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Senator Coburn's Obamacare Moment: What It Tells Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The decision made by Senator Coburn was a difficult one. He took the last option and decided to pay cash to continue his care with his former oncologist. And even more courageously, he made his story and decision public.

Life After Cancer Surgery

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

The doctor said, "You have cancer." As anyone who has heard those words knows, it was devastating to hear. It was especially difficult for me because of where I was in life.

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

When 'Unremarkable' Is a Good Thing

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: How Do We Know Which Cancer Therapies Really Work?

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

How do we know which newly touted treatments really work (i.e., are safe and effective) and which do not? The best way, and one that has led to steady progress in the treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, is through the randomized controlled clinical trial.

12th Most Attractive Colon Cancer Survivor in 2012

Dave Dubin | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dave Dubin

It's always a little awkward to do self-promotion. Afterwards, I started thinking about the non-profit world, especially the world of colon cancer, and I realized that it's okay, in fact, necessary, to do self-promotion. Otherwise, you can't make a difference, and you can't get sponsors.

The Cancer Curve Ball

Brina Furman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brina Furman

Few things in life seem to come easy, so of course the transition to college threw me a curve ball. A big curve ball. Cancer. One of the problems of being a young adult with cancer is that you aren't really sure if you're the supporter or the supported sometimes.

Woman Finds The Secret' To Battling Cancer

Posted 12.18.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

During Stacy Oberschmidt's battle with cancer she felt she had no control of her life and disease. Oberschmidt came on HuffPost Live to discuss how s...

I Went To A Cancer Party -- And I Liked It

Erika Lade | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I saw the people who have held my hand, poked me with needles, taken my vital signs and treated my cancer, and I saw them for once in a non-medical way. They were not in white coats and sneakers or scrubs -- they were laughing, eating and drinking cocktails.

Held Hostage by Stage IV Breast Cancer

Nancy Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Davis

About 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, I could not even come out from under the covers. Now I'm thinking, "I'm a hostage" -- my disease has made me a hostage especially this day of all days.

O. Carl Simonton Dies At 66: Pioneer Of Mind-Body Approach To Battling Cancer

Los Angeles Times | Valerie J. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion...