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Tig Notaro Bares All In HBO Special Boyish Girl Interrupted

Tig Notaro has had a tumultuous few years. In a period of just four months in 2012, she was diagnosed with an intestinal disease and breast cancer, had a double mastectomy, dealt with her mother’s death and ended a relationship. Just three years later, she is killing it: she is the star of two separate documentaries… » 8/20/15 3:40pm 8/20/15 3:40pm

Green Juice Will Not Cure Your Cancer

Cancer misinformation runs rampant on the internet. Headlines on “natural living” websites expose the alleged truth about doctors and scientists in cahoots with Big Pharma. According to the self-styled experts behind these stories, so-called studies claim that everything from baking soda to coconut oil to green juice… » 5/28/15 4:25pm 5/28/15 4:25pm

Woman Arrested After Tricking People Into Believing She Had Cancer

Lying isn’t always a crime, but when thousands of dollars come pouring in to support someone who lied about dying of cancer, people are going to be pretty pissed. Especially if they also shaved their heads and got tattoos in support of their ill friend. Would anyone really do that, you ask? Meet Meaghan Hudson of… » 4/03/15 9:50am 4/03/15 9:50am

Nevada Lawmaker Thinks You Can Clear Out Your Cancer With Baking Soda

Republican Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore suggested on her radio show last Saturday that cancer is a fungus you can flush out with a non-FDA approved drug (that is basically baking soda). Fiore, who was removed from a leadership role over tax liens last year, told listeners of her plans to introduce a "terminally… » 2/28/15 2:45pm 2/28/15 2:45pm

Everything You Need To Know About The New, More Effective HPV Vaccine

A recently approved vaccine called Gardasil 9 protects against more strains of HPV and HPV-related cancers than any vaccine currently available. But who should get it? And how did it get so much better? Here's a complete rundown on the state of the art in HPV-cancer prevention. » 2/26/15 4:56pm 2/26/15 4:56pm

Teen Removed From Home, Forced to Undergo Chemo Against Her Will

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma has been court-ordered to undergo chemotherapy, despite the fact that she doesn't want the treatment and has the support of her mother to refuse it. After the teen refused the drugs, her mother says she was removed from their home. She's now… » 1/08/15 5:10pm 1/08/15 5:10pm

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm