Meghan McCain moved up wedding after dad’s cancer diagnosis

Meghan tied the knot last week with her boyfriend of two years, Ben Domenech, at the McCain family ranch outside Sedona, Arizona. Her father, Sen. John McCain,  described the wedding as “a wonderful day. The thing in life you want more than anything else is for your kids to be happy. And I’m confident that she…

My Dog Named Hope

This heartfelt and moving story, tells of love and hope, in a way that will be understood by children and also touch the hearts of adults. My Dog Named Hope is a beautiful and uplifting book about the deep bonds between a girl and her dog, yet, it is so much more. It shows how family, faith and optimism…

Tom Marsiljie, cancer fighter and hero, died of colon cancer

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm, Dr. Tom Marsilje exited this world to be elevated into his next. Per Tom’s direct specifications, Becky Keller, President of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation, will be delivering Tom’s final blog post with his most important messages to leave with everyone to remember him by, prioritize, and…

Approaching Lung Cancer With Precision

DAVE KARLIN (second from left) celebrates with his family at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Walk/Run event in September at Lake Merced in San Francisco. The word “lucky” isn’t generally associated with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. But Dave Karlin knows that in his case it applies. Karlin, 60, of Belmont, California, was diagnosed in…

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discussed everything owners need…

I’m Not Afraid of Cancer!

What does it mean to have cancer? I struggle to grasp the answer. Something I blame when I don’t feel well? Something labeled as ‘the enemy’? Something that’s hardly recognizable in scans? Something I never imagined I could have. It’s 4:30 am. An emotional, dizzy day turned sleepless night. Despite all of that, I feel…

Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor

A prestigious oncology journal recently published an opinion piece titled, “Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor.” I was depressed after reading it, because the author self-identified as “someone who deals with the onslaught of disease and despair day in and day out.” If that is his true outlook, no wonder he keeps…

I think it’s OK to be scared

 “I think it’s OK to be scared,” Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said of his cancer fight in an interview on Thursday night. “I still am, because I’ll have to deal with cancer the rest of my life.” Olcczyk began a half-year chemotherapy regimen after an August diagnosis of Stage 3 colon cancer days before his 51st birthday and…

Dinosaur-destroying asteroid might have delivered a cancer-killer to Earth

Over 65 million years ago, an asteroid some 10 km (6 mi) wide crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. Strangely, the legacy of this huge space rock could include a treatment for cancer after scientists from the UK and China demonstrated that iridium – a rare metal delivered to Earth by the…

Life is Good!

Brenda Frey,  a breast cancer survivor from Houston, said her breast cancer journey has been energized by the power of prayer and a positive outlook. “Life isn’t easy. Life isn’t perfect. Life is good.” she said, “It is hard. Life is hard. You just can’t sit back and let others do everything for you.” Frey…

Tom Marsiljie, Cancer Fighter: It Is About Attitude

The picture above was taken this summer: “I have lost a lot of weight.  I was unable to gain as much jump height as I could last summer. But my “cannonball life” is not about physical abilities, it’s about attitude — and that is something cancer can’t take away: Tom Marsilje, Ph.D., is a 20-year oncology drug…

May my family’s cancer journey have a positive impact on yours

My sister’s breast cancer diagnosis came when she was only 23 and shook my entire family to its core. I’m endlessly grateful that my sister was able to conquer her disease, but I think a lot about how lucky she was. Not everyone is as fortunate, and many don’t realize how real the risk of…

Tom Marsilje: Adventures in Living Terminal Cancer Optimistically

Tom Marsilje, an oncology researcher, is living with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) and describes his cancer fighting journey through his blog. Having a unique perspective as an oncology drug discovery scientist and patient, Tom use his blog to discuss oncology science to the layperson and describe his patient experience, which are inspirational to cancer…

How We Can Win the War on Cancer

We are proud to join Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in their commitment to end cancer as we know it through the work of a new nonprofit, the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Biden Cancer Initiative will convene experts from around the world to work alongside the vice president and Dr. Biden to gather…

How Charles Darwin Helped Me Cope With My Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I was inundated with advice on how to cope with this horrifying turn of events: Meditate. Exercise. Visualize happy outcomes. Get massage and acupuncture. Scream when necessary. That all helped. Still, during the months I gave up both my breasts and a pad of underarm lymph…

Blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible to X-ray or CT scans. It should allow doctors to hit the tumour earlier and…

Why Cancer Isn’t Going Anywhere

If your life has been touched by it, cancer can seem like the least normal thing imaginable. It disrupts all aspects of life, threatens many things we hold dear, and baffles us with its mysterious ways. It seems possessed with an uncanny ability to evade our treatments, rise from the dead when we think it’s…

Woman uses lemon test to detect her own breast cancer

Erin Smith Chieze was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer in January 2016 – a diagnosis that, she says, only came about after discovering what breast cancer looks like as well as feels like. “In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation that looked like one of those pictures, I instantly knew I had…

A Personal Note: Cancer & Easter

You may be wondering about the title “Cancer & Easter.” Let me assure you they are related in more than the obvious fact that I’m writing this on Easter Sunday and I’m writing about my experience of having surgery for my Prostate cancer. Read more: http://www.brucevanhorn.com/personal-note-cancer-easter/ Happy Easter!

Kyle Reese tackling cancer with God

“I look at it, and I think, we’re all going to die at some point,” Reese said. “But no matter what happens here, I win. If the cancer beats me, I still win. I still go to heaven. If I beat the cancer, then I win there, as well. The hard part for me has been,…

7th grader is fighting cancer with green tea

A budding cancer researcher designed experiments and proved that green tea could kill the tumor cells. His continued interest could result in curing of cancer. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/us/student-cancer-green-tea-trnd/

Cancer patient’s poems turn into 9-track album

Through lovely lyrics, Linda Trummer shares her personal journey of fighting two types of cancer. “Really working on these projects have been hopeful and given me hope,” Trummer said, “They’ve given me something to live for.” Read more: http://www.fox9.com/news/248261617-story

Chewing gum that detects cancer in development

  Who needs fancy scanners, blood tests and X-rays to tell us if we have cancer. Soon, if an Alabama company has its way, all we will need is to chew a stick of gum. Read more: http://palmbeachhealthbeat.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/11/chewing-gum-that-detects-cancer-in-development/  

Cancer Frequent Flyer

In 46 years Andrew Kuzyk has beaten cancer nine times and jokes that he is a “cancer frequent flyer”. Read more https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3301628/grandad-54-defies-all-odds-to-beat-cancer-an-incredible-nine-times-during-46-year-battle/  

Musician Sings During Brain Surgery

Zack Zortman went to a local hospital after having a speech lapse while driving. At the hospital he was given a CT scan, which identified a 5 cm tumor near the temporal lobe, which impacts speech and memory. Zack was immediately rushed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where a week later he had…

Cancer Fighter: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since August 10, 1993. She is fearless fighter for justice for all[1]. Justice Ginsberg became ill in the summer of 1999. Doctor thought she had acute diverticulitis, a disorder of the large intestine, and confirmed later that there was a…

Author Dying Of Cancer Wrote Essay: “Marry My Husband”

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal  was terminally ill with ovarian cancer and wrote and published an article help her husband date and marry again once she dies. The emotional essay titled ‘You May Want To Marry My Husband’ in New York Times seeks a partner for her husband. This is un-self loving and moving story. Please read the…