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Cancer Survivor

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

Being There

Ree Varcoe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Choose to be brave and purposeful with your time and your love. Put yourself in another's situation and think of things that might ease their burden. As my father used to say, "What each one of us needs is what each one of us needs to give."

I Am Not My Nipples

Kayla Redig | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Who knew that nipples were such a huge part of being human -- I wasn't aware that my femininity relied on two little pink bumps.

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

Why I Don't Support 'Breast Cancer Awareness'

Anita Moorjani | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

They asked me to support their efforts to launch a campaign in the fight against breast cancer, and when I politely declined, they were surprised. They had assumed that as a cancer survivor myself, I would be fervently supportive of their efforts to fight the war against cancer.

I Don't Look Sick in Big Earrings

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Cancer takes away a lot, but it doesn't take away everything. The day I was diagnosed, I didn't become my cancer. I simply gained a new mission in life to fight cancer. My identity didn't change because of my diagnosis.

I Survived Breast Cancer Myself, But Now I'm Afraid I Passed the Gene to My Kids

Betsy Hnath | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

Now when I see the traits we have in common I secretly apologize, sure that the more features we share, the more likely we share the BRCA2 also. "I'm so sorry," I whisper, tears welling, gazing at my daughter who looks most like me. "I didn't mean it."

Warrior Status

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Nina Polvanich Louie

"Nothing compares to what you've been through"is the favorite line. These days, my friends rarely share their physical pain with me. And when they do, it is always downplayed as if their pain is not real.. Every time this happens, it reminds me of my new identity: Patient. Cancer survivor.

A Special Bond

Lisa Walters, RN | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Lisa Walters, RN

I got to see him be a regular kid and run around and grow up. I felt like I could tell my next patients, "I know you can do it," because I saw Joel come through it.

Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News

This army veteran and cancer survivor's life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, ...

At 9 Years Old, Grace Has Already Beaten Cancer. Now She's Taking On Child Homelessness

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

Making a difference in a stranger’s life takes determination--and a certain amount of Grace. Grace Callwood is a 9-year-old cancer survivor who i...

How I Rallied After a Cancer Diagnosis and Created Something Meaningful

Patti Rogers | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Patti Rogers

I am 100 percent sure that if I hadn't gone through my journey of cancer, and I hadn't had whitespace in my life that gave way to the inspiration of community and kindness, none of it would have happened.

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

One of the major symptoms of thyroid cancer is being exhausted and depressed and if you are experiencing a tightness in your throat, a change in your voice or swallowing/breathing ability, you need to see your doctor.

This Doctor Is Determined To See Girl Who Survived Multiple Brain Tumors Walk Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News

Doctors treat countless patients throughout their careers, but it's those with incredible strength against all odds that remind them why they chose th...

44 Favors You Can Do For Someone With Cancer

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a person first gets a cancer diagnosis, they're often so overwhelmed they have no idea how to ask for help or what to ask for -- but they sure need it. Make your friend's life easier by anticipating her needs and giving tangible, much-needed support. Here is a list of the top favors people did for me that made my day (and made my life much easier!) after my cancer diagnosis.

I Don't Want To Be A Cancer Survivor Any More

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

It's not like that any more. I didn't hate the friends I met at the party last weekend for not knowing. After all, it's been almost four years since my diagnosis.

11 Tips For Dealing With A Cancer Diagnosis

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

I'm the fifth generation of my family to get cancer, but only the second person to survive it. It's a journey through which I've learned about what to do, and what not to do, when dealing with disease. The following list is what I email to everyone who contacts me when they, or someone they love, has cancer.

This Beauty Subscription Box 'Fuels The Fight' Against Cancer

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.01.2014 | Style

Kimberly Fink was just 32 years old when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2011. While the disease took physical, mental and emotional toll...

Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.

15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Heads To Prom In The Most Badass Ride

The Huffington Post | Hadley Walsh | Posted 07.15.2014 | Teen

Though 15-year-old Kieran Maxwell has battled cancer, on his prom night, that fact faded into the background as he pulled up to his prom looking aweso...

This Photograph: A Poem, Explained

Elise Frame | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I take camera lens focus off myself and direct it at the people in my life, I realize that my life is about so much more than just me. My cancer treatment has been a team effort, and I believe life works the same way, too.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

The Fault in Our Stars -- No Serious Faults, Say Cancer Caregivers

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For thousands, maybe tens of thousands (more?), The Fault in Our Stars is "organic matter" -- a love story and a story about loving that delivers emotional "nutrients." But I wondered if the story registered as genuine and relatable for teenagers who are actually afflicted with cancer.

Love, Hair Loss, and MTV: The Anti-Love Story Every Cancer Survivor Needs

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

t's rare that reality TV can produce some of the strongest role models for a young woman. But their story, even without a fairy-tale ending, is just what people like me needed to see.

Brennan Williams

Charlie Wilson Dishes Details On New Music With Pharrell & Kanye

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

For decades, singer-songwriter Charlie Wilson has managed to overcome various personal and professional triumphs while maintaining relevance with his ...