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Wellness Blogger Who Lied About Having Brain Cancer Now Claims She Was Misled by Doctor

Originally posted 06/29/2015 04:35PM

After admitting that she lied about having terminal brain cancer in a tell-all interview in April, Australian social media celebrity and wellness expert Belle Gibson is now backtracking and saying she at one point did believe she had cancer.

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FIRST LOOK: Tig Notaro Battles – and Finds the Humor in – Breast Cancer in Netflix Documentary Tig

Originally posted 06/29/2015 12:00PM

Tig Notaro's career was on the rise when a number of personal tragedies befell her in quick succession, forcing her to find humor in the face of death.

Not long after her mother died suddenly from a fall, the comedian was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Notaro, 44, recalls thinking at the time: "After everything that had happened, I have cancer?"

On July 17, Netflix's documentary Tig gives an inside look at what else what running through Notaro's mind during one of the most trying – and strangely amusing – periods of her life.

"As soon as I was diagnosed, everything came over me as funny," she adds in PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's exclusive First Look trailer. "I love stand-up so much. I wanted to do it one more time."

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Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell's Cancer Has Returned

Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell's Cancer Has Returned

Originally posted 06/22/2015 09:50AM

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed Saturday that his cancer has returned and will force him to miss the opening dates of the band's summer tour.

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Former Minnesota Football Player and Cancer Survivor Gives Back with Specially Designed T-Shirts

Former Football Player Survives Cancer and Designs Special Shirts for Chemo Patients

Originally posted 06/20/2015 09:55AM

Former University of Minnesota football player Connor Cosgrove went from being a Division 1 wide receiver in training to a cancer patient fighting for his life.

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8-Year-Old Girl Who Died from Cancer Inspires Worldwide Acts of Kindness

8-Year-Old Girl Who Died from Cancer Inspires Worldwide Acts of Kindness

Originally posted 06/19/2015 08:00PM

Two weeks ago, Maddy Grayless got a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. When her parents rushed her to the emergency room, tests found that the 8-year-old had Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, Fox Denver reports.

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See Breast Cancer Survivor Joan Lunden's New No-Wig Look: This Is My 'New Normal'

See Breast Cancer Survivor Joan Lunden's New No-Wig Look: This Is My 'New Normal'

Originally posted 06/19/2015 03:15PM

Joan Lunden is ready to put her battle with breast cancer behind her and embrace her "new normal." The former Good Morning America host showed off her new no-wig look at Tigerlily Foundation Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C.

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Tommy Chong Remains in High Spirits Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Tommy Chong Remains in High Spirits Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Originally posted 06/18/2015 07:35PM

Tommy Chong is keeping his sense of humor intact during a difficult time.

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Filed Under: Cancer, Health, Tommy Chong
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John Hurt Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

John Hurt Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Originally posted 06/16/2015 11:55AM

John Hurt, the veteran British actor known for playing the Elephant Man as well as Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but is "optimistic" about his prognosis.

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Amber Marchese Blogs About the Moment When Cancer Made Her Feel 'Totally Alone'

Amber Marchese Blogs About the Moment When Cancer Made Her Feel 'Totally Alone'

Originally posted 06/15/2015 05:50PM

Amber Marchese, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , is blogging about her second battle with cancer for PEOPLE. After surviving breast cancer in 2009, she discovered a lump, which turned out to be cancerous, in her right breast in April. Marchese will share updates on her treatment and how she is coping with this second round of the deadly disease with prayer, a positive outlook and the help of her family.

If you read my blog last week, you know I left off at a point where the doctors had to determine the Stage to which my disease progressed. As I said last week, the first step before determining your treatment is Staging your disease. My amazing oncologist, Dr. Michael Nissenblatt, began ordering a gamut of tests to see if and or how far the cancer spread. My first scan was a full body PET scan (positron emission tomography (PET) scan. The PET scan uses a radioactive substance to identify cells rapidly metabolizing sugar. Why do we care about sugar? That was my question.

Simply put, cancer cells grow at an accelerated rate and require a food source, so cells that are rapidly metabolizing sugar are growing (more on nutrition and cancer in a later blog). The PET scan identifies spots of increased activity. The cells that burn sugar are called "hot spots" because they literally glow on the scan, with a tumor glowing as it grows much faster than normal cells. Before you look at your PET scan and freak out, half your organs should glow! Remember many of your organs (like your heart) better have activity, or you are literally dead.

So my husband Jim and I drove to the radiology center. It was clear day, and the sky was blue, but I only know this because my husband told me – I was lost in thought.

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Parents Create Wish List for 5-Year-Old Son with 3 Months to Live: 'It Is Finally Time for Him to Relax'

Parents Create Wish List for 5-Year-Old Son with 3 Months to Live: 'It Is Finally Time for Him to Relax'

Originally posted 06/15/2015 04:20PM

Billy Lee of Houston, Texas, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a fast growing brain tumor – at three years old.

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