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Survivorship

Beyond 'Survival'

Marie McGrory | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie McGrory

As I talk to my fellow survivors I truly can't believe I spent so many years disconnected from this group of my peers with such an incredible shared experience. Through opening up about our stories I am learning so much about this long journey of survivorship we are all on.

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

10 Stunning Underwater Portraits of Cancer Survivors

Mailet Lopez | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

As I was immersed in a few feet of water, holding my breath with my eyes closed, I became entrenched in living in the moment -- the distractions which usually plague my mind were no longer present.

Your Cancer Metaphors Don't Comfort Me

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

My cancer doesn't have motives, free will, or spite. I find no solace in telling it to f*ck off, or claiming I'm beating/fighting/standing up to it. It's no coincidence that these metaphors are generally the slogans of fundraising campaigns.

Today Was a Gift -- Until I Burned My Soup

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's days like today that I realize that sometimes the advice and outlook that I dish out from time to time isn't exactly the easiest to follow.

Catherine Pearson

'It Was Extremely Difficult For Me To Plan For A Future When I Knew I May Not Be There To See It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living

When Gina Danford went in to have an 8-pound ovarian tumor removed from her ovary, her prognosis was grim. Worst case, the cancer had spread and s...

Survivorship for Dummies

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

More people are getting cancer and more are surviving it. The costs of survivorship -- financial, physical, psychological, social, emotional -- affect not only survivors and their families, but our country and our communities.

Surviving Cancer: It's Complicated

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Cancer is complicated. And being a survivor can be complicated, too -- confounding, confronting, and confusing. Even starting with the word itself. ...

A Series of Markers, Dates, Finish Lines and Moments in Time

Jenna Benn | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

My days no longer bleed into each other, but rather stand out -- waiting to be counted -- hoping to be acknowledged, and eager to be added to my list of memories, hardships, challenges and victories.

The Sky Is Falling: How Safe Is Flying in the US vs. Abroad?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Your safety depends largely where you're flying. In other words, commercial jet travel in the domestic United States is safer than most places on earth, especially the developing world.

Video: Treating Breast Cancer Survivors... For Many Years

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Anne Moore is an oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, often seeing her patients for many years past their diagnosis and treatment.

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Matthew Zachary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Zachary

If you ask me, cancer is here to stay. It's not something we can stop, only something we can manage.

The Taking Tree: Late Effects Are Teh Awesome

Matthew Zachary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Zachary

Apparently the 'Aha! Moment' is that there's more to the 'cure' than just toxic medicine and a placental discharge back into the real world.

Valleys: Episode 1 -- "A Two-Edged Sword"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

When my brother-in-law Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his 40s, his life, along with his wife (my youngest sister) and their three young children, was turned upside down. The cancer wave rippled out from there. It was a wake-up call for friends and family.