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Cancer Survivor

The Healing Power of a Girls Weekend

Tracie Cornell | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Tracie Cornell

As the years pass, this amazing gift of friendship continues to grow. Sometimes we'll go a year without talking and yet we pick right back up where we left off the minute we gather. We carve out 4-5 days, push the pause button on our lives at home and come together to laugh, cry, laugh more, share and listen to what the others are facing in their day-to-day.

Is Cancer Survivorship a 'Complex Chronic Condition'?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

I've been told that in ancient China, families paid physicians regular fees to keep them healthy. If someone became sick, the doctor wouldn't be pai...

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Rules bring about order, and order is much easier to cope with than guilt of being selfish. So I'll share the only rules I live by, the ones that have had me traveling the world, falling in love, making big moves after cancer.

Gymnast With Prosthetic Leg Performs Flippin' Incredible Balance Beam Routine

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.20.2016 | Good News

This is gymnast's incredible routine will leave you beaming.  Lynn Foster of Rockford, Illinois, recently shared a video of his teen daughter, Ka...

Stepping Into New Shoes: When Cancer Treatment Ends

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

I often hear, "I'm so happy you're done with treatment! Now you can get back to where you were." The latter is simply is false. My life will never go back to the way it once was. My challenge now is to figure out what my new life looks like.

Rediscovering Who You Are After Cancer

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

You once believed in yourself, even if that time was far back in your childhood. Despite everything that's happened since, you're still wired to believe in yourself. Yes, cancer may have brought you a new set of challenges to overcome. But deep down, you're bigger than those challenges. You just have to believe you are.

When Work Defines You

Naa-Sakle Akuete | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Naa-Sakle Akuete

Is success Wall Street and money? Not for me. Success is waking up every morning fulfilled by my work and confident that I'm forging a new American Dream. I want to share a lesson my mom taught me: It's not bad to be defined by what you do, so long as you can be proud and happy in that work.

5 Things I've Learned At 24

Emily Breeden | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Emily Breeden

Here are five things that I've learned at 24:

Cancer and Coda: Not Now

Eddie Parsons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eddie Parsons

This is the man I came to know for many years but a few years ago cancer crept in to change his journey. He is my best friend's husband and we live in different cities so I have not been front row to his challenge. I know that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which was treated, returned and now treated again.

How One Man Is Out-Running and Out-Climbing Cancer, One Step at a Time

Tammy Letherer | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Tammy Letherer

Four years ago in the shadow of Chicago's Aon building, surrounded by 40,000 people, Chicago marathon runner Jeff Goad stopped thinking about cancer a...

How I Feel About Turning 70 On New Year's Day

Ann Fry | Posted 12.31.2015 | Fifty
Ann Fry

I am about to turn 70-years-old. It's hard to say that in public. What will people think if they know that about me? Since I'm not the only one experiencing that sort of panic, I thought I would share some of the deep, dark thoughts about it and some of the positive thoughts about it as well.

Before You Make That New Year's Weight Loss Resolution, Read This

Rachael Yahne | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

This article was originally published on, a site devoted to women's wellness, style, beauty, and thriving after cancer. A New Year's wei...

Believing in the Impossible and Dreaming Big

Melissa Marsted | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
Melissa Marsted

Cancer has been a specter in my family. My grandmother, Granny Lu, a strong, petite woman, the daughter of AC Gilbert, an inventor and Olympic gold medal-winner and owner of The Toy Barn, a former toy store in Hamden, Connecticut, was diagnosed with cancer when I was a teenager.

Dark Chocolate

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Nina Polvanich Louie

I love dark chocolate. I love the dark chocolate with sea salt, with salted caramel, with almonds. 72% cacao or 54%. I don't discriminate. I really don't at all. Dark chocolate feels like a gift from the heavens, like warmth and joy. Literally like having a happy little Belgian chocolatier hanging out in my body, hugging my soul.

AMANZA - Ep.23

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

AMANZA - Ep.21

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

Dancing through Stage 4 Cancer, Spreading Hope

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Robyn's life gyrates between extremes. One day she is in the courtroom relentlessly pressing a client's case, and the next she may be receiving chemotherapy and be so sick in the aftermath that she can barely stand. Robyn has simply outrun challenges that would flatten most normal people.

AMANZA - Ep.20

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

How would it feel to be suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 26? Crossing between a cancer patient who struggles to beat the disease and his virtual world in the forest where he seeks for the king of the desert, a touching story about the true meaning of life is brought to you.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About Life After Cancer

Kimberly Fink | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Fink

There are some things I wish I would have known; things that would have allowed me to see the possibility of the future without how it relates to the past me. These things would have allowed me to let today in, and tomorrow, and the next day. If I could go back to before cancer and tell myself what I didn't know I would feel, this is what I would say.

My Survival Paradox: Finding Family and Justice After Loss

Heather Von St. James | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

Soon, I'll be celebrating 10 years of survivorship -- 10 years I was told I didn't have. This is how I survive: one day at a time, piece by piece. I like to think this series represents that -- pieces of me, of my story, shared in hopes of helping someone else along on their own journey.

The Missing Conversation in Pinktober: Emotional Scars of Breast Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

After a year and half of intensive treatments, I was handed broken pieces of my existence and told to go rebuild what I had lost. My mastectomy scar has certainly healed, but have I?

How to Launch a $100 Million Business Out of a Van.

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

After five years of being dead broke, of living out of a van, and yet another night of getting kicked off of a college campus without selling any t-shirts, most entrepreneurs would be ready to throw in the towel.

How I Went From Breast Cancer Survivor To Thriver

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.13.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I'll also never forget the words my surgeon uttered back in 2001 when he told me of my diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). 'If this experience doesn't rivet you, nothing will. You'll never look at life in the same way.' He was right.

To the Ladies: In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Licia Morelli | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

This was a week of dips and joys. It was a week of heart splitting conversations and elation at good news. It was seven days where, when I talked to...

Learning to Not Be a Cancer-Surviving Control Freak

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There's nothing like a hospital stay, a suspicious spot on a CT scan or pre-cancerous polyps to poke the control-freaking bear that's been sitting in the corner. And even when the suspicious spot is nothing or the polyps are removed, it doesn't take away the emotional hurricane that just hit shore.