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Dealing With Cancer

The Unique Way I Chose To Honor My Breasts Before My Double Mastectomy

Leslie Natasha Jackson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Women
Leslie Natasha Jackson

I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.

3 Things Cancer Taught Me At 28

Lauren Caris | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Caris

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.

When Pessimism Can Do Some Good

Denise Tam | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

They say optimism, positivity and affirmative thinking can get you places. Research shows a positive and happy mindset can not only help you achieve g...

The Moment I Knew That Love Is Worth The Risk Of Heartbreak

Posted 10.12.2014 | OWN

Aimee Swartz couldn't deny her love for Jackie. Her friends couldn't believe she'd take on so much pain. By Aimee Swartz I met Jackie shortly ...

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...

'Four Weeks Ago Life Was Normal'

Donna Highfill | Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Four weeks ago life was normal. My husband visited the doctor for his annual physical and went through the motions of carrying liquids in a cup down the hallway and having blood drawn while carrying on that awkward conversation that occurs when trying to ignore needles piercing your skin.

Managing the Fear of Cancer

Sethly Davis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Teen
Sethly Davis

here is cancer and the threat of cancer all around me. But I'm learning that the more information I have, the more I am able to manage my fears.

'I Have Cancer, and I Am Well'

Joyce Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Joyce Ashley

It's not easy for patients (or their loved ones) to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. But if that first reaction is tempered with the knowledge that you don't have to beat cancer in order to have a full life, then it becomes bad news that's somehow easier to take.

So You Have Cancer: 10 Things To Do Now

Michael Solomon | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Solomon

Though medical breakthroughs may be in the offing, the Big C still packs a psycho/spiritual wallop for the newly initiated. Here are 10 ways to beat back the cancer blues and be your own best friend.

10 Ways To Help A Friend With Cancer

Suleika Jaouad | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Suleika Jaouad

If it takes a village to raise a child, you might say it also takes one to care for the sick. Cancer is at once personal and communal. And yet, caring for the sick can feel like writing a travelogue about a country you've never visited. You can't know where you haven't been.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Coping With Cancer

Red Room | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Hearing "you have cancer" can force you to confront your mortality, and fling you into a lava pit of terror stirred by superstition. Trauma can cause emotional regression -- rousing our reptilian brain.

2 Legs, 2 Feet, 2 Worlds, 2 Selves, 1 Life

Jenna Benn | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

As I work to find my footing, work to find my balance, work to integrate my two feet, my two legs, my two worlds, my two selves, I am still fighting cancer.

It's Time To Chuck The Bucket List

Lee Lipsenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.

"It's been a miracle that you've been alive for these past two years," Donald told me. "At this point, it's about controlling symptoms only. There is no cure."

What To Expect When A Loved One Receives A Terminal Diagnosis

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Diseases and conditions that once proved quickly fatal no longer are. Instead, individuals and their families are increasingly likely to find themselves mired in a protracted process that only begins with a diagnosis.

The Second Message

Chris Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Campbell

And it all went black. I remember every word up until that moment, but I don't recall what followed. My mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer.