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Teen Beat the Odds to Survive a Cancer Despite Being Given a 7 Percent Chance to Live

Teen Beat the Odds to Survive a Cancer Despite Being Given a 7 Percent Chance to Live

Originally posted 07/02/2015 04:40PM

Alicia Rivera remembers the exact moment she was told she had a 7 percent chance of surviving.

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Woman with Amnesia Finds Her Family – and Her Identity

Originally posted 07/01/2015 10:40PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Less than 48 hours after a San Diego NBC news station posted the story about a woman suffering from both cancer and amnesia, it appears that she's found her family – and her name.

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Jill Zarin: 'I'm Scared to Death over My Husband's Cancer Battle'

Jill Zarin: 'I'm Scared to Death over My Husband's Cancer Battle'

Originally posted 07/01/2015 10:10AM

Jill Zarin was floored when she and her husband, Bobby, learned two years ago that the thyroid cancer they thought he had beaten in 2009 had returned – and moved to his lungs.

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Woman Suffering from Amnesia, Cancer Turns to Social Media to Help Recover Identity

Originally posted 06/30/2015 10:05PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Authorities in Carlsbad, California, are asking the public if they recognize a woman who is suffering concurrently from both ovarian cancer and amnesia.

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Amber Marchese's Blog: Cancer 'Is Not My Reality'

Amber Marchese's Blog: Cancer 'Is Not My Reality'

Originally posted 06/30/2015 01:35PM

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.

As I wrote last week, my scans were now complete, as was my lumpectomy – my first of several more surgeries to come. I was anxiously awaiting the scan results, which would determine my prognosis. It felt like an eternity waiting for my results. I scheduled an appointment to meet my oncologist Dr. Nissenblatt (whom I call Dr. N) to get my results.

As I drove to his office I thought back to what happened and how the last few weeks had transpired. Over the last few weeks, some days I was wracked with fear, others I glided through with no issues, almost as if my diagnosis was just an episode on TV. Seriously, this is not my reality.

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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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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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