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Cancer Survivors

Don't Let a Bad Break Put the Brakes on Moving Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

At least once in your life you may experience a bad break or a traumatic experience. It could be a cancer diagnosis, the death of a loved one, a marriage gone sour, or loss of a job or business. Setbacks and stumbling blocks are facts of life.

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly avoidable imaginary stories that we've attached our happiness to. So yes, you still have to fulfill all your daily responsibilities, but while you do, remember that THESE silly stresses are only figments of your imagination...

My Valorous Grandmother, the 'C' Word, and Me

Jeanine Russaw | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeanine Russaw

As the disease ran its course, her final stages of life left her a shadow of the high quality person she truly was. Though her brain cells had been ravaged by the sickness, she never ceased to make it clear how much she loved me.

How I Got There: Jiri Bartoska

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Jiri Bartoska is a renowned actor and president of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest and largest film festivals in the w...

8 Habits of Happy, Self-Loving Women

Rachael Yahne | Posted 12.14.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

These are the tidbits of wisdom I've learned from women before me, including my incredible mother who saved my life during and after cancer, and many other teachers, mentors, and friends I've had the privilege of knowing.

How I -- as a Pediatric Cancer Survivor -- Became a Practitioner and Returned to St. Jude

Dr. Jason Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jason Schwartz

After two-and-a-half years of treatment, I made the important transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor. My experience made me realize that I wanted to be a doctor and help children through their cancer journeys.

Joan Lunden Opens Up About Her 'Emotional Breakdown' After Cancer Treatment

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

It's been one year since veteran TV host Joan Lunden heard the words that completely changed her life: "You have cancer." Since then, she's appeared i...

Time, Hope, and Stark Determination... March on... Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, May 2, 2015 SF

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Debbie Davis

It doesn't take a family member or friend to be a brain tumor survivor, or to know someone who has lost their life to this ugly disease, to help fight the fight or 'talk the walk and walk the talk.' But it definitely can make you pay attention and participate.

Feeling Alive: Incorporating Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment

Yariv Kafri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Yariv Kafri

On August 11, 2015 I plan to be on the starting line of the PepsiCo TransRockies Ultramarathon event, a multi-day trail run that covers 56 miles and nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gains. This is a formidable challenge for most people, let alone for a Stage IV lung cancer survivor.

Rowing to Survive Breast Cancer

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

There is no one size fits all for dealing with these situations, and I feel the way I approached my journey and recovery can empower other women. I didn't let cancer define me, but instead tried to look at the good that would come out of the situation to help other women.

The Art of Surviving Breast Cancer

Antonia Marrero | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Antonia Marrero

Marion Behr discovered that typically, survivors feel responsible for helping others through the ordeal of cancer and find purpose in that mission. By sharing their honest stories, survivors are doing just that.

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 ...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...