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Can We Change the Course of Cancer with Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Cancer has been normalized by society as a terminal disease, one that leaves little hope for recovery. Recovery is termed "survivorship" and the adop...

Why Do We Keep Telling Cancer Patients How to Feel and What to Do?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

For many, cancer or no cancer (including that child who's afraid of the dark), listening, validating and allowing genuine feelings to be felt and shared might be a more helpful and loving option.

What to Say to a Friend With Cancer

Kimberly Fink | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Fink

At age 32, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. One of the things that struck me the most is how tough it was to have genuine conversations with friends and colleagues after my cancer diagnosis. There is no other way to say it... people just get awkward.

What It's Like When a Dermatologist Gets Skin Cancer

Allure | Posted 02.05.2016 | Style
Allure

Vivian Bucay is a dermatologist in San Antonio and a melanoma survivor whose disease progressed from stage 3 to stage 4 in a matter of months. Here, s...

Moving Forward With Cancer Prevention

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Bill Couzens

As I reflect on this monumental day, I realize that cancer prevention must be more than an idea, but rather real world action that saves lives and prevents the many types of suffering that come with both the disease and its treatment.

Boy With Cancer Proposes To Favorite Nurse, Makes Us Believe In Love Again

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

A boy who has cancer popped the question to a very special lady in his life.  Gideon Robinson, a 5-year-old who was diagnosed with acute lymphobl...

Joe Biden Shares Grief With A Woman Whose Brother Died Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is bringing the personal touch to the White House's new assault on cancer. After watching her brother battle m...

What One Woman Learned About Life From Her Cancer Diagnosis

Quora | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Quora

What do people learn about life after being diagnosed with cancer? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Cannabis Treatment Fundraiser Set Up For 'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment

"Mob Wives" star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is battling stage 4 brain and lung cancer and her current treatment is reportedly not working.  Raiola'...

Saving Every Woman and Every Child From Cervical Cancer

Nana Taona Kuo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Nana Taona Kuo

Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of us in some way, shape or form. It doesn't discriminate and knows no borders. And yet, the fight against cancer looks very different in some parts of the world than in others.

Moonshots, Cancer and Finding Your Inner Astronaut

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 02.05.2016 | Health News
Meghan O'Hara

When the space program first started, the astronauts had no control over their capsules. This helpless feeling of being on a wild ride is precisely how I felt nearly eight years ago when I was told I had stage three breast cancer.

News You Won't Like: Wine Isn't a Health Food After All

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.

On World Cancer Day: BCRF Calls to Unite Around Research

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

All normal cells grow and divide. But cancer cells grow without limit. They divide without stopping. They change and they spread, invading healthy tis...

What You Ate in High School Could Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk Level

Well+GOOD | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Well+GOOD

While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.

Is Cancer Survivorship a 'Complex Chronic Condition'?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

I've been told that in ancient China, families paid physicians regular fees to keep them healthy. If someone became sick, the doctor wouldn't be pai...

AMANZA - Ep.33

Spottoon | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

This Is What It Looks Like When Cancer Cells Form Tumors

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

The horrifying process by which cancer cells form a tumor has been captured in a new video. The video (above), which was recorded by a te...

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Contrary to what we would expect responsible government to do, most of the more than 80,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. are unstudied and unregulated. Yet, nearly 800 chemicals are known or suspected of affecting human hormones.

Tender Theory

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Anne Boyer Los Angeles had been a place for an emergence of thinking about the relationship of illness to capitalism, white supremacy, and patriar...

Breastfeeding Can Save Lives and Boost the Economy -- But Mothers Need More Support

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

As a young doctor working with refugees in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq, I saw how breastfed babies can prosper even under such challenging circumstances, and even when they are sick or small. So I am delighted that new research published today in The Lancet again confirms the health benefits of breastfeeding.

Turning Breast Cancer Into a Beautiful Detour: A Bold Survivor's Story

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.

The Vice President Is Working On a "Moon Shot" To Cure Cancer. We Have a Rocket Ship Ready To Go.

Rep. Fred Upton | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Rep. Fred Upton

The talk of a "moon shot" is the exact mindset that we need -- and America can and should lead the way. And the good news is, we're already half way there.

There Exist These Opulent Gardens

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Anne Boyer What does it mean to have senses at the end of the world, and what does it mean to have them in common? I was wanting to weep on Wilshi...

To Die Historic on Fury Road

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Anne Boyer The army was made of War Boys, lumpy with tumors, bald and pale as anyone in chemotherapy, many of them dependent on the terrifying med...

One Way Smartphones Could Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

Sitting all day is terrible for you -- but a new study suggests that your smartphone could be an effective motivator to get you moving. That, in turn...