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Cancer Remission

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

Remiss About Remission

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Greater cross-cultural awareness of the relationship of illness to well-being may compel us to pay more attention of the important life-changing quandaries of remission in addition to the physical and emotional dimensions of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Vestiges of Thyroid Cancer

Tanya Rasa | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

Yes, I face challenges in my life as a result of the vestiges of thyroid cancer. There are days that I don't have the energy to get out of bed, but I do anyway. There are days that I can't think clearly, but I laugh about it and keep trying. Why? Because every day is a miracle to me.

This Woman Is Helping Other Cancer Patients Find A 'Silver Lining'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living

While undergoing treatment for cancer, no matter how bad things got, Hollye Jacobs always made a point to look for the silver lining. Then one day, sh...

Adding Meaning to a Life Taken Too Soon: Ten Years Later

Jay Scott | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

This Friday, August 1, 2014 will mark 10 years since my daughter Alex lost her life to neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, at just 8 years of age.

Remission Rites

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Remission puts you in the indeterminate space between health and illness, a space that can be fraught with doubt, anxiety and fear -- of cancer's return.

A Patient Without Her Entourage

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am at my follow-up appointment in secret. Two years after finishing treatment, the novelty has long worn off. I didn't tell anyone this appointment was approaching. I almost forgot about it myself.

Remission With a Side of Hypochondria

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

Being a young cancer survivor is a paradox. On the one hand you have a long life ahead of you. On the other hand because you're younger you'll have many years of testing to make sure there are no recurrences.

More Than a Survivor

Elise Frame | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

Once you've hit remission and maintenance, beating cancer becomes less about the physical battle and more about the mental and emotional one. They say you're a survivor from the day you're diagnosed, and I agree.

Moving Forward After Cancer

Melissa Miller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miller

Most people assume that being done with treatment and declared cancer free means you no longer have a care in the world. That made me angry. I so badly wanted for them to understand what I was feeling inside mentally.

'I Have Cancer, and I Am Well'

Joyce Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Joyce Ashley

It's not easy for patients (or their loved ones) to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. But if that first reaction is tempered with the knowledge that you don't have to beat cancer in order to have a full life, then it becomes bad news that's somehow easier to take.

'Behind Mansion Walls': Murder-Suicide Over Cancer

Posted 08.03.2012 | TV

It was a mysterious murder-suicide that rocked a community when a father shot and killed his 22-year old son and then himself. The story of Ed Daou an...

Ann Romney Talks About Breast Cancer Battle

Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Ann Romney opened up about her battle with breast cancer, saying the disease made her "see others in a different light." She spoke in a surprisingly c...

'Thank You, Cancer -- I Love You. And I Hate You'

Marika Holmgren | Posted 04.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Marika Holmgren

I almost feel silly, loving it all so much. Sometimes it's truly painful, in that amazing beautiful way that a really fantastic movie moves you to your core. It's almost too good to handle. That's how I feel about life. I want to wear it, eat it, smell it, share it. Thank you, cancer. I love you. And I hate you.

Living With Cancer

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

When people sometimes suggest that I've "beat" cancer, or that I've put it put it behind me, I never agree. Once you've had cancer, I say to them, its presence never strays far from your awareness.

My Last Cancer Treatment

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi David Wolpe

Do you live as if remission will go on forever? Or do you allow the thought of death to be before your eyes always, so as not to waste a precious moment of life?

Ted Kennedy's Cancer In Remission

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain cancer is in remission and the Massachusetts Democrat is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess, accord...