Stories About

Cancer

How To Help Someone After Disability? Teach Them Tennis

Paralympian Kai Schraymer knows firsthand how becoming disabled can turn your world upside down. That's why he teaches newly disabled people the same sport that helped him.

How Music Heals

A new partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts explores the many ways music can heal the body and mind.

The Magic Healing Power Of A Miniature Therapy Horse

Who says Magic isn't real? This special therapy horse has provided comfort to terminally ill children, and the victims of the Sandy Hook and Pulse Nightclub.

When Health Insurance Is No Assurance At All

What does it say about our system when you can scarcely afford a routine medical procedure even after spending $12,000 a year on health insurance?

Can You Take A Vacation From Cancer?

When my family took a trip to the beach to take a break from my diagnosis, we discovered what vacations can and can't do to rejuvenate the soul.

To Tattoo Or Not Tattoo? After Breast Cancer, That’s The Question

After a mastectomy, I felt mangled and ashamed by what I had lost. For me, micropigmentation was the answer.

A Hopeful Lens

How this mom’s personal tragedy inspired a global photography project.
A blonde woman with short hair having tea in an all-pink room.

How I Became A Pink Person

I never really liked the color pink. But then I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and pink became the color that connected me to fellow survivors.

Breast Cancer and the Mom-God Fantasy

When I elected to have my breasts removed because of the BRCA I mutation, my twin daughters had to suddenly come to terms with my mortality.
A little girl playing with a friend in a hospital bed as they await chemotherapy treatment.

How To Survive Your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis

A child getting sick is every parent's worst nightmare, but by keeping vigilant and accepting the support of others, you and your family can get through this.

I Married A Doctor. He Left Me When I Got Sick.

Just because you married a doctor doesn't mean your marriage can survive cancer, but it can show you who you really married.

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.