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A Few Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Had Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

There are many times during my little skirmish with cancer that I gave in to the physical beating. Friends would call and ask me to do things, and while my heart wanted to say yes, my brain would say "No. I'm too sick."

Meds and Movement: My Breast Cancer Treatment Plan

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

While my decades of physical activity did not prevent my breast cancer, it did impart the enormous benefit of stamina throughout my treatment.

Cancer Is Literally Sh*t

Alexandra Jones | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Jones

Don't worry, I can hear what you're thinking, "How is this related to your cancer, Alexandra?" Well, let me tell you, my cancer has literally been shit. Some of the grossest, funniest moments since my diagnosis have involved just that -- poo and toilets.

I Was Raised By the Internet: On Sharing Your Life With Everyone and No One at Once

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
H. Alan Scott

I don't want to give up on technology, it's part of my life, part of who I am. That said, I do want to make it work for me so that I can be a complete person.

When $#*! Really Gets Real With Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We had passed our jump run. I took it as a sign from God, and so while making the turn around, I asked Him a question: "What am I so afraid of?"

There Goes the Hair

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

But how could I have known that in fact my head is well-shaped, not too big, not too small, no distracting lumps or bumps, scars or curious protuberances. How could I have known how delightful the buzz was to touch?

Photo Essay: Flashbacks

Elise Frame | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

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Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Redefining Hope: The Love Story of Peter and Debs

Pat Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Peter is only 28 years old. He and his best friend, partner, and wife Debs are so young to be facing this persistent "cancer creeper" that haunts every waking hour of their daily lives.

Syrian Civil War Is Killing Kids' Chances Of Beating Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The inaccessibility to health care in Syria is only adding to the death toll of the war. A country that was once envied for its government-funded healthcare system is now only a shell of that, with 60 percent of its hospitals destroyed or damaged, and many doctors exiting the country as swiftly as everyone else.

Shaving My Head Before Chemo

Jenny Morgan | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Morgan

Sure, I was scared, and I cried when I was trying to build up the courage to do it, but doing this put me back in control.

'The Silver Lining': An Insightful Guide to the Realities of Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Looking for and finding Silver Linings was essential to my well-being during treatment. They buoyed me and kept my spirits hopeful from the time of my diagnosis throughout my double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and recovery. Silver Linings gave me the balance and perspective to get me through the darkest of days.

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

The Couch I Chemo'd On

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

There are so many rooms and pieces of furniture, but I'm drawn to the couch as if by muscle memory.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 16 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Post-Chemo)

James Stack | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Drivin down the wrong side of the road..." Ricky Riddle Going through chemotherapy isn't easy -- at least it hasn't been for me. I began this journe...

These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News

Cancer can be one of the most devastating diagnoses, and it takes a special kind of courage to channel grief into something meaningful. And that's...

A Little Wonder Woman Can Go a Long Way

Elise Frame | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

I don't know what the future looks like for me at all, on Friday or in five years. But somehow, I have to find a way to get through it and get done what needs to be done. So even though it's probably silly, I pin that Wonder Woman picture into the blank space on my planner as a source of inspiration for myself.

Shirley Temple and the Newest Information on Mammograms: What They Tell Women to Do

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Shirley Temple was one of the first celebrities to acknowledge having cancer and the first to crusade for breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis. She must always be remembered as an important cancer crusader.

Remission Rites

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Remission puts you in the indeterminate space between health and illness, a space that can be fraught with doubt, anxiety and fear -- of cancer's return.

A Gift of Grief: One Important Way of Loving for Valentine's Day

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

So I'm sharing the sentiment that allowing for grief, sadness, space, dignity -- is part of loving. What's more, if we opt for this definition, many more of us will have a Valentine -- ourselves.

What Helped Me Get Through Cancer, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has an incredible story to share about his victory over cancer. When it comes to getting through the tough times,...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...

Attorney For Amish Family Says Forced Chemo Order Violates Their Rights

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge's decision appointing a guardian to make medical decisions for an Amish girl after her parents stopped her chemotherapy ...

Cancer: The Daily Grind

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

I want to live more than I'm annoyed by the setbacks, more than I feel afraid. I've got something important to do, and I need to get better to do it. Maybe just by sharing what I'm going through I'm doing it. What other choice do I have?

Arrested By Cancer

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

Someone I know described his cancer as being mugged, but that's his metaphor. "Arrested" seems right for me, because it's a kind of stopping, being stopped in one's tracks, it's like "arrested" as in arrested development and it's like the cops came to say time is up, up for something, stopped for something.