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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...

The Girl in the Mirror

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I decided it was my turn to take control. Matt and I waited outside for the salon to open. At 9 a.m., I put one foot in front of the other and walked in, chin up. In my bravest voice, I said, "I'd like to get my head shaved. I have cancer."

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.

To Matthew

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Dearest Matthew, Do you remember how it snowed on the night that we met? Your eyes met mine, and in that moment, it felt as if I had found you aga...

To My Son

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

Your mama was diagnosed with cancer one week before your second birthday. It was Stage IV lymphoma, and my PET scan lit up like a Christmas tree.

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...

Remission Rites

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Remission puts you in the indeterminate space between health and illness, a space that can be fraught with doubt, anxiety and fear -- of cancer's return.

New Year! New Normal?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After I was diagnosed, I can't remember who first suggested that I find my new normal or the first time I saw it written in quotes -- "new normal" -- but it wasn't long before I developed what is presumably an abnormal distaste for the idea. Since then, I've thought often on why it bothers me.

Words of Wisdom From My Daughter: 'I Believe in Miracles'

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.

Remission With an *

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Asterisks aside, no one on my medical team seems disappointed by the PET results. In the eyes of many, I am in remission. I will learn to accept this as good news. I'll continue to believe that I'm on the cusp of complete remission.

I Don't Know How to Be Anything But a Patient

Kate Sievers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Sievers

I was the patient. I was the sick one. I was the one who could've died. I was the one who had the chemo, the surgery, the radiation -- and I was okay with that. I don't know how to be anything else.

Cancer Survival: Not So Black and White

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

Maybe a cancer diagnosis isn't as black and white as live or die. With the sudden threat of an expiration date, it's natural to at some point wonder, what could I be doing better? How do I make the most of my short time

A Patient Without Her Entourage

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am at my follow-up appointment in secret. Two years after finishing treatment, the novelty has long worn off. I didn't tell anyone this appointment was approaching. I almost forgot about it myself.

The Meaning in a Cancer Survivor's Yellow Shirt: Working to Prevent the Next Story of Despair

Paul Majkowski | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Paul Majkowski

My LRF colleagues and friends come back to the Lymphomathons each year, and will keep coming back until we see only yellow shirts; and we will continue to visit legislators for funding and vital cancer legislation.

Ken Buck Says His Cancer Has Gone Into Remission

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

Weld County District Attorney and former U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck announced on his official Facebook page that his cancer has gone into remissio...

Eli Lilly Stops Development Of Experimental Cancer Drug

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

May 10 (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said it will end development of an experimental cancer drug after it failed in a late-stage tria...

No Matter Who Wins, Cancer Loses

Megan Quail | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Megan Quail

I thought of the courage and strength that Francesco has shown throughout his treatment, and remembered the inspirational battle that my friend Joe fought when he was sick, and I knew that I had to take on this campaign for the both of them.

The Lightness and Darkness of Transplant

Tiffany Williams | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

A lot of people are talking about the idea of rebirth, resurrection, miracles, and faith following Easter weekend. They are themes often on my mind too, though perhaps for different reasons: On December 1, 2010, I was reborn. Sort of.

Ken Buck Announces He's Fighting Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2013 | Denver

Weld County District Attorney and former U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck announced on his official Facebook page that he's getting treatment for lympho...

Our Super Powers

Alex Kip | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

I was 22 years old on the brink of graduating from one of the top musical theater programs in the nation, when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I thought I was Superman, and my super power was my singing voice. Until, that is, the kryptonite lodged itself into my body.

Career, Interrupted: Facing Cancer in Your Twenties

Tiffany Williams | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

Young adults face a slew of unique challenges when it comes to cancer -- from dating and sex, to finances, to career interruptions, to the fact that our cure rates haven't caught up with other age groups. We juggle all this while trying to stay alive at the same time.

Everything I Need to Know About Cancer I Learned From Lollapalooza

Beth Pointer | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Pointer

According to my oncologist, I'm stuck over here at Stage 4, listening to a lame Gin Blossoms cover band that he says is called "Follicular Lymphoma." What? I've heard of worse band names at Lollapalooza.

How She Overcame Cancer To Dance With The Rockettes! (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 12.03.2012 | Teen

When 19-year-old Hillary Husband dances, she flashes a bright smile and exudes energy. Unless you knew about her five-year struggle with cancer, you w...

Celebrating the Gift of Life and How to Give It

Jessica Abo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Jessica Abo

What would you do if your child was sick and doctors told you his or her only chance of survival was finding a perfect bone marrow match?

'I Have Cancer, and I Am Well'

Joyce Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Joyce Ashley

It's not easy for patients (or their loved ones) to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. But if that first reaction is tempered with the knowledge that you don't have to beat cancer in order to have a full life, then it becomes bad news that's somehow easier to take.