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Cancer Treatment

Cancer's Journey: Then and Now

Deanna Minich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

I realized that my seed of a wish to witness change in people's experience with cancer was blossoming before my eyes. Just within my relatively short lifetime, we have evolved in opportunities and options, enabling people with cancer to have a better quality of life.

Losing Your Parts to Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It's always a horrendous experience when you are told you are going to lose a body part. I unfortunately know way too many people who have had this happen during cancer treatment. But there's a little extra slap in the face when reproductive parts are in the equation.

Err on the Side of Caution: Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Pesticides

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.08.2013 | Celebrity
Fran Drescher

What is the downside of living a healthier, cleaner lifestyle? There is none, quite frankly. The answer to the cancer crisis is neither this nor that, but a holistic approach that's all-encompassing.

Playing Doctor: Women, Cancer, Marketing and the Internet

Claudia Pitts, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Pitts, Ph.D.

Cancer treatment for women has become another example of a "product" that can be "marketed" to women based not on a presentation of scientific data, but on "softer" points such as "concierge service" and even hospital landscaping.

OUT and Surviving

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

The National LGBT Cancer Network has organized our collective treatment experiences into a map of LGBT-welcoming cancer treatment facilities across the country.

Oh the Cancer You'll Beat...

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

So Dr. Seuss' birthday was last week. Many don't know this, but Theodore Geisel died of throat cancer. Cancer has taken a lot of amazing people, but taking Dr. Seuss was beyond the pale to me. So in honor of his birthday, and with great affection, I present to you...

When Cancer Takes Your Hair

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I still remember it vividly. It was the morning of the day where I had my hair shaved off for the first time, after which I told myself, "Never again." And yet here I am... again... doing this by choice.

WATCH: This Singing Doctor Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nicole McDermott An oncologist walks into a room full of patients in varying stages of cancer treatment, living each day scan to scan, some of...

Celebrating a Decade Thriving With Cancer

Kris Carr | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

As I meditate on the impact that illness has had on my life, I realize I'm a better, more grateful woman today because of cancer. I was asleep at the wheel before cancer shook me awake. And though there's still no cure, I continue to live harmoniously with cancer.

Role Reversal During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

A cancer diagnosis doesn't just happen to you. It also happens to your family, friends and community. People who were directly or indirectly impacted by my illness sought to identify their roles in my treatment, to figure out what they could contribute to the experience.

Beating the Cancer Blues

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Sometimes, cancer would stroll next to me, repeatedly kicking me, punching me, making me fall.I fell down a lot. Sometimes it was more like tripping over my feet. Sometimes I didn't know how to get up. Everyone I know who has gone through cancer has felt this.

Cancer, St. Paul and the Beatles

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Close your eyes for a moment and just say that as many times as it takes to sink in. Love. Never. Fails. It immediately brought my mind to all of the people I know who are right now battling cancer.

The Survivor Games: Creating a Gaming Community for Teen Cancer Patients

Steven Gonzalez | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Steven Gonzalez

This social network allows teens with cancer to join other cancer patients who are the same age and begin to find that sense of normalcy again. Through this online group they won't feel isolated or different, and they will be able to talk to other kids about something they enjoy -- video games.

To Cancer, On Valentine's Day

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

You might wonder why I've decided to write, rather than just curse you in silence. Writing to you certainly won't make my Valentine better. But there's a small chance it might resonate with someone noticing a change in his own body and convince him to bring his concerns to his doctor.

Paul Blumenthal

Company Used Fiscal Cliff Deal To Hurt Rival

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The era of crisis budgeting in Washington has opened new opportunities for corporations and special interests. The latest example of ...

Should Acupuncture Be A Part Of Standard Care?

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

As a low-risk, cost-effective treatment option, acupuncture may be helpful when combined with conventional care for some cancer patients.

Cancer in the Developing World: An Under-Prioritized Threat to Health and Development

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

Our collective global health work is not done; it is evolving, as it should, to bring new attention to the different burdens of disease in the parts of the world where all of us have a stake in reducing poverty, increasing productivity, saving lives and securing communities and societies.

The Cancer Roller Coaster

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Cancer can take your strength, or your leg, or your breast, or your hope. It can also take your soul if you let it. Do whatever you have to do to keep that from happening. Get up... again, and again, and again.

A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Getting The Wrong Cancer Treatment

Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty

The way cancer treatments are determined could change for the better, with doctors focusing on mapping the entire genome of a patient's specific cance...

Advice For A Mom Who Is About To Battle Cancer?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

One thing is very different about the cancer fight this time around. "I've been through it already," she says. "But I've never been through it as a parent."

Fighting Cancer: New Uses for Old Drugs

Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan K. Morhaim, M.D.

Opportunities are being missed, and time and money are being wasted. We all know people who are struggling with cancer and the intense challenges of the current treatment protocols. The needs are urgent and the time to act is now.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

2 Years Of Chemo, But She Didn't Have Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

A Swedish woman endured chemotherapy and other cancer treatments for two years, leaving her with weak bones, compressed vertebrae and brain damage tha...

Reading the Fine Print on Cancer Treatment and Side Effects

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Researchers found that nearly one-third of reports on large, randomized studies over-emphasize some benefits of therapy. In the majority of reports evaluated, the investigators found insufficient attention or discussion of treatment side effects.

10 Things You Should (And 10 You Shouldn't) Say To A Friend With Cancer

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alicia Garey

No one deliberately says something hurtful to someone diagnosed with a disease. But sometimes, it comes out, and it's hard to stop.