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Living With Cancer

I Bought a Peacock

Paige Davis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

I'm choosing to embrace little signs, however silly or insignificant they may seem, as little "atta girls" from the universe reminding me that I'm never really alone. And that circumstances, people and random objects show up to remind us what we need to know in the moment.

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

When someone you love is sick, it's like you're sick. My family suffered through my illness perhaps worse than I did. Now that I know this -- I realize that I have a responsibility primarily to my patient but also to their family. Because in the end, everyone suffers together.

One More Year: Please May I Have Another?

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

This month I turn 51. A year ago I wasn't sure I'd have another birthday. Thinking about the significance of the day, I've been reflecting on a few memorable birthdays.

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

Diagnosed at 16: What Having Childhood Cancer Taught Me

Julia Hernandez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Julia Hernandez

Four years later, I still remember the feeling that took over my family and me on Valentine's Day 2010. And every year my friends know that I might need some extra chocolate or a bigger hug to get through the day.

The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

The Process, Part 13: Life Gets Better

Stan Collender | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Today is day 31. When I leave the hospital today I'll be almost 84 percent done and only have six more treatments left.

WATCH: A Year With Cancer, In 365 Photos

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My husband Harlan took a picture of my face every day for a year, starting on the day we learned I have lung cancer.

The Process, Part 12: Let the Cone-Down Begin!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Jan. 6, 2014, and the past seven days have been the most momentous week yet of The Process. First, I've now completed 28 of the 37 (75.7 percent...

The Process, Part 11: My Life as a MasterCard Commercial

Stan Collender | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

The bottom line: The out-of-pocket cost to the insurance company will be more than $65,000, and that doesn't include any of the follow-up visits to other members of Team Stan. That's the financial impact on the insurance company. What about me? Let's start with The Process-caused savings.

The Process, Part 10: When Losing Weight Definitely Is Not A Good Thing

Stan Collender | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Unfortunately, my experience successfully losing weight to deal with diabetes is making not losing it now to deal with cancer much more difficult.

Quarterly Yearnings: Breathing New Life Into Quarterly Results

Jennifer Glass | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Jennifer L. Glass Corp. (Ticker: JLG) today announced a third consecutive quarter of positive CT results, meeting expectations.

The Process, Part 9: Eating Just Isn't Any Fun

Stan Collender | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Christmas Eve and it's very difficult for me to eat. I don't mean that it's hard to ingest food. Thankfully, I'm still having no problem swallow...

Got Cancer: Now What?

Paige Davis | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But perhaps the greatest challenge is identifying the immediate logistical next steps of what a diagnosis means while you are trying to process these levels.

The Process, Part 8: I Get a License to Nosh

Stan Collender | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

My desire to eat has been so strongly tempered by losing my sense of taste that I have no desire to use the license I've just been granted. The food I otherwise would have looked at longingly as a guilty pleasure is simply no longer appetizing or appealing in any way.

The Process, Part 7

Stan Collender | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Dec. 13, and week three is now over: I'm 38 percent (37.8 percent if you want to be precise) through The Process. At this point I'm still feeli...

The Process, Part 6

Stan Collender | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Dec. 3, 2013, the Tuesday of my second week of treatments, and I'm having a hard time not thinking that every hangnail isn't the result of my now...

The Process, Part 5

Stan Collender | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

I vowed to The Beautiful and Talented Wife when we were married that I would be there for her through sickness and health, and after seven very healthy years the sickness part was now presenting itself.

This Cancer-Surviving Teen Is One In Seven Billion

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, a terminal medical diagnosis allows for a few extraordinary opportunities -- like meeting celebrities, driving in fast cars and planning fo...

The Process, Part 4

Stan Collender | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

I have doctors. Lots of them. I should really say "health care professionals," because not everyone whose is helping me deal with this is an M.D. All of them, however, are what I've decided to call "Team Stan."

The Process, Part 3

Stan Collender | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Nov. 18, 2013 This all started in August 2012, when I wanted my dermatologist to remove a red spot on my face I thought was marring my appearance. T...

The Process, Part 2

Stan Collender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

One of my most basic philosophies is that my health is my doctor's concern but my responsibility. I want all the expert advice I can get, but what I ultimately decide to do is my call.

Pursuing Adventure Despite A Diagnosis

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I remembered why I went traveling in the first place. To see new things, of course, but also to see what I was made of. So I may move a little more slowly, perhaps with a bit more caution, but off we go. I will not let cancer get my goat.

At the Top of My Lungs: Waiting to Exhale

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My most recent CT scan came back with encouraging results. The tumors in my neck have all but disappeared and the primary tumor in my lung has not grown. For now, we can say that my cancer seems to be contained and we are working to manage it so that it does not grow or spread again.

At the Top of My Lungs: Mama

Jennifer Glass | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I remember her cool hands on my forehead hot with fever, and bowls of soup when I had a cold. If only a mother's healing powers could soothe away a tumor, and I could see her in the morning with the sunshine on my face.