Posts tagged "cancer"

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

Makeup Tutorials By Cancer Patient Talia Joy Castellano, 12, Are Both Heartbreaking And Inspiring

Talia Joy Castellano has makeup chops far beyond her years. The 12-year-old has over 100,000 YouTube subscribers for a reason: she’s exceptionally good at doing her face, and her clever,…

Rachel Krause | August 8, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Dominican Republic Does The Right Thing: Chemo For Pregnant Teen Girl With Cancer

A pregnant 16-year-old with leukemia was at the center of a debate over abortion in the Dominican Republic, as doctors feared repercussions of administering chemotherapy that may kill her fetus.

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Astrology 101: 10 Ways To Live The Cancerian Lifestyle

Happy birthday, Cancers! To celebrate all those beautiful, sensitive, generous Cancers out there, we’ve compiled a list of 10 ways the rest of us can bring some Cancerian magic into…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas | June 21, 2012 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | April 19, 2012 - 8:30 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | April 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 6:00 pm

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…

Lindsey Claire | March 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2012 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2012 - 4:20 pm