm Your Heart

Posted 05.15.2014 | Weddings

A cancer patient's dream to get married has come true. David Redmond, a patient at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, married his girlfriend, Ch...