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How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.

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.

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.

Ask Ada: Being There For Your Spouse In Hospice

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

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.

Ask Ada: Should I Tell My Daughter I Have Skin Cancer?

Plus: how do you help a family member through their grief when they prematurely lose someone?

Cancer Can’t Keep The Cat Lady Down

After stage 3 colorectal cancer, Samantha Martin is cancer free and ready to hit the road with her act, the Amazing Acro-Cats.

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.