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FDA Links Breast Implants To Deaths From Rare Type Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living

Nine women have died of a rare type of lymphoma that Food and Drug Administration officials now say may be caused by breast implants. This form of ca...

Why This Healing Expert Doesn't Believe In 'Closure'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.14.2017 | OWN

In the time following a tragic or painful loss, people typically search for one thing: closure. In our society, closure is thought of as the powerful ...

Dear Finn: How My Golden Retriever Changed My Life

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact

Dear Finn, This may not be the most relevant story for a site where I usually write about sports, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever composed befo...

Indie Dreams

Ken Spooner | Posted 10.18.2016 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

As I close my eyes before I go to sleep, the hours of footage I studied earlier that day replays in my head over and over again. The interview sound bites are imprinted in my mind as I piece them together on an imaginary timeline.

What REALLY Went Down at Stomp the Monster, the Event to Help Cancer Patients and Their Families

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ilana Rapp

Stomp the Monster 5k Run and Festival 2016. Video of some runners. Stomp the Monster Website & Twitter. Photo by Lisa Lewis. You know how I love to ...

5 Cancer Symptoms and Why I Ignored Them

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I didn't take the symptoms seriously because they all seemed to make perfect sense. I had detailed and logical explanations for all the changes I was experiencing in my body. Those explanations seem ridiculous now, considering I know how serious my symptoms were.

A Path Toward Well-Being

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Paul Stoller

It's been 15 years since I learned that I had Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a set of blood cancers, which, as they say, can be managed but not cured. When I received this devastating news, I thought that my relatively short life would soon be over.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; a Bipartisan Affliction

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We have all heard the word lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. In this time of national political debate, it is worth noting that this serious can...

My Choice to Live: Part V

Jay Michael | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Three months into my intense chemo, it was time for my PET scan to see how the cancer reacted to all the brutal treatments. Obviously, I was nervous as hell awaiting the results. The following morning, I met with my oncologist who had the computer facing me with what looked like MRI results.

Gary Pinkel To Resign As Missouri Football Coach

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

The University of Missouri announced Friday that Gary Pinkel will resign from his position as head football coach at the end of the 2015 season for he...

Red Meat for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After reading my essay written this past winter entitled The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Work, a friend and supporter of mine who is of ...

4 Common Pet Cancers

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many common human cancers are not prevalent in pets, but there are some cancers we do share, including breast (mammary gland) cancer, lymphoma, skin c...

Gov. Larry Hogan Receives Blessings From Pope Francis On Behalf Of All Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) met with Pope Francis on Thursday and received "blessings on behalf of all cancer patients." It was an honor to...

My Choice to Live: Part IV

Jay Michael | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.

My Choice to Live: Part III

Jay Michael | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Jay Michael continues his story about living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Read his previous posts in "My Choice to Live: Part I" and "My Choice to...

Larry Hogan's Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnosis, Explained

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with late stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, an aggressive form of lymph node ...

My Choice To Live: Part II

Jay Michael | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Last week, Jay Michael revealed his stage 4 cancer diagnosis in "My Choice to Live: Part I" on the Splash blog. Here, he continues his story... For m...

My Choice To Live: Part I

Jay Michael | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

This is the beginning of my story. My story to take a stage 4 cancer diagnosis and unravel it into my license to live. In fact, to live an even better and richer life than I ever could have imagined possible before cancer.

So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Returning To Work

Bret Hoekema | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

So, when do you think you'll be ready to go back to work? For quite some time now friends and family have been asking this question. I know why they ask. I know why others don't ask even though they want to. I know why I don't always feel comfortable answering.

A Letter to Connecticut's Cassandra C.

Kayla Redig | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

On Jan. 8 the Connecticut Supreme Court agreed with state officials that Cassandra C., a 17-year-old with Hodgkin lymphoma, should be compelled to und...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

NFL Star Facing Possible Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been placed on the non-football illness list after doctors discovered a mass in his chest, the team announced...

Make No Small Plans

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

The day I received the results of my first PET scan still haunts me. I've felt so foolish for feeling so confident.

At 9 Years Old, Grace Has Already Beaten Cancer. Now She's Taking On Child Homelessness

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

Making a difference in a stranger’s life takes determination--and a certain amount of Grace. Grace Callwood is a 9-year-old cancer survivor who i...