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Cancer

For Trans Cancer Patients, A Zine To Be Seen

After their own cancer experiences, Charlie Manzano and Roman Ruddick are looking to improve the trans experience in healthcare, one zine at a time.

How Radiation Therapy Taught Me To Meditate

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit like mindfulness. My six weeks of radiation therapy gave me that, and then some.

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Thank You. Goodbye. I Love You.

What living through the same condition that killed my friend taught me about making every second of my life count.

Ask Ada: My Boyfriend Left Me When I Got Cancer!

Plus: my foster child has a disability. How can I bond with them?

Fixing Cancer’s Cancer: The High Cost Of Treatment

Almost half of the 68% of patients who are cured of cancer are bankrupted by treatment costs. That's why Dr. Azra Raza says it's time for a revolution in how we think about treatment.

Battling Breast Cancer With Burlesque

Believing it to give women a sense of ownership over their bodies again, Lisa Payne teaches burlesque workshops to women with breast cancer and other health conditions.

Ask Ada: Being There For Your Spouse In Hospice

Plus: helping a teacher connect with her student, who has autism.

Dragon Boats Vs. Breast Cancer

For breast cancer survivors around the world, dragon boating is more than a sport. It's a floating support group.

When Kids Help Kids

Inspired by their own hospital experiences, these kids launched projects to help other young patients.

Ask Ada: I’m Sick Of Arguing People About Handicapped Parking. Help!

Also: how to give your family something to remember you by, when you know you don't have much time left.

Having Conquered Cancer, He Now Makes It Rock

Jim Ebert spent his whole career producing musicians like Madonna and Ice Cube. Now he produces his fellow survivors.