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The cost of skin cancer: South Africa is spending more than it should

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Caradee Yael Wright, South African Medical Research Council and Louisa Griffin, Griffith University The cost of treating skin cancer in South Africa ...

The Cancer Moonshot: Why This Will Help You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot to cure cancer. He assigned V...

My Ovaries Are Off the Table

Caitlin Brodnick | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Caitlin Brodnick

I am more than happy to let them feel my new fake boobies and I'll share my intimate details, but my ovaries just aren't up for discussion. Not yet. I understand my boundaries might be confusing to others, but they're mine.

The Media's Role in Women's Health

Aly Teich | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Aly Teich

So in a landscape where health and wellness is coming to the forefront in everything we see and there are more choices than ever -- how do we drive this narrative in a way that's not confusing, that doesn't offer backwards messaging, that doesn't just set people up to fail?

Worries Mount Over Potential Link Between Artificial Turf And Cancer

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

The federal government launched a new effort in February to study health concerns related to synthetic turf, as worries grow about possible cancer ris...

3 Powerful Ways to Kick Stigma to the Curb

Toni Feldstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Toni Feldstein

Stigma has complicated effects both on our psyche and on our path to wellness. It can even keep us from seeking medical help and intensify the feelings of loneliness and isolation we're already experiencing.

When Your Last Words Were Not Enough

Nicole O'Dell | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Nicole O'Dell

I left her house knowing deep down that was probably the last time I would talk to her. The last time I would hold her hand and the last time I would hear her voice. Yet I didn't say good-bye. I couldn't. I sat next to her bed and we talked about marriage and kids.

6 Things You Should Know About Australasia's First Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress

Emily Drake | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Emily Drake

I spoke at the congress about the innovative ways we can address the needs of adolescents and young adults living with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Here are six summary items I think you should know about the conference:

The Other Three S's: Advice for My Son

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

There are no bad days, my Danny boy. Only hard ones. So show up, stand up and stay humble. The rest will fall into place.

It Took Me Twenty-One Years, But I Finally Met Kevin Smith...

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

I will never forget the moment I first saw Clerks. I was on a chartered limo bus on the way back from a Duran Duran concert in Chicago with some liste...

What Do I Do About Fear of Cancer Recurrence, Doc?

Dr. Shani Fox | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shani Fox

And it's not just that fear is uncomfortable in the moment. Fear can worm its way deeply into your life, eroding your peace of mind, skewing your choices, and stealing your hopes and dreams.

A Happy Marriage May Help You Survive Cancer

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Scientists have known for years that married people who develop cancer tend to live longer than their unmarried counterparts. Conventional wisdom has ...

The Missing Leg

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

A triangle shape can be as sturdy as a square. At first, it might be difficult to trust that the three-legged table will be as strong, as balanced, as safe as the four-legged one was. But it can be done. That table can be redesigned, remade, resilient. This is what happened to us.

Mom and Daughter Lose Three Family Members to Cancer, Team Up to Fundraise

Hilal Isler | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Hilal Isler

Bolzmann and her mother, Mariel LeValley, have teamed up on another venture, a give-back candle business; their way of fundraising for cancer research. The project is called MATCH + LIGHT.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week -- April 10-16

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

Some may think another cancer awareness week is like Hallmark's Friendship Day -- nice, but not necessary. National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week will take place April 10-16, 2016, and it's more important than ever because there actually is a big lack of awareness.

National Poetry Month: Distraction

Max Ritvo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts
Max Ritvo

I think being distracted can be good for a poem. When I compose a poem, I usually try to lock myself in a room alone, preferably with no one else in t...

Teen Besties Beat Childhood Disease, Start Company That Gives Back

Hilal Isler | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Hilal Isler

We were diagnosed with chronic illnesses a year apart; best friends devastated by diabetes and cancer at a very young age. Our respective time in the hospital had a lasting impact on both of us.

We Can't Have It Both Ways

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Real change will come when we as a nation realize we cannot have it both ways and need to invest in prevention.

Perceptions and Misconceptions

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Never be afraid to ever say, "I have no idea what you're going through." Try to be someone's perception of light, in an all too often misconceived dim world.

Cancer Prevention Starts at Home

Omega Institute | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

The causes of cancer are complex. Research now highlights the role environmental toxins play in this growing epidemic and points to changes you can make to reduce your risk.

Your Fight Is My Fight -- What It's Like When You Love Someone Who Has Cancer

The Stir | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
The Stir

After 30 years, I found my soul mate. I love him and will fight for him, even if he gets to a point where he can't fight for himself. I will make sure his wishes, whatever they are, are carried out.

The War, the Journey, and the Road...

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

*Know that before reading this, I am not a doctor, and I don't work in the medical field. There is absolutely no proven evidence to back any of this u...

My Cancer Card

Heidi Adams | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

So this week, during National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week and in all the weeks to come, I'm raising my bright orange card with my name and patient number and demanding that I be counted.

How to Create More Miracles in Your Life

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

You are capable of creating every miracle in your own life you see fit. You have the ability to be grateful for every miracle -- even the challenges -- you've been able to create in your own life so far.

Teaching Religion and Learning Grief

Jonathan Ebel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Ebel

And in this geopolitical moment, with so many working so hard to make us forget our shared humanity, our ultimate interconnectedness, experiences such as these -- even those brought about by a stinging loss -- are life giving.