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Dad Gets Scar Tattoo to Match His Son's Brain Cancer Surgery Scar: 'I Wanted to Take Away Some of the Stares'

Originally posted 06/24/2016 09:25AM

After eight-year-old Gabriel Marshall underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his brain, the large scar left in its place "made him feel like a monster," Gabriel's dad, Josh, tells PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: Cancer, Health
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After Surviving Cancer Battle, Javier Munoz to Take Over Hamilton Role from Lin-Manuel Miranda

After Surviving Cancer Battle, Javier Munoz to Take Over Hamilton Role from Lin-Manuel Miranda

Originally posted 06/17/2016 04:00PM

Hamilton star Javier Muñoz is ready for his turn in the spotlight.

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Olympian Shannon Miller Urges Women to Learn the Signs of Ovarian Cancer – 5 Years After Beating It

Shannon Miller Urges Women to Learn the Signs of Ovarian Cancer – 5 Years After Beating It Herself

Originally posted 06/09/2016 03:25PM

As she celebrates five years of being cancer-free, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller, an ovarian cancer survivor, is determined to make every day count. "I thank God every day that I'm here," she tells PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: Olympics, Cancer, Health, Sports
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Inside BMX Racer Josh Perry's Battle Against Three Brain Tumors: 'You Can't Live in Fear or Dread'

Inside BMX Racer Josh Perry's Battle Against Three Brain Tumors: 'You Can't Live in Fear or Dread'

Originally posted 06/07/2016 03:55PM

For as long as he can remember, Josh Perry has lived off adrenaline. "I started riding a bike when I was 3," he tells PEOPLE. "When I was 13, I went to ramp parks. I got my first BMX bike, and I loved it."

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Filed Under: X Games, Cancer, Health
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Dr. William Tan Was Told He Had 12 Months to Live with Stage 4 Cancer – Seven Years Later, He's Gearing Up for the Rio Paralympics

Dr. William Tan Was Told He Had 12 Months to Live with Stage 4 Cancer – Seven Years Later, He's Gearing Up for the Rio Paralympics

Originally posted 06/03/2016 09:15PM

William Tan, a 59-year-old doctor with paraplegia who survived stage IV leukemia, has set his sights on ending his wheelchair-racing career at the Rio Paralympics.

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Virginia Mom of 3 Adopts Dying Friend's 6 Children: 'We  Love Them Like Our Own'

Virginia Mom of 3 Adopts Dying Friend's 6 Children: 'We Love Them Like Our Own'

Originally posted 06/03/2016 02:55PM

During Beth Laitkep's final days in a Virginia hospital, she made her good friend Stephanie Culley promise her one thing: to make sure her daughters always have bows in their hair.

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Why Tig Notaro Won't Try to Top Her 'I Have Cancer' Set

Why Tig Notaro Won't Try to Top Her 'I Have Cancer' Set

Originally posted 06/03/2016 02:05PM

Back in 2012, the year Tig Notaro's "life fell apart" (her mom died, Tig herself nearly died of an infection and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer), the comedian took the stage at L.A.'s Largo theater and shared details about all of the above with a room full of strangers. The memorable stand-up set, which became known as her "Hello, I Have Cancer" set, was soon one of the most talked about moments in comedy.

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Filed Under: Cancer, Health, Tig Notaro
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Tig Notaro Is Healthy, Married and Expecting Twins: How She Beat Cancer and Found Love

Tig Notaro Is Healthy, Married and Expecting Twins: How She Beat Cancer and Found Love

Originally posted 06/01/2016 05:00PM

If comedy is born out of tragedy, Tig Notaro struck gold in 2012.

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Opens Up About Cancer Battle and HBO Special: 'I Can't See Myself Withering Away'

Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Opens Up About Cancer Battle and HBO Special: 'I Can't See Myself Withering Away'

Originally posted 06/01/2016 09:50AM

It's been just over two months since Ellen DeGeneres helped terminally-ill aspiring comedian Quincy Jones land an HBO special – and now, he's just one day away from having his story hit the small screen.

In anticipation of Thursday's Quincy Jones: Burning the Light premiere, Jones, 32, opened up to Entertainment Weekly about his cancer battle, his comedy special and his perspective on life after being diagnosed with stage-4 mesothelioma cancer last year and was told that he has only a year to live.

Of his diagnosis, Jones explained he went through months of testing before his official diagnosis.

"I went in at the end of 2014. My stomach is filled up with ascites, which is fluid in the body," he said. "It's supposed to be circulating to organs but it was backed up in my belly and we didn't know why. After about six or seven months of testing, that's when we came up with the diagnosis that I had cancer. A few months later, they gave me the prognosis of a year."

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Filed Under: HBO, Cancer, Health, Comedy, TV News
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