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'Bald' Cinderella Shows Girl With Leukemia You Can Be 'Perfect' With Or Without Hair

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2014 | Good News

This little girl received a boost of confidence from a Disney princess that made her feel like she was in a fairy tale. Isabella Harvey, 5, of Sta...

Samsung's Devastating Secret: The Tears Of 'Semiconductor Children'

Huffington Post Korea | Sungyoon Won | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

This article was translated by The Huffington Post from an original report by Hankyoreh, HuffPost's local media partner in South Korea. The piece is p...

Kate Middleton's 'Personal And Special' Note To Boy With Cancer Comforts Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

This family found solace from an unexpected source while coping with tragedy. Fabian Bate received a visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton w...

Helping Hands Ease the Way: My Personal Journey to Giving

Chris McElwee | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Chris McElwee

It was two weeks before my senior year of high school when my brother at the age of 25, passed away from Leukemia. That day changed my life forever.

A New Way of Keeping Connected: How an iPhone Helped My Friend Cope With Cancer

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Jaclyn Mullen

I never understood the true power and impact of technology and connectivity until my friend was alone in a hospital dealing with a life altering cancer diagnosis and I was all the way on the other side of the world helping her to cope.

Overcoming Cancer Consent

Christopher Gazarian | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gazarian

When day zero comes around, I take one last moment to think about my fear. The fears of what I will definitely experience, the fears of what I might experience and the fears of what I might not experience. And then, finally I do have a choice to make.

Game of Leukemia Fight

Rose Tafoya | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Tafoya

GOLF may be just a game for many, but for Jarrod Lyle it means much more. Whether we wear pink, yellow or any color, no matter what our cancer story...

Town Holds Early Halloween, Christmas For Boy With Cancer Who Has Just Weeks To Live

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News

This town made a bit of a change to their yearly holiday routine for one very special little boy. Ethan Van Leuven, a 4-year-old from West Jordan,...

Does Study of Down Syndrome Hold a Possible Cancer Cure?

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Remarkably, people with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of leukemia but a much lower incidence of solid tissue tumors. What is it about the extra copy of chromosome 21 that protects them from solid tumors but predisposes them to blood cancers?

Finding The Light Before The End Of The Tunnel

Christopher Gazarian | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gazarian

"Cured" is not necessarily the opposite of cancer. It is not the end we should necessarily be searching for. The opposite of cancer is life.

5 Frightening, Lifesaving Things to Know About CT Scans, Side Effects, Blood and Cancer

Paul Sanderson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

My wife Briggs was driven so far down by chemotherapy for her advanced rectal cancer. Yet in the book I wrote in her memory, Briggs: Love, Cancer...

How My Sister's And Father's Cancer Diagnoses Changed My Life

Mónica Gana Arteaga | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Mónica Gana Arteaga

Some might say that my family has been unlucky, but I would say it's quite the opposite. Both my sister and my father have been diagnosed with cancer, and both experiences have changed my and my family's life forever.

Love Is Humble

Hanna Lyons | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hanna Lyons

I listened to her say that in approximately two-to-four weeks those leukemia cells would multiply ferociously and overtake Dan's bloodstream. I asked her a question to which I already knew the answer. I processed her grim response. Dan was dying.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Basic Facts of Cord Blood Banking

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progressed, I became curious and slightly skeptical.

This Photograph: A Poem, Explained

Elise Frame | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

When I take camera lens focus off myself and direct it at the people in my life, I realize that my life is about so much more than just me. My cancer treatment has been a team effort, and I believe life works the same way, too.

The Sunday Series (JennStrong), with Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.31.2014 | Good News
Mark Brodinsky

The mission: to move and inspire you with the heroism of others. Those who show tremendous courage in the face of adversity, those who give hope to others who need it the most, those who show us all how to live a life fulfilled.

The Fault in Our Stars -- No Serious Faults, Say Cancer Caregivers

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For thousands, maybe tens of thousands (more?), The Fault in Our Stars is "organic matter" -- a love story and a story about loving that delivers emotional "nutrients." But I wondered if the story registered as genuine and relatable for teenagers who are actually afflicted with cancer.

Teaming Up On Facebook To Fight Childhood Cancer

DeAndra Chapman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
DeAndra Chapman

I watched my daughter lose her hair and her appetite. She was tired and nauseated, experiencing vomiting and weight loss. We lived through what the St. Jude's commercials don't show. Starla was in the hospital for six months with only three short visits home. She went through five rounds of intense chemotherapy, with each round carrying its own set of side effects.

91-Year-Old Runner Shatters Marathon Record, Raises Thousands For Leukemia, Lymphoma

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

For Harriette Thompson, 15th time's the charm. That's how many times the 91-year-old has run the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon. This past Sunday...

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

I Believe in the Power of People to Save Lives

Katharina Harf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Katharina Harf

The fact is, most people know very little about the bone marrow donation process, and quite often, have outdated or inaccurate ideas about how it works.

CML Is Not Yet Cured: Reaction to the #OneDown Campaign

Erin Havel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

The word cure evokes powerful images of treatments ending, and a survivor stepping away from the carnage to begin a new life. It is the hope many cancer patients reach for. This is why OHSU sparked outrage this week when they began their One Down Campaign.

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2014 | Good News

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course. And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Benn...