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Cancer Survivors

As Athletes Who Beat Cancer, We're A Family

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The physical tolls of cancer can be devastating, especially when your career depends on your body's strength. In conjunction with HuffPost Live's ...

There Are Now More Than 14.5 Million Cancer Survivors In The U.S.

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — It's National Cancer Survivors Day, and chances are good that you know at least one of them. Cancer survivors now number more than 1...

The Girl in the Mirror

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I decided it was my turn to take control. Matt and I waited outside for the salon to open. At 9 a.m., I put one foot in front of the other and walked in, chin up. In my bravest voice, I said, "I'd like to get my head shaved. I have cancer."

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...

Mesmerizing Photos Prove Beauty Lies Beaneath

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

When underwater photographer Erena Shimoda started volunteering with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good... Feel Better" campaign, she never imag...

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.

Cancer Is a Drag

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Cancer has affected both of us, so anytime Vivian and I are presented with an opportunity to battle cancer, we jump at it. On Nov. 7, one of those opportunities will be unveiled in Columbus, Ohio, at Spinelli's Deli: a photo exhibit entitled "Survivors, Fighters, and Supporters."

The Young Adult Cancer Social Network: Why Support Networks Matter

Miki Moskowitz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Miki Moskowitz

Young people are social beings, but for the more than half a million young adult cancer survivors in America, finding support and guidance through existing social networks can be a tall task.

Running With Scars

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

During the one year from diagnosis to surgery, I read almost every cancer survivor book I could get my hands on. My go-to of yoga was nixed. And if this physical therapist, who was helping me to stand up straight without crying, said I should start running, maybe he was on to something.

The Debate We Need: How to Help People Live After Cancer

Doug Ulman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Ulman

Survivorship as a treatment discipline means going beyond just medical care to equip people to thrive today as well as they can, both during that fight and beyond it. It is treating the whole patient, the abnormal cells spurring tumor growth as well as the day-to-day challenges that accompany them.

Redefining Cancer Survivorship

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Today, June 2, is National Cancer Survivors Day. For Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson, co-founders of the Women Survivors Alliance, it is also an opportunity to galvanize others to their 365 days-a-year mission.

Thyroid Cancer: Five Things You Really Need to Know

Amy Graeber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Graeber

Thyroid cancer is on the rise. I was diagnosed with it when I was 28 years old and it was quite a journey. Here are some things that I've learned, and what I feel patients and survivors need to hear.

The Cancer Survivors

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Zach Sobiech was someone many of you never heard of a few months ago.. At the tender age of 14, Zach was stricken with an absolutely vicious cancer called osteosarcoma. After his last round, he went in for his check-up... expecting to hear good news. What he got was something out of a nightmare.

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."

There Will Be 18 Million Cancer Survivors In 10 Years

Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of people who have survived cancer will grow to 18 million in 10 years, according to projections published in the journal Cancer Epidemiolo...

Err on the Side of Caution: Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Pesticides

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.08.2013 | Celebrity
Fran Drescher

What is the downside of living a healthier, cleaner lifestyle? There is none, quite frankly. The answer to the cancer crisis is neither this nor that, but a holistic approach that's all-encompassing.

Cancer, Redefined: 'Survivor'

Rick Boulay, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Boulay, M.D.

Of tantamount importance in the cancer lexicon is some acceptable name of a group of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Far too frequently this nomenclature has been applied to, rather than derived of, this amazing group of folks.

A Cancer Survivor Teaches Us to Be Fearless

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Today, five years later, Mike Cohen is healthy and ambitious and living in San Diego. We can all learn a lesson from him and do our part to make the impossible possible.

The Survivor Games: Creating a Gaming Community for Teen Cancer Patients

Steven Gonzalez | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Steven Gonzalez

This social network allows teens with cancer to join other cancer patients who are the same age and begin to find that sense of normalcy again. Through this online group they won't feel isolated or different, and they will be able to talk to other kids about something they enjoy -- video games.

What Cancer Did

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I am not trying to suggest that we should not have hope. We must have hope for a better day in the childhood cancer community. But childhood cancer remains a killer of our children, and it also remains woefully underfunded and most people are unaware of this fact.

Is Cancer a Gift?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

It's the season of gift giving, so what better time to tackle this intriguing -- okay, irritating --question? In a word my answer is no, and an emphatic NO at that!

Show Your Prostate Some Love

Jim Higley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

When I was going through my cancer journey, I did it alone. Sure, there were a couple of thoughtful, older guys who were living with prostate cancer who told me that everything would be okay. And while I appreciated their kindness, their journey wasn't quite like mine.

On Living Your Life Twice

Kelly Bergin | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

I've been sick since I was 10 months old. When I was diagnosed with cancer in college, the trauma of the illness just added another layer to something I already knew. Living your life twice is no easy feat. But that's what I am trying to do.

Generation Why: Our New Spotlight On Young Adult Cancer Patients And Survivors

Laura Schocker | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Today, we're launching a new series on HuffPost Healthy Living called Generation Why, exploring the unique set of issues facing today's young adult cancer patients and survivors. Their stories are equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.

'What's It Like to Lose a Testicle?'

Jim Higley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

Jonny Imerman has heard just about every imaginable question since his testicular cancer journey began in 2001.