12 Ways to Support a Breast Cancer Warrior

Given that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life, chances are you’ll have the opportunity to don your pink ribbons and stand by in support of your friend, sister, mother, or daughter. Breast cancer is highly treatable if caught early, but the treatment […]

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Arming the Immune System Against Cancer

A Conversation with Claudia Dreifus James P. Allison is the chairman of the immunology department at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His seminal research opened up a new field in cancer treatment: immunotherapy. Instead of poisoning a tumor or destroying it with radiation, Dr. Allison […]

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I Am With You

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The first of Nancy’s List books on hope and healing for newly diagnosed cancer patients ROCKS with LOVE! Oncologists and hospitals and cancer organizations are ordering copies for their patients. They are placing them in new patient binders, the infusion rooms, their waiting rooms, and gift shops. To order … […]

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If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. If you want to be happy, be grateful. The Dalai Lama puts it this way: […]

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How to Manage Health Insurance When You Have Cancer

Learning you have cancer means you’ll want to work with a medical team that can help you create the best possible treatment plan. But it also means you need to understand your health insurance coverage. Like any complex health condition, treating cancer can involve many different types of care, and […]

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African-American Women and Breast Cancer Risk

Each year during the month of February we celebrate Black History Month, which marks the celebration of achievements by African Americans. In contrast to the recognitions and ceremonies of the month, however, we continue to face a troubling health statistic: African-American women have lower breast cancer survival rates than white […]

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Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds

Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some of the experiences that fill us with awe and make us feel most alive. And according to new research, moments like […]

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Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life. “I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, […]

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