Stories About

Cancer

My Grandmother’s Gift As My Father Lay Dying

For #GriefAwarenessDay, the story of how a grandmother's love comforted both the grieving and the dying across two generations.

Life After The Sell-By Date

When I was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, I was given just months to live. Seven years later, I'm still cancer free.

How To Deal With Chemotherapy: Everything You Need To Know

So you, or someone you know, is getting chemotherapy. Here's what you need to know.

Is Medical Crowdfunding Really The Answer To A Broken Healthcare System?

These three stories of individuals who used crowdfunding to raise money to pay their medical bills show that sites like Indiegogo are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to navigating the system.

The In-Between Days Of Having Cancer

In her powerful graphic memoir, comic artist Teva Harrison shines light on "the bogeyman that is my cancer."

Tying Together A Cancer Support Network In Rural America

When his mom died of stomach cancer, Matt Dexter formed the Christine B Foundation to make sure that no one affected by cancer ever felt alone, no matter how geographically isolated.

Middle School Principal Vs. Pain

Breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and a little disorder colloquially called "the suicide disease." This former educator turned yogi isn't letting any of them get her down

The Happy Little Life Club

The last lesson my mom taught me before she died of stomach cancer was the secret to living life to its fullest.

This Dog-sitting Charity Keeps Families Whole Through Illness

The love of a pet is the best medicine, which is why PACT for Animals keeps pets happy and safe while their owners are in the hospital.

Kickboxing My Way Through Chemo

Kickboxing helped me find myself. Now that I'm fighting breast cancer, it's keeping me sane, and helping my body survive chemo.

Why Do Fit Women Get Ovarian Cancer?

Could there be a link between the fitness lifestyle and ovarian cancer? After surviving it herself, Meg Wilkinson thinks so, and she's on a mission to inspire doctors to study it more seriously.

How Comedy Kept Me Going Through Chemo

Stage IV Non-Hodgkins' lymphoma was the last place I thought I'd find comedy again, but laughing gave me power over my diagnosis.