04:43 PM EDT 05/23/2013
Originally posted 05/22/2013 01:15PM
As a kid, Emma Stone never liked to be separated from her mom for long.
So when Krista Stone called her daughter in October 2008 to break the news that she'd been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, Stone did everything in her power to be there for her.
"I was oddly stoic, the opposite of how I usually am," the actress revealed May 21 at the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation's 6th Annual Peace, Love and a Cure cocktail reception in Creskill, N.J. "But it was terrifying."
Originally posted 05/18/2013 04:00PM
The young YouTube star (and honorary CoverGirl) gets to fulfill another dream
Originally posted 05/14/2013 10:55AM
She wanted to live – but not die – just the way her mother did.
Not much is known about the details of Marcheline Bertrand's seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was an intensely private person. But the actress's death in January 2007 was clearly a catalyst for her daughter Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy.
Tellingly, Jolie began Tuesday's New York Times op-ed, in which she revealed and explained her course of preventive treatment, by invoking her beloved mother, who was 56 when she died.
Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:40PM
Angie Everhart has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The Wedding Pact actress, 43, will undergo surgery on Tuesday, her rep confirmed to Extra on Monday.
"She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer; however, the prognosis is very good," her rep said in a statement. "[She] expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks. The most important reason she is revealing this information is to encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately."
Originally posted 03/07/2013 12:00PM
In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Valerie Harper reveals she's been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
While faced with this "amazingly shocking diagnosis", Harper shares why she wanted to go public.
"I just wanted to share this clearly and impactfully through PEOPLE magazine because y'all read it and you know it and I know Rhoda would be reading it," she says.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda star, 73, received the news on Jan. 15 after tests found she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.
Originally posted 01/25/2013 02:25PM
Being diagnosed with terminal cancer has given actor and musician Wilko Johnson the desire to finally stop and smell the roses.
The Game of Thrones actor, 65, who is aware "death is upon me," tells U.K. Radio 4's Front Row that upon hearing the news of his condition, he left the doctor's office and oddly felt "an elation of spirit."
Says Johnson, "You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything, and it's just, 'Whoa. I am actually a miserable person.' I've spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, but this has all lifted."
Originally posted 12/12/2012 11:25AM
Seven days after undergoing a thyroidectomy, Brooke Burke-Charvet is focusing on recovery.
On the ModernMom website, she writes, "I just got the results back from all of my tests and great news – the thyroid cancer has been removed from my body and all my lymph nodes are clear. So I'm hoping that this is the end of the story. Woohoo!!! And thank GOD!"
The Dancing with the Stars host – who has kept fans updated with her post-surgery progress via her blogs – adds that her "surgery went really well and recovery is much better than I expected it would be."
Originally posted 12/11/2012 09:50AM
Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that he suffers from prostate cancer.
McKellen – who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and reprises the role in the soon-to-open The Hobbit – tells the Daily Mirror that he's had "prostate cancer for six or seven years."
But the 73-year-old says the diagnosis is far from a death sentence.
"When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate, it's no big deal," he says.
Originally posted 10/02/2012 09:30AM
Even at 60, Liam Neeson doesn't mind showing a little skin – in tight pink underwear, at that!
The Irish actor made quite the revealing appearance Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, emerging in a bathrobe and eventually stripping down to his skivvies – for a charity fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer.
"If I take this off, does the $10,000 become $20,000?" he asks DeGeneres before taking off the robe.
Originally posted 09/05/2012 12:35PM
Judy Blume has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The author of many popular young adult books, including Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Superfudge, Iggie's House and Blubber, revealed her diagnosis in a blog post on Wednesday.
"We were supposed to leave for five weeks in Italy on July 29 – four of those weeks would be spent at an artists' colony housed in a castle in Umbria where I was hoping to finish my new book. A castle! Sound too good to be true? Uh huh," she writes.
"A visit to the radiologist on June 12 for a routine ultrasound (dense breast tissue) led to a core biopsy," the post continues.
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