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The Incredible Reason Why This Man Is Wearing A Pink Tutu

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

For Bob Carey, staying optimistic after his wife's breast cancer diagnosis was as simple as putting tu and tu together. Carey began taking pictures...

Cancer Patients React to Hilariously Awful Makeovers, Their Reactions Will Melt Your Heart

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

This is the heart of the idea of the "If only for a second" project -- to spread smiles and happiness.

Learning To Live With Recurrent Disease

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I have to wrap my mind around the fact that, unless a cure is discovered in my lifetime, cancer is going to be part of my life for the rest of my life. Cancer is my herpes. Or my diabetes or RA or COPD. It's in me and I am going to have to accept it and learn to manage and dominate it.

How Did 13 Docs Fail to Diagnose Teen's Fatal Tumor?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Leigh

I've shared stories with parents whose children, like my own daughter, have or have had a brain tumor. Many parents say that it took weeks, or even months, for their children to be correctly diagnosed. In our case, we were one of the "lucky" ones -- although I hesitate to use that word because my child died, albeit five years after diagnosis.

Compassion for All Viewpoints: When the Jain Principle of Anekantavada Meets Practice

JAINA | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
JAINA

The Jain principle of anekantavad is about respecting the variety of perspectives in the world, but it has its roots in the interconnectedness of all beings.

I Got Cancer. I Asked WTF? I Gathered a Tribe to Make a Movie

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison W. Gryphon

Once that diagnosis hit, I moved. I moved in the only way I knew how. I wrote. I studied. I made a movie. I took cancer on and I kicked its ass. I wanted to be as aware as I could be. That was my way.

Here We Go Again...

Heather Von St. James | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

So say what you will, Dr. Negativity. My dad will beat this, just like I did; and we will once again prove you wrong. Maybe next time, you should get all the facts before you dash someone's hopes into the ground.

Choking Levels Of Smog Force Chinese Models To Wear Surgical Masks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Style

No this isn't the latest 'Derelicte' runway show (though there'll be no surprises if the trend hits Fashion Week next year.) Thick levels of air po...

Esquire: Don't Believe Its 'New Way of Killing Cancer'

Paul Raeburn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Paul Raeburn

If you're looking for "a whole new way of killing cancer," don't turn to the journals. You'll find it in Esquire.

The Times' Breast Cancer Brouhaha

Amy Wu | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Amy Wu

The brouhaha over readers mixed reactions over The New York Times' front page photo of a breast cancer conqueror enrages me.

No One Plans for This

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

My life and my heart were full -- a wonderful husband, three great children, a fantastic job with good benefits -- but in just one day I went from being a perfectly healthy 41-year-old woman to a breast cancer patient.

Small Town's Cancer Patients Call On Erin Brockovich

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

At least 11 teens in a small city near Los Angeles have developed brain tumors, and their parents suspect that the town may be to blame. In desperatio...

At the Top of My Lungs: Waiting to Exhale

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My most recent CT scan came back with encouraging results. The tumors in my neck have all but disappeared and the primary tumor in my lung has not grown. For now, we can say that my cancer seems to be contained and we are working to manage it so that it does not grow or spread again.

The Future of Cancer Research -- Whole Genome Sequencing

Jack Hidary | Posted 02.03.2014 | Science
Jack Hidary

While death rates have come down substantially in heart disease, morbidity rates in cancer have not changed significantly in 30 years. This despite billions of dollars of cancer research.

How a Little Boy With Cancer Briefly Saved Us All

Dan Duffy | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I'm not exactly sure when Miles saw Batman for the first time, but the Caped Crusader's message resonated with this young boy so much that when asked by the Make-A-Wish Foundation what his wish would be, it was simple: "I want to be Batman."

Sex and Dating After Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

After my divorce, I thought that there was no way any man would want to be with me because of my deformities... especially at my age. I was so very wrong.

No More Scans for Me, Hooray?

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

When you're first diagnosed with cancer, the hospital is the last place you ever wanted to be. Then when treatment stops, you miss going. It's not that you miss the treatments or the crappy way they make you feel. You miss the safety net of being able to check in with your doctor and the nurses on a regular basis.

The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement: A Chat With Dr. Leonard Sender

Emily Drake | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Among his many achievements, Dr. Sender developed the joint Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at CHOC Children's and UC Irvine Health and is currently the chairman of the United States' largest AYA patient advocacy group: Stupid Cancer. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Sender to discuss his views on the AYA movement.

10 Stunning Underwater Portraits of Cancer Survivors

Mailet Lopez | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

As I was immersed in a few feet of water, holding my breath with my eyes closed, I became entrenched in living in the moment -- the distractions which usually plague my mind were no longer present.

Putting Patients Back in the Health Care Conversation

Gerard van Grinsven | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Gerard van Grinsven

Through the Cancer Experience Survey we learned that 83 percent of cancer patients found it important to be "involved fully" in their care. What this data tells me is that patients are demanding a different and deeper connection with us.

A Widow's Hint to the Living: Talk About My Husband

Judy Silk | Posted 02.01.2014 | Fifty
Judy Silk

Speak of my late husband. Go ahead, I beg you. There is an old Jewish proverb that says "As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them."

The Caregiver's Plea for Help

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Noah's innocent, honest assessment of his own needs while witnessing his brother's suffering echoed the very same cries for help and support that I had heard during the caregiver sessions at the conference in Las Vegas.

Give. Thanks.

Fran Visco | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

I have never actually stopped to fully analyze why I gave up my career as a partner in a law firm, to give all my attention to ending breast cancer. I am often asked why. And I usually shrug. I simply cannot conceive of doing anything else.

Genetic Testing Should Adhere to Medical, Not Business, Ethics: FDA's Regulation of 23andMe Is a Welcome Move for Consumers

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Karuna Jaggar

Public health and patient protection should come before company profit. And this week the FDA has taken a welcome stand to protect public health by insisting that what is clearly a medical service be regulated as such.

One Woman's Nightmare, Another's Scrap of Hope?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Alissa Fleck

And for those whose stories will still never be heard, hopefully voices like Temple's rising to the top will help alleviate some of their suffering too.