This week, Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel announced that she has be diagnosed with skin cancer, as she has a growth on her face that is scheduled to be removed.
Frankel…told People that she noticed the growth herself, which was gradually increasing in size, saying, “I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed. The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed —… >> Read More
My mother died of glioblastoma in May 2002. It’s the very same kind of almost-always fatal brain cancer that U.S. Senator John McCain is now fighting.
In the few short months between Mom’s…diagnosis and her death, her illness took away all the things that made her a person — first, her sharpness, then her empathy, and then her logic. And then nothing, because in the weeks before her death, my mother — a longtime and much beloved college administrator — stopped talking altogether. To be diagnosed with cancer… >> Read More
I've done a lot of hard things in my life: Last year I faced cancer head on when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Following multiple rounds of chemotherapy, and a heavy dose of radiation,…I came out OK. In the process I lost all my hair. I could only work for a few hours at a time. People no longer recognized me. I couldn't sleep or eat. My daughter asked me more than once if I was going to die. Somehow I made it. I've served as a rabbi for 13 years. … >> Read More
Dad and photographer Josh Rossi has been working on an amazing project recently: He photographed six children with cancer or other serious medical issues dressed as characters from the Justice…League. This past October, he began the project when he turned his 3-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman for a birthday photo shoot, which prompted him expanding the concept. Rossi recently told The Huffington Post that parents of kids with illnesses reached out to him after seeing the Woman Woman series of his daughter: "After I did the… >> Read More
I'm just going to come out and say it: I miss my Mom, and she should still be alive.
She started feeling sick several months before we knew what was wrong—it was a stomachache that didn't go…away. She was a little bloated. A bit tired. She was in her 50's, but she hadn't gone through menopause yet, so maybe that was it - you know how the body is, all weird and shit when it goes through changes. She was hot some days -- sweating on a cool morning. Cold others,… >> Read More