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Cancer

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.

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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.

When Your Doctors Become Your Family

For eight years, I was regularly in the hospital. I never thought I'd miss the people I met there when I finally got better.

Why The ‘Saw’ Films Are Relatable To Anyone Who Is Chronically Ill

The series' titular serial killer might be a monster, but part of what turned him into one was our broken, unfair healthcare system.

Chronic Illness When You’re Twins

Through cancer and celiac disease, these twins helped each other through their diagnoses.

Cancer Was My Crucible, And It Made Me More Compassionate

The tragedies of illness can be agonizing to endure, but oftentimes, we come out the other side more loving people than when we went in.