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Cancer Survivor

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

Early Detection Saved My Life. I'm A Breast Cancer Survivor.

Melanie Harris | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Melanie Harris

New York based Fashion Designer Melanie Harris' harrowing tale I am a 3rd generation designer, being the granddaughter of Couturier, Rose Taft. I m...

10-Year-Old Grows Out Hair To Make Wigs For Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 10.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


I Didn’t Cut Off My Hair For Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

When most see me sporting my new shoulder-length bob, they’ll assume I cut off 10 inches and donated my hair to help a kiddo with cancer. It makes s...

Cancer Survivor Pedals Her Way to Health And Happiness

HooplaHa | Posted 08.30.2016 | Good News

Happiness finds this cancer survivor with the help of her favorite hobby. Tracy Yost was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 when she was just 46 years old. That's when it hit her, life is too short to have a "suck the life out of you" career.

Are Support Groups Helpful After Cancer?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

You've probably been there. It's that moment when you realize that try as they might, your family and friends don't fully get what you've been throug...

San Francisco's Tech Community Teams Up To Hack Cancer

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 08.18.2016 | San Francisco
Rachel Wolfson

From growth hacking to everyday life hacks, hacking essentially means finding unique and clever ways to solve a meaningful problem. And while hacking goes a long way in the world of tech, Silicon Valley's tech community is now focused on hacking an even larger problem -- cancer.

The Show Never Stops For Cancer Survivor And R&B Queen Sharon Jones

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 08.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Hometown Fever

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

I'm back from my visit to my hometown, Buffalo, NY, and I had the best time! It started with a book talk in Batavia at the Richmond Memorial Library w...

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Lisa Johnson Smith | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa Johnson Smith

"Mrs. Smith, you have breast cancer." Pure shock overcame me. Those aren't words I thought I'd ever hear in my lifetime.

Why Finishing Treatment Can Be Difficult for Cancer Survivors

Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sofia F. Garcia, Ph.D.

At the crux of these efforts is the awareness that post-treatment survivorship brings unique challenges that are best addressed as a distinct phase of cancer care.

5 Things They Never Tell You About Life After Cancer

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...

Inspiration Is Also a Powerful Warrior

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

The inspiration to write and share insights with others can be manifested in many different ways. For us, like for many others we assume, such inspiration often comes from our own experiences and the physical or virtual interactions we have with fellow human beings.

The Mother's Day Letter I Never Thought I'd Write

Heather Von St. James | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

You make my life complete. I just need you to know on this 10th Mother's Day of being your mom, I can't thank God enough for giving you to me, and me to you. You are my everything and it's my honor to be your mom.

Meet The Woman Walking 1,000 Miles Topless With Double Mastectomy Scars

Katie Tandy | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Katie Tandy

Are you one of those people who have those, "Shit! I'm-suddenly-naked-in-the-middle-of-the -street-and-everyone-staring-how-did-I-get-here anxiety dre...

This Uplifting Story Proves You Can CHOOSE Your Mood

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

This story was originally published on, a website for women that shares inspiring articles on self-improvement and advice on becoming you...

Why I Decided To Ride A Motorcycle Naked When I Turned 50

Christine Blackburn | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty
Christine Blackburn

Pittsburgh-born podcaster and writer Christine Blackburn decided to celebrate turning 50 by reflecting on the ups and downs of her life's journey so far -- and riding a Harley in the altogether.

Happy Mother's Day Ann!

Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio

Mother's Day is nearing. It's a holiday that celebrates the woman who brought you into this world. It's a holiday that celebrates birth, and therefore life. It's a holiday that celebrates the very building blocks and nature of family. So don't take it for granted.

Healing the Financial Side Effects of Cancer

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

Every one of us is more resourced than we know -- no exceptions.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

What Do I Do About Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Doc?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

And it's not just that fear is uncomfortable in the moment. Fear can worm its way deeply into your life, eroding your peace of mind, skewing your choices, and stealing your hopes and dreams.

How to Create More Miracles in Your Life

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

You are capable of creating every miracle in your own life you see fit. You have the ability to be grateful for every miracle -- even the challenges -- you've been able to create in your own life so far.

Fear of Cancer Recurrence: A Doctor Speaks Out

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

No matter your success so far in dealing with fear of cancer recurrence, I believe there's hope. You have the power to loosen fear's grip, so you can live from a place of optimism and joy.

My Cancer Diagnosis: Am I an Impostor?

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Mim Jenkinson

I'm not a fake, I'm a fighter and my word I'm earning my stripes. I did have cancer and hopefully I do not any more. But I did and it was real. I have nothing to feel guilty about.