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Cancer Patients

It's All in the Eyes

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

Eyes will tell you everything you need to know. Sometimes they will make it easy by leaving a trail of watery tears or a glint of sparkly eyes. Other times they will hide away behind closed lids. But they are the key.

Value for Patients?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

Recently, I attended the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. This year, several sessions addressed the important question of "value" in cancer care, with an emphasis on maintaining or improving quality of care while reducing the cost of care.

Striking Before-And-After Photo Illustrates Childhood Cancer Survivor's Inspiring Recovery

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

Despite the same blue eyes, subtle grin, and cheery disposition, the two sides of the image of Noah below tell very different stories. At just 4 y...

This Teen Was Benched By His Baseball Coach After Growing His Hair Out For Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact

Last week, Liam Nazarek was told by his baseball coach that he had a decision to make: Cut his hair, or sit on the bench. The 16-year-old had deci...

Patients Tell Cancer To Go F*** Itself For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

If you or one of your loved ones has ever dealt with cancer, you can probably relate to the sentiment of this video. As part of a campaign to raise...

Cancer Touches Everyone: How a Company's Culture Responds Is the Key

Ann Fry | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

I've heard horror stories from folks that worked in places where people were resentful that someone had too much time off, or that they had to pick up the slack for the person.

Amazingly Simple Technology Could Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer doctors at UCLA Medical Center are testing a new device that could make a huge difference in how patients react to chemotherapy. It'...

These People Could've Let Cancer Get The Best Of Them. Instead, They Showed Cancer Their Best

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News

Cancer can be one of the most devastating diagnoses, and it takes a special kind of courage to channel grief into something meaningful. And that's...

10 Ways to Help Someone With Cancer

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

When someone around us gets diagnosed with cancer, it is often difficult to think of how to react and respond. Do we send a card, text, or email? Do we avoid, ignore, and disregard? Rather than asking the patient what you can do for them, be proactive.

Home

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am home. Back in Chicago. Gathering my wind from the Windy City. A second chance from the Second City. After one hundred and eleven days in New York City for medical treatment, I am home.

Patients First in Cancer Care

Doug Ulman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Doug Ulman

Improving patient engagement and quality of life isn't just a feel-good approach -- it's life-saving. And we really have no choice.

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.

A Mother's Strength in a Daughter's Cancer

Denise Tam | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Tam

She was my strength -- literally -- and helped bathe me just as she did 30 years ago. She was with me as I battled the nausea and fatigue from the chemo.

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Yoga: How We Cultivate Hope, Strength, and Community for Those Touched by Cancer

Rob Schware | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"Taking responsibility for one's health and future is the most important part of one's own healing process. I practice this myself, and encourage students to do the same. It's not something the medical profession can give to us; it is something we have to create and maintain for ourselves."

WATCH: Hospital Staff's Gesture Will Warm Your Heart

Posted 05.15.2014 | Weddings

A cancer patient's dream to get married has come true. David Redmond, a patient at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, married his girlfriend, Ch...

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.

Is Cancer a Gift?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

It's the season of gift giving, so what better time to tackle this intriguing -- okay, irritating --question? In a word my answer is no, and an emphatic NO at that!

Laura Schocker

Generation Why: Dating ... With Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

This article is part of Generation Why, a HuffPost Healthy Living series putting the spotlight on young adult cancer patients and survivors between th...

Christian Bale To The Rescue: 'Batman' Star Grants Cancer Patient's Birthday Wish

Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact

Actor Christian Bale proved once again that he doesn't just play a superhero on film. To little Jayden Barber, the star of "The Dark Knight Rises" is ...

WATCH: 52-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Dramatic Makeover

Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty

Leesa Hagan, a 52-year-old mom, recently had surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her stomach and colon. But before she started chemotherapy, she g...

Curtis M. Wong

Texas Teen Keeps Young Cancer Patients Connected

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

Five months of chemotherapy can undoubtedly be a physical and mental challenge for any cancer victim. But when the patient in question is a gregarious...

TSA Soaks Cancer Survivor In His Own Urine AGAIN

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.24.2011 | Travel

The TSA humiliated a former bladder cancer patient for the second time earlier this month when an agent dislodged his urostomy bag, soaking him in his...

Surviving Cancer: What Kind of Post-Treatment Action Is the Answer?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

New findings say that one in every 20 Americans is now a cancer survivor. Because of this, modern medicine must deliver new types of care to provide for the increased number of cancer survivors.

Cancer Survivor Provides Child Care Program For Hospital Patients

AOL News | David Moye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Amy Paterson was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, she not only had the fight of her life. She also found her calling. ...