People is reporting that René Angélil, Celine Dion’s husband of 21 years, died Thursday morning at the age of 73 in the couple’s Las Vegas home. Angélil, who was also Dion’s manager, was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, and has been fighting “a long and courageous battle” against the disease ever since.
In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy.
Aaron Joseph Purmort died on Nov. 25 after a year of fighting brain cancer. Before he died he wrote his own obituary, cheekily claiming he was Spiderman, was once married to Gwen Stefani and calling for his son to "avenge" his death.
Emily Helck, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, took daily photos chronicling her treatment. She shared them on her blog, The Real Tumors of New Jersey, and edited them into the video above.
According to study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, married people with cancer were twenty percent less likely to die from their disease, compared to people who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married.
Angelina Jolie writes in a stunning op-ed that she recently underwent the surgery after learning she carries a mutant form of a gene that predisposes her for breast and ovarian cancer.
Jill Brzezinski-Conley learned she had breast cancer a day before her 32nd birthday. She underwent a double mastectomy, and then, at 35, found out she has incurable stage 4 bone cancer. Ugh.