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.
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.
Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old Ojibwe girl with leukemia, chose indigenous medicine rather than chemotherapy.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
Today, people tell me I was strong and brave to have fought cancer so young. I wasn't "brave," I was fucking terrified.
Tony Abbott is being reasonable. Let's not break out the Nobel Prize just yet.
The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Coco Rachev, who, about two months after writing this article, on the 26th of December, lost the uneven battle against cancer. His aim was to take your mind away from the sanitized brochures of hospitals and fake T…