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Redefining Hope: The Love Story of Peter and Debs

Pat Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Peter is only 28 years old. He and his best friend, partner, and wife Debs are so young to be facing this persistent "cancer creeper" that haunts every waking hour of their daily lives.

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.

I Wrote My Will at 26

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

My family had given me so much, and I didn't want to leave them without giving them something in return. But the only thing of real value I could give away were the emotions I felt for the people who would read my letter after I was gone. I would leave them with a message of undying love.

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...

I'm Playing Cancer Before It Plays Me

Sabrina Dominguez | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Sabrina Dominguez

I've been preparing myself for battle since I was a 5th grader fighting it out on the basketball court. I've been slowly building my armor from the day I was born. And although I might still be young in your eyes, I can guarantee you a war in which I will be victorious.

Graduation Day: Dying From Cancer to Clean Scans in Six-Month Intervals

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

As a young adult cancer survivor, I will never stop worrying about dying before I've lived long enough to leave my mark, to positively affect the world, and do whatever other things my mother would no doubt disapprove of.

The Process, Part 8: I Get a License to Nosh

Stan Collender | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

My desire to eat has been so strongly tempered by losing my sense of taste that I have no desire to use the license I've just been granted. The food I otherwise would have looked at longingly as a guilty pleasure is simply no longer appetizing or appealing in any way.

Better Out Than In

Alex Niles | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

My life lately has been that bottle, with each bubble of carbonation representing something in my life that I let fester, but would better serve me out than in. On September 10th, 2013, at age 30, I was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer.

The Process, Part 7

Stan Collender | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Dec. 13, and week three is now over: I'm 38 percent (37.8 percent if you want to be precise) through The Process. At this point I'm still feeli...

The Process, Part 6

Stan Collender | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Dec. 3, 2013, the Tuesday of my second week of treatments, and I'm having a hard time not thinking that every hangnail isn't the result of my now...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 16 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Post-Chemo)

James Stack | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Drivin down the wrong side of the road..." Ricky Riddle Going through chemotherapy isn't easy -- at least it hasn't been for me. I began this journe...

The Process, Part 5

Stan Collender | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

I vowed to The Beautiful and Talented Wife when we were married that I would be there for her through sickness and health, and after seven very healthy years the sickness part was now presenting itself.

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...

Light Verse. Tough Topic.

Roz Warren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Roz Warren

Micki Myers is a poet, blogger, teacher and mom, born in London but currently living and teaching in Pittsburgh. "Having survived a particularly vicious bout of breast cancer," she writes, "I emerged with new fake boobs and a determination to find it all amusing." Why?

The Process, Part 4

Stan Collender | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

I have doctors. Lots of them. I should really say "health care professionals," because not everyone whose is helping me deal with this is an M.D. All of them, however, are what I've decided to call "Team Stan."

The Process, Part 3

Stan Collender | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Nov. 18, 2013 This all started in August 2012, when I wanted my dermatologist to remove a red spot on my face I thought was marring my appearance. T...

The Process, Part 2

Stan Collender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

One of my most basic philosophies is that my health is my doctor's concern but my responsibility. I want all the expert advice I can get, but what I ultimately decide to do is my call.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

The Process

Stan Collender | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Oprah and I were both running in our first marathon and were focused on finishing rather than winning. But there were substantial differences between the two of us.

Immunotherapy: The New Promise for Cancer

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

The time for optimism in the field of cancer research is now -- a time that Science magazine named "cancer immunology" as the breakthrough of the year. Today we have the hope that the cure for cancer is inside ourselves -- in our immune system.

A Gift of Grief: One Important Way of Loving for Valentine's Day

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

So I'm sharing the sentiment that allowing for grief, sadness, space, dignity -- is part of loving. What's more, if we opt for this definition, many more of us will have a Valentine -- ourselves.

The Importance Of Mentors, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to the importance of mentors, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton lucked out with some great role models to follow. “For me, it w...

Your Cancer Is Not My Cancer: The Danger of Comparison

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

The truth is that every single person's cancer is different -- even those diagnosed as the same type and stage -- because that cancer exists in a unique human body unlike no other, with a unique life history and genealogy.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...