10:03 AM EDT 06/30/2015
Originally posted 06/19/2015 08:30AM
It's been almost two months since YouTube star Cassandra Bankson revealed that she has two vaginas, but the fascination with her condition has yet to die down.
Originally posted 06/17/2015 06:55PM
Known for her quirky charm and sense of humor, Emma Stone usually appears completely at ease in the spotlight.
Originally posted 06/17/2015 05:55PM
Even though Anthony Anderson was raised by his stepffather, Sterling Bowman, he only addressed him as dad.
"He was the only father I knew or cared about," the actor tells PEOPLE. "He raised me as any father would, with love, patience, understanding and discipline. I'm grateful because he taught me what it took to be a man. He wasn't perfect, which made him even more of my hero."
The two first bonded when his stepfather met Anderson's mother while she was out for a walk pushing her son in a stroller. "It takes a helluva man to raise another man's child as his own and that's what my father did with no fuss or fanfare because that's what real men do," the actor says.
Originally posted 06/17/2015 05:30PM
Matthew Dellavedova and the Cleveland Cavaliers may have come up just short of the NBA title this week, but the point guard is the ultimate champion in the eyes of one Ohio teenager.
Brittany Daniel: Her Late Dad's Battle with Cancer Gave Her Strength in Her Fight Against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Originally posted 06/17/2015 11:30AM
With Father's Day approaching, Brittany Daniel can't help but think about her dad, who lost his battle with lung cancer seven years ago.
"It's still very tough for me and my whole family," The Game star tells PEOPLE.
This Father's Day, Daniel, 39, who battled and overcame cancer herself, is remembering her father in a very special way, in a touching blog post on Medium.com, as an ambassador for the non-profit, Stand Up to Cancer.
"I wanted to honor him," she says. "We were all very close as a family."
Originally posted 06/17/2015 10:20AM
Women around the globe are posting photos online of themselves contorting to reach their arm toward their stomachs.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 08:45PM
Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, took to Facebook on Tuesday to counter claims that her niece Bobbi Kristina Brown had been taken off life support and brought home to die.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 01:10PM
Kelly Osbourne's spidey sense must be tingling a little extra today.
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.
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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