Posts tagged "cancer"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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. […
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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,…
By: 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.
By: 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'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013

Bruce Jenner’s Latest Nose Bandage Has Nothing To Do With Vanity

For the last week or so, Bruce Jenner has been walking around with a small bandage on his nose. Now where he's from in the land of plastic surgery, models, and venti lattes known as Hollywood -- that generally means he sprung for a nose job. However, TMZ is reporting that Bruce's days of too…
By: The Stir / September 21, 2013

Robin Quivers, Howard Stern Show Host, Reveals Cancer Battle

Robin Quivers, cohost on Howard Stern's radio show, announced that she has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past year for cancer. Fortunately, Quivers is now cancer-free. [TMZ] Patrick Stewart married his girlfriend Sunny Ozell this weekend in a ceremony officialed by Sir Ian McKellan. That sound you hear is Amelia weeping because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

#Armpits4August Is Movember For The Ladiez

For those of us who love mustaches, November is like an early Christmas. That's because each November, tons of hot dudes participate in what's known as Movember, an annual mustache-growing event meant to raise awareness about testicular cancer. Now, a bunch of British ladies have created a female-centric version of Movember, called …
By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Couple Weds Early So Their Terminally Ill Son Can Serve As Best Man

Get out your tissues, because this one's a doozy. Christine Swidorsky and her fiance Sean Stevenson were planning to marry in July 2014, but after getting the news that their two-year-old son Logan, who suffers from acute myeloid leukemia, only had a couple weeks left to live, they decided to change the date to "a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2013

Astrology 101: The Cancer Love Compatibility Guide

Happy birthday, lovely Cancers! As a little birthday gift to you, we thought we’d put together a compatibility guide to sum up some of the pros and cons of your romantic match-ups with each sign. Read on to get the scoop on all your potential pairings!

It’s Time To Cry: Bette Midler Sings “Wind Beneath My Wings” To Dying Fan

You may be in need of an emotional release after last night's filibuster and this morning's DOMA ruling. Perhaps a good cry, "Beaches" style? I've got just the video to destroy your soul so the Phoenix can rise again from the ashes. Shortly before superfan Anna Greenberg lost her battle with cancer, Bette…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 26, 2013

Finally Some Good News: HPV Vaccine Has Been Incredibly Effective

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in 2006, infections in women and girls have been by more than half. This statistic exceeds the expectations of researchers and although this progress is encouraging, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden stated, “the report should be a wake-up call…
By: Mary Odell / June 20, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Teen Designer Talia Castellano Is Fighting Cancer With Fashion

Tania Castellano was seven-years-old when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the nervous system. Despite the diagnosis -- and the harrowing treatments -- Talia pressed on with the business of living. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Talia reveled in her favorite activity -- playing with makeup -- and created a thriving YouTube…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Will Have Ovaries Removed

Angelina Jolie is reportedly planning surgery to remove her ovaries, as she has a 50 percent risk of getting ovarian cancer. Yesterday Jolie published an op-ed in the New York Times revealing she has the BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2013
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