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Mother Admits To Stealing Son's Cancer Benefit Money

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An upstate New York woman has admitted to gambling away thousands of dollars raised to help her son fight cancer. The newspaper repo...

Meditations From A Breast Cancer Survivor

Ana Forrest | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Ana Forrest

She is -- to use Kelley's own phrase -- a breast cancer "sur-THRIVE-or," because she has chosen to use this serious challenge to become even more alive.

There Is No Cure and Very Little Money to Treat Alzheimer's

Robert Lenzner | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Moses Chao, one of the wisest men I know, and a leading NYU neuroscientist, has been warning me for two years about the danger of not finding a cure for Alzheimer's, a debilitating disease of the brain that currently affects some 5 million Americans over the age of 65.

Heart Disease, Lung Disease And Cancer: The New Global Killers

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living

What's killing us? For decades, global health leaders have focused on diseases that can spread – AIDS, tuberculosis, new flu bugs. They pushed f...

The Surprising Research Link Between Spirituality And Breast Cancer

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Does spirituality make a difference in how a patient adjusts to breast cancer? According to recent studies, the answer is yes.

The Opportunity in Loss

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Cancer gave me the clarity to see the life I could still live, even if I was poor and ill. I discovered I was bigger than my body, my bank account, clothing or career.

Curtis M. Wong

Texas Teen Keeps Young Cancer Patients Connected | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

Five months of chemotherapy can undoubtedly be a physical and mental challenge for any cancer victim. But when the patient in question is a gregarious...

How Kids Deal With Grief And The Afterlife

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Susan McCorkindale

According to the experts, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. We also have -- and I respectfully suggest this as a sixth stage -- Hell.

The Cancer You're Probably Not Being Screened For

Diane Salvatore | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Salvatore

Why is ovarian cancer -- currently the deadliest of gynecological cancers -- still treated as though it's some rare virus caught on the surface of Mars?

I'm Not Your Typical Cancer Survivor

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

I'm not your typical cancer survivor. Course, I don't really know what "typical" means in this case. After all, I feel like I've only been "a survivor...

Making Decisions About Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I find myself at a real crossroads right now with big decisions to make about my treatment for breast cancer.

Less Talk, More Action! A Challenge To Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

So I'm alarmed by numbers that show fewer than 50 percent of American women over 40 with health insurance get a mammogram annually. This is not something we can afford to ignore.

The Trauma of 9/11: Of Spirit, Cell, Distance And Time

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have yet to see the full toll of 9/11 among first responders, even 10 years out. All relevant resources should be made available to address the burden of illness shouldered by these brave souls who rushed toward the very thing most of us with just average courage would flee.

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

World's First Lung Cancer Vaccine Announced

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living

After 25 years of research, Cuban officials have begun production on a vaccine for lung cancer, China's Xinhuanet reported. The vaccine, or CimaVax...

VIDEO: Illinois Home, Purchased For One Dollar, Now Faces Foreclosure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Amid a crisis that has affected millions, even homes that would seem to be the safest of bets can face foreclosure. Linda Hatchell of Glen Ellyn, ...

Where Were You That Blue Sky Morning?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Lea Lane

On 9/11/01, I was in a clinic waiting room in the Sylvester Cancer Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. My husband Chaim had recently been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The 'Hellacious' Hotness of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Though I knew it was only a matter of time (because generally chemotherapy for F-Bomb Breast Cancer puts women into early menopause), I was holding out hope that I might actually avoid one side effect of chemo: "hellacious" hot flashes. Nice try.

Jordan Zakarin

Seth Rogen & Will Reiser Recover From Cancer Experience By Making New Film | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment

Adam Lerner hunches over his laptop, clawing nervously at his hair. Locked in a terrorized trance, he clicks to discover his fate, submitting to the c...

Why You Should 'Go Blue!' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Sure, you've heard of prostate cancer. But how aware of it are you? Probably not much more than I was when -- after an inadvertent test last year -- I learned that I had prostate cancer.

7 Things I've Learned Living With Stage IV Breast Cancer

Nancy Davis | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Understanding my cancer is a never-ending learning experience. Through hours and hours of research, I've become enlightened. There's no how-to book to educate one about the pitfalls and perks surrounding this disease.

Lynne Peeples

Firefighter Cancer Tied To Ground Zero Exposure | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

Firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, selflessly exposing themselves to the toxic dust that clouded Ground Zero, were 19 percent m...

'Anti-Cancer' Virus Selectively Targets Harmful Cells

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Fighting cancer with a virus may sound counterintuitive, but a new therapy has shown tremendous promise in combating the deadly ailment. A new stud...

Elijah's Song

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

One might imagine that a song written by a dying boy would be sad and full of regret -- but the song is inspiring, courageous and shows his profound belief in God.

Viruses 'could help fight cancer'

Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Future cancer treatments could consist of genetically modified viruses that infect and destroy tumours, new research suggests. ...