Self Does Damage Control Over Tutu-Wearing Cancer Survivor

Self magazine is having a rough week dealing with the fall out from their decision to inadvertently make fun of women running a marathon in tutus who were battling cancer. That struggle was made very clear on Katie Tuesday, during an interview with one of the women at the receiving end of their criticism, Monika… » 4/02/14 1:40pm 4/02/14 1:40pm

Great Grandma Fighting Cancer Is Newest Instagram Sensation

When Betty Simpson was diagnosed with cancer, her great-grandson set up an Instagram for her to celebrate her life and keep a record of her battle with the disease. What neither suspected is that Betty would become a bona-fide internet icon, amassing thousands of followers on her account and even attracting the… » 3/15/14 5:40pm 3/15/14 5:40pm

Horrifying Tumor With Teeth Removed from Newborn Baby's Brain

What's up, brain-havers!? Feeling a little less-than-fresh? Maybe a slight headache? Something not quite right up in the dome? Well, you could be dehydrated. That's probably it. Did you drink any water today? You know I told you you should drink more water! Are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes when I can't sleep… » 3/05/14 5:30pm 3/05/14 5:30pm

Was TrappedAtMyDesk, the Tragic Brain Cancer Victim, Another Web Hoax?

Regular denizens of these parts surely remember a recent installment of "Your Evening Cry" that we subtitled "A Life Told Through Twitter"—it was a subtle, lingering gut-punch of a video that chronicled (via a slideshow of her Twitter feed) a woman named Amanda's tragic battle with brain cancer. The story was… » 2/07/14 5:40pm 2/07/14 5:40pm

This Is Possibly the Worst Cancer Awareness Ad of All Time

Cancer is a lot of things — fucking unfair, tragic, horrible, frightening, a terrifyingly indifferent monster. Cancer is not a pissing contest. Guess no one told that to the British Pancreatic Cancer Action organization, which this week launched what may be the worst disease awareness ad campaign of all time. "I wish… » 2/05/14 6:20pm 2/05/14 6:20pm

A Million Pink Ribbons Have Done Nothing for Black Women

Pink crap-drunk America was busy Racing For The Cure for the last 30 years, one race has been left behind in the fight against breast cancer: black women. In 2013, black women are still twice as likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts. Twice. As. Likely. That's a fucking disgrace. » 12/20/13 5:45pm 12/20/13 5:45pm

An Incredibly Touching Father/Daughter Tribute to Mom Who Died Young

A widowed father, in a tribute to his late wife who died of cancer at 31, staged a photoshoot with the couple's young daughter that's as gorgeous as it is sad as a sort of "farewell" to the house the family once shared. Seriously, grab the onions and a large knife; you're going to need a solid cry alibi to explain… » 12/17/13 6:15pm 12/17/13 6:15pm