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Redefining Cancer Survivorship

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Today, June 2, is National Cancer Survivors Day. For Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson, co-founders of the Women Survivors Alliance, it is also an opportunity to galvanize others to their 365 days-a-year mission.

Thyroid Cancer: Five Things You Really Need to Know

Amy Graeber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Graeber

Thyroid cancer is on the rise. I was diagnosed with it when I was 28 years old and it was quite a journey. Here are some things that I've learned, and what I feel patients and survivors need to hear.

The Fight After the Fight

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

When I was diagnosed with cancer, one thing I really was prepared for was the fight during treatment. I knew I was going to have surgery. I knew I was going to get radiation. What I was not fully prepared for was everything that came after.

8 Simple Rules to Reduce Your Risk Of Dying Early (By 34 Percent, No Less!)

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

In a time when nutrition info and recommendations are becoming increasingly complex, it's good to have a touchstone document or two reminding us of the basics.

Magical Journey by Katrina Kenison

Lindsey Mead | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Lindsey Mead

Though different, each of the losses that Katrina experiences are both irrevocable and life-altering. I related to both.

The Best Definition of Success

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

We are all incredibly busy. But, Emerson's quote reminds me that "busyness" alone will never bring us the success of which he speaks. In fact, I'm starting to understand that a life based solely on "busyness" risks the opposite of success.

The New "C"...Continuous Innovation

Newton F. Crenshaw | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics
Newton F. Crenshaw

Ignoring this cycle of innovation in cancer research due to economic pressures carries the risk of unintended consequences.

My Cancer's Worse Than Yours!

Joy Huber | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Joy Huber

People never cease to amaze... and sometimes, sadly, disappoint me. People have actually had the guts -- or complete insensitivity, I'm not totally sure which -- to say that my stage four cancer is not as bad as THEIR stage four cancer because mine was "only lymphoma."

The Probiotic Candidate

Dave Dubin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Dubin

I posted on my Facebook page the words "Twenty Years," as this is my official 20th anniversary with my wife Robin. A significant portion of my online community mistook my 20 years to mean my cancerversary, which if you've read my previous stuff, you know I don't celebrate.

Loving Your Reflection

Alyssa da Silva | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alyssa da Silva

In the end it is humorous to me that a surgery to change my appearance brought my hidden cancer to my attention -- and that this cancer has essentially reversed how I feel about beauty.

I Was Prettier Before Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I like to think I'm not superficial or petty. But it wasn't until my new doctor, an oncologist, told me I would lose my hair that despair reared its ugly, presumably bald, head.

Young Adult Caregivers: Where Do We Fit In?

Alice Whitney | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alice Whitney

As the girlfriend of a young adult with cancer, I also faced a unique struggle that caregivers of children or adults don't face: trying to find my place and purpose in all of this. Since Chris' parents were his caregivers, what was my job?

Keep Your Cures Off My Cancer

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Since my diagnosis a year and a half ago, I've received countless recommendations for purported cures and treatments for cancer. Most have been respectful and well-intentioned recommendations from friends and family members. Others, maybe not so much.

Defeating Denial in Cancer Caregiving

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Denial for a short period can help caregivers and patients to cope. Yet when prolonged denial begins to stand in the way of the patient's treatment, comfort, or well-being, it's no longer helpful to anyone.

The House My Rack Built

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Lauren Cahn

After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.

Ask the Mutant: Take Two Limericks and Call Me in the Morning

Eva Moon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

In the end, we all just want to feel whole again. I'm short a few body parts, embroidered with scars and more joyful than I ever expected to be. I can see a future with me in it. Writing and sharing limericks was a small thing, but it made a big difference.

Stand Up and Dance

Sherry Lansing | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Sherry Lansing

Five years ago this week, something extraordinary happened. Three networks and three network news anchors, all normally fierce competitors, did something highly unusual. They appeared together on competing morning shows to announce the launch of a grassroots movement, Stand Up To Cancer.

More Than A Platitude, Praying For Others Promotes Hope, Optimism

David Briggs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

My prayers are with you. From Pope Francis attempting to console the survivors of the Oklahoma tornadoes to neighbors trying to comfort a friend with cancer, it is a familiar sentiment uttered whenever misfortune strikes. But what do those prayers mean?

The Parent Left Behind

Emily Cappo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Emily Cappo

I think I was around 42 years old when I first started to worry about my parents getting older. My mom had just turned 70 and my dad, 75.

LOOK: The History Of Cancer Research In America

Everyday Health | Jessica Firger and Jasmine Kim, Everyday Health Staff | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Cancer research and awareness has come a long way. Here, a look back over 100 years....

The Cancer Survivors

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Zach Sobiech was someone many of you never heard of a few months ago.. At the tender age of 14, Zach was stricken with an absolutely vicious cancer called osteosarcoma. After his last round, he went in for his check-up... expecting to hear good news. What he got was something out of a nightmare.

Take Control by Taking Action

Marcia Cross | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Marcia Cross

When I think about how lucky I am that my husband survived, it only reinforces my dedication to taking action against this disease. My wish for every man faced with a cancer diagnosis is to have the same success story.

Vital Instincts

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We instinctively want to do well, to contribute, and to be included on the winning team. Yet many organizations often become harvesters of politics, power, control, arrogance, and egos that fill them with invisible signs saying, "don't go there," "you can't do this" and "you don't know that."

Cancer as Newlyweds: An Unplanned Journey

Emily Kontos | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Kontos

Little did my husband and I know that a mere four years after reciting our vows, we would be asked to live up to them. That was when we discovered that Alex had advanced testicular cancer, and his surgery and chemotherapy treatment would begin right away.

Can We Talk About Sex... and Cancer?

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

We all know that cancer changes a person forever. It clearly changes us physically. It also changes us emotionally. Now here's the part no one really tells you: Cancer really does a number on your sexuality, especially us women.