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The Good Kind of Cancer?

Emma Kelly | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Emma Kelly

I vividly remember two or three different people telling me that I was lucky to have Hodgkin's, "the good kind of cancer." But no cancer is "good," and no treatment "easy," especially when you're the patient.

WATCH: How Far Would You Go For Cancer?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

How far would you go if your friend asked you to run in a marathon to raise money for cancer research? In this clip of "Inside Amy Schumer," we learn ...

Researchers Shocked by Mushroom Study Results

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs with hemangiosarcoma -- an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops in the cells of blood vessels -- were given a compound derived from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor.

Theater of the Absurd in Congress: Do We Really Favor Fortified Borders Over Curing Cancer?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Cornwall

Congress is about to fulfill our most negative fears, demonstrating the absurdity of their nonsense dialogue in pursuit of meaningless actions that are nearly impossible to execute toward goals that are nearly unachievable.

Love Is Love

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

grew up watching my father sparkle whenever my mother was in the room. He was in constant awe of her, whether she was rolling enough grape leaves to fill a whole pressure cooker or dazzling onlookers as she danced the Charleston at a party.

Brave and Crazy: Preventive Mastectomy and Insurance

Erin Havel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

I don't know what choice I would personally make if I had this genetic predisposition. I can see both decisions as valid. I do however, have some questions about if I, as a non-celebrity, would have the same options Angelina Jolie and Melissa Etheridge had.

A Poor Night's Sleep May Be In Your Genes

Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan A lack of sleep can contribute to a host of negative health effects, and researchers say they now understand why. Working in mice, res...

Arriving for the Last Night of Camp

Dave Dubin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

As someone who attended Camp Kinder Ring when I was younger, I knew what it was like to have camp end, and miss everyone so much that it hurt. You never knew when or if you would ever see them again, and the thought of losing someone forever was the knot you thought would never untie.

What Does Managing a Loved One's Digital Legacy Look Like?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

With digital privacy in the media spotlight and digital estate planning resources entering our mainstream consciousness, many of us have been inspired to think about the end of life and our online selves. And we should.

Ask the Mutant: Girl Fight -- Who Is the Brave One?

Eva Moon | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Emotional battle lines were recently drawn when Melissa Etheridge, who has had breast cancer, said that Angelina Jolie, who has not had cancer, did not make "the brave choice" when having preventive surgery because of her BRCA1 status.

In Conversation With the Dalai Lama

Lori DiPrete Brown | Posted 06.24.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Lori DiPrete Brown

He reminded us that the brain and mind are not one in the same! He spoke of eye consciousness, of ear consciousness, of the power of full presence in physical labor -- planting a garden, washing a dish, singing a song. These can all be sacred contemplative acts.

What Do You Think About the Controversial Revelations of Michael Douglas About His Cancer?

Quora | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Chan, MD, Oncologist I've always liked Michael Douglas as an actor. Now I like him eve...

The Healing Effect of Sharing 'Private' Women's Health Issues

Claudia Poccia | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Poccia

We view certain subjects -- whether it's health, fertility, money or career -- as too intimate to discuss publicly, even with our friends. Yet, when we share our personal stories, we empower one another and promote change.

Does Hairless Rodent Hold Key To Cancer?

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

Apart from their hairless appearance, naked mole rats are known for several distinguishing characteristics: They have an unusually long life span for ...

Italian Actress Has Baby After Defying Cancer and Having Double-Mastectomy

Juliet Linley | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Juliet Linley

Fluent in both Italian and English, she's as comfortable in a Hollywood production as she is on stage in a Roman theater or behind a microphone in a dubbing studio.


Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Every bump and bruise, every ache, and every extra flutter of my heart (I get anxious fairly easily) seems to merit a text to my oncologist, who luckily always responds and calms me down. But am I right to over-worry about my health after under-worrying and getting such a scary diagnosis?

Suck It, Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

June has become the ultimate dichotomy for me. In 2002, on June 8, I had my last of 20 chemotherapy treatments in 11 weeks. I was unbelievably sick, but I had finally reached a finish line of sorts. That was the day when I finally told cancer to "suck it."

The Exclusive Club That No One Wants To Get Into

Babette Hughes | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

My father was murdered in a bootlegging turf war with the mafia. Although it wasn't cancer that killed him, my family felt the same secrecy, disgrace, and guilt. Like cancer, it was the death that had no name. Like cancer, my mother never acknowledged my father's death. Not once. Not in her entire life. He was our cancer.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

For Dad

Tony Hawk | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Tony Hawk

My dad (Frank Hawk) died of lung cancer in 1995. He was my biggest fan. He supported me when I chose skateboarding over all other sports.

This 9-year-old Cancer Survivor Is Taking Back the Term 'Bucket List' (PHOTO)

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Seamus McKiernan

This 9-year-old cancer survivor is on a mission to take back the term "bucket list." One game of "messy twister" at a time. Maya, a third grader from Ohio who is battling a rare form of leukemia, wants to share her "bucket list for summer 2013" (below) to inspire others -- healthy or sick, old or young -- to get busy living.

10 Ways to Emotionally Fight Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

I've found that no matter what age you are, it will eventually hit you. Whether you're 17 or 77 - facing your own mortality isn't easy. And it's quite the burden to carry on top of the "I feel sick from chemo" or the "I'm terrified my scan will come back showing something's wrong" days.

Losing Control and Learning to Trust: My Unexpected Diagnosis

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This is a very personal column. In December of last year, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Statins and Cancer: More Questions Than Answers

Dr. Paul J. Rosch | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul J. Rosch

At present, it is impossible to prove that statins have any effect on the development or spread of cancer. It may take decades for a carcinogenic effect to surface, and by then, a relationship may not be recognized, especially if statins have been discontinued.

Bullied Because of Cancer

Erin Havel | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Erin Havel

I would venture to say middle school is the most awkward few years in most of our lives. Now throw cancer into the mix. Cancer is difficult enough without the added pain of being ridiculed by our peers.