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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.

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About Cancer

Robyn Stoller | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Robyn Stoller

Wrapping your head around the fact that you or a loved one has cancer is no easy task. After my 46-year-old husband was diagnosed, we were in a state of shock and paralyzed with fear. Here are six things I wish we had known at the beginning of our cancer journey.

The Cancer Who Got Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

With a July 20th birthday, cancer is my zodiac sign. Growing up I never thought much of people reading horoscopes out of newspapers and magazines asking me what my sign was. I said, "I'm a cancer." At 33 years young, I became a cancer who got diagnosed with, uh, cancer -- stage four.

Turning the Burden of Loss Into the Promise of Change

Claudia Poccia | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Claudia Poccia

Like many women with ovarian cancer, Laura showed no symptoms; by the time she had been diagnosed, the disease was already at a late stage. Despite this, I had no doubt that Laura would beat it. She was strong, healthy, and she was in the prime of her life.

The Woman Who Saved My Life

Molly Lindquist | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Molly Lindquist

It wasn't until my own diagnosis of breast cancer in 2011, at the age of 32, that I started to ask more questions about the experience my grandmother likely had as a patient 56 years before me.

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.