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Brain Cancer

For Children With the Most Common Malignant Brain Tumor, New Reason for Hope

Amar Gajjar, MD | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Amar Gajjar, MD

While news that your child has a malignant brain tumor remains a life-altering, frightening event, there is renewed reason for hope.

What I Learned From Sleeping Through a 6.0 Earthquake

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Everyone, cancer or not, deals with aftershocks. They can ripple through our lives causing anxiety, depression and a host of other issues until we confront them. After a huge catastrophe in your life it unfortunately doesn't end there; we have to deal with the debris around us.

10 Pieces Of Advice From A Young Caregiver

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Detwiler

There's not a handbook for cancer caregiving; you learn as you go. I'm not yet a mother, but I anticipate it's a similar feeling, being thrown into the unknown and getting really frickin' good at it.

Why Cancer Divorce Is Necessary for Survival

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.

6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can't Stop Smiling After Volunteers Surprise Her With Dream Pool

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

These 200 strangers came together just to put a splash of joy in a little girl's life. Ava Doiron-Frankland of Salem, New Hampshire, was 5 years o...

Thriving Through My Son's Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

I never thought I'd find gifts in my son's cancer diagnosis and treatment. It's hard to even suggest that there is good embedded in the pain.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

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.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.

Supercomputer To Join Fight Against Deadly Disease

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud comp...

What It's Like To Lose A Parent

Susannah Keogh | Posted 05.03.2014 | Teen
Susannah Keogh

Last month, I turned 18. Every friend and member of my family was there to celebrate this milestone with me except one person: my father.

This Photo Sums Up Exactly What We Would Like To Say To Cancer

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact

Judging by the audacious and colorfully worded photo displayed at her memorial, Jessica Potts never let cancer break her. When family and friends ...

Small Town's Cancer Patients Call On Erin Brockovich

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

At least 11 teens in a small city near Los Angeles have developed brain tumors, and their parents suspect that the town may be to blame. In desperatio...

Our brain is who we are - a brain tumour can change that

Ben Seewald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Seewald

When you really think about it, illnesses that affect the brain are particularly devastating. In fact, your ability to think about it, is something t...

Why We Decided On Parenthood After Cancer

Lea Grover | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Lea Grover

Every young person with cancer has been through this. Recovery isn't black-and-white. Recovery is forever. Every year that you live, the likelihood that the cancer is coming back is diminished, but not gone. Never gone. So, when you're 25 and in love, newly married, should you have kids?

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.

Longtime Celebrity Publicist Dies

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Patti Webster, a longtime publicist who represented stars including Usher, Janet Jackson, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys, died Friday. She was...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Lesbian Couple Is In A Rush To Wed

Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices

A terminally ill New Mexico lesbian is hoping a judge will allow her to marry her longtime partner even though her state does not currently permit sam...

Suck It, Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

June has become the ultimate dichotomy for me. In 2002, on June 8, I had my last of 20 chemotherapy treatments in 11 weeks. I was unbelievably sick, but I had finally reached a finish line of sorts. That was the day when I finally told cancer to "suck it."

On Brain Cancer, Ashtrays and Nostalgia

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Davis Schneiderman

Nostalgia possesses a dangerous power. We remember what never existed; we map feelings we wish to have felt onto songs, objects and people whose real forms remain inaccessible.

Teen WIth Brain Cancer Turns Grad Party Into Fundraiser

plymouth-mi.patch.com | Posted 05.31.2013 | Impact

Max Merget is no stranger to beating the odds -- the 18-year-old Salem High School senior has battled brain cancer four times in his young life. M...

War-Gaming Cell Phone Science Protects Neither Brains Nor Private Parts

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Whenever a report pops up questioning cell phone safety, a contrary report stands ready in the wings to cast doubt about its legitimacy.

Cicadas and Cell Phones: Welcome to the 21st Century

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

The FCC's overdue request for advice on how to update its standards provides a welcome chance to get rid of outmoded assumptions of current standards and provides a rallying point for those concerned with protecting brains and bodies from avoidable exposures to microwave radiation.

On Surviving a Brain Cancer Death Sentence

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

My father is now a long-term survivor who has completely defied the conventional wisdom about his disease. He has survived for seven years: seven years living with a disease whose five-year survival rate for the most favorable patient class is a dismal 14 percent.

Lessons From Grief

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Juliana Stock

I had no idea what I wanted to do or be, and in many ways his passing felt like I was starting from scratch... like I had to relearn how to have Thanksgiving dinner or shop for Christmas gifts, blow out my birthday candles -- would I even want birthday candles again?