Posts tagged "cancer"

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 24, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 23, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

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…

Huffington Post Weird News | November 12, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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,…

The Stir | September 21, 2013 - 9:30 am

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]

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 10:40 am

#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…

Julie Gerstein | August 27, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 6, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas | July 9, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | June 26, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 23, 2013 - 11:00 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

10 Steps To A Terrifying Online Medical Diagnosis (In GIFs)

For the past week or so, I’ve had a small itchy rash on my cheek. Yesterday I finally went to the doctor, and by “went to the doctor” I mean…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 29, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Today In Terribleness: Brittany Ozarowski Pretends To Have Cancer To Fund Heroin Habit

Feeling bad because you swiped the last bagel at Starbucks? Don’t. There are actually evil people in the world, like Brittany Ozarowski, 21, who pretended to have bone and brain…

Julie Gerstein | April 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

John Wilson Teaches Cancer Survivors To “Always Keep Pedaling”

Fighting cancer is difficult for anyone, but especially for people who lead particularly active lives before their diagnoses. John Wilson was an avid hiker, biker and basketball player before being…

Julie Gerstein | April 2, 2013 - 4:40 pm

It’s Time To Cry: High School Brings Prom To Terminally Ill Student’s Hospital Room

Katelyn Norman, a 14-year-old from Tennessee, suffers from an aggressive form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Last weekend, her doctors told her “it has spread a lot, my cancer, and that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

Trans Role Model & Activist Kate Bornstein Needs Our Help To Fight Cancer

If you haven’t had a chance to read Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, go out right now and buy it. The woman has lived an incredible life…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 3:20 pm