Explaining a diagnosis: How can you help a child with developmental issues process a parent’s serious illness?

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All parents wonder when to have “the talk” with their child. But for parents of a child with a disability, “the talk”... Read more

Patient #1: 'Is my cancer back or am I just getting sick?'

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When you are a stage IV cancer patient, and you are on clinical trial #2 AND you start developing flu-like symptoms, inevitably the conversation... Read more

When his cancer grows more sinister, he fights back - and waits for news

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The news entered my life with a screaming thud. A shot out of the dark, completely unexpected. The disease I had come to know intimately... Read more

She knew she was at risk for breast cancer, but set her own genetic testing timeline

At a time where ancestry and ethnicity tests are available with the click of a mouse, it seems that more women in the “low risk”... Read more

ICYMI: Tom Marsilje talks to Katie Couric about his 'currently incurable' cancer

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If you -- like thousands of others -- read Tom Marsilje's "Diagnosis: Cancer" posts about his adventures as a "currently incurable" colon cancer... Read more

Dating tips from a cancer survivor: 'Follow my lead'

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Naturally nervous for my first date with a new guy, I stand in the mirror and stare at my neck. I decide not to try and cover up my scar, knowing... Read more

PA Breast Cancer Coalition grant funds Wistar research into how the disease spreads

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Qihong Huang, a researcher at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition... Read more

The day cancer took me from anticipation to devastation -- and then we danced

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“CT scan of the abdomen shows the patient to have multiple bilateral, too numerous to count, liver lesions consistent with widespread... Read more