More than once, police officers have stopped me and inquired if the handicapped placard hanging from my rear view mirror belongs to me. I stand tall, smile, and ask if they want to see the paperwork the law requires that I keep in my vehicle. Thus far no one has asked me to produce it.
We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.
Screening tests may not be appropriate for women of average risk but, for those in the high-risk category, it is important to consult with health care experts familiar with the most current screening standards.
In the classic movie GOLDFINGER, James Bond is tied on his back to a table, while a buzzing crackling laser beam is just about to saw him in half. Bon...
What the 21st Century Cures Act ignores is the prevailing, patient agnostic approach to drug development. We need to move toward a patient-centric approach to drug development and approval, and we should start with cancer treatments.
I knew running wasn't going to be possible for a long time after the cancer diagnosis last year. So my last 5k run was May 2014 with both my sons -- two weeks before my double mastectomy was scheduled...
The month of July will always be hard for me. July 3rd is the date I will remember for the rest of my life. The day I was diagnosed with Metastatic Pa...
What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.
The promise of cancer prevention is far from fully kept, and deserves much more attention. The relevant medicine resides not at the cutting edge of biomedical advance, but in our lifestyle patterns, and the priorities of our culture.
Let's take a moment to step back from the illusions we are fed by society and familiarize ourselves with the true situations chronic illness sufferers face.
Cancer isn't normally something to be thankful for, but ultimately through the experience I learned some timeless truths. I will not be the last young person to receive a cancer diagnosis, and to those of the future, I offer this.
Heard the old joke that a doctor is "practicing" medicine? Sometimes it feels that way. Twenty years ago I noticed a large freckle on the back of my calf. It was new, larger than a pencil eraser and it worried me. I pointed it out to my dermatologist who said it was nothing.
This summer, we want you to take charge of your skin health, beginning with busting damaging myths about skin cancer.
Who gets skin cancer at 19 years old?! The worst part about the situation was that it was my own fault. I can't say that I did anything to protect myself from Melanoma. In fact, I did the opposite. I was addicted to tanning.
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center was founded by a diabetic, philanthropist Russell Berrie and supports a unique combination of researchers and clinici...
Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?