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The Day Before This, I Didn't Know I Had Cancer

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Eric Wallace

As my father went to start the car he paused, looked at me and told me through many tears that my 4-year-old sister had been diagnosed with leukemia. At 8 years old I didn't know what leukemia meant but I knew it was bad.

'I Am Truly Grateful I Had Cancer'

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Gabrielle Flank

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. My story begins in June of 2008 when, at the age of 10, I was diagnosed with ALL leukemia (acute lymphoid...

Hiroshima: The Sickness of Nuclear Proliferation

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.

Pope Francis Sends Blessing To Young Athlete Fighting Leukemia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

Even in the midst of a journey to Latin America, Pope Francis took a moment on Sunday to send a message of hope to a young Argentinian ...

How Avocados Could One Day Help Treat Cancer

dailyRx News | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

They can provide healthy vitamins, good fats and fiber -- all while getting a party started. But could avocados be used to treat cancer?

Movie Review: Batkid Begins -- Summer Bright Spot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie. 

Homeless 9-Year-Old With Cancer And Family Finally Move Into New Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News

Life for this New York girl with cancer just got a little better, thanks to some generous strangers. Casey Bardowell, a 9-year-old from New York, ...

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Baby's Risk Of Childhood Leukemia, Study Suggests

Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 06/02/2015 02:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Children who were breast-fed for at least six months as a baby may ha...

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

Saving a Life Is Easier Than You Think

Jay Feinberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Feinberg

It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

UConn Baseball Welcomes 5-Year-Old With Leukemia Onto Team, Gives Him His Own Locker

The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts....

69 Days Later

Erin Lucas | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Erin Lucas

I never knew that in losing my dad, I would gain a family filled with people who never wished to be a part of it.

Red State Lawmakers Helping Cancer Patients Push Back Against Insurance Denials

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Legislators in a number of states, including Oklahoma and Tennessee, have introduced bills that would require insurers to cover proton therapy if a patient's doctor believes it is the most appropriate form of radiation.

Sasha Bronner

How This Buddhist Monk Made Peace With Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his g...

Tuskegee Experiments' Legacy: Blacks Still Dying of Curable Diseases

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices
Pat LaMarche

Almost exactly seven years ago, on February 28, 2008, Penn State Assistant Track Coach, Fritz Spence, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Five months after his diagnosis, following Fritz's second failed round of chemotherapy, Wade Spence donated marrow to his brother.

I Am a Cancer Researcher

Emily Drake | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Emily Drake

I am a cancer researcher is a way of saying that you are empowered as a cancer patient.

(VIDEO) A Wonderful, Unexpected Run/Walk to Fight Cancer with Tracey Scheppach and David Moore

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Andy Plesser

FORT LAUDERDALE -  Cancer has touched so many of us -- and sometimes it hits very close to home.  Such is the case for SMG's EVP Tracey Scheppach wh...

Connecticut Top Court to Rule on Teen's Right to Refuse Chemotherapy

Mirah Riben | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Cassandra C., 17, and her mother are battling the state of Connecticut over the teen's right to refuse chemotherapy. Cassandra was diagnosed in Sept...

'Bald' Cinderella Shows Girl With Leukemia You Can Be 'Perfect' With Or Without Hair

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This little girl received a boost of confidence from a Disney princess that made her feel like she was in a fairy tale. Isabella Harvey, 5, of Sta...

Samsung's Devastating Secret: The Tears Of 'Semiconductor Children'

Huffington Post Korea | Sungyoon Won | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

This article was translated by The Huffington Post from an original report by Hankyoreh, HuffPost's local media partner in South Korea. The piece is p...

Kate Middleton's 'Personal And Special' Note To Boy With Cancer Comforts Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This family found solace from an unexpected source while coping with tragedy. Fabian Bate received a visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton w...

Helping Hands Ease the Way: My Personal Journey to Giving

Chris McElwee | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Chris McElwee

It was two weeks before my senior year of high school when my brother at the age of 25, passed away from Leukemia. That day changed my life forever.

A New Way of Keeping Connected: How an iPhone Helped My Friend Cope With Cancer

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Jaclyn Mullen

I never understood the true power and impact of technology and connectivity until my friend was alone in a hospital dealing with a life altering cancer diagnosis and I was all the way on the other side of the world helping her to cope.

Overcoming Cancer Consent

Christopher Gazarian | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gazarian

When day zero comes around, I take one last moment to think about my fear. The fears of what I will definitely experience, the fears of what I might experience and the fears of what I might not experience. And then, finally I do have a choice to make.