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Cancer Diagnosis

Christmas With Cancer: What Matters Most

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

In the end, I would much rather live a life of abundant joy no matter what circumstances I will face. I don't want to spend one holiday bitter, angry, or aggrieved. I refuse to allow the junk in my life to decide the amount of joy and happiness that floods my heart.

A New Way of Keeping Connected: How an iPhone Helped My Friend Cope With Cancer

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Jaclyn Mullen

I never understood the true power and impact of technology and connectivity until my friend was alone in a hospital dealing with a life altering cancer diagnosis and I was all the way on the other side of the world helping her to cope.

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When something 'bad' happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thing I did was start beating myself up. I must have 'caused' this disease myself. In my mind, I went over a litany of things I could have done wrong, a list that escalated as I learned more and more about the disease.

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Turned This Oncologist Into A Patient

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Friday marks National Mammogram Day, a day that reminds us to be proactive with our health. The necessity of regular check-ups is personified in Dr. C...

Companies 'Doing the Right Thing' -- For Young Employees With Cancer

Ann Fry | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

Today's column will look at two more companies that "did the right thing" for their employees impacted by Cancer. I'll profile the two young women and how their diagnosis was treated.

It Took A Devastating Diagnosis To Help This Woman Start Living For Today

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living

For as long as she can remember, Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue took an active interest in her health. In college she studied exercise physiology and worked...

When the End Is in Sight: Handling the Conversations, and Your Life

Martha Nelson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Nothing seems to shock us more than a diagnosis of cancer. I suspect it's terrifying because, deep inside, each of us knows it could happen to us. We pause when a friend or family member is stricken, our frightened minds turning to mush. Oh, no, we think. Am I next?

Gastrointestinal Health and Cancer Prevention

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Colorectal cancer, the most common of the gastrointestinal cancers, ranks worldwide as the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable.

Thriving Through My Son's Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

Feelin' It: I Am Not My Diagnosis

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Through the process of art there is an experience of inner and physical healing. More and more I am loving the finished product! I make it a practice to not "ditch" my efforts, thus validating the process rather than the outcome.

Just What Do You Owe Your Doctor?

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

In a rapidly advancing field of disease and medicine like the cancer world, a second or third expert opinion can be one of the most important medical decisions you make.

Does a Cancer Diagnosis Turn You Into a Better Person?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

In addition to the physical alterations, I might very well be less patient, less willing to conform, more easily distracted and far more opinionated. I'm not the same person in many ways, but yet of course I am.

Cancer: Befriend, Don't Battle... It Just Might Turn Out to Be Your Best Friend

Denise DeSimone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise DeSimone

don't think I would be here today, sharing my journey with you, had I chosen to battle and fight against cancer. I would have depleted what little physical and emotional resources I had.

How To Improve The Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter To Future Physicians

Mailet Lopez | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No matter what type of physician you may be, and what type of news you are delivering, you become the single most important person in the world to your patients because you are there at the start of their journey, you are at the helm of their survival.

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.

A Few Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Had Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

There are many times during my little skirmish with cancer that I gave in to the physical beating. Friends would call and ask me to do things, and while my heart wanted to say yes, my brain would say "No. I'm too sick."

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.

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

What Would You Say to Cancer If You Only Had Five Words?

Mailet Lopez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

Why do I want to make people feel uncomfortable? Because the reality is that the topic of cancer is still taboo among the general public, and I want to change that.

The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

The Process, Part 13: Life Gets Better

Stan Collender | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Today is day 31. When I leave the hospital today I'll be almost 84 percent done and only have six more treatments left.

The Process, Part 12: Let the Cone-Down Begin!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Jan. 6, 2014, and the past seven days have been the most momentous week yet of The Process. First, I've now completed 28 of the 37 (75.7 percent...

The Process, Part 11: My Life as a MasterCard Commercial

Stan Collender | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

The bottom line: The out-of-pocket cost to the insurance company will be more than $65,000, and that doesn't include any of the follow-up visits to other members of Team Stan. That's the financial impact on the insurance company. What about me? Let's start with The Process-caused savings.

The Process, Part 10: When Losing Weight Definitely Is Not A Good Thing

Stan Collender | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Unfortunately, my experience successfully losing weight to deal with diabetes is making not losing it now to deal with cancer much more difficult.

The Process, Part 9: Eating Just Isn't Any Fun

Stan Collender | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Christmas Eve and it's very difficult for me to eat. I don't mean that it's hard to ingest food. Thankfully, I'm still having no problem swallow...