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World Cancer Day

Let's Fight Cancer With a Focus on Prevention

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rep. Steve Israel

I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to combat this horrific disease -- not just as a Member of Congress, but also as someone who has been personally affected.

Why We Must Regulate E-Cigarettes

Janie Heath | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Janie Heath

Spoof or not, e-cigarettes are no laughing matter. Neither are their largely unknown health consequences.

National Cancer Prevention Day Is an Opportunity to Focus on What Should Be an American Priority

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Scientific evidence tells us that over 50 percent of all cancers are preventable by applying what we know right now.

Here's Why Your Facebook Friends Are Turning Purple

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

If your friends' Facebook profile pictures have turned purple, your vision isn't failing you. They've changed color for a good cause. Chevrolet is...

On World Cancer Day, Celebrities Stand Up For More Than 7 Million Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact

More than 7 million people worldwide will lose their lives to cancer this year. It’s an alarming statistic that advocates are working to decrease by...

'The Little Couple' Star Reveals Her Cancer Is In Remission

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity

TLC's Jen Arnold is celebrating World Cancer Day (Feb. 4) with much excitement -- by announcing that her cancer is in remission! In early December...

Cancer Prevention: First on the List

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

My appeal to one and all is that we make cancer prevention the No. 1 priority for ourselves, our communities and our nation. Cancer does not discriminate; it has no particular ideology or political party.

On World Cancer Day and During Black History Month: Honoring HeLa

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Although African-American women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are still 41 percent more likely to die of it than white women.

Half of Cancers Are Preventable: Lower Your Risk With These 8 Steps

Graham A. Colditz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Graham A. Colditz

If there's one key scientific finding over the past two decades that has the greatest potential to have a positive impact on cancer, it's that 50 percent or more of all cancer is preventable by things we can do.

WATCH: Chevy's 'Life' Ad Is Touching Cancer Tribute

Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports

The second of Chevy's Super Bowl commercials this year is a touching one, featuring an emotional tribute for cancer survivors everywhere. The senti...

Cancer in the Developing World: An Under-Prioritized Threat to Health and Development

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

Our collective global health work is not done; it is evolving, as it should, to bring new attention to the different burdens of disease in the parts of the world where all of us have a stake in reducing poverty, increasing productivity, saving lives and securing communities and societies.

This Cancer Therapy Takes a Look at Inner Beauty

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Outdoors, in mid-January, the temperatures reminded that it was still wintertime. Yet indoors, standing in a pool of sunlight, the woman in her 50's w...

WATCH: Foods That Help Fight Cancer

Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Cancer affects nearly 1.7 million Americans in 2012 and global rates of cancer are rising. In honor of World Cancer Day we wanted to highlight som...

Closing the Cancer Divide: The Opportunity of Lifetimes

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Felicia M. Knaul

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to act on an urgent moral imperative, to challenge the assumption that cancers must remain untreated in poor countries, just as was successfully done for HIV treatment more than a decade ago.

Keeping a Cancer Journal: Your Private Healing Journey

Laurie Nadel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

Keeping a journal can help a cancer patient express deeply held feelings that may be too difficult to voice aloud, and help a patient to navigate a complex inner landscape that must be traveled alone. And starting a journal requires just a few minutes a day.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

5 World Cancer Day Stories That Will Make You Laugh And Cry

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old and battling two aggressive forms of cancer, was named the "honorary face" of Cover Girl after her makeup tutorial...

The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden

John R. Seffrin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John R. Seffrin

Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.

World Cancer Day: Treatment Should Not Be a Luxury

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The human cost of cancer, 21.4 million new cases per year by 2030 is unacceptable. In commemoration of World Cancer Day, we call for the global community to step-up its efforts to address cancer and other NCDs.

5 Ways To Make A Difference On World Cancer Day

Katie Couric | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Katie Couric

It's World Cancer Day -- a moment in which we reach across borders and boundaries and unite in our shared quest to end a disease that claims the lives of nearly 8 million men, women and children every year. As somber a statistic as that is, there is cause for hope.

Ways To Help On World Cancer Day

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

World Cancer Day means hope, courage and inspiration for cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and supporters. The annual advocacy day is observed...

Adding an S to Cancer

Sue Mahony | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Sue Mahony

Everyone involved in fighting cancer has a stake in setting the record straight about the diversity and complexity of these diseases.

World Cancer Day: Women Don't Have to Die From Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Today, World Cancer Day, I am remembering nurse Elyse Bila Ouedraogo. Diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had just returned from Morocco where she had traveled for treatment because of the advanced stage of her disease. I was humbled by her strong spirit.

INFOGRAPHIC: Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living

For every 100 cancer diagnoses, 33 of those cases could have been prevented with simple, healthy lifestyle changes. In the spirit of World Cancer Day,...

Celebs Tweet For #WorldCancerDay

Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living

World Cancer Day, February 4, 2012, is officially here. And as a global advocacy day, people and organizations are getting involved all over the world...