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Terminal Cancer

Whose Right to Die?

Chris Peak | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

There is one indisputable fact in the world, that upon birth, every person has every reasonable right to live and live their life for as long as their body can do so. That is not up for debate. What seems to be, however, is whether that person has a right to die.

Free Cancer Retreats: Altruism Lives in Harmony Hill

Judy Silk | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Judy Silk

From the moment I set foot in the great lodge, I felt like a cradled soul. The counselors and house Moms took my symbolic hand and led me. Over the course of three days, I joined with other people who had lost their spouses.

Man With Terminal Cancer Gets 1 Last Christmas, Chance To See Daughter Get 'Married'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes it isn't until you're told your time is limited that you begin to truly make every moment count. When Frank Henderson, 60, of Shoreline, ...

Mom With Terminal Cancer Asks Nurse To Raise Her Son

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents

After being diagnosed with a rare, terminal form of vascular cancer in her liver, Tricia Somers asked her nurse the favor of a lifetime, though she ha...

7 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

You have them right in front of you. Savor them. When you know someone you love has cancer, you are on notice. Fight hard to take advantage of each moment spent together.

Dying Man's Touching Farewell Letter To Family And Friends

John P. Donnelly | Posted 09.27.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.

Father's Day Lessons From My Father, The Cancer Patient

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

My father is no longer the man who raised me, but he still teaches an astounding series of lessons that I try to pass along to my daughters -- Athena, 8, and Kallista, 6.

This Cancer-Surviving Teen Is One In Seven Billion

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, a terminal medical diagnosis allows for a few extraordinary opportunities -- like meeting celebrities, driving in fast cars and planning fo...

One Final Slap to Cancer's Face

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

You would think that Deb may be a little off her rocker if she's celebrating Christmas in August. Or, you would think she is completely lazy for not taking down the tree eight months ago. But, no, Deb is neither crazy nor lazy. Deb... is dying.

When Your Husband Has Cancer You May Have to Lie

Judy Silk | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

When you ask, "How's he doing?" accept that it's in your and my best interest for me to be non-specific. So I have to say, "He's doing okay," and leave it at that. We can then be appreciative that you asked, and you can be thankful to not know more. They say the devil is in the details.

Mistaken Brain Cancer Diagnosi Pays Off For Man

AP | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News

HELENA, Mont. -- A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain c...

Are We Not Recalcitrant Enough?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

For those of us who fight for greater federal funding, it is simply not acceptable to allow childhood cancer to be so poorly treated and under-recognized.

Love Doesn't Get Cancer

Judy Silk | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

That phrase broke through the heavy curtain of my grief. Don't go to the funeral today. It even let a little sunshine in. He was right. Unlike a sudden death, we have more time to live together. We have each day.

My So-Called Midlife Transition

Tamsin Eva | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

They say that if you suspect you have a drinking problem, you have one. My best guess is that the same goes for midlife transitions.

Donna's Cancer Story: Terminal

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

I put on blue rubber gloves to protect my skin from the poison I stirred into her pudding and ice cream. God help me. It is heart-wrenching to spoon-feed your daughter poison that you know, at its optimum, will provide a few more weeks to her cruelly young life. But that is precisely what we did.

Belly Dancer Given 3 Months To Live Refuses To Give Up Dreams

fairlawn.patch.com | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact

Rather than give up after learning last August that her adrenal cancer had returned and that she likely had only a few months to live, Sigi Nissimov u...

WATCH: Cancer Patient Fights Spirit Airlines Over Refund Policy

Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 5/1: Fox News interviewed Jerry Meekins about the incident on Tuesday (check it out above). Meekins called the situation "unconscionable". ...

The Big C Is a Comedy/Drama About Fighting Cancer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Big C makes us laugh, and it also makes us think. It raises questions about mortality, morality and religion.

Confronting a Terminal Diagnosis as a Family

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The challenges that families must face when confronted with a terminal diagnosis of a loved one are complex. They include evolving new structures and dynamics as the person they love slowly slips away.

Mother Has Baby Delivered Early To Dying Sister

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents

When faced with the possibility of her 10-year-old daughter, Katy, losing her battle with her inoperable brain tumor before meeting her unborn sister,...

Veteran Frank Borrell's Final Wish Comes True Thanks To Dream Foundation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veteran Frank Borrell was lucky enough to re-visit the USS Missouri, the ship he once worked on as a young sailor during WWII. At 94 years old, Borrel...

My Own 'Magical Thinking'

Barbara Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Newman

What do people do in their most caught-off-guard moment, when "what if" becomes reality? In 2006, when my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I found myself able to answer this question.