Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors

Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down the road, according to new research. […]

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Dethroning “The Emperor of All Maladies”

We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word “cancer” was too dreadful to speak aloud. Now each day brings remarkable progress in unlocking, […]

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This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer


In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his gums. Antibiotics did not help and when the dentist saw him again, he was so concerned that he personally took Tran to the emergency room. There, […]

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Power of the Pause


When I was in my early 20s and living in San Francisco, I worked with a psychic acupuncturist. Not psychic in the predictive manner that many of us think of, but psychic in the sense of understanding energy and how it flows through our body, mind and spirits. This is […]

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery


LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian […]

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I Am With You


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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Finding New Hope


Magda Herbstreuter is celebrating a very special anniversary in March, not necessarily with a big party, but just by enjoying life. Magda Herbstreuter celebrates her anniversary in March as a breast cancer survivor. She was part of a clinical trial at Marin General to test a new tissue expander that […]

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Lost in Transition After Cancer

Suleika Jaouad writes about the challenges faced by young adults and her experiences with cancer. “You are being deported,” a surgeon announced to me last fall. That’s a scary thing for a child of two immigrants to hear. But he was referring to the removal of my port, a medical […]

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