A breast cancer patient opens up about Angie's op-ed, intimacy after cancer & more.
To gain insight into Angelina Jolie's brave yet extreme choice to get a preventive mastectomy, we sat down with YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett — a clinical psychologist, an author and a breast cancer patient who opened up about the physical, emotional and sexual effects of cancer and mastectomies.
A new study found that married men with prostate cancer are 40% less likely to die from the disease.
Studying almost 116,000 men between 1988 and 2003, experts at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, found that married men with prostate cancer are 40 percent less likely to die of the disease than their single counterparts.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is difficult enough without having to add to it the complexities of dealing with varying relationships. It’s not just the one you might readily think about – the love interest, spouse, boyfriend, significant other, etc. These are the most common.
Facing multiple tragedies, a friend comes to care for herself as much as she has cared for others.
I love getting mail, the real kind you don’t have to print out. The kind you have to get out of your chair for. So I was excited to see my friend’s return address in the pile, and it wasn’t just because the envelope didn’t hold a bill.
One would think wedding vows are unambiguous. Straightforward. No subtext, no exceptions. Love is love.
"Not so,” say some men. “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.”
A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%. The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei
You may not know alot of things about one of the most known cancers to date. Read more to see.
by Eric Metcalf, for GalTime.com
Do you know enough about your risk of lung cancer?
When it comes to health risks, lung cancer doesn’t appear on many women’s radar, especially if they don’t smoke. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here are the top facts about women and lung cancer that suprised us most and every woman should know.
Your health or your loved one's may always be at stake. Figure out ways to cope here.
by Eric Metcalf, for GalTime.com
healthy mind, healthy body
Let’s face it: Cancer can be a scary disease. It will strike more than 1.6 million Americans this year. Cancer is one of the most common causes of death, and surviving it often means going through difficult treatments.
But whether you’re healthy and worried about the possibility of cancer, or you’ve been diagnosed with the disease, it’s possible to live your life with less cancer-related fear.
I'm a competitive swimmer, and not even breast cancer was going to keep me from my races.
I stood on the swim platform at the stern of the Sea Satin, a 36-foot Dutch Steel ocean cruiser, shivering, teeth chattering with the frigid 60° F water of the English Channel lapping over my feet and ankles. I was wearing only my navy blue speedo swim suit, white silicone cap and green tinted goggles.
After her husband's cancer diagnosis, one writer reflects on the importance of her longtime friends.
If I could offer any advice to young couples today it would be to find friends like we are blessed to have. Find friends who share or honor your faith. Find friends who are committed to their marriages and families. Find friends who are brave enough to keep you accountable. Find friends who accept you, believe in you, and build you up. Find friends who want to have fun.