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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...

Lung Leavin' Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Renee Fisher

One of the gifts I've received from blogging is that, while I am writing about the world, the world will occasionally pop its face into mine. Each time this happens, I am humbled and honored to be able to look into the very private places in people's lives.

Safety During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The truth of the matter is that cancer doesn't just happen to you. It happens to your family, your friends and your community as well. So many people are looking for opportunities to help you, but often do not know how. Here is a perfect opportunity.

New Year! New Normal?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After I was diagnosed, I can't remember who first suggested that I find my new normal or the first time I saw it written in quotes -- "new normal" -- but it wasn't long before I developed what is presumably an abnormal distaste for the idea. Since then, I've thought often on why it bothers me.

Five Things I've Learned From a Pioneering Cancer Geneticist

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Your passion itself might take immense effort, but doing it will energize you. Especially for people just starting out, Janet said, "You're going to need patience."

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 14 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Christmas With Cancer)

James Stack | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Over the river, and through the woods..." (Lydia Maria Child) You'd think I'd be depressed going through chemotherapy in December. Odd though it may...

American Cancer Society: Providing Homes for the Holiday... and Beyond

Lisa Masters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

According to the American Cancer Society 1 out of 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. That's a lot of people. As a child, I kn...

Throw A 'Healing Shower' For Your Loved One With Cancer

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

When Eloise Laws was diagnosed with breast cancer, her friends and family took a novel approach to move along her recovery -- they threw her a "healin...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 13 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 5)

James Stack | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Road to nowhere..." (David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison) Every month I've worried about potential potholes, the most critical...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 12 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (The Infusion Room)

James Stack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"I ... find my strength in the beat of your heart." (Haley Westenra) I like to think of myself as someone whose heart goes out to those less fortunat...

No One Deserves Lung Cancer

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

I am confident that if the medical community, research community, business community, elected officials, patients, advocates, and family members all come together -- we could dedicate the necessary resources to combat this deadly disease.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 11 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 4)

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...

12 Life Lessons From A Cancer Diagnosis

Annie Buckley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

Cancer isn't the life adventure I would have chosen from a list of possibilities -- who would? -- but it is the one I got this time. And as it turns out, cancer had a lot to teach me.

Doctor and Wife Open Home to Cancer Patients

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

I don't think "Thank you!" can truly express the gratitude that many of us often wish to express to those who are not in the business of treating cancer patients who give their hearts, time and love to those of us that have connected with the disease.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 10 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Fly me to the moon..." (Bart Howard) Previously I had reported that I had tried to get a prescription -- approval -- for medical marijuana. My oncol...

Becoming Raw Changed My Life

Carol Alt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Alt

In my teens, I ate wheat, gluten, sugar; basically the normal SAD (Standard American Diet). My dietary staples were breads, muffins, baked goods, hamburgers, Chinese food, spaghetti, pizza. If it was junk food -- I ate it.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 9 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

She Has A Very Good Reason For Hating The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

A Michigan woman struggling with ovarian cancer took an attention-grabbing approach to voicing her displeasure with the government shutdown. On Tuesda...

Cancer Sucks. Buy a Helmet.

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

About three weeks ago, I had the unique honor to help an amazing group of adults and kids alike in their quest to put a smile on the face of a young girl they loved dearly.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 8 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like responses to chemo, everyone's experiences are different. Of course, these are my experiences; but I believe they contain universal truths.