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Acts of Kindness Change Our World

Marci Schankweiler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Marci Schankweiler

Sixteen years ago, I was married to a great guy named Pete, my high school sweetheart. And then in our fourth year of marriage, the unimaginable happened.

My Right Breast: A Man Facing a Breast Lump and Mammogram

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
B. D. Colen

Mammowhat?! Mammogram? Me? But I'm a man! And at 67? Is this some really, really weird dream I'm about to wake up from? How in God's name were they going to do a mammogram when there's practically no mam on my chest?

New Weapon in the War on Cancer Teaches How Mindset Enhances Quality of Life

Joy Huber | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Joy Huber

As exciting new medical therapies in cancer treatment continue to emerge, I feel (after personal experience) these medical therapies are only part of ...

Feelin' It: I Am Not My Diagnosis

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Through the process of art there is an experience of inner and physical healing. More and more I am loving the finished product! I make it a practice to not "ditch" my efforts, thus validating the process rather than the outcome.

Soon There May Be A 'Universal' Blood Test For Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science

Testing for cancer may soon be as simple as a pinprick. Researchers in the United Kingdom say they are developing a "universal" blood test to dete...

This Beauty Subscription Box 'Fuels The Fight' Against Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.29.2014 | Style

Kimberly Fink was just 32 years old when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2011. While the disease took physical, mental and emotional toll...

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

Voice of Young Adult Cancer: Who, Me?

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Trust me, I'm not here to give you the blow-by-blow clinical overview (you can find that lots of other places). I'm here to share my skewed (and hopefully entertaining) views on life with cancer and what I've learned about health and wellness.

Dying Man's Touching Farewell Letter To Family And Friends

John P. Donnelly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.

What It Feels Like Waiting for Cancer Test Results

Lea Lane | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Then the air fills with oxygen and the punch in the gut goes away and the elevator stops falling, just like that. Two seconds. And you smile back at him -- a big dazzling smile -- and you ask him how his bike trip was in Barcelona.

An Unexpected Heirloom

Michele Serros | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Michele Serros

An hour? To choose a wedding dress for the biggest day of your life? Unheard of. After all, one's wedding dress symbolizes a milestone, having great potential in becoming a family heirloom.

The Diagnosis That Made Fran Drescher Weep

OWN | Posted 07.25.2014 | OWN

In 2000, Fran Drescher, the star of the '90s TV sitcom "The Nanny," received a diagnosis no one wants to hear. "When I was told I had uterine canc...

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.

Got Cancer? Build an Army.

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

When I went through my own battle, the last thing I ever wanted to do was to "be a burden" on anyone. I'm not saying that I didn't have people close to me, but I would only let them in so far. And had you asked me about it up until last Friday evening, I would tell you that I would do it again the same way.

Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.

Over The Bridge And Through the Woods To Grandmother's House We Go...

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Fiona Finn

Sometimes difficult situations bring blessings. And one of these blessings was the bond that grew between my children and their grandparents.

This Teen Isn't Your Average High School Drop-Out

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen

Thomas Hunt may technically be a high school drop-out, but not for the reason you might think. For the 17-year-old, dropping out of Saratoga High ...

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

Strangers Send Stacks Of Cards To Boy With Cancer, Prove Birthday Wishes Do Come True

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Hundreds upon hundreds of people around the world are pitching in to make 5-year-old Danny Nickerson’s birthday wish come true. Nickerson, of Fo...

Candlelit Transfusion

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

I met a man 16 years ago. 14 years ago, he made me his wife. Like everyone, our marriage has had struggles. Now, after all the battles in which we have triumphed, we are facing our greatest one yet.

Jeffrey Young

How Your Health Insurance Company Can Still Screw You, Despite Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But ...

I Did It: I Made A Will

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

I don't want to die. I am healthy and active and merely 61-years-old. My 86-year-old father is a nationally ranked tennis player, reinforcing the belief that if I keep eating and living well, my genes will take me past 90. So, until now, I felt justified in postponing writing a will. Everything involved in creating one seemed hellish to ponder.

Raising Awareness of Appendix Cancer

Debbie Fink | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Fink

Christina Applegate. Melissa Etheridge. Robin Roberts. The list goes on and on for celebrities who have successfully and publicly battled breast cance...

This Time I Wonder, Will I Die Bald?

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Amento

I didn't know how difficult this would be on me. I've done it before and embraced it with a smile and strength. This time was nothing like before. This time, I was told that this disease would rip me from the arms of my children and husband.

Why Cancer Can Actually Be Empowering

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

It has been said that once you had a cancer diagnosis you can become cancer-free but never free from cancer because the experience forever changes your perspective. Having a history of cancer will always be a part of who I am, even if I don't talk about it or overtly connect with my disease.