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Cancer Patient

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...

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, ...

Hospital Survival 101: Ask for a Private Room, Wear Your Own Pajamas and Other Secrets From a Pro

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Most nurses, doctors and technicians are not out to get you or make your life worse. They are not your enemy! They are just people like you and me, showing up for work and doing the best they can.

To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.

WATCH: Child Cancer Patient Petitions For Treatment

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Last Thanksgiving, 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family is petitioning New Hampshire's governor to allow...

10 Things You Should (And 10 You Shouldn't) Say To A Friend With Cancer

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alicia Garey

No one deliberately says something hurtful to someone diagnosed with a disease. But sometimes, it comes out, and it's hard to stop.

Sometimes

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Sometimes doing everything you can is not enough. Sometimes your best isn't good enough. Sometimes things don't work out the way you want. Sometimes it just isn't fair.

In the Moment

Robert Johnston | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Johnston

If the doctor is talking to fast and you can't remember what he said two sentences ago? Speak up! Ask him to repeat himself. It's also a good idea to bring someone along with you that can be there to hear things as well.

You Look Great; You'd Never Know

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Sometimes they say, "You don't look sick at all. You'd never know."

For now I know it's true.

Machete Attack Survivor Is Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted 08.28.2012 | Latino Voices

After surviving a brutal machete attack by an ex-boyfriend, it seemed things were looking up for Maria Del Carmen Gomez, until she received some more ...

'NY Med': Cancer Patient Comforts Doctor After Bad Prognosis

Posted 08.22.2012 | TV

One of the most difficult tasks for any doctor is delivering bad news to their patients. On this week's episode of "NY Med" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on ABC),...

WATCH: Cancer Patient Says Tearful Goodbye In Final Video Blog

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact

Eric McLean of Two Rivers, Wisc., is a paragon of perseverance. The 28-year-old who spent the majority of his life battling Leukemia began document...

Donors Fulfill Cancer Patient's Dying Wish To Marry

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

When Susanna Espinoza heard the devastating news on Christmas Eve that she had only a few months to live, her boyfriend proposed, hoping to make the s...