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Dying mother gives daughter a beautiful first birthday party

A mom losing her battle with breast cancer gave her daughter a first birthday to remember. Athena Krueger was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a form of breast cancer — while pregnant in 2013. Athena's husband Ben told Today that they learned of her lump and pregnancy simultaneously. Show More Summary

Jay Michael Becomes "A Warrior"

Jay Michael of FLATS revealed publicly this week that he's battling cancer. A few months ago, he started feeling weak, and was ultimately diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin's diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Jay talks about his diagnosis,...Show More Summary

Honest Cards for Someone with Cancer

Los Angeles-based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. "The most difficult part of my illness wasn't losing my hair, or being erroneously called 'sir' by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo," McDowell writes on her website. Show More Summary

Honest Empathy Cards Are A Refreshing Alternative To Hallmark

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

We may not want to admit it, but even the most well-meaning of sympathy cards we give to loved one with a serious illness can land like a total dud. For artist Emily McDowell, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at ageShow More Summary

MedidataVoice: The Patient Life In A Clinical Trial

T.J. Sharpe was diagnosed with Stage 1b melanoma when he was 25 years old. He had surgery to remove the cancerous cells, and over the next 12 years he did his part to stave off a recurrence. He stayed out of the sun when he could, and he covered up [...]

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo,” McDowell writes on her website. Show More Summary

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Widowed at 28

3 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

Pete had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He was 31 years old.

Wish Granted: Rock Star for a Day

In 2010, Nicolas Duncan was nine-years-old and dreamt about becoming a rock star. In 2011, he was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoblastic lymphoma. Nicolas and his family began a long journey of aggressive treatment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, two hours from their home. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Diagnosed with terminal cancer, grandfather takes job as Uber driver for last 10 weeks to pay off house debt

This is one of those stories that gives you chills it is so beautiful. Ken Broskey, 69, of Livonia, Michigan, was diagnosed with stage 4 Oropharyngeal cancer and told to enter a

What One Woman Learned After Caring For Her Husband Through Lung Cancer

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In 2005, Laura and her husband Tim opened a bakery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, fulfilling a lifelong goal of Tim's. In July 2012, Tim was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He died in October 2013 at age 53. This is Laura and Tim's story. How It Happened: In May 2012, my husband went out of town to a car show. Show More Summary

Who Do You Trust on REAL Reform: The Chemical Industry or 450 Environmental and Public Health Orgs?

In 1989, a 42-year-old woman with a 6-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer -- a tumor missed on a mammogram a few months earlier. She was told to go home and put her affairs in order. For Andrea Martin that meant changing the world in the time she had left and leaving a legacy of reduced odds of breast cancer for her daughter. Show More Summary

How Becoming an Active Patient Likely Saved My Husband's Life

When my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma back in 1999, we were devastated. Like the millions of other people around the world who learn they have cancer every year, we journeyed through the common five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Show More Summary

Fox News Discusses if Terminally-ill Cancer Patient Who Wants to End Her Life is Cowardly

In June of last year, Christy O'Donnell was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. By time it was discovered, the cancer had spread to her brain and tumors had developed in one lung. Over the course of a number of treatments, O'Donnell,...Show More Summary

Wine, Food & Fun at Fundraising Event to Benefit Michael Bryan

We often take our legs and feet for granted...until a prosthesis-clad Peachtree Road Race runner bounds past, giving us at least 5K to mull over how much they've endured and persevered. Since being diagnosed with stage 3 pleomorphicShow More Summary

My Year with Stage IV Cancer

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Susan Sontag in 1972, two years before being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Whatever I thought I meant when I said, "Give it to me straight, doc," I wasn't prepared when the radiologist answered, "I thought we would be talking...Show More Summary

The coming revolution in much cheaper life-saving drugs

Randy Hillard was supposed to be dead by now. In 2010, the Michigan State University psychiatry professor was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer and given less than a year to live. He started wondering how he could die in the most comfortable way possible given the circumstances, even briefly researching an assisted suicide organization […]

Supporting Sara In Her Battle With Cancer

In December of 2013 The Skateboarding Magazine co-founder Mike Mihaly’s wife Sara (mother of their three daughters) was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. After her first rounds of treatment the cancer has returned and is now in Stage IV. A friend of the family, Kate Patterson Baldwin, has set up a site on gofundme.com […]

How Beating Cancer Inspired This Entrepreneur to Launch a Company

Marty Weintraub was a digital marketing executive when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma. He beat the disease, and launched his own agency.

Terminally Ill Women Ends Her Own Life Under 'Death with Dignity' Act

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman, ended her own life on Saturday under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Maynard was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma last spring and was given six months to live. She made international...Show More Summary

Terminally ill woman Brittany Maynard, advocate of death with dignity laws, has ended her life

Brittany Maynard, who announced she would end her life on Nov. 1 after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, died Saturday. She was 29. Death with dignity advocate Brittany Maynard has died at age 29, according to a spokesman: http://t.co/9d08hlwOv1...Show More Summary

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