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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

Girl Talk: How I’ve Turned Having Breast Cancer Into A Blessing

Did you know that about 10,000 “young” women will get breast cancer this year? I do now. I am one of them.

It all started while my boyfriend…

Dena Stern | February 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Mustache Fetishists, Get Ready, It’s Movember Time!

Ladies, do you love a mustache? (I don’t — keep your disgusting facial hair away from me). If you do, though, you’ll be happy to know that tomorrow is the…

Julie Gerstein | October 31, 2012 - 2:20 pm

A Well-Deserved Medal For Kicking Cancer’s Ass

Boing Boing co-editor Xeni Jardin was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and started treatment–a brutal trifecta of chemo, surgery, and radiation–in January. When she finally finished, her friend Michael…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 17, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Chris O’Dowd Stars In Bizarre, Objectifying Topless Trampoline Breast Cancer Awareness PSA

This breast cancer PSA raises awareness the same way that naked models for PETA raise awareness about veganism — which is to say, not at all, really.  It’s a shame…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Doing IVF

I was never that woman who dreamt of having many children or starting my own “Brady Bunch.” Babies, little booties, and bottles were always an afterthought to enjoying a successful…

B.B. White | September 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Kim Kardashian Clears Up That Whole Cancer Comparison Thing

“I want to clear something up for you all, because it seems that something I said has been taken way out of context, as is often the case with quotes…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 15, 2012 - 9:00 am

Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head To Support A Friend Undergoing Chemotherapy

Country star Kellie Pickler (right) shaved off her signature bright blond hair yesterday to show support for her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, a 36-year-old mother of two who was…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Judy Blume Is Battling Breast Cancer

Oh, no! Beloved young adult author Judy Blume has revealed on her personal blog that she is currently battling breast cancer. The Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret author…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Tig Notaro On Dating With Breast Cancer

The doctor has prepared me for more weight loss and losing my hair. Dating isn’t the main focus here, but it’s fresh in my mind, because I just got out…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2012 - 12:40 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Father Sings “Let It Be” To Raise Money For Son’s Cancer Treatment

On July 15th, Mike Massé’s infant son Noah was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. As the family scrambled to find the best care for their son, and the medical…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 14, 2012 - 9:20 am

Cats Help Teen Cancer Patient Heal

Studies have shown that animals can help sick patients heal. But what do you do when a patient is in quarantine, unable to receive visits from the animals they love?

Julie Gerstein | August 9, 2012 - 12:40 pm