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I Don't Want My Obituary to Say I Died of Cancer

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

But I don't want my obituary to say that I died of cancer. Is that so wrong? I want it to say that I passed away in my sleep at the ripe, old age of 90. It's hard to be faced with your mortality at age 40.

Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.

Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Has Best Outcome When Used For One Year, Studies Show

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

* Results of key trials suggests 1 year of Herceptin is best * Results limit downside risk for Roche's Herceptin revenues ...

10 Years 'After' Breast Cancer

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Why am I telling this story for what feels like the 100th time? Because I think it is important to recognize that I am just like you. I am not a hero. I am not particularly brave. If I could get through what I got through, then anyone can get through anything.

A Battle Close To Home: Thirty Eight Years After Nixon's Declaration Of War

Diane Balma | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Balma

Scientists know more than ever before about the mechanisms of cancer and how to stop its spread. Yet the new numbers we're seeing are victories in skirmishes, not battles.

What Yoga Can Do For Breast Cancer Survivors

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga cannot guarantee breast cancer survival. But what I learned, and what I believe my students learned is that yoga can reacquaint and reconnect you with your body.

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence For My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Pelosi made a choice about the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy that will cost many fellow breast cancer survivors everything they own, and quite possibly their lives.

Protecting Pharmaceutical Profits: The Cost Is Human Lives

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The public option has received the lion's share of attention in the health care debate, but there's an equally important issue relating to generic drugs that could mean lifesaving drugs remain too expensive for all but the wealthy.

Newsflash: Breast Cancer Sucks, and You Can Die From It

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Maybe a reality check isn't something you want when you're being bombarded with "Breast Cancer Awareness" messages. After all, that would be kind of scary.

Advice For Christina Applegate: Fight the Good Fight, then Take Savasana

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In my own experience as a 36 year-old breast cancer patient and now six-year survivor, yoga was the means by which I began the process of re-connecting with my body.