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A Cancer Love Story

Paige Davis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

As grateful as I am for my year with cancer, I'm even more grateful this chapter has come to a close.

Compassion: Learning to Care for Oneself and Others

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Without self-care and self-compassion we cannot be effective caregivers for extended period of times. Self-care can include joining a support group, meditation or other mind-body class, a spiritual support-group or other self-care approaches.

Why Are Men in Their 20s and 30s Getting Prostate Cancer?

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

While I'm well aware of dietary and lifestyle means to boost that battle, I'm also aware that much more must be done. That includes getting more answers about how our environment, not just our lifestyle, can enter the mix.

Jason Cherkis

Texas Woman Makes Emotional Plea For Compassion As Drug Company Refuses Cancer Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past seven years, Andrea Sloan, 45, has fought her ovarian cancer with five surgeries, multiple rounds of chemo and radiation, a...

The Exclusive Club That No One Wants To Get Into

Babette Hughes | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

My father was murdered in a bootlegging turf war with the mafia. Although it wasn't cancer that killed him, my family felt the same secrecy, disgrace, and guilt. Like cancer, it was the death that had no name. Like cancer, my mother never acknowledged my father's death. Not once. Not in her entire life. He was our cancer.

Donna's Cancer Story: The Bubble

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

To be with Donna could be heartbreaking, and sometimes impossible, if we allowed ourselves to think about her death. We learned to detach from the reality of her dying in her presence. I think, if we were different parents, it could have easily gone the other way -- detaching from Donna. That was unacceptable.

Cancer Center Launches Massive 'Moonshot' Effort Against 8 Cancers

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living

The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push f...

Creative Kids With Cancer Make Amazing Art

Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

Shannan Murray has been working at MD Anderson for years. It's more than a job to her -- it's a mission. "My father died of leukemia when I was young ...

The Power of 'Blue' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and blue is our symbolic color for prostate cancer awareness. This month is an opportunity to put a spotlight on this disease, give men hope, make a difference and save lives.

Fight Cancer With Facebook

Gabe Canales | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Social media gets criticism for the harm it can do, but social media can be a source for good. One way Facebook is being harnessed for the greater good is by providing support and education for the cancer community.

Prostate Cancer Prevention Begins When Men Are Boys

Gabe Canales | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

The men of tomorrow must be made aware of prostate cancer, be armed with knowledge and be encouraged to adopt preventative lifestyle and dietary habits. The next generation must begin its fight to end prostate cancer -- now.

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part II)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

I became intrigued by the roles of diet, exercise and overall lifestyle in turning cancer genes on and off. Could men's behavior increase or decrease their chances of getting prostate cancer?

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part I)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Early in 2010 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer -- at age 35. With no family history of cancer, I sought the opinions of top doctors in Houston and New York on how to treat my diagnosis.