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August 2015

I didn’t think I wanted kids but cancer forced me to decide

I celebrated my 39th birthday with dinner and too much red wine at an inn on Martha’s Vineyard. I remember the scent of fall, the roar of the Atlantic ocean, and the brightness of the stars, which were so abundant compared to what I was used to seeing in the Brooklyn sky. On the last day of the trip my partner and I climbed into the bed of a pickup truck for a nature tour. The endpoint was a lighthouse with a cheerful crimson door and a wooden staircase that wound toward a catwalk overlooking the sea. I felt calm...
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Former Amazon editorial director says she was pushed out of the company after getting cancer on maternity leave (AMZN)

Another former Amazon employee has shared her negative work experience while at the company, this time in a post shared on Medium Wednesday. Julia Cheiffetz, who served as editorial director for Amazon Publishing from 2011 to 2014, said that she gave birth to her daughter in her second year at Amazon. Six weeks later, she was diagnosed with cancer. She had surgery while still on maternity leave. Soon after, however, she received a letter that said her health insurance with her employer had been terminated. She eventually switched to her husband's insurance. By Madeline Stone

Terminal Cancer Patient Drives from Utah to Ohio to See Brandon Phillips, Reds

"With the help of his fellow Tooele, Utah, residents, 20-year-old Ryan Tomac was able to cross something off his bucket list recently. He got to watch his favorite team, the Cincinnati Reds, play at Great American Ball Park. Tomac was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare cancer, last summer. Recently, he was informed that the cancer had returned and that there was nothing doctors could do. So he created a bucket list. At the top of the list: seeing his favorite team play at its home stadium. As Cincinnati's Local 12 reported, the Tomac family packed up their RV and made...
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Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a breakthrough discovery related to how cells replicate in cancer patients, how to put a stop to the process, and even how to reverse a tumor. What happens in a healthy organism is that cells are constantly replicating and replacing themselves with identical copies. A mechanism inside the body handles growth to make sure cells don’t overproduce. When that mechanism malfunctions in an organ, the cells don’t stop growing, and they develop into tumors. Usual treatment involves a...
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The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign

The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are awarded to the man and woman in each community who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign; the top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles. You can support their efforts...
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