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Cancer Survivor, 9, Brings Toys To Sick Kids Spending Christmas At The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

While Reece Davis has a clean bill of health, he returned to the hospital for one more critical operation. The 9-year-old cancer survivor from Kan...

Exclusive Interview: Joan Lunden Tackles Cancer And Plans To Win

Buck Wargo | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

As she continues to battle breast cancer with a good prognosis going forward, the former Good Morning America host, Lunden, 64, is grateful for the life she has lived and has led. She's touched by the tremendous outpouring of support she's gotten from fans during her health battle.

Driving Me Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Couzens

These last days of December I had scheduled meetings and in doing so found myself reporting on this year's progress of Less Cancer. We have reached mo...

Put Patients Over Profits: An Open Letter To The Council On Foreign Relations

Jordan Jarvis | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Jarvis

We applaud the CFR report for drawing attention to NCDs in developing nations, but emphasize that, at this critical time, it neglected to address implications of U.S. trade pressures on the fundamental right of all people to access lifesaving medicines.

2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

Meredith Hale | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

When I look back on 2014, it will be hard not to view it as a year of loss. But my family found some positive things, too.

Christmas With Cancer: What Matters Most

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

In the end, I would much rather live a life of abundant joy no matter what circumstances I will face. I don't want to spend one holiday bitter, angry, or aggrieved. I refuse to allow the junk in my life to decide the amount of joy and happiness that floods my heart.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Treads: Scrap Tire Playgrounds Lighten Landfills, But Raise Cancer Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green

The fire burned for nine months, billowing toxic black smoke thousands of feet above its Appalachian valley source and across five states. It would ta...

13 Ways I Live My Life With Purpose After Cancer

Tamika Felder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Felder

Although I didn't always feel empowered or plan on becoming a cancer advocate, I found strength in following a few simple life rules I learned along the way. In honor of my cancerversary, I want to share with you 13 ways I now live my life with purpose after cancer:

This Season, Be ACaregiver To A Caregiver

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

As an autism mom and former cancer caregiver, there have been long stretches of time when the only medical professionals I saw were those I took my son or late husband to see.

If Every Day Were Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.

4 Rays of Hope for 'Precision' Cancer Therapies

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

When they arrive, precision therapies may guide each individual's cancer treatments for improved survival and quality of life. Yet today we can generate more information than can be integrated and analyzed.

When Broken Wind Healed My Broken Heart...

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Today, as I look at the most ridiculous Christmas card I've ever seen, I can't help but smile and think about the deeper meaning of what my friend actually pulled off. He purposely set out to make himself look as bad as humanly possible, and we love him for it.

Cancer's Next Big Thing -- Immunotherapy

Robin L. Smith | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

While it's true that even immunotherapies are not side-effect free, they pale in comparison to traditional chemotherapy and, by fortifying immune systems, bring the promise of creating healthier bodies that beat back the disease, and mitigate side effects, biologically.

Aziz Ansari Gets Variety's Power of Comedy Award

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Comedy
Philip David Morton

It's quite a challenge for a comic to stand before a cancer foundation and entertainment executive crowd and make 'em laugh.

Thriving in Uncertainty

Nicole Glassman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

I was steps away from the Far Away Café only it wasn't far enough away. The name evokes a tropical location, bongos and Pina Coladas. Instead, it was...

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Cancer

Suzanne Foglio | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Foglio

It's been a long journey, but cancer has proven to be a patient teacher that will 'gift' you with a wealth of lessons if your mind, heart, and soul are open enough to receive them. Here are the lessons I particularly learned in its classroom.

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Her cancer was infiltrating duct cell carcinoma, and she had a radical breast resection including lymph nodes, chemotherapy and radiation. She did everything she could to beat cancer and now, at 80 years old, is sharing her tips.

A Life-Saving Perfect Match

Michelle Frost | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Michelle Frost

I met Andrea when she was hospitalized in Seattle undergoing her first transplant, now four years ago. What was and remains remarkable about Andrea is her sparkling determination, courage and her seemingly endless ability to tap in to positive side of almost everything.

Ocular Melanoma: Are You Aware of This Eye Cancer?

Chrisi Santana | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Chrisi Santana

Three months before this day, I never even knew ocular melanoma existed. I was aware of skin cancer, but never knew that people could get cancer in their eyes.

How My Husband's Cancer Changed Me for the Better

TueNight | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
TueNight

The race wasn't some bathed-in-warm-light ending -- or a new beginning. We still had more radiation ahead plus uncertainty beyond that. But we also had more biking and bike races, dancing, trips to the beach, great nights of music and wine and good food ahead of us.

A Little Girl With Cancer Has Just One Big Wish

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-thr...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

What Two Sisters Have Learned From Losing Their Mother To Cancer... So Far

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Alexandra Detwiler

Something that we learned early on is that people respond differently to the loss of a loved one. Some may want to openly discuss it, while others would prefer to deal with the loss internally.