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Life After Cancer

You Are Not Your Cancer: Keeping Struggles in Perspective

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

The truth is that though cancer can affect every single element of your life, in treatment and for long after, it's not who you are. The truth is that though you are fighting, it's never all your doing. The truth is that though you have cancer, though I had cancer:

Running Back To 'Normal'

Brigitte Cutshall | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Cutshall

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...

How Bloggers and Freelancers Can Maintain Integrity

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Rachael Yahne

As a freelancer, you have to be your own advocate. That means knowing when to demand compensation, when to work for free to further your cause, and when to stand by your original words. Keep your heart and action toward why you started writing in the first place and you'll be able to find a balance.

5 Empowering New Ways to See Your Unique Beauty

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Style
Rachael Yahne

I'm a cancer survivor, and during chemotherapy, I lost every strand of hair on my head. When chemo starts, it's not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously.

'Yes, Virginia, There Is Life After Cancer' -- But First You Have to Go Through the Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.

13 Ways I Live My Life With Purpose After Cancer

Tamika Felder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Felder

Although I didn't always feel empowered or plan on becoming a cancer advocate, I found strength in following a few simple life rules I learned along the way. In honor of my cancerversary, I want to share with you 13 ways I now live my life with purpose after cancer:

I Don't Look Sick in Big Earrings

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Cancer takes away a lot, but it doesn't take away everything. The day I was diagnosed, I didn't become my cancer. I simply gained a new mission in life to fight cancer. My identity didn't change because of my diagnosis.

Jump, Bubby, Jump

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Pauline Hawkins

He had so much pain in his life already. How could my husband put Ian in more danger? Didn't he realize that Ian's life was so precarious right now? Didn't he realize that the doctors couldn't guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday?

5 Reasons the Friends You Never See Anymore Aren't Bad People

Karen Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Sewell

For anyone who is battling cancer, especially you young adults, don't fault these people. Love them anyway, even when they let you down.

Laura Schocker

Generation Why: Dating ... With Cancer | Laura Schocker | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

This article is part of Generation Why, a HuffPost Healthy Living series putting the spotlight on young adult cancer patients and survivors between th...

Generation Why: Our New Spotlight On Young Adult Cancer Patients And Survivors

Laura Schocker | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Today, we're launching a new series on HuffPost Healthy Living called Generation Why, exploring the unique set of issues facing today's young adult cancer patients and survivors. Their stories are equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.

How I Date After Cancer

Aisling Carroll | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

Compared to other risky activities I've engaged in (read: chemo), dating isn't too scary, but it is complicated.