Posts tagged "cancer"

One Day Less: I’m Dying, What’s Your Excuse For Being An Asshole?

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, three women

Killer Titz / September 17, 2015

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist And Bestselling Author Dies At Age 82

Having a shrink and all-around intellectual science and brain curious mother, we had a heavily read copy of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by Oliver Sacks in our bookshelf growing up. It was one of the first non-picture books I would try to read, of course not being able to really…

Katrin Higher / August 30, 2015

One Day Less: Laughing In The Face Of Death

I was born a tenacious optimist and will always loop back around to the hopeful side of things when given enough time, candy and purses. To prove my point, here are my top ten perks of premature death.

Killer Titz / August 20, 2015

Great, Even Light Drinking Gives You Cancer

At this point, what doesn’t give you cancer?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2015

One Day Less: Spinsterella

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 young women and men in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39 will add cancer to that list too. Breast cancer specifically is a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages than ever before. In fact, every day, three

Killer Titz / July 31, 2015

One Day Less: Life With Terminal Cancer

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 young women and men in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39 will add cancer to that list too. Breast cancer specifically is a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages than ever before. In fact, every day, three

Killer Titz / July 16, 2015

Michael Douglas Is Very Sorry He Blamed Throat Cancer On Wife’s Vagina

Plus, Rihanna adopted a puppy she found wandering around a club bathroom!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Angelina Jolie Reveals She’s Had Her Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes Removed In Powerful NY Times Essay

I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,'” she writes.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

3 Breast Cancer Organizations Every Black Woman Should Know About

Last year, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, according to Susan G. Komen. This year? Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Want to know what’s even scarier? Although African-American women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer less often than Caucasian women, we’re more likely to die…

Hello Beautiful / October 2, 2014

Girl Talk: How The Fault In Our Stars Got It Right About Growing Up In The Hospital

I was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder. I had 26 surgeries by my 16th birthday, so hospital rooms and intimidating doctors’ offices quickly became the backdrop of my childhood, filling up metaphorical pages that other kids had reserved for dirt hill races and princess tea parties with their stuffed animals.

Melissa Blake / June 16, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Family Surprises Terminally Ill Mom With A Flash Mob Of Love

Two years ago, Amy Wagner was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer. After undergoing major surgery and painful chemotherapy treatments, Amy and her family got the worst news one year later: the cancer was back, and this time the diagnosis was terminal. Amy is determined to make the most of the time she has left.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2014

Celebs Cover The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” As Breast Cancer Awareness Ad

Us ladies can always use another reminder to touch ourselves … while checking for lumps on our breasts, obviously. Olivia Newton-John and other Australian celebs teamed up for a cover of the Divinyls’ classic “I Touch Myself” — written by the late Chrissy Amphlett, who died from breast cancer — for this touching reminder. [I

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor’s Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer

A breast cancer survivor in Australia posted powerful, naked photos on Facebook to show the hidden effects of breast cancer on a woman’s body, which is something that goes largely unmentioned when we think about breast cancer. Her goal is to raise awareness about cancer prevention, and expose the reality of the disease, as opposed…

The Gloss / February 13, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Dying Dad Writes 826 Lunchbox “Napkin Notes” For His Daughter

Garth Callaghan has been leaving sweet notes in his daughter Emma’s lunchbox ever since she was a little girl. Written on napkins, Callaghan draws his wisdom from his own life and sources as varied as the bible and “Star Wars.” The notes began as a way to give Emma a few words of inspiration and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 28, 2014

Model Takes A Break From Kicking Cancer’s Butt To Get Back In Front Of The Camera

25-year-old Elly Mayday had a thriving career in Canada as a plus-size model, and it seemed like nothing could slow her down until last summer, when she started feeling ill. “I was told it was a cyst so many times,” she says, “and I just knew deep down in my heart that there was something…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: A Mom’s Christmas Wish Is Granted 2 Years After Her Death

“When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer.” So began a letter written by Brenda Schmitz, a mother of four who had passed away in 2011. A month before she died, Brenda gave the letter to a friend and asked her to keep it a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 23, 2013

Breaking News: Batkid Comes To The Rescue Of San Francisco, I Mean, Gotham City!

Right now, as I type this post, Gotham City, aka San Francisco for the rest of the day, is under siege — but don’t worry, because BATKID IS THERE to save the day! A couple weeks ago, we told you about Miles, a five-year-old currently in remission from leukemia, whose dream was to be Batma…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2013

Jose Serrano, Boy With Huge Tumor, Uses Viagra To Shrink Growth

The pill responsible for reinvigorating the sex lives of thousands could also help give a young boy a chance at a normal life. Jose Serrano, 10, of Juarez, Mexico, has an enormous tumor on his neck that stretches across his chest, inhibits his movement and threatens his life. Read more on Huffington Post…

Huffington Post Weird News / November 12, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Photographer Captures Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer

Angelo and Jennifer Merendino were married only five short months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Angelo decided to catalog his wife’s treatment through his photographs, which he posted on a blog titled My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer. The images are beautiful, startling and heartbreaking, especially as they reveal Jennifer’s detereorating health. Unfortunately,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013
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