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Cancer Survivor

AMANZA - Ep.21

Spottoon | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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 11.04.2015 | 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.

Living In Fear That The 'Big C' Will Return To My Body

Honey Good | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

It's always something, darlings! Learning I had lung cancer and a melanoma in one phone call eight years ago was a real something, darlings! Did I survive my ordeal. Yes! Was it easy for me? No!

How I Feel About October, As A Breast Cancer Survivor

Caryn Fine Sullivan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Caryn Fine Sullivan

I want to cry because for every happy story I see, I realize there are many stories that don't end happily. I cry for them and cry for me -- wondering if I will be one of them.

The Letter I Wish I had Received... from Boyfriends

Valerie Sobel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Valerie Sobel

80 teens from across the country responded. In highly personal, wise, humorous and sometimes searing letters, teens reflect on how illness-- and accompanying isolation from peers and cherished friendships - has changed their relationships and their lives.

Who's on Your Post-Cancer Wellness Team?

Suzanne Foglio | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Foglio

"I define connection as the energy that exits between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; ...

A Survivor's Routine Journey

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

So today, a blood draw. Tomorrow, a three-hour ride on an inner space ship. And hopefully, in six months time, I'll look back at another treasure chest of glittering moments with the thud of the MRI as my soundtrack.

3 Ways I Gained Power Over Cancer

Tom Martin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Tom Martin

"It's stage-four cancer." Those were the words my oncologist shared with me on February 16, 2011. Learning you have cancer is a life-altering ex...

My Life Is Like A Vacuum. It Knows How To Suck.

Leslie Handler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

You could hear a giant sucking sound coming from deep inside my body. It was a loud and obnoxious sound. To make it required no effort whatsoever...

Ovarian Cancer Is Less Deadly Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

One in three women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will live for 10 years or more, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and ...

I Have Cancer... But Don't Worry I'm Fine

Kari Schmitz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kari Schmitz

I now know a cancer diagnosis has helped me learn so much, and maybe this was a wakeup call to take a deeper look at my life. And that all those people who told me I'll get through it and be a stronger person because of it were actually maybe right! Crazy isn't it!

Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on the Gather the Jews blog Hi Mom, Please sit so you don't keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale...

10 Years in 10 Months: A Serial of Survival

Heather Von St. James | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

And, this story is for you, to make you aware of this disease. To make you aware of the fact that asbestos is still legal in the U.S. Finally, this story is meant to show the world what hope can do. I'd be honored if you joined me on this journey into the past, present, and future.

Crossing the Bridge

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Nina Polvanich Louie

Here I am middle of the bridge, trying not to look back and lusting for that glimpse of the light ahead. And there it is. In the craziness of this world, in the storm that rocked out worlds, a glimpse of light. What a blessing.

You Are Not Your Cancer: Keeping Struggles in Perspective

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

The truth is that though cancer can affect every single element of your life, in treatment and for long after, it's not who you are. The truth is that though you are fighting, it's never all your doing. The truth is that though you have cancer, though I had cancer:

How 20 Years In The Army Helped Prepare Me For My Toughest Battle Yet

Col. Paul Taylor | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Col. Paul Taylor

In June 2012, I was set to deploy to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. As the commander of an Army unit, I was responsible for ensuring my soldiers were ready. I myself was prepared, as I had been for every deployment. And then came the one thing I couldn't prepare for: cancer.

How Bloggers and Freelancers Can Maintain Integrity

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Rachael Yahne

As a freelancer, you have to be your own advocate. That means knowing when to demand compensation, when to work for free to further your cause, and when to stand by your original words. Keep your heart and action toward why you started writing in the first place and you'll be able to find a balance.