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An Update On The 'Cheerios Girl' 19 Years After She Told Oprah Her Heartbreaking Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.12.2016 | OWN

When Kate Collinger was 11 years old, her mother was dying of cancer. For the last year of her mother’s life, Kate and her family devoted their ener...

Astoria Characters: The Devoted Daughter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

What Antri Papanikolaou remembers most about her 16th birthday is that it was the last one she ever got to spend with her mother. They drove to Phi...

Why Are The Costs Of Cancer Drugs So High?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I don't think that a single day goes by when I don't encounter someone discussing the high cost of cancer drugs. Most often, the reason is that someon...

All Things Made New: After Five Days Of 'Cancer'

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura A Boggs

More than once, my usually optimistic husband's voice cracked; his eyes filled with frightened tears. His back probably still aches from sleeping by my side in that wompy hospital chair. He never complained.

Why I Don't Care Anymore About Strewn Converse, Data Overages Or Missing Mascara

Maimah Karmo | Posted 07.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maimah Karmo

My daughter was at a friend's house. Driving home, I spent half an hour on the phone with Verizon, trying to adjust my bill. I had a data overage... b...

Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

I Am Sorry I Didn't Beat Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

I am sorry I didn't beat cancer but now it really doesn't matter because I am busy kicking life and showing others how to reconcile with stage 4 breast cancer.

The Effects Of Chemotherapy In Treating Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

When someone receives a diagnosis of cancer that results in a surgery, the scars are visible on the outside of the body in most cases. However, if a d...

Who Gets To Define Value?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

I always look forward to attending the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting. This was my 20th consecutive year attending the m...

Scientists Are Standing By

Adina Ciment | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Adina Ciment

Time is running out, but you can make a difference.

The Care Of The Human Spirit: Spirituality And Religiosity And Living With Cancer

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Do not let spiritual distress affect the way you cope with cancer and its treatment. Addressing spiritual issues with your health care team may improve your health, quality of life and ability to cope.

Lessons From The Cancer Road

Naomi Sichler | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Sichler

A friend suggested that I blog in response to the following question: If you had three pieces of advice to share from your journey with cancer, which...

Inexpensive Paper Strips Can Test For Malaria, Cancer At Home

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact

Malaria deaths are on the decline, but eliminating the disease will still be a considerable challenge, experts say, which is why a new, cheap testing ...

These Powerful Photos Show What ‘Defeating' Cancer Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living

WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condit...

When Parents Get Cancer, Children Are Often The Forgotten Victims

Healthline | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1.7 million adults will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. That leaves 749,000 children under the age of 18 years old who will be affected this year.

4 Things You Should Know About Hospice Care

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Let's start thinking of hospice as a normal part of medical care. Hospice shouldn't be something to be afraid of or be considered substandard care. Instead, think of it as a way to provide continue to provide care, although different than what we traditionally may think, and a more comfortable transition during the natural progression of life.

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

Innovations In Science: Pursuing Another Giant Leap For Mankind

Olivier Dumon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Regardless of who you are, where you live, or your personal circumstances, chances are you've been touched by cancer in some form. And you don't have to have cancer to be affected by it.

Fran Drescher Is Fighting Back At Cancer In A Powerful Way

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty

We're used to seeing comedienne Fran Drescher laughing it up with her megawatt smile, but in a candid interview the actress revealed that her cancer d...

It's Been 6 Years Since My Mother Has Known Me

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Julie Greenbaum

Last Friday night, I decided to take it easy and opted to stay in bed watching Netflix instead of a night out with my friends bar hopping in West Holl...

A Comprehensive And Fair Solution To The Price Of Medicines

Marie-Paule Kieny | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Marie-Paule Kieny

After a long dry spell, the pharmaceutical research industry has brought to market a spate of innovative treatments that can extend life and often have fewer side effects than older treatments. But these medicines are not affordable to most of the people who need them.

She Has Cancer

Natasha Puri | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Natasha Puri

I often hear people saying "he has cancer," or "my friend passed away from cancer." Maybe we shouldn't give the disease an identity.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit - The Truth, The Lies, and The Cancer Victims

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Recently the jury's verdict on the talcum powder's lawsuit left many people shocked worldwide. If Johnson & Johnson was found guilty and order...

Big-Hearted 11-Year-Old Knits 50 Hats For Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

Hats off to this boy for his enormous sense of compassion. Garrett Lowry, an 11-year-old who loves playing baseball, has knitted 50 hats for kids wit...

Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Who Has Cancer, Proving Rock Star Status

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

Jon Bon Jovi helped a fan who has cancer realize a lifetime dream when he joined her for a surprise meal at his restaurant. Carol Cesario, who has sta...