Posts tagged "cancer"

It’s Time To Cry: Young Boy’s Lemonade Stand Raises $10,000 For Sick Dad

Six-year-old Drew Cox's father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and the young boy wanted to do something to help his sick dad. So he decided to run a lemonade stand, selling cups for 25 cents a pop. Word spread about Drew and his dad, and friends from around the community showed u…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2012

Texas Town Makes Batman Boy’s Dreams Come True

All young leukemia sufferer Kye wanted was to get to play his favorite comic book character Batman. So the town of Arlington, Texas, got together and put together an adventure for Kye. Kye and his team of do-gooders encountered rascally criminals like The Joker and The Riddler, detonated "bombs" and recovered stolen money. The day…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 17, 2012

Evening Quickies: Barbie Is Going Bald

Barbie will go bald in honor of kids dealing with cancer and alopecia, Mattel announced on its Facebook page on Friday. Bald Barbies won't be available in stores, but will be donated directly to sick kids via the Children's Hospital Association. Aww, this gives me the warm fuzzies. [ONTD] Scope out the first cli…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Girl Talk: Love After Cancer

I was on the way to the hospital when he called to arrange our first date. Sobbing, I pressed "Ignore" and tried to steady my breathing. I wondered if I would live to take him up on his offer for coffee — I'd blurted out "I only drink tea," and now, I wished I had…
By: Lindsey Claire / March 20, 2012

Kindly Inform Your Ladybusiness That Pap Smear Guidelines Have Changed

Important news about your vagina: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that instead of annual Pap smears, you can now get screened for cervical cancer every three years. ACOG has actually been saying for awhile that women don't need annual Pap smears, but this recommendation was finally put in writing yesterday by the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Doctors Could Tell Women That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Under New Hampshire Bill

Another day, another new height reached in WTF-ery: New Hampshire's state House has advanced a bill that would require doctors to give women "informational materials" before an abortion that "that inform the pregnant woman that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer." Even though there isn't. This scare tactic just…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Cancer-Stricken Woman Drinks And Bathes In Her Own Urine On “My Strange Addiction”

I gotta be honest: the season finale of "My Strange Addiction" may be going too far. Over the course of the show, I've been weirdly fascinated by the various detergent eaters, tanning addicts, and nail talon enthusiasts, but a cancer-stricken woman who drinks and bathes in her own urine? No. Just no. Carrie, 53, ha…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2012

Karen Handel Resigns From Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Karen Handel has resigned from her position as senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Handel's resignation letter, after the jump:…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

Susan G. Komen For The Cure Web Site Was Hacked Last Night

Last night, the website for Susan G. Komen for the Cure was hacked! According to The Atlantic Wire, visitors were redirected to a dummy site with a mocked up page reading, "Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank." Oh, burn. Obviously the hack is in response to Komen's decision o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2012

How To Support Planned Parenthood In Light Of Susan G. Komen Halting Its Grants

Yesterday, cancer survivors, their loved ones, and loved ones of those who succumbed to the disease, reeled to learn that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, halted grants to Planned Parenthood. The charity caved to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigation at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2012

The Men Of Movember

While October is devoted to raising awareness for breast cancer, November is all about the gentlemen. During the month of November, or "Movember," as the Movember Foundation likes to call it, men around the world will grow the kind of facial hair many of us see as gross, cheesy, and porn star-esque for…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 17, 2011

A Girl With Cancer Asks Out Joseph Gordon-Levitt

As you know, we're not really fans of anybody asking out our Most Wonderful Fake Boyfriend of All Time Joseph Gordon-Levitt. However, if someone's going to do it, well, I suppose 26-year-old Lindsey Miller might as well. Lindsey's been battling cancer for the past year, and after seeing JGL's latest film "50/50" -- where he…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK] The bus company that operates Brooklyn's B110 bus line, which runs through the borough's Hasidic Jewish neighborhood…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

Woman Wants Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo To Be Rectal Cancer “Spokesturd”

Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo has cracked up "South Park" fans with his juvenile sense of humor since, oh, forever. But it's time to for him to step it up for a serious reason now: rectal cancer. That's why Michelle L. Dobrawsky, a lawyer/comedian, started a campaign for Mr. Hanky to become the official…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Morning Quickies: Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer

Giuliana Rancic, an E! News host, announced this morning she has breast cancer. The 36-year-old discovered a tumor during a mammogram she had done while undergoing a round of in vitro fertilization. Rancic will have surgery this week on the tumor and then six weeks of radiation therapy. We wish you a speedy recovery, Giuliana!
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2011

Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn't feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2011

Ryan O’Neal Suggests His Daughter Tatum Caused Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer

"What bothers me the most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them. Particularly Tatum. I just think that if [Fawcett] had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what cause…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

A Test For Depression? Plus, Three Other Unexpected Things You’ll Soon Be Able To Test Yourself For.

In a few years, the following scenario could actually happen. If you've been feeling down, sleepy, and just generally like the color has been zapped out of the world, you can make an appointment with your doctor and say, "Hey doc, can I get a depression test?" Apparently, researchers in Japan on working o…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2011

Facebook Won’t Let Breast Cancer Survivor Post Pics Of Her Boobs

A British breast cancer survivor has had her Facebook page blocked after she posted photos of her reconstructed breasts after surgery. Melissa Tullett of Kent, 40, had a double mastectomy and posted pics of her new tatas for all to see, including nipples that had been tattooed on her new rack. But…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up "breast cancer awareness" memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their "status update" to correspond with what their relationship status is ... and, uh, "raise awareness" about breast cancer?
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011