Cancer

Bill Keller's Hideous Op-Ed About How Lisa Adams Should Die From Cancer
The NY Times' Bill Keller and his wife Emma have each written egregious op-eds about how you should or should not battle to survive cancer. Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Inmates at the notorious Castro Castro prison became unlikely heroes for a charity struggling to help sick children. Read more...
Jacqueline Barber, a retired Atlanta police detective who has been fighting cancer and eviction, gets to keep her home after a long battle with her multiple banks. Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Most of the terminally ill children who qualify for a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish end up asking for something like a trip to Disneyland or a shopping spree in the supermarket's candy aisle. Read more...
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Devo
Alan Myers, the third and most prominent drummer of the band Devo, has died, according to a tweet by drummer and current Devo member Josh Freese. Myers had been battling cancer. Read more...

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In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine... Read more...
As some of our readers are aware, I’m in the middle of chemotherapy for endometrial cancer. When I began, I made a video documenting having my hair cut off in anticipation of it all falling out – probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, emotionally. Strangely enough, this second video documenting the loss of what was left of my hair was far less traumatic – even if the end result is far less pretty. Read more...
Video: On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto. Read more...
I decided to document my own hair loss, to face it without make-up, without trying to make this somehow a “positive” life- affirming anything. This is cancer. This is what chemotherapy does to you. This is the reality. Read more...
Watch: Shane Koyczan once spent some time in the hospital with an amazing nine-year-old kid dying of cancer. This is his amazing story. Read more...