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Beating Cancer

The True Story This Fiction Writer Has To Tell Today

Elin Hilderbrand | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Elin Hilderbrand

Just like so many of my beautiful readers, I am facing a serious health crisis. I am anxious, I am scared, I have started crying every time my eldest son throws a strike from the pitcher's mound because life has changed in an instant and I fear, oh how I fear, I won't be around to see him pitch next year.

The Cancer Community

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

I tell people what they want to hear, what they need to hear. I don't tell them that George is the only stage IV melanoma patient we know who is still alive.

What Helped Me Get Through Cancer, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has an incredible story to share about his victory over cancer. When it comes to getting through the tough times,...

American Cancer X

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

The one thing we have to make sure is that they don't change irreversibly. Cancer can take a lot physically. It can only take what we allow it emotionally. We are stronger than cancer. Even if it takes our life, we are STILL stronger than cancer.

Beating the Cancer Bully

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I made my cancer personal. To me, my cancer was my bully. Before I started treatment, it beat me senseless on a daily basis.

The Nausea of Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It's hard to actually convey just how horrendous nausea can get. With my own experience, I didn't have a lick of it after my first three days of chemo. The docs said that most of that was because of the anti-nausea drugs. And then came day four.

Beating the Cancer Blues

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Sometimes, cancer would stroll next to me, repeatedly kicking me, punching me, making me fall.I fell down a lot. Sometimes it was more like tripping over my feet. Sometimes I didn't know how to get up. Everyone I know who has gone through cancer has felt this.

Strong-Arming Death: The Summer Wilson Story

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Summer Wilson couldn't believe her eyes when her mother handed her a journal written more than 15 years ago -- a diary that she never even knew existed. As she leafed through its pages, it quickly became apparent that the journal was all about her and how she almost died.

All Pains Aren't Physical

Valerie Sobel | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Continuing our series featuring the submissions of winners of the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation's annual Andre Sobel Award, this week we share the Second Place winner's essay, "All Pains Aren't Physical."

Two Best Friends Share the Journey of Battling Cancer Together

Valerie Sobel | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Katie and Miranda collaborated on their pieces together and came up with a unique way to document their fears, struggles, humor and what they needed from each other throughout Katie's struggle with cancer.