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Can we help a fellow firefighter/paramedic

Hello everyone, A good friend and fellow Firefighter/ Paramedic was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer at the young age of 32. One of his simple pleasures in life is collecting Fire/ EMS patches. He only has a few and they are all local ones. Show More Summary

Tearjerker: Terminally Ill Father Walks His 11-Year-Old Daughter Down The Aisle Knowing He Won’t Be There On Her Wedding Day 

Better have a tissue ready before reading this story! Diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, 62-year-old Jim Zetz knew he’d never get to watch his young daughter grow up and… READ ON

Channing Tatum Sends Viral Smooch to Terminally Ill Teen

New from PopCrunch: Need another reason to love Channing Tatum? Besides the chiseled abs and boyish good looks, of course? When she was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, Alisa Finley, 18, came up with a 48-item bucket list. So far,...Show More Summary

A Girl With Brain Cancer Listed ‘Kiss Channing Tatum’ As The No. 1 Thing On Her Bucket List And It Is ‘Almost Done’

Alisa Finley is an 18-year old student at Colby High School in Kansas, but she has more recently found herself on the path to Internet stardom. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma, the most malignant stage of this type of...Show More Summary

The Game's Brittany Daniel Reveals Battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The Game star Brittany Daniel reveals in a new interview with People that she was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the summer of 2011. Daniel, 38, received the diagnosis after she had started experiencing... Read More...Show More Summary

Iowa Pastor Suffering From Cancer Finds $850 a Month Obamacare Health Insurance Difficult to Pay; Asks for Prayers

An Iowa pastor diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer in January is now asking for prayers to help pay for his new $850 a month health insurance he signed up for under Obamacare.

A Surfing Dog Granted A Wish For A 15-Year Old With Brain Cancer And Whoops We’re Sobbing

In case you were looking to burst into tears randomly throughout the day, meet Caleb Acosta from Apopka, Florida. Caleb is 15-years old and was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer back in the summer of 2013. If you need evidence of how cool this kid is, his Make-A-Wish wish request was to surf with a surfing dog.

‘RHONJ’ Heartbreak! Melissa Gorga’s Aunt Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer, Starting Chemo  

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga revealed that her aunt is starting chemotherapy this week after being diagnosed with cancer, and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details. “My beautiful aunt… READ ON

'The Little Couple' Star Jen Arnold's Cancer Is In Remission

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, "The Little Couple" star announced that she had been diagnosed with stage three choriocarcinoma, following a lost pregnancy. Show More Summary

How I Reassured Myself I Would Be Okay After My Cancer Diagnosis

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast. Two weeks and two surgeries after that, on January 23, 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 breast cancer. It was the lobular type that doesn’t show up on mammograms. Show More Summary

A Hair Story, Confrontation and Lessons Learned

When my daughter was fourteen I got a call from her pediatrician that she had been diagnosed with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, a very aggressive soft tissue cancer. I was on the way to her basketball game. She was a starter on her women’s high school basketball team. I watched her play with tears in my [...]

Help A Blizzard Dev Beat Cancer

Ron Nakada, a senior software engineer at Blizzard who has worked on World of Warcraft, got married earlier this year. He's also been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Read more...

Losing a patient to hospice

I lost another patient to hospice last week. She was 49-years-old. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. She was treated with surgery and chemotherapy and went into remission and stayed there until she died. After the chemotherapy, she stayed anemic. She was weak, didn’t take care of her insulin properly [...]

Trent Reznor Calls Terminally Ill NIN Fan During Concert, Dedicates “In This Twilight” To Him

Two years ago, OC Weekly concert photographer Andrew Youssef was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Two months ago, his oncologists informed him that his diagnosis was terminal. They gave him weeks — maybe months, if he was lucky — to live. Throughout his cancer battle, Youseff kept shooting concerts and writing about his experience in [...]

Can doctors help patients live fully after a medical diagnosis?

An excerpt from Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again. I spent nearly 4 years in the waiting areas and patient rooms of cancer hospitals. I was not the one with cancer but my husband was. He was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He was only 31-years-old. Continue reading... Your patients are rating [...]

Cancer Patient Banned from Daughter's School Due to Her "Smell"

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

An Albuquerque mother says her daughter's elementary school principal banned her from school grounds for the way she smells. Kerri Mascareno was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in August, and while she's undergoing chemotherapy to shrink her tumor, she's also struggling with the administration at Tierra Antigua Elementary. Read more...

Breast Cancer: Catching Up With Amy Berman, a Woman Who Chose Life Over Longevity

HealthBeat readers may remember the two-part post that I wrote about Amy Berman back in October of 2011. Part 1 began:  “When Amy Berman was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer a year ago, she made a courageous choice. Instead of … Continue reading ?

In a Minute, Breast Cancer Survivor Chronicles 1st Year

Wed October 02, 2013 It's breast cancer awareness month, but for many survivors it's more than a month. Emily Helck has been reflecting on her chemo-versary. At 28, she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in the summer of 2012. On her "RTONJ" blog entry "Chemozombie," she writes, "I've been reflecting on the experience. Show More Summary

A Dream Come True: Bride With Cancer Receives Fantasy Wedding

By Diane Forden for Bridal Guide Last December, San Jose, CA hairstylist, Jen Bulik, received the worst news possible and was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She and her boyfriend of six years, Jeff Lang, a yoga instructor, decided to marry as soon as possible. Show More Summary

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