The idea that someone could lie for so long about a terminal illness is despicable, but it shows how vulnerable audiences are to feel-good stories that tell them what they want to hear.
Also this week: A woman stabbed a man with a pen because he was snoring on a plane.
Cola e-liquid tastes like Windex, espresso is gamey, and the Doritos flavor should never be consumed by humans.
One man's tale of traumatic sarcoma surgery made bearable by Sega's blurry blue mascot.
In honor of his mother, a cancer survivor, Shane has established a gift-matching campaign to help the Mayo Clinic continue their groundbreaking cancer research.
That it took me until I turned 27 to recognize my own mortality is ironic, considering that I was diagnosed with a never-before-seen combination of two strains of leukemia when I was 15.
A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.
Maks Mielżyński got diagnosed with cancer when he was 20 years old and had to have his right hand amputated, but none of that stopped him from racing.
My dad forgot how to dress when my mom had lymphoma, and would turn up to things dressed in XL T-shirts with Al Pacino and guns all over them.
My job was to go undercover into dermatologists' offices and try to show that these medical professions were out to fool the general public about the dangers of tanning in order to make a quick buck.
Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old Ojibwe girl with leukemia, chose indigenous medicine rather than chemotherapy.
A new study showed a correlation between lung cancer and oxygen-rich low-altitude areas—one more thing to add to your ever-growing list of known carcinogens.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
"These are entire villages where every other house contains someone dying of cancer or some sort of respiratory problem," says photojournalist Souvid Datta.
Today, people tell me I was strong and brave to have fought cancer so young. I wasn't "brave," I was fucking terrified.
We've all given some thought to what kind of death would be the least bad, and by now there are even some stock answers. But are drowning and hypothermia really good ways to go?
Make no mistake, summer wants you dead. In the interests of public safety, here's what to avoid if you want to make it through to March.
We entered 2015 the way we left 2014: worried about the cops, the weather, the Islamic State, and cancer.
The UK's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance says antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading so fast that untreatable infections might be more likely to kill any given person than cancer in 2050.
Wouldn't it be useful to have a manual on how to deal with those in mourning? After her mother died, Annie Broadbent went and wrote one.
Medical cannabis isn't legal in the UK, but that doesn't stop these two home pharmacists from processing it into oils and capsules and giving it to sick people.
A new start-up named Miroculus has created a device that hopes to detect cancerous cells and various other diseases using your phone and a few drops of blood.
Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women in the UK, but until they address their inability to open up, they'll continue to die.
Earlier this year, my mother's father died of cancer. It was the first time someone in my family was going to die, and since I had a hard time dealing with the imminence of death, I decided to document the final months of his life.