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How Cancer Survivors Are Giving Back

Julie Barnes | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

I recently read about an amazing program that recruits and trains cancer survivors to act as peer navigators, or "cancer coaches," to newly diagnosed cancer patients.

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When something 'bad' happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thing I did was start beating myself up. I must have 'caused' this disease myself. In my mind, I went over a litany of things I could have done wrong, a list that escalated as I learned more and more about the disease.

What We Know About Cancer And Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are so many important reasons to protect normal circadian function, and to make high quality sleep a daily priority. Our increasing understanding of the circadian influence over cancer is yet another very good one.

Lung Cancer: Help Make the 'Invisible Disease' Visible

Tammara Fort | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Earlier this week I shared the personal story of a friend of mine, Michael McCarty, who is suffering from lung cancer. He wrote about his disease to ...

The Upside of Early Loss

Kristina Cowan | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Jim's tragedy seemed insulting to my already-injured family. Jim died on Sept. 5; my mom died on Sept. 7. She was 46 and I was 15. Jim was 47 and his oldest child was 15. History, cruel beast, had repeated herself in a mocking chorus of eerie parallels.

Why I Don't Support 'Breast Cancer Awareness'

Anita Moorjani | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

They asked me to support their efforts to launch a campaign in the fight against breast cancer, and when I politely declined, they were surprised. They had assumed that as a cancer survivor myself, I would be fervently supportive of their efforts to fight the war against cancer.

Community Brings Hope to Cancer Patients in Memory of Mother

Jennifer White | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
Jennifer White

I built my sixth Hope After Project in memory of Carla, my best friend's mom, who battled colon cancer for many years. Carla was fortunate enough to be able to live at home while undergoing treatment.

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Brings the Usual 'Pinkwashing' and Unethical Cause-Marketing Partnerships

John Brothers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
John Brothers

Often the most visible aspect of the Breast Cancer Awareness month is the number of products that are recolored pink to bring awareness and donations to the cause. A growing number of people and organizations are challenging the idea that these areas are actually bringing real benefit -- calling this trend "pinkwashing".

Twins Aren't Hard

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

The four of us were close in college: Tina, Lisa, Jill and me. If we could have looked into a crystal ball, how shocked we would have been to see ourselves at forty: three of us with twins, and one of us diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer.

The Art of Surviving Breast Cancer

Antonia Marrero | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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.

So Just How Often DO You Need A Mammogram?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Most of you probably go for annual mammograms, but currently the experts disagree as to when and how often you should take pictures of your breast friends.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

While KFC and Komen earn millions selling pink buckets of fried chicken and Boar's Head pink-wraps its meats, women could do more to combat breast cancer by convincing their friends and family members to say no to pink-beribboned animal products and yes to the produce aisle.

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

Yagana Shah

Grandma Going Through Chemo Knits Herself A Head Of Hair

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty

It's one of the toughest parts of chemo, losing your hair as the treatment attacks cancer cells in your body, also attacking other cells. It's never e...

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Briggs, Two Penthouses, and Me

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.21.2014 | New York
Paul Sanderson

I lost my wife Briggs after fighting her cancer together for fifteen months through four centers in Manhattan. I remember after we'd been to the second center for the first time, which we thought was paradise after the previous one, Briggs and I walked round to a favorite spot.

Alena Hall

Meet The Breast Cancer Survivor Who's Raised A Record Amount Of Money For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

When Cathy Jolly was only 35 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn her life upside down. After surviving her battle and empathizing ...

I Don't Look Sick in Big Earrings

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Cancer takes away a lot, but it doesn't take away everything. The day I was diagnosed, I didn't become my cancer. I simply gained a new mission in life to fight cancer. My identity didn't change because of my diagnosis.

This Woman Has Had Breast Cancer For 17 Years. Here's What She Wishes Everyone Knew.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Nancy Borowick When Laurel Borowick learned she had breast cancer in 1997, she didn’t join an online community for support. Sh...

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

Girl Who Was Called 'Ugly' After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients Gets Major Support From Internet

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg's selfless act into a school nightmare. After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inch...

Sorting Out the 911s

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

These two smokers in the parking lot understandably are concerned about Ebola impacting their lives yet comforting themselves with the very thing that very likely will kill them.

Statute of Repose Issues Illustrated in the Dismissal of Camp Lejeune Pollution Claims

Brad Reid | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

A variety of court decisions prevent statutes of repose from operating retroactively. There would be merit in a "blue-ribbon commission" suggesting model statute of limitation and statute of repose legislation to the states. Of course, a variety of political considerations will doubtless influence any legislative action.

Dating NED

Molly Lindquist | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

And then NED came into my life. No Evidence of Disease. While I completely respect and embrace my friends who identify themselves as "survivors," that word has always left more questions than answers for me. So I decided to date NED.

Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

Meg Seitz | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I don't know if "getting it" is as much a part of any religious faith or doctrine as it is just about being an awesomely aware human. There's no book out there that says to drop off a casserole 24 hours after a lumpectomy and then follow up three days later with People magazine.