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Generation Why Not Me?

Ben Teller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Teller

When I was first diagnosed with cancer at age 18, the only thought that ran through my mind was how unfair this whole situation was. But I soon realized that it wasn't helpful to think this way.

One Less Cancer to Worry About (If Only)

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Perhaps the most insidious obstacle toward HPV vaccination resides in a nasty little parenting decision. When exactly should we vaccinate our boys and girls? The answer is key, because vaccines should be applied at least six months before the first exposure to the virus.

To Grasp What Conflicting Health Studies Mean to You, Master Key Science Terms

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.

Words of Wisdom From My Young Daughter: 'Never Give Up'

Jay Scott | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Alex looked at me with a bit of a grin, but very seriously and said, "You should never give up, it's never good to give up." I have never heard a wiser or truer statement; instead of becoming frustrated and increasingly angry, Alex became increasingly more determined.

Everything's Harder With Cancer

Naomi Sichler | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Naomi Sichler

Most days, my two-and-a-half-year-old cancer diagnosis moves smoothly, easily back and forth between the back of my mind and the front. But on some days, cancer remains stubbornly in the forefront.

The Cancer Curve Ball

Brina Furman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brina Furman

Few things in life seem to come easy, so of course the transition to college threw me a curve ball. A big curve ball. Cancer. One of the problems of being a young adult with cancer is that you aren't really sure if you're the supporter or the supported sometimes.

The Gift

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Facing the challenges and fears of this past year has brought us closer. We see each day together as a gift. Our appreciation of the simple things of life is heightened, whether it's a moment shared watching our dogs play, or the enjoyment taken in a meal before the fireplace.

Cancer in the Developing World: An Under-Prioritized Threat to Health and Development

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

Our collective global health work is not done; it is evolving, as it should, to bring new attention to the different burdens of disease in the parts of the world where all of us have a stake in reducing poverty, increasing productivity, saving lives and securing communities and societies.

Fighting Disease With Words

Karin Diamond | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

One hospital stay left me confined to the walls of a very small room, no one allowed to enter without wearing a mask, gloves and a gown. But what quarantine couldn't take away was the connections I could make with my writing.

Cancer Deaths Fall For African-American Men, But Disparities Remain: Study

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Drops in smoking may have helped drive cancer death rates down among black men in the United States during the last decade, but th...

The Cancer Roller Coaster

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Cancer can take your strength, or your leg, or your breast, or your hope. It can also take your soul if you let it. Do whatever you have to do to keep that from happening. Get up... again, and again, and again.

This Cancer Therapy Takes a Look at Inner Beauty

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Outdoors, in mid-January, the temperatures reminded that it was still wintertime. Yet indoors, standing in a pool of sunlight, the woman in her 50's w...

2013: The Year of the Black Snake

Michael Lutin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Weird News
Michael Lutin

The year of the black water snake means there is going to be fire in the water. Geologically, watch and see what happens.

The Hardest Conversation

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

The conversation with my daughter was the hardest one I've had. The topics were gut-wrenching. But shining the light on them, on this disease, on what happens next, is the only way I know to cope, to help, to keep going.

Evicted For Cancer?

| Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer UPPER EAST SIDE — An Upper East Side real estate broker and cancer survivor was harassed by her lan...

WATCH: Foods That Help Fight Cancer

Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Cancer affects nearly 1.7 million Americans in 2012 and global rates of cancer are rising. In honor of World Cancer Day we wanted to highlight som...

Closing the Cancer Divide: The Opportunity of Lifetimes

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Felicia M. Knaul

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to act on an urgent moral imperative, to challenge the assumption that cancers must remain untreated in poor countries, just as was successfully done for HIV treatment more than a decade ago.

Keeping a Cancer Journal: Your Private Healing Journey

Laurie Nadel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

Keeping a journal can help a cancer patient express deeply held feelings that may be too difficult to voice aloud, and help a patient to navigate a complex inner landscape that must be traveled alone. And starting a journal requires just a few minutes a day.

Headbands for Hope Turns Heads at a National Level

The Technician | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
The Technician

Headbands of Hope, an organization created by an N.C. State student last year, has been getting a lot of attention for its work with childhood cancer ...

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Getting The Wrong Cancer Treatment

Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty

The way cancer treatments are determined could change for the better, with doctors focusing on mapping the entire genome of a patient's specific cance...

The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden

John R. Seffrin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John R. Seffrin

Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.

5 Ways To Make A Difference On World Cancer Day

Katie Couric | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Katie Couric

It's World Cancer Day -- a moment in which we reach across borders and boundaries and unite in our shared quest to end a disease that claims the lives of nearly 8 million men, women and children every year. As somber a statistic as that is, there is cause for hope.

Ways To Help On World Cancer Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

World Cancer Day means hope, courage and inspiration for cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and supporters. The annual advocacy day is observed...

Adding an S to Cancer

Sue Mahony | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Sue Mahony

Everyone involved in fighting cancer has a stake in setting the record straight about the diversity and complexity of these diseases.