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Fighting Cancer

This Time I Wonder, Will I Die Bald?

Sarah Amento | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Amento

I didn't know how difficult this would be on me. I've done it before and embraced it with a smile and strength. This time was nothing like before. This time, I was told that this disease would rip me from the arms of my children and husband.

I'm Playing Cancer Before It Plays Me

Sabrina Dominguez | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Sabrina Dominguez

I've been preparing myself for battle since I was a 5th grader fighting it out on the basketball court. I've been slowly building my armor from the day I was born. And although I might still be young in your eyes, I can guarantee you a war in which I will be victorious.

Cancer Is a Drag

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Cancer has affected both of us, so anytime Vivian and I are presented with an opportunity to battle cancer, we jump at it. On Nov. 7, one of those opportunities will be unveiled in Columbus, Ohio, at Spinelli's Deli: a photo exhibit entitled "Survivors, Fighters, and Supporters."

How Cancer Saved My Life

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

So while I curse cancer with every fiber of my being, this is the one and only time that I will ever say, "Thank you, cancer. Thank you for motivating me to get off my couch to kick your rectum sideways. 'Preciate you."

WATCH: How I Found Strength In My Diabetes Diagnosis

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic, but some people find that they can use their health crisis as an opportunity to tap into their inne...

The Cancer Survivors

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Zach Sobiech was someone many of you never heard of a few months ago.. At the tender age of 14, Zach was stricken with an absolutely vicious cancer called osteosarcoma. After his last round, he went in for his check-up... expecting to hear good news. What he got was something out of a nightmare.

Learning to Game Our Way to Better Health

Richard Tate | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Richard Tate

Last month, in a waiting room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., a small boy sat with a laptop, engrossed in a game. The game he played is Re-Mission 2: Nanobot's Revenge, one of a new collection of free online games for young cancer patients.

No Matter Who Wins, Cancer Loses

Megan Quail | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Megan Quail

I thought of the courage and strength that Francesco has shown throughout his treatment, and remembered the inspirational battle that my friend Joe fought when he was sick, and I knew that I had to take on this campaign for the both of them.

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.

Beating the Cancer Bully

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I made my cancer personal. To me, my cancer was my bully. Before I started treatment, it beat me senseless on a daily basis.

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.

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.

Something To Fight For: Faith Shorts 2012 Finalist

Juan Pablo Gutierrez Berrueta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Juan Pablo Gutierrez Berrueta

The film is about how Juan Pablo's faith gave him the strength to conquer cancer.

How I Beat Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Be an advocate for yourself and stop making other people the expert on your own life. I do think doctors know a lot, and they're in their profession to do good and to help. However, no one knows you more than you!

Cancer's No Match For A Joyful Girl

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Jenny doesn't seem terrified of this thing that is so far beyond us, this thing that none of us can now see. This same cancer took her mother, and she knows what lies ahead.

So You Have Cancer: 10 Things To Do Now

Michael Solomon | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Solomon

Though medical breakthroughs may be in the offing, the Big C still packs a psycho/spiritual wallop for the newly initiated. Here are 10 ways to beat back the cancer blues and be your own best friend.

Why You Don't Need To Fight Cancer

Kathy Chang-Lipsenthal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Kathy Chang-Lipsenthal

When my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, I told him "You're going to beat this." He replied, "I don't feel the need to fight cancer. Fight comes out of fear of dying. And I don't have that fear."

Cancer, A New View: Taking Yourself on the Cancer Journey

Leigh Fortson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Fortson

After stepping outside of the spooky and narrow world of the Cancer Culture, I was able to recognize that there was an essential element missing from most of the conversations that took place with my doctors. Me.

Why I'm Not 'Fighting' Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I still fervently believe that I have never been engaged in a fight with breast cancer. Has this been awful? Has this been a struggle? Has this been a long haul? Absolutely. But, I have still never engaged in a "fight."

Courage, All Grown Up

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

Courage when I was younger came from many motivating places. But when I was diagnosed with cancer at 31-years-old, the audacious, cocky, egotistical girl of my youth seemed to disappear.

Social Return on Investment Remains Strong Despite Lagging Economy

Michelle Cote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Cote

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge was born 29 years ago when a young adventure athlete named Billy Starr decided to bring together a group of his friends to raise money to fight cancer.