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Cancer Is Not All I Have

Karin Diamond | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

Sometimes I want to leave it all, unable to handle the weight of my fate staring me in the face. But then good days come, and I forget about the cancer, the chemo, the infertility, so blinded by the gratitude that I get to be here, to do this, to enjoy this world and the people in it.

Crazy Cancery Me -- Chemo Crush(ed)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

He's not into me, or at least not yet. I'm totally into him, at least for now. "I'm damaged. But u are amazing," he texts. Saying "I'm damaged," to somebody with cancer is like saying, "Nobody sees me," to a blind person.

Researchers Shocked by Mushroom Study Results

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs with hemangiosarcoma -- an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops in the cells of blood vessels -- were given a compound derived from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor.

Ask the Mutant: Girl Fight -- Who Is the Brave One?

Eva Moon | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Emotional battle lines were recently drawn when Melissa Etheridge, who has had breast cancer, said that Angelina Jolie, who has not had cancer, did not make "the brave choice" when having preventive surgery because of her BRCA1 status.

Italian Actress Has Baby After Defying Cancer and Having Double-Mastectomy

Juliet Linley | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Juliet Linley

Fluent in both Italian and English, she's as comfortable in a Hollywood production as she is on stage in a Roman theater or behind a microphone in a dubbing studio.

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

Memory Problems After Cancer? Computer Games May Help

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If you've been through cancer treatment and you are struggling with memory or concentration issues, you may be hoping for that doorway back to your pre-cancer self. One area researchers are investigating to whisk you there is cognitive (re)training with specially-designed software.

WATCH: Superheroes Help Children In Brazil Kick Cancer's Butt

Posted 06.03.2013 | Good News

Superheroes are helping children in Brazil kick cancer's butt. A children's cancer center in Sao Paulo has joined forces with Batman, Superman, Wo...

I Was Prettier Before Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I like to think I'm not superficial or petty. But it wasn't until my new doctor, an oncologist, told me I would lose my hair that despair reared its ugly, presumably bald, head.

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.

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.

Surviving Is Not the End, but Just the Beginning

Heather Von St. James | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

What does it mean to be a survivor? And I'm not talking about outsmarting a bunch of other people on an island in the South Pacific. I'm talking surviving something that you're not supposed to. In my case, it was 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.

The Cost of Cancer Drugs and Research

Erin Havel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

In their Intellectual property case, the pharmaceutical company Novartis was asking to block a generic form of their cancer drug Gleevec from being created and sold by India. As a writer and also a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I understand both sides of the battle.

The Nausea of Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It's hard to actually convey just how horrendous nausea can get. With my own experience, I didn't have a lick of it after my first three days of chemo. The docs said that most of that was because of the anti-nausea drugs. And then came day four.

Are We Ever Really 'Done' With Cancer?

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

At of the end of this month, I'll be two months out of chemotherapy. In every aspect of my life, things should be normal, or really close to it, by now. But it's still not really gone. The ghost of my cancer is still here, and it haunts me every day.

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...

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.

The Cancer Curve Ball

Brina Furman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brina Furman

Few things in life seem to come easy, so of course the transition to college threw me a curve ball. A big curve ball. Cancer. One of the problems of being a young adult with cancer is that you aren't really sure if you're the supporter or the supported sometimes.

This Cancer Therapy Takes a Look at Inner Beauty

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Outdoors, in mid-January, the temperatures reminded that it was still wintertime. Yet indoors, standing in a pool of sunlight, the woman in her 50's w...

Don't Bother Me If You Stub Your Toe

Alicia Garey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Alicia Garey

I'm still absorbing the impact and distilling the multitude of details that became the focus of last year. I'm still growing my eyelashes back (nature is funny like that), and there are a couple of fun-filled appointments with my plastic surgeon in the near future.

The Pursuit of Happiness: You Are Not Your Cancer

Woody Roseland | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Woody Roseland

Cancer patients tend to bond with the pain they've gone through. They identify with their greatest pain because it's also their greatest victory. But you are not the car you drive, you are not how much money you have in the bank, you are not your khakis, and you are not your cancer.

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.