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Cancer Youth

Is Hollywood Trying To Make Cancer Sexy?

Orange County Register | By Courtney Perkes | Posted 04.27.2013 | Los Angeles

There are too few Hollywood endings when it comes to the depiction of cancer in movies, doctors say. Last fall, Italian researchers analyzed 82 cance...

Our Super Powers

Alex Kip | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

I was 22 years old on the brink of graduating from one of the top musical theater programs in the nation, when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I thought I was Superman, and my super power was my singing voice. Until, that is, the kryptonite lodged itself into my body.

Coming Clean About Cancer

Linsey Maughan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Linsey Maughan

I am writing from the final throes of age 29, a narrowing corridor of weeks until I embark upon my 30s. But for some of us, 'survival' of this particular decade is jarringly literal. I am a cancer survivor.

The Tricky Business of Diagnosing Young Adult Cancer

Jacqueline Burton | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Burton

We're supposed to be in the prime of our lives; we're not supposed to get sick. But my cancer was misdiagnosed for over a year, and all the while my disease progressed inside of me. Doctors must be more aware that young people can, and do, get cancer.

To Live, Die Or Advocate: A Mother's Choice

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

What is a mother to do when she first hears that her healthy, funny, bright, charismatic daughter has been diagnosed with cancer at age 23? Stand by her side, of course. However, what is a mother to do when that same daughter dies at age 26?

5 Things We're Grateful For, Despite Cancer

Jeff Tomczek | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Tomczek

This Thanksgiving, while we indulge in feasts to celebrate all that we have been blessed with, cancer patients will be struggling to find the positives in their circumstances. Here are five things that cancer has left us grateful for this holiday season.