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Lung Cancer in Adolescents: A Grim Inheritance?

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Now, we are focused on using underlying biology in high-risk families to understand why lung cancer occurs in young, healthy patients who never smoked.

Inconvenient Truths About the Government's Experiment on Cancer Care

Ted Okon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Ted Okon

There is a raging debate going on in Washington about how the government pays for drugs used to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, immunodeficiency diseases, and other serious medical conditions.

Finding Familiarity After My Dad Passed

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Napierkowski

I don't want to lose sight of my pathway when the fog rolls in but sometimes it's too thick for me. The great thing about fog, though, is that it always clears. I guess that's a start.

Headbands of Hope Fosters Fashion and Design for Childhood Cancer Patients

Jess Ekstrom | Posted 05.24.2016 | Good News
Jess Ekstrom

At Headbands of Hope, for every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. I was inspired to start Headbands of Hope as a college stud...

I Wish to Be Like Bali

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

We buried Bali in our garden. Planted a pomegranate tree over his burial site so we will never forget the member of our family who taught us about unconditional love.

Experts Say These 4 Things Would Slash Cancer Rates By 50%

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. But experts say that if we made some lifestyle changes, we could actually reduce ca...

CancerCon, Part 3: Things I Would Have Done Differently During Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Kalina: "I would have let my family take photos of me." It was a punch in the gut the second the words left her lips. Kalina was one of sixty-four pe...

Why Is Transparency Needed in Breast Cancer Care?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Within this document, there was one thing that particularly caught my eye that I want to address, and that was the information included regarding the disparity in treatment for cancer care and the lack of transparency regarding this issue.

Of Mothers Mahjongg and More

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

My mother managed to always see the best in every situation. I truly believe that her positive outlook helped to extend the length and quality of her life even as she tried to valiantly fight through the metastatic tumors in her body for so many years. But a positive attitude could only take her so far and eventually the tumors won out.

Study Finds Moderate Exercise May Reduce Cancer Risk

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A new study published in JAMA has found that moderate daily exercise can help reduce cancer risk with 26 different types of cancers, including the dea...

Why You Should Probably Talk to Your Great Aunt About the BRCA Gene

Emma Ambrogi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Emma Ambrogi

BRCA mutations in your family might not be evident if you have information only for direct ancestors-- your parents and grandparents. Stronger evidence requires communication among branches of the family to establish a more complete picture.

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

By Maria Masters If you've ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes can actually lower your risk of cancer, well, think again. The auth...

7 Pillars of Personal Strength Help Cancer Patients Thrive

Jeannine Walston | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Although the process can be both difficult and rewarding, people can find help in relieving the emotional impact of cancer by applying simple, yet scientifically proven, strategies: Reimagine helped me do some of that.

Poem: The woman next to me on the subway

Aron Wander | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Aron Wander

The woman next to me on the subway is reading a paper that says that based on her mammogram results, she will need a biopsy, and I want to tell he...

Did God Give Me Cancer?

Zack Hunt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Sadly, there are many self-professed Christians who are convinced in their utmost being that the God does indeed give people cancer (while also intentionally inflicting every other imaginable form of evil on creation).

Obama and the Art of Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.

Boston's Other Green Line

Gay Browne | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Gay Browne

July 2013 I had a cancer scare. Fortunately, it was only a scare, but it made me re-think everything about my life. How I spent my time, who I spent...

The Test That Could Have Saved My Sister-In-Law's Life

Rachel Lanman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lanman

My sister-in-law didn't get tested for BRCA until she already had cancer. Since it spread so quickly, it was already too late for her. If only one person meets with a genetic counselor because of this blog post, I'll know it was worth writing.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Pediatric Cancer

Theresa Sutton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Theresa Sutton

Update: Baby Jordan gained his angel wings on Wednesday, May 18th shortly after this article was published. He was completely peaceful, and randomly s...

The Nation's Top Doctors Converge to Discuss Cancer and Smoking Cessation

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Stephanie R. Caudle

The care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with colon and prostate cancer requires a defined multidisciplinary approach. It requires ...

5 Things They Never Tell You About Life After Cancer

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...

A Tinkerer Takes on Cancer By Hijacking the Tiny Garbage Trucks Inside Every Cell

STAT | Posted 05.18.2016 | Science

By Eric Boodman NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The idea was born over beer in a hotel bar. It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract...

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

Re[Defining] Beauty

Dana O'Dell | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dana O'Dell

If one woman cancer or no cancer sees this and it moves her to love herself unconditionally, it was meant to be. Because here's the deal, the way we s...

Mom: You're Worth More than My Degree from Yale University

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Black Voices
Nicole Angela Tinson

Graduating from Yale is such a huge milestone and accomplishment, and something I am very proud of, but watching the season finale of Empire or something on OWN or HGTV with you is better than walking across a stage in New Haven. At the end of the day mom, YOU are worth more than me than my degree.