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Life With Cancer

New Year! New Normal?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After I was diagnosed, I can't remember who first suggested that I find my new normal or the first time I saw it written in quotes -- "new normal" -- but it wasn't long before I developed what is presumably an abnormal distaste for the idea. Since then, I've thought often on why it bothers me.

At the Top of My Lungs: Spring Forward

Jennifer Glass | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

On the first day of spring, Harlan and I finally took the little white holiday lights down from the bushes in front of our house. They looked magical when we put them up at Christmas. After we got the cancer diagnosis in January, I couldn't bear to take them down.

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.

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.

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.

Cancer: An Uninvited Visitor, a Bearer of Gifts

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Perhaps one day cancer and chemotherapy will visit our family again. But for now I am very happy to escort them from my home. Should my tea time visitors return one day, I'm certain that they'll be bearing the gifts of more life lessons.

Love Doesn't Get Cancer

Judy Silk | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

That phrase broke through the heavy curtain of my grief. Don't go to the funeral today. It even let a little sunshine in. He was right. Unlike a sudden death, we have more time to live together. We have each day.

Cancer Is Not a Gift

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The Silver Linings that I have experienced (and continue to experience!) during my cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery help me get through each and every day. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the Silver Linings, but you'll never, ever, not in a million years hear me refer to cancer as a gift.

Laura Schocker

Generation Why: Dating ... With Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

This article is part of Generation Why, a HuffPost Healthy Living series putting the spotlight on young adult cancer patients and survivors between th...

Show Your Prostate Some Love

Jim Higley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

When I was going through my cancer journey, I did it alone. Sure, there were a couple of thoughtful, older guys who were living with prostate cancer who told me that everything would be okay. And while I appreciated their kindness, their journey wasn't quite like mine.

Generation Why: Our New Spotlight On Young Adult Cancer Patients And Survivors

Laura Schocker | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Today, we're launching a new series on HuffPost Healthy Living called Generation Why, exploring the unique set of issues facing today's young adult cancer patients and survivors. Their stories are equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.

'I Have Cancer, and I Am Well'

Joyce Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Joyce Ashley

It's not easy for patients (or their loved ones) to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. But if that first reaction is tempered with the knowledge that you don't have to beat cancer in order to have a full life, then it becomes bad news that's somehow easier to take.

The New Normal: Life Lived With Cancer

Judy Silk | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

I think we're unified in coping, hoping and living in the present. I guess this is the new normal. And while it sucks to have cancer, we have each other, and that's never bad. In that we are always lucky.

How I Date After Cancer

Aisling Carroll | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

Compared to other risky activities I've engaged in (read: chemo), dating isn't too scary, but it is complicated.