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How My Sister's And Father's Cancer Diagnoses Changed My Life

Mónica Gana Arteaga | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Mónica Gana Arteaga

Some might say that my family has been unlucky, but I would say it's quite the opposite. Both my sister and my father have been diagnosed with cancer, and both experiences have changed my and my family's life forever.

Love Is Humble

Hanna Lyons | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hanna Lyons

I listened to her say that in approximately two-to-four weeks those leukemia cells would multiply ferociously and overtake Dan's bloodstream. I asked her a question to which I already knew the answer. I processed her grim response. Dan was dying.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Basic Facts of Cord Blood Banking

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progressed, I became curious and slightly skeptical.

This Photograph: A Poem, Explained

Elise Frame | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I take camera lens focus off myself and direct it at the people in my life, I realize that my life is about so much more than just me. My cancer treatment has been a team effort, and I believe life works the same way, too.

The Sunday Series (JennStrong), with Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.31.2014 | Good News
Mark Brodinsky

The mission: to move and inspire you with the heroism of others. Those who show tremendous courage in the face of adversity, those who give hope to others who need it the most, those who show us all how to live a life fulfilled.

The Fault in Our Stars -- No Serious Faults, Say Cancer Caregivers

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For thousands, maybe tens of thousands (more?), The Fault in Our Stars is "organic matter" -- a love story and a story about loving that delivers emotional "nutrients." But I wondered if the story registered as genuine and relatable for teenagers who are actually afflicted with cancer.

Teaming Up On Facebook To Fight Childhood Cancer

DeAndra Chapman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
DeAndra Chapman

I watched my daughter lose her hair and her appetite. She was tired and nauseated, experiencing vomiting and weight loss. We lived through what the St. Jude's commercials don't show. Starla was in the hospital for six months with only three short visits home. She went through five rounds of intense chemotherapy, with each round carrying its own set of side effects.

91-Year-Old Runner Shatters Marathon Record, Raises Thousands For Leukemia, Lymphoma

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

For Harriette Thompson, 15th time's the charm. That's how many times the 91-year-old has run the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon. This past Sunday...

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

I Believe in the Power of People to Save Lives

Katharina Harf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Katharina Harf

The fact is, most people know very little about the bone marrow donation process, and quite often, have outdated or inaccurate ideas about how it works.

CML Is Not Yet Cured: Reaction to the #OneDown Campaign

Erin Havel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

The word cure evokes powerful images of treatments ending, and a survivor stepping away from the carnage to begin a new life. It is the hope many cancer patients reach for. This is why OHSU sparked outrage this week when they began their One Down Campaign.

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2014 | Good News

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course. And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Benn...

Finding Comfort on Mother's Day When Your Mother Has Passed Away

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeryl Brunner

For many of us who have lost our mothers, Mother's Day and the days leading up to it can be so painfully difficult. We're bombarded by endless commerc...

Texas Community Comes Together In Kindest Way To Offer Support To Cancer Patient

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.06.2014 | Good News

What do lawn chairs and walking the dog have in common? The answer, in this story at least, is love for your fellow man. A community in Houston ha...

Sharing Recognition in a Selfie Era: #teamnocancer

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

#teamnocancer is one digital marketing strategist's entry for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's local Man/Woman of the Year fundraising competition.

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

Melissa Miller | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miller

I no longer believe in karma. I've seen too much. I don't like the expression "everything happens for a reason." Try telling that to someone who has lost a child or a spouse or a friend.

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Refusing to Surrender

Ron Brounes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Ron Brounes

I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).

Why These Rabbis Are Shaving Their Heads

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

It's called "36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave," but now more than 60 rabbis have vowed to shave their heads at this year's Central Conference of American...

DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures th...

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer

Mikaela Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Hopkins

As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leukemia, all of that changed.

Five Things I've Learned From a Pioneering Cancer Geneticist

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Your passion itself might take immense effort, but doing it will energize you. Especially for people just starting out, Janet said, "You're going to need patience."