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Being Angry at God for Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Being mad at the disease made all the sense in the world to me. Being mad at God... didn't. Because in my own mind, God does nothing on a whim.

The Hindsight of Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

As a survivor, I owe it to humanity to share everything I can to take any shred of power away from cancer. And yes, it's taken me a little while to find my voice, to find my vulnerability and to squash it, and to be free and able and willing and happy to talk about my own path.

Suck It, Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

June has become the ultimate dichotomy for me. In 2002, on June 8, I had my last of 20 chemotherapy treatments in 11 weeks. I was unbelievably sick, but I had finally reached a finish line of sorts. That was the day when I finally told cancer to "suck it."

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: How Do We Know Which Cancer Therapies Really Work?

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

How do we know which newly touted treatments really work (i.e., are safe and effective) and which do not? The best way, and one that has led to steady progress in the treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, is through the randomized controlled clinical trial.

Your Life, Like Mine, Might Be Touched by Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

At the age of 25, I knew but one distant, family friend who had been diagnosed with cancer. I was shocked to know it was me. My diagnosis taught me that it's exactly the possibility that you can't imagine that presents the biggest threat to your happiness and well-being.

The Happy Indignity of Cancer Survival

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It happens every year, like clockwork. I get the call, I mope about it, I go in, I put on the gown, I lay on the table. Every year, for the rest of my life, I have to subject myself to one of the most humbling experiences you can possibly imagine: the balltrasound.

Cancer's Best Friend: Fear

Molly Lindquist | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

Fear. We all deal with it at some point in our lives, but never had it been such an all-consuming part of my life until my cancer diagnosis.

Keep Your Cures Off My Cancer

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

Since my diagnosis a year and a half ago, I've received countless recommendations for purported cures and treatments for cancer. Most have been respectful and well-intentioned recommendations from friends and family members. Others, maybe not so much.

Defeating Denial in Cancer Caregiving

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Denial for a short period can help caregivers and patients to cope. Yet when prolonged denial begins to stand in the way of the patient's treatment, comfort, or well-being, it's no longer helpful to anyone.

Take Control by Taking Action

Marcia Cross | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Marcia Cross

When I think about how lucky I am that my husband survived, it only reinforces my dedication to taking action against this disease. My wish for every man faced with a cancer diagnosis is to have the same success story.

Study Reveals Troubling News About Cancer Treatments In California

The Contra Costa Times | Sandy Kleffman | Posted 07.21.2013 | San Francisco

Tracy has agricultural roots and affordable homes, but a new study reveals a less obvious distinction for this Central Valley city: Doctors use intern...

Playing Reverse Dodge Ball After a Cancer Diagnosis

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

We have two choices about how we handle painful life experiences: from a place of fear or optimism. When I was sick I chose (and it was a very active, decisive choice) optimism in the form of Silver Linings.

Skip Chemo? New Cancer Tools Allow Patients To Reconsider Harsh Cancer Treatments

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES, May 15 (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, ...

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Now Is the Time

Seporah Raizer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

When you're diagnosed with cancer, there's all this pressure to get out and "live your life," and anxiety about being judged for taking life for granted now that you're staring your mortality in the face. But living life to the fullest doesn't mean the same thing for everyone.

The Accidental Philanthropist

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Regardless of how successful your philanthropic effort is, take heart in the fact that you had the desire to change the world, and we are all better for it.

Valleys: Episode 3 -- 'This Guilty Feeling'

Mike Lang | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Talking about cancer can be difficult. And for many, the thought of sharing their actual feelings about cancer with those they love can feel insurmountable.

Valleys: Episode 6 -- 'The Choice'

Mike Lang | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Getting cancer as a young adult seems so unfair. And holding all these conflicting and difficult emotions inside can cause an emotional cancer that takes almost as great a toll as the physical disease itself.

A Dancer Battles the 'Forgotten Cancer'

吉野ゆりえ | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
吉野ゆりえ

Five-year survival rate: 7 percent. That's what I was told about my cancer. Yet in 2010, I reached my fifth year of survival. Three years have passed since then. Now I have survived for eight years, and I give my most heartfelt thanks to be alive.

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."

F%CK Cancer

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Tom Bartolomei

I remember thinking to myself he isn't going to be able to beat it this time and this damn disease just won't leave my family alone. I buried those feelings because if there was any thing I learned over the years of being haunted by cancer is you have to be strong for its victims.

Valleys: Episode 5 -- 'The Release'

Mike Lang | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Is it possible to transform anger, guilt, loss and grief into acceptance and forgiveness? Can you be peaceful in the face of the relentless life threat of cancer? In Valleys: Episode 5, Amy struggles with this conflict as she tries to find release from tormenting anger and guilt.

Welcome to My Cancer Circus

Jim Higley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

Well, my friends, that cancer circus began eight years ago today. And in my books that makes me an eight-year survivor. I feel an emotional connection with today. It's right up there with my birthday and the birthdays of my three kids.

American Cancer X

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

The one thing we have to make sure is that they don't change irreversibly. Cancer can take a lot physically. It can only take what we allow it emotionally. We are stronger than cancer. Even if it takes our life, we are STILL stronger than cancer.

The Motivation to Fight Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Now that my physical fight is long ago, my motivation is to help others get back up when they've been knocked down, and I will even include myself in that category.

When the Other Shoe Drops: Making Sense of Life When Cancer Returns

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

My medical oncologist asks me how I'm doing "psychologically." And the truth is that most days I'm fine. Although I wish -- of course -- that I didn't have cancer again. I am calm and methodical about my cancer and how I will go about treating it, because now it is just a part of my life.