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Cancer

When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You’re Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.

Ask Ada: How Can I Be A Good Maid-Of-Honor With Cancer?

Plus: what to do when an estranged friend is dying.

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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.

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.